The New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Looks Way Different Than the 1500

  • The New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Looks Way Different Than the 1500

The New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Looks Way Different Than the 1500

Chevy describes the truck as the most advaced, most capable Silverado HD yet.

Chevrolet just pulled the covers off of its 2020 Silverado HD, and the new truck boasts incredible power numbers, an all-new body and one scary-looking grill. 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.

Chevrolet has pulled back what must have been a very, very big sheet on its 2020 Silverado 2500HD, with a new look created to better separate it from the "regular duty" Silverado 1500 launched earlier this year.

"We know the needs and priorities of heavy-duty customers are different than those of either light-duty or medium-duty customers", Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer on Silverado HD, said of the new model.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Grey Front Left Quarter
For the new 2020 Silverado HD Chevrolet gives the truck unique sheetmetal with the exception of the roof panel

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.

Being bigger than the regular 1500, the HD comes at the interior with an additional 3 inches of legroom on crew cab models and a taller seating position. We may have to wait a bit for more details.

The truck's exterior is said to be inspired by heavy machinery and aims to be visually distinct from the Silverado 1500. Chevrolet told us that the Silverado HD will not be on display at the Detroit auto show in January. Chevy says that the Silverado HD will see "significant increases" when it comes to payload and towing-the brand surely wants to best the class-leading Ford F-Series Super Duty's maximum towing figures.

Previewed ahead of its February 2019 debut, the new Silverado HD aims to boost towing capacity while also being more flexible and functional through some clever design. It'll go on sale in mid-2019, the automaker says.