December 5, 2023

Despite discontinuing the diminutive Spark—not to mention the murky outlook for the Camaro and Malibu—Chevrolet remains a full-line auto brand for the 2023 model year, offering an array of passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs. Notably, two are all-electric models, with several more electric vehicles (EVs) coming for the 2024 model year.

2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2 Bison White Front Quarter View

Perhaps the biggest news for the “bowtie brand” for 2023 is the introduction of an all-new Chevy Colorado midsize pickup, including a new Trail Boss version. Meanwhile, sports car enthusiasts will likely get excited over the introduction of the Corvette Z06 and its 670-horsepower V8 engine.

Here’s a rundown of what’s new for each Chevrolet model for 2023.

Chevy’s sporty Blazer midsize crossover SUV gets a mild exterior makeover for 2023, complete with new LED front lighting, grille, front fascia, and taillights. New 18-, 20-, and 21-inch wheel designs are also available. Inside, all 2023 Blazers feature a new 10-inch infotainment touchscreen, and wireless charging is available on all trim levels. Regarding aesthetics, a new Nightshift Blue interior is available on the RS and three new extra-cost paint colors debut.

The all-electric Blazer EV will debut for the 2024 model year.

Chevrolet launched the all-electric Bolt EUV—a taller, slightly more utilitarian version of the Bolt EV—in 2022. For 2023, Chevy lowers the Bolt EUV’s price by a whopping $6,300, presumably to make it more cost-competitive with other low-end EVs. Additionally, a sporty Redline Edition joins the lineup, featuring black-and-red exterior badging, red exterior accents, black leather interior with red stitching, and 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels with red accents. One new exterior color—Radiant Red Tintcoat—is also available.

The Bolt EV’s changes for 2023 mimic those of the Bolt EUV. First and foremost, Chevy reduces the price by $5,900, helping the Bolt EV to compete in a suddenly burgeoning EV market. Radiant Red Tintcoat is a new extra-cost paint color option, and two new dealer accessories are available: an illuminated charge port and front/rear floor liners.

Apart from two new exterior paint colors and new wheel options on the lower trims, the venerable Camaro is a complete carryover model for 2023. While this isn’t a surprise, considering the Camaro’s waning sales, one has to wonder if the pony car’s days are numbered. Perhaps we will see an all-electric Camaro in the future, similar to what Dodge is doing with the Charger.

Chevy’s midsize Colorado pickup is all-new for 2023, offering greater performance, capability, and customization. Featuring an all-new look inside and out, the automaker also streamlines the Colorado’s powertrain lineup for 2023, offering three versions of a turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine with horsepower ranging from 237-310. Three off-road variants—Z71, enhanced ZR2, and new Trail Boss—bring a new level of off-road capability to the Colorado line for 2023. The new Colorado also has more cargo space and a newly available tailgate storage system.

Inside, there’s a standard 11.3-inch infotainment touchscreen and an 8-inch color instrument display, both of which are customizable.

Production of the all-new Chevy Colorado begins in early 2023.

Three years after the launch of the all-new, eighth-generation Corvette, Chevrolet reintroduces a high-performance Z06 variant influenced by the automaker’s Corvette Racing program. At the heart of the new Z06 is a 670-hp, naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8 engine. The new Z06 also has a wider body, bigger brakes, and a re-tuned chassis and suspension compared to the Corvette Stingray upon which it is based. The optional Z07 package adds even more performance capability. The Z06’s highly customizable interior shares its infotainment and safety tech with the base-model Corvette Stingray.

Also new for the 2023 model year is the 70th Anniversary Special Edition, commemorating 70 years of continuous Corvette production. Available on the Z06 and Stingray coupe and hardtop convertible models, the special-edition Corvette comes in one of two unique colors, along with special badging, wheels, and red brake calipers. Inside, the 70th Anniversary Special Edition Corvette offers two-tone leather or Competition Sport seats with red accents throughout.

Following a mild refresh for the 2022 model year, the Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover sees only minor changes for 2023. Midnight and Sport editions are now available on the base LS trim, and engine output from the standard turbocharged 1.5-liter engine increases to 175. Also, the brakes benefit from electronic power assist, and three new exterior paint colors debut: Radiant Red Tintcoat (extra cost), Sterling Gray Metallic, and Harvest Bronze Metallic.

Joining the Chevy SUV lineup for 2024 is the new Equinox EV.

The Malibu midsize sedan quietly soldiers into 2023 with only minor changes. On the positive side of the ledger are several new standard driver-assistance features. Unfortunately, the more powerful 2.0-liter engine is no longer an option. Elsewhere, the Premier trim disappears, replaced by the new 2LT that offers most, but not all, of the Premier’s features.

Following a year in which the Silverado 1500 received a major freshening that also saw the debut of the ZR2 off-road variant, updates for 2023 are minimal but still noteworthy. First, the new ZR2 Bison trim inherits some beefy off-road features seen in the midsize Colorado ZR2 Bison. Second, the Duramax 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine gets a power boost—to 305 hp and 495 pound-feet of torque—increases of 10 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively. Rounding out the changes for 2023 are three new extra-cost exterior paint colors and one new interior color combo (High Country).

The 2024 model year will see the debut of the new Silverado EV.

Changes for the Silverado HD pickup for 2023 are insignificant, but big things are in store for 2024. For now, though, the Silverado 2500 Heavy Duty and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups continue to offer multiple cab configurations, powertrains, and trim levels while providing healthy levels of towing and hauling.

Chevy’s biggest SUV, the Suburban, carries over for 2023 essentially unchanged. A new black grille with “CHEVROLET” lettering is available on the LS, LT, RST, and Premier trims. Also, the automaker is rolling out Super Cruise driver-assistance technology for the Premier and High Country trims (late availability). Additionally, three new exterior colors join the Suburban’s exterior paint palette.

Changes to the Tahoe SUV mirror those of its slightly longer stablemate, the Suburban.

The only changes to the Trailblazer for 2023 relate to paint colors. You can now purchase the compact crossover SUV in Nitro Yellow Metallic, Fountain Blue, or Sterling Gray Metallic (the first two colors cost extra). Additionally, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat is now an extra-cost roof color.

Chevy made a number of improvements to the Traverse for the 2022 model year, so changes for 2023 are minimal. Now standard on all but the base LS trim is a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Also, two new paint colors are available: Radiant Red Tintcoat (extra cost) and Sterling Gray Metallic.

First, the bad news: there will be no Chevy Trax for the 2023 model year. The good news? An all-new 2024 Chevrolet Trax will debut in the spring of 2023, featuring a turbocharged 1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine, fresh styling, new tech, generous standard safety equipment, and upscale features.

Chevrolet is the source of information in this article. It was accurate on December 29, 2022, but it may have changed since that date. Always confirm product details and availability with the automaker’s website or your local dealership.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *