Last week, we showed you live photos of the all-new, 2020 Chevy Silverado HD Custom. Today, we have another gallery of Chevy’s new big boy. This time around, the subject is the 2020 Silverado HD LT with the Z71 package that we shot on the floor of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.
The LT trim remains precisely in the middle of the 2020 Silverado HD lineup, flanked by the Work Truck and Custom below and by the LTZ and High Country above. This particular unit is the 2500HD coated in the new Shadow Gray Metallic color that’s new to the 2020 Silverado HD.
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The exterior design of the Silverado HD LT is differentiated by chrome-trimmed vertical grille elements and a bright grille bar with the flow-through CHEVROLET name. The grille on LT models would typically feature a small Bowtie emblem on the bottom end, but that gets replaced on this vehicle with a Z71 badge. The front bumper is finished in bright chrome. The headlamps are halogen reflectors with halogen Daytime Running Lamps. The front quarter panel wears the Z71 badge, which is in place of the 4×4 badge that’s used on models without the Z71 offroad package.
Silverado HD LT models have different wheels, depending on the configuration: 2500HD models feature 17-inch aluminum wheels, 3500HD single rear wheel (SRW) models wear 18-inch aluminum wheels and 3500HD dual rear wheel (DRW/duallies) feature 17-inch steel wheels. But the model seen here isn’t wearing any of these wheels, because it’s equipped with the Z71 package.
Instead, it’s wearing a set of double five-spoke (10-spoke) 20-inch (50.8 cm) machined aluminum wheels with high gloss Black painted accents (RPO code RQ9) – the same as the Silverado HD Custom photographed previously.
The rear three-quarters view provides a good look at the new BedStep, an integrated step located at front of the rear wheel openings that improves access to the cargo area. The door handles are body-colored on the LT model, the only 2020 Silverado HD model to feature body-color door handles. We also see the optional, dealer-installed round assist steps.
The Z71 Off-Road and Protection Package, assigned RPO Code PDZ, includes the following content:
- Off-Road suspension with off-road tuned twin tube shocks (Z71)
- Hill Descent Control (JHD)
- Skid plates (transfer case and oil pan) (NZZ)
- Chevytec spray-on bedliner (CGN)
- All-weather Z71 floor liners (AAK, LPO)
- Z71 grille insert (replaces Bowtie emblem)
- Z71 fender badge (replaces “4X4” decal on bed)
Like in the front, the rear bumper is finished in bright chrome. The tailgate features the debossed Chevrolet script, along with a Silverado badge on the driver’s side and an LT badge on the passenger-side. The taillamps are of the incandescent nature, including tail, stop and reverse lights. But the Cargo Area Lighting, located in the pickup bed, is LED-based.
This 2020 Silverado HD LT is equipped with GM’s all-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 celebrated 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 extra-cost option.