Chevrolet teases all-new 2020 Silverado HD

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Words: Robert Barry
6 Dec 2018

Chevrolet has released some pictures and minimal details about the 2020 Silverado HD which debuts in February 2019. It is the third all-new Silverado model from Chevrolet in just 18 months.

“We know the needs and priorities of heavy-duty customers are different than those of either light-duty or medium-duty customers,” says Silverado HD chief engineer Jaclyn McQuaid.

“We have built a tailor-made truck for them that has more differentiation than ever before from light-duty models, which offers advanced towing technologies to improve confidence and includes new features such as the integrated Bedstep, which makes it easier to access the bed while pulling a fifth-wheel trailer,” says McQuaid.

Built at the Flint Assembly plant in Michigan, the new Silverado HD’s design has a bold form differentiating it from the light-duty Silverado. The HD exterior shares only the roof with its Silverado 1500 stablemate — every other piece of sheet metal is exclusive to it.

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

The interior benefits from similar architectural changes made to the all-new Silverado 1500, including an additional 8 cm of legroom on crew cab models and a taller, more comfortable seating position.

Under the 2020 Silverado HD’s hood is a choice of two new powertrains: an all-new petrol engine with direct injection mated to a six-speed transmission, or the Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8, which delivers 1233 Newton metres of torque through an all-new, Allison 10-speed transmission.

The 2020 Silverado HD also will offer significant increases in towing and payload capabilities and a host of technologies and features designed specifically for heavy-duty truck customers. It goes on sale in mid-2019.

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