Those funny-looking, door-mounted mirrors on the 2020 GM HD trucks – Chevy’s 2020 Silverado HD and GMC’s 2020 Sierra HD – are actually quite functional. Developed from the ground up specifically for the needs of HD truck buyer, the mirrors are particularly useful for those who use their truck for towing.
First and foremost, the completely-redesigned trailering mirrors have a larger surface area, resulting in a greater field of view compared to the current vehicle.
The mirrors also extend and retract using a four-bar-link system, which delivers a smooth overall operation, whether done manually or with power. The available power extension feature enables drivers to adjust the view easily from the driver’s seat.
There’s also a new forward-facing spot lamp on each mirror that shines a bright light at approximately a 45-degree angle, providing illumination on the job site, camp site, or any other dark place that needs to be illuminated.
The redesigned mirrors on the new GM HD trucks also include side-view cameras mounted within the mirror housings that enable a side view of the the pickup truck and trailer. The mirrors also offer a mirror-mounted puddle lamps and two rear-facing spot lamps as options.
Finally, these mirrors on the new GM HD trucks also offer improved perimeter lighting. GM’s Perimeter Lighting System is available on both the Silverado and Sierra to illuminate the truck’s bed and nearby spaces to help owners see their truck and surrounding area in poorly-lit conditions. This component proves especially helpful in dark worksites, driveways, and camping grounds.
The mirrors are standard on all 2020 model year Silverado HD and Sierra HD models.
Summing It All Up
So to sum it all up, the all-new, redesigned trailering mirrors on GM’s 2020 HD pickups deliver the following benefits:
- Larger surface area for a greater field of view.
- Available power extension feature makes it easier to adjust the view from the driving position, and the four-bar-link system enables the mirrors to extend and retract smoothly, whether with power or manually.
- Forward-facing spot lamp on each mirror shines light at about a 45-degree angle, providing illumination on the job site or camp site.
- Side-view cameras mounted within the mirror housings.
- Mirror-mounted puddle lamps and two rearward-facing spot lamps are available.
About 2020 GM HD Trucks
The new GM HD trucks – the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2020 GMC Sierra HD – will be offered in 2500HD and 3500HD models. The trucks will offer a choice of two engines: the all-new 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine with 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque is the standard engine. The familiar 6.6L V8 L5P turbo-diesel Duramax, rated at 445 horses and 910 pound-feet of torque, is optional. The gasoline V8 will be paired with GM’s 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission while the Duramax diesel is mated to an Allison-branded 10-speed automatic.
The Chevy will offer five trim levels: Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country. Likewise, the GMC will offer five trims: base, SLE, SLT, AT4, and Sierra HD Denali trims. The lineup will include 2500HD and 3500HD capability variants, Regular, Double Cab and Crew Cab cab styles, as well as Standard and Long boxes. Two chassis cab frame lengths will also be offered. 2500HD models will be available in exclusively in the Single Rear Wheel (SRW) configuration, while 3500HD models will be available in either SRW or DRW (Dual Rear Wheel/dually) models.
GM says the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2020 GMC Sierra HD will go on sale this summer. Pricing is said to be released closer to launch. Stay tuned to GM Authority for ongoing Chevy Silverado news, GMC Sierra news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage,