GM reveals redesigned 2020 Chevy Silverado HD

Joanna Estrada
December 4, 2018

Chevrolet on Tuesday unveiled the heavy-duty version of its redesigned Silverado full-size pickup truck that arrived in 1500 light-duty guise for 2019.

General Motors has revealed the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD, carrying forward numerous upgrades introduced with the all-new Silverado 1500.

The company said the Silverado HD will have "all-new customer-focused trailering technology" and "significant increases in towing and payload capabilities", but it did not release performance metrics.

Chevy describes the HD as its most capable and advanced truck of its kind to date.

The redesigned Heavy Duty pickup features up to three inches of additional legroom for rear-seat passengers in the crew-cab configuration, with a taller seating position for front seat occupants. The high bed can be accessed by a novel new integrated side step that's fitted to the forward part of the bedside. Its massive grille, bisected by some of the largest branding this side of a Dreamliner, feeds one of two new engines. Chevrolet was mum on the size of its new V-8 as well as its hauling abilities.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD
2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

That momentum is expected to continue with the launches of the new Colorado ZR2 Bison, all-new Silverado 1500, the all-new Silverado Medium-Duty trucks and now the all-new Silverado HD models. Standard will be an all-new gasoline V-8 with direct injection mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, while the optional powertrain will be the turbo-diesel Duramax V-8 engine mated to a new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. The only panel that's shared between the two trucks is the roof.

"We set out to make a statement with the 2020 Silverado HD and wanted to visually capture the power and capability of the truck", said Brian Izard, lead exterior designer for Silverado HD.

Chevy's all-new 2020 Silverado HD is set to debut in February of next year, when it will instantly take up the mantle of the "most advanced Silverado HD ever", according to the automaker. "The result is a truck that looks like a piece of heavy machinery with modern, chiseled finishes and customer-focused details".

Chevy will be making the new Silverado 2500/3500 at its truck plant in Flint, Mich., and says that sales will begin in mid-2019.

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