In all the prior times that we’ve come across prototypes of the 2020 Silverado HD, the testers were equipped with provisional placeholder lights. Despite serving the purpose of illuminating the road ahead, the temporary units prevented us from identifying how the production lights will look like. But new spy shots show the next-gen Silverado Heavy Duty testing with production-spec lights, thereby revealing its LED-based headlight signature peeking through the camo.
In fact, the 2020 Silverado HD won’t just have one LED-based front lighting signature, but two. The first is a horizontal line located in the top headlight cluster, while the second is a boomerang-shaped element in the bottom headlight cluster consisting of a horizontal line joined with another near-vertical one.
In April, Chevy shared an official teaser (below) that showed a partial front end of the next-gen Silverado HD, and these spy pix give us a more complete look at the vehicle. Notable elements from the teaser include:
- A strong dual-port grille treatment with CHEVROLET lettering running the width of the grille
- A powerful hood design with a prominent intake
- Dual-element headlights split by the grille line
- Large wing mirrors with forward-facing LED lights
- Roof-mounted marker lights
Comparing the teaser to the spy shots, we can see the bottom of the “R” in “CHEVROLET” peaking out through a hole in the mesh camo above the grille.
Chevy’s 2020 Silverado HD is expected to launch in the first half of 2019 calendar year as a 2020 model year vehicle. Based on a more robust version of the GM T1 platform introduced by the 2019 Silverado 1500, the Silverado HD will be available in 2500HD, 3500HD and Chassis Cab variants. The 6.6L Duramax Diesel L5P engine will carry over, but expect changes to the gasoline V8 offering. The heavy-duty transmissions for both motors are expected to carry over.
Notably, we recently caught up to the 2020 Silverado HD’s platform mate – the 2020 GMC Sierra HD, giving us an opportunity to spy its LED-based front lighting signature.