Chevrolet has revealed the new Silverado Heavy Duty pickup truck which the company claims to be the most capable and most advanced Silverado HD ever.
The truck gets evolutionary design touches such as the new headlamp setup, grille with Chevrolet lettering, new bumpers, roof lamps, new ORVMs, tail lamps and new dual-tone wheels, while retaining its bold, sculpted form. The design differentiates from the light-duty Silverado. According to Chevrolet, the 2020 Silverado HD exterior shares only the roof with its Silverado 1500 stablemate, and every other piece of sheet metal is exclusive to the HD.
“We know the needs and priorities of heavy-duty customers, they’re different than those of either light-duty or medium-duty customers,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, Chief Engineer, Silverado HD. “As such, we built a heavy-duty truck tailor-made for them that has more differentiation than ever before from light-duty models, offers advanced towing technologies to improve towing confidence and includes new features such as the integrated Bedstep, which makes it easier to access the bed while pulling a fifth-wheel trailer.”
The interiors get additional 3 inches of legroom on crew cab models and a taller, more comfortable seating position. Full details will be revealed in February 2019.
Under the 2020 Silverado HD’s hood is a choice of two new powertrains: a new gasoline engine with direct injection mated to a 6-speed transmission, or the Duramax V8 turbo diesel, which delivers 910 lb-ft (1,234 Nm) of torque through a new, Allison 10-speed transmission.
The truck will also feature increased towing and payload capabilities and apparently, a host of technologies and features designed specifically for heavy-duty truck customers.
GM claims to be the best-selling truck manufacturer for four consecutive years, selling more than 600,000 pickups than the closest manufacturer from 2014 through the first three quarters of 2018.