On Thursday, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country made its debut after the brand pulled the wraps off of the standard truck earlier this week. And, might we say, it sports a much more cohesive face than the standard pickup.
The internet quickly lit a fire over the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD’s looks, but the Silverado HD High Country trades some of the upright, appliance-like design for thin chrome lines in the grille and a Chevrolet bowtie, rather than “Chevrolet” spelled out across the front. The massive-looking truck wears its tall and somewhat akward proportions far better. Perhaps its only perception, but the High Country grille makes the truck look far less top-heavy.
Like the standard Silverado HD, it will pack anew Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8, delivering 910 pound-feet of torque through an all-new, Allison 10-speed transmission. Additional powertrain details are still unknown, as are towing and payload ratings. A second engine will likely be an all-new gasoline engine with direct injection mated to a six-speed transmission. We expect that V8 engine to displace 6.6-liters and share some work with Navistar as the two work to launch the Class 4,5, and 6 commercial duty 2019 Silverado 4500, 5500 and 6500HD trucks.
Expect added comforts in the range-topping High Country trim, though Chevrolet didn’t name what exactly the posh heavy-duty pickup will include. We’d expect content lifted from the Silverado 1500 High Country to find a home in the Silverado HD High Country.
Chevrolet said the Silverado HD High Country follows in the 2019 Silverado 1500‘s footsteps by offering multiple truck personas, and not a one-size-fits-all persona. The 2020 Silverado HD will arrive in Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country trims when it launches in mid-2019. The brand added it will reveal more about the truck as we approach the launch and images of the Work Truck, Custom, and LTZ, are still to come.