Feast your eyes on the very first real-world photos of the 2020 Silverado HD Custom as it posed for us on the floor of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show last month.
The Custom trim level is new to the 2020 Silverado HD lineup. It is available exclusively on the three-quarter-ton Silverado 2500HD, and not on the one-ton 3500HD. It slots above the Work Truck (WT) trim bringing a new set of 20-inch wheels and various body-color trim details for a more contemporary design expression. The interior has a few new features as well.
This model, in particular, is coated in Summit White and equipped with a snow plow, which is a noteworthy affair for the 2020 Silverado HD because Chevy’s new beast makes various improvements to the snow plow package for a more more-intuitive plowing overall experience. More on that, later.
At the front, the 2020 Silverado HD Custom features a black grille with Chevrolet script across the front end, along with a golden Chevy Bow tie logo. The hood-mounted air scoop is also black, and is finished in a similar pattern as the grille. Finally, the front bumper is also finished in black.
The rear three-quarters view provides a good look at the new BedStep, an integrated step located in front of the rear wheel openings, that improves access to the cargo area. The black accent theme from the front continues on to the door handles, greenhouse trim, roof-mounted comms fin, mirrors, and tailgate handle.
All the black accents work to provide a tasteful contrast with the white body. The same can be said of the wheels.
At the rear, we see the tailgate with the debossed Chevrolet script, along with a set of LED taillamps with signature accents. Silverado and Custom badges are placed on the driver- and passenger-side of the tailgate, respectively.
The new set of 20-inch wheels, meanwhile, has a double-five-spoke design. The inner portion of the wheel is black, while the outer portion of the spokes are silver.
This model is equipped with GM’s new 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline motor making an SAE-certified 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque mated to GM’s 6L90 6-speed automatic transmission. The infamous 6.6L V8 L5P turbo-diesel Duramax mated to a 10-speed “Allison” transmission making 445 horses and 910 pound-feet of torque is an optional upgrade.