General Motors hasn’t said the last word with the new-gen Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks. No, the producer is making new heavy-duty trucks as well. Both offshoot departments will introduce their models early next year at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, but I know more about the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD because the carmaker has released some teaser image recently, while I’ve got some spy shots in the meantime.
To be honest, the spy shots don’t provide much, but the teaser shows plenty of interesting details. The redesigned hood hosts an amazing and large scoop, which makes the 2020 Silverado HD look really mighty. Plus, the bulge provides some additional air in order to cool of mighty V8 units. Below, the pickup gets a new grille with big “Chevrolet” nameplate and a pair of, I dare to say stolen headlights. The lights are borrowed from the smaller 1500 model, so I know they look good and feature LED elements in the top. In contrast to the uncovered and bold front end, I can’t really say what’s happening in the back. As far as I’ve heard, the truck will borrow the taillights from the smaller sibling, while the rear bumper should host totally new exhaust system. The side of the pickup shows different, somehow rounder wheel arches and nothing else at the moment.
The carmaker will try to reduce weight as much as it’s possible. The truck will receive new bodywork with plenty of lightweight materials which include a higher level of high-strength steel and aluminum, as well as some carbon fiber. The camouflaged prototype suggests something the teaser can’t. Judging by the shots, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will be significantly larger than the predecessor. This will have a positive influence on both interior space and payload capacity.
There’s no official information regarding the engines of the redesigned Silverado HD. However, I think that the options could be either carried over or just updated. At this point, the heavy-duty truck uses a 6.0-liter V8 engine and a 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8. The mills are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which might also change when the all-new model arrives.
Stay tuned for updates.