The heavy-duty truck segment is an important, and profitable portion of the industry. It also sits as a pedestal to earn bragging rights. If there’s any greater American automotive rivalry than Camaro vs Mustang, it’s Chevy and Ford trucks. And now Ram has become a very formidable player within the segment.
Not surprisingly, Chevrolet and GMC are readying their next punches to the HD truck segment. TFLtruck has spied the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD and its 2017 GMC Sierra HD cousin undergoing heavy testing, as the two towed various trailers and utility boxes.
We’ve seen these prototypes before, and they still wear the same unique cut-out gracing the hoods. Those paying attention also spotted large DEF tanks on under the passenger side of the trucks, fueling speculation of a new-generation of turbocharged Duramax diesel engines residing in the prototypes. Ram and Ford currently offer powerplants producing 900 lb-ft of torque, something Chevrolet and GMC undoubtedly want to eclipse.
Have a look at the spy shots here, and bring it back here to let us know your thoughts down below in the comments section.