General Motors has announced the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD for the Middle East, a market where the all-new heavy-duty model has yet to be launched. The Silverado HD model that GM will market in the region will be the Silverado 2500HD, where it will become the most capable pickup truck offered by the automaker in the Middle East. Hence, the Silverado 3500HD will not be marketed in the region, at least initially.
The 2020 Silverado HD is looking to break the mold in the region with a maximum towing capacity of 7,893 kg along with class-leading technologies that make doing tasks easier for owners.
“The all-new Silverado HD is one of the most capable yet to bear the nameplate. Not only is it bigger than before, it offers best-in-class cargo volume irrespective of the bed length. Add a roomier cabin and enhanced towing capability and you have a pickup truck unlike any other on the market,” said Farah Amhaz, Head of Brand – Chevrolet Middle East, in a statement. “The Silverado HD comes ready to work and can tow heavy loads without breaking a sweat and I have every confidence that it will be a hit with trucking fans and heavy-duty fleet operators across the region,” she added.
Outside of greater towing and payload capacities and new technological conveniences, the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD features a bolder exterior design that’s exclusive to the Heavy Duty variant. In fact, the new-generation Silverado HD is historically the most heavily-differentiated from its LD brother, since the only piece that is shared with the Silverado 1500 is the roof.
When compared to the last-gen Silverado HD, the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is longer, wider, and taller. It will be available in the Middle East in three trim levels and several body configurations. Specifically, the big boy will be available in Work Truck, LT and LTZ trims, though it’s possible that the Custom and High Country models will be offered in the future, much like they were with the new Silverado 1500.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will only be available in the Middle East with a single powertrain – the all-new, naturally-aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine rated at 401 horsepower and 629 Nm of torque. Those figures represent an 11 percent improvement in power and a 22 percent improvement in torque over the 6.0L V8 L96 in the last-gen model. The new Small Block will be mated to the heavy-duty GM 6-speed automatic transmission.
From an equipment standpoint, the new 2020 Silverado HD offers a series of intelligent connectivity and security features, including a new-generation infotainment system (as standard), an advanced towing camera system with 15 views – including a transparent trailer view, and a complete suite of active safety systems.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will begin its Middle Eastern launch during the next few weeks in Regular Cab and Double Cab models and nine exterior colors. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.