When Chevrolet unveiled the 2020 Silverado HD last month, it didn’t show any photos of the the truck’s interior. As such, the massive truck’s cabin has yet to be seen… until now. GM Authority managed to get a photo of the new Heavy Duty truck’s cabin during a recent media briefing – and we’re bringing you the first look here.
The image below, obtained by our staff, confirms the fact that the 2020 Silverado HD interior is identical to that of the 2019 Silverado 1500. We thoughts much last May, when spy photos showed the 2020 Silverado HD interior looking eerily similar to that of the new Silverado.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD – comprised of 2500HD and 3500HD models – is a colossal beast of a truck. It is so big that Chevy integrated a BedStep to make it easier to access the bed from the side. It joins the CornerStep rear bumper to make accessing the truck’s bed an easier task.
The upcoming Heavy Duty rides on the all-new GM T1 platform and features an all-new exterior design that builds on the design aesthetic of the 2019 Silverado 1500, while making it even bolder on a much larger footprint. But the 2020 Silverado HD weighs less than its predecessor thanks to its mixed-material construction, which includes weight-saving measures in both the frame and panels. Its roll-formed bed is also stronger than that of the outgoing model.
The 2020 Silverado HD is powered by an all-new, direct-injected gasoline engine that is paired to a six-speed transmission. The 6.6L V8 gasoline engine is expected to make around 400 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, though no official figures have been provided just yet. The second engine is the 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 L5P mated to an all-new 10-speed Allison transmission, which isn’t exactly an Allison. The duo is expected to deliver 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. Exact specifications and details pertaining to the powertrain will become available as Chevrolet discloses them.
While we don’t have official info on the cabin, we now know that the 2020 Silverado HD interior mimics that of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. This means an additional 3 inches of legroom on Crew Cab models, as well as a taller seating position. The interior also features the next-generation Chevrolet infotainment system and a slew of goodies, including new towing and trailering technologies.
The 2020 Silverado HD will be built at the GM Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan. It will go on sale in North America including the United States, Canada, and Mexico, in mid-2019.