The New Chevy Silverado’s Duramax Diesel Will Be The Only One Made In The United States

Chevrolet has packed a lot of new stuff into its fresh Silverado 1500, but one of the biggest highlights is the availability of a diesel engine. And one of the unique parts of that is where it will be built.

GM has announced that the new Duramax diesel engine – a 3.0-liter inline-six – will be manufactured at its engine plant in Flint, Michigan.

Big deal, you say? Well it is for the employees working at the Flint Engine Operations. But it’s also a big deal for the simple reason that it’ll be the only light-duty full-size pickup with a diesel engine actually made in the United States.

With the new diesel option, the Silverado 1500 will go up against similarly powered versions of the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 (to which an oil-burner was just recently added). As Autoblog points out, the F-150’s new Power Stroke diesel is imported from the UK. And while the new Ram‘s diesel has yet to be detailed, the EcoDiesel in the outgoing model used an engine brought in from Italy.

Nissan offers a diesel V8 in the Titan, built by Cummins in Indiana, but only on the heavy-duty Titan XD. That model competes more directly with the Silverado HD than with the new light-duty Silverado 1500. (Nissan builds both versions at its plant in Canton, Mississippi.)

Between the Equinox, Cruze, Colorado, Express, Silverado 1500, and Silverado HD, Chevy points out that it offers more diesel models (or at least diesels in more segments) than any other brand. The new Duramax engine will be manufactured alongside the 1.4-liter gasoline engines found in the Cruze, Equinox, and Volt.

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  • Shane

    Italian? Is this why it’s having so many problems?

    • brn

      When you’re controlled by an Italian company….

  • Bash

    Those tires, I suppose driving this should be very bouncy.

    • Ernest S Harbaugh

      Lol…. it wasn’t that long ago the biggest rim on a truck was 16″. You could feel sidewall flex if you drove aggressively into the corners but other than that not so much. The huge rims i believe is for looks and lower weight / fuel mileage. The best part of a HUGE sidewall, hardly ever had bent, scraped or otherwise damaged rims.

      • Bash

        I agree with you, it really hurts me when i see/remember those scratches on my car rims .

  • David De Fortier

    The front end looks like a photoshop disaster

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