The bow-tie brand may be facing several problems like the closure of some factories, as well as laying off some of its workers, but that hasn’t stopped the company from revealing the 2020 Silverado HD pickup truck.
Billed by the company as their ‘most capable, most advanced Silverado Heavy Duty ever’, the new Silverado HD serves as the company’s third all-new pickup in 18 months and is tailor-made for grueling tasks and jobs.
According to Chevrolet, only the roof of the new Silverado HD shares similarities with the lighter 1500 models. Everything else from the front fascia, to the side profile, and rear bed are unique to the new heavy-duty hauler. Beginning with the most obvious feature of the pickup truck, the Silverado HD gets an imposing front end that is highlighted by a massive grill and unique headlight design. It also gets a chiseled hood, chromed-out front and rear bumpers, huge tow truck-style side mirrors, new alloy wheels, and tweaked LED taillights.
“We set out to make a statement with the 2020 Silverado HD and wanted to visually capture the power and capability of the truck. The result is a truck that looks like a piece of heavy machinery with modern, chiseled finishes and customer-focused details,” said Brian Izard, lead exterior designer for the Silverado HD.
Interior shots were not provided as of its release. However, the automaker did mention that it benefits from some design changes as well. In addition, crew cab models now have additional legroom and a taller, more comfortable seating position.
Under the hood, the 2020 Silverado HD will get two engine choices. First up is a new gasoline-powered motor that benefits from direction injection and is mated to a six-speed transmission. Chevy is not yet stating its displacement or output figures, but it is highly likely to be more powerful than the 6.0-liter Vortec V8 which puts out 360 PS with 515 Nm of torque.
For those that prefer massive amounts of pulling power, the heavy-duty pickup can still be had with a 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel V8. It generates a whopping 445 PS with a stump-pulling 1,234 Nm of torque. Power is then shifted through a new Allison ten-speed automatic transmission.
With new and improved powertrain options set to power the heavy-duty Silverado, Chevy claims that it will have increased towing and payload carrying capacities. Moreover, it will come with high-tech trailer aid systems that will help drivers have a safe drive while towing.
Chevrolet will fully reveal the 2020 Silverado HD come February 2019. It will be built at the company’s Flint Assembly Plant in Flint, Michigan alongside Chevy’s other line of Silverado pickups. It is set to go on sale in mid-2019.