2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Trail Boss Not In The Plans24
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is set to launch next year, and before it does, we’re already gathering information on what to expect. The truck has grown significantly to rival the colossal stature of the Ford Super Duty, and will integrate new engines, a new transmission, and (hopefully) significant improvements in towing and payload ratings. However, with this new generation Chevy HD pickup, don’t expect a higher-riding Trail Boss version of the truck.
The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 introduced the more off-road capable Z71 Trail Boss package this year, and incorporates a 2-inch lift, Goodyear all terrain tires, but nothing mechanically outstanding. It’s largely meant to be an appearance package that seems to turn heads on the street, and praised by the type of enthusiast with the ’07 Chevy truck in the parking lot with the aftermarket lift kit. But the goals for the T1 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD program aren’t said to be aimed at the same result, per the Chevrolet marketing people.
With no Trail Boss package, we can anticipate the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD lineup to start with the Work Truck, and then Custom package, moving up to LT, to LTZ, and capped off by the 2020 Silverado HD High Country, pictured at the top of the page. Chevrolet may add more trim levels through the lifecycle of the truck.
Maybe because Chevrolet wanted to keep the focus on towing and hauling capabilities for this 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD program. Maybe because it would be over seven feet tall. Whatever the reason, it seems that the Ram Heavy Duty Power Wagon will remain in a segment of one.
For those that really want an even bigger Chevrolet truck, there’s the Navistar-based Chevrolet Silverado 4500, Silverado 5500, and Silverado 6500 medium duty trucks.
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I’m not trying to be off topic but I would like to see them do a quick response toward the interior. When Honda came out with the Civic I think it was in 2012 it was complained about so much that they went right back to the drawing board and within 1 1/2 fixed their problems. I’m not saying the Sierra nor the Silverado are bad trucks but just by the reviews already that I’ve seen and the Ram interior being more superior. I was just wondering would/could GM do an emergency refresh to keep consumers happy? I know it’s a long shot but I can see Ram gaining more market share with this truck they have now. Besides the interior the 8-speed transmissions were a complete carry over from the previous model and they have complained about that as well, mostly motortrend.
I’m just looking for your guys thoughts about this? I love GM and have always been a fan toward their trucks but I kind of feel they have cut corners too. The previous model people complained it didn’t look different enough but the interior was far better. Now the exterior is real different and the interior is similar, with carry over powertrains and transmissons. I’m not bashing I’m just liking for your thoughts.
On topic, an HD doesn’t really need a trail boss model since the suspension would limit the hauling and towing capacity IMO.
Trucks are GM’s money train. They absolutely need to fast track an update to the interior. They can’t afford to go 3 or 4 years before a refresh. You have to assume Ford is working on their update and GM doesn’t need to be seen as the worst of the 3 for this Gen. Things are bad enough as it is.
You already know that Consumer Reports will probably give them a Worst Than Average or a Much Worst Than Average Rating, primarily on the Bland Interior and a bad return on those EPA Numbers, sadly this is something that we may have to anticipate.
People who rate a truck based on the interior are morons! Remember people it’s a truck for a reason! You people who fall for the dodge interior are being dropped! Look at this interior so you dont notice the other areas of the truck that doesn’t stack up! You people are so short sighted, only paying attention to what is in front of your eyes!
Its truly pathetic!
Just keep saying that while Ram continues to eat Chevy’s lunch!
The ram does not eat Chevy lunch. Silverado does not eat lunch that’s how I lost so much weight.
Well let’s just wait until the 2019 sales numbers are released.
BRIAN most of us here are GM fans and simply want them to compete on all levels. The low to mid trim level interiors stack up just fine. It’s the high end trucks that are getting taken to school. GM does not seem to understand the luxury truck market. That doesn’t mean I’m going to jump ship. As you said the GM trucks have a lot of desirable qualities. It’s just frustrating to think what a clean sheet designed interior could have been vs what we received. I really think part of the problem is the been counters. They gave us more rear seat room, rear vents & rear heated seats, all good stuff. But in doing so they took away adjustable pedals, adjustable seat belts, arguably cheaper looking gauges & more hard touch plastics. This is the wrong approach in today’s ultra competitive truck world. I have always been a loyal GM truck owner but I really want to see them show more passion in their truck program. Sometimes the harshest critics are the biggest fans, we just want to see them succeed!
I can agree with you travis on this point. Now we purchased an AT4 and are quite happy with the interior and the technology within this truck. Now is it on Rams level, NO, but it does its job well it a well thought out “Truck” interior. Do I think they should do an emergency refresh and could do a better job? Yes! Do I also think if they had a similar interior to Ram would they be best in class? Yes. For me the most important thing is the powertrains and I believe GM has the best powertrains with Ford close behind. Im not sure you get much better than the 6.2L and the 10-speed. Its one hell of a combo, and that’s what I really base my purchases on. Now again, the inteior is pretty good on the AT4 but they definitely held back on what “Could have been”. That said, we love our truck and have no complaints!
I love the GMC Sierra AT4. I looked at them last night at the dealership, they are very nice. A friend of mine got a white one when they first came out. I loved the 6.2 by the way. I didn’t think the truck was bad at all. Just looking at pricing of all trucks and comparing the 3, and I was just saying that was a draw back toward someone buying a GM truck over the competitions.
I believe many of the publications (more so the editors doing the reviews have a strong bias anyway). I never understood how they could complain about cheap plastic materials in the GM Trucks and then tell you how great the interior is on the Ford HD’s. In my opinion, the Ford interior looks about as cheap as you can get. You can’t beat the GM Powertrain regardless of transmissions.
I do get annoyed with the number cruncher’s though, no two tone paint to dress up the trucks. The fiasco having to fill the def tank with the fill under the hood or opposite side of the fuel fill. Using cheap material for brake lines that rot out after a few years in the northeast winters(all brands guilty of that).
I just think people would be willing to pay a little more for some of those little extras!
I mentioned this in a different thread but they could fix the interior almost immediately by simply putting the upcoming Tahoe / Yukon interior in the higher trim levels. We have yet to see the new SUV interiors but it’s a safe bet they will be more upscale. If you guys recall they have done this once before so I know it could be done.
I think this is a brilliant idea!
By differentiating the interior on LTZ/High Country/AT4/Denali you can give the buyers what they expect in the Premium trims.
GM, make this happen.
I think the interior layout is fabulous. The material choice is very durable, and classy. I think the negative reviews all come from Rams flashy color scheme. Do the configurator for the Silverado and the ram, both in black and I think the Silverado actually looks better. Actually, if you look at the gmc’s brass interior, it’s a winning look! Chevy could simply offer a couple more interior colors, including a two tone, and they wouldn’t need to redesign anything and just feature it on the 2020 ym. I would like a Silverado badge on the dash as well. I’ve felt the interiors on both, and they use the same amount of plastics on the door and dash. The doors on both feature that plastic leather with foam insulation
That’s been a sore spot for all GM vehicles from Chevy up to Cadillac. Offer more colors. Black gray and tan is soo boring, no matter how nice it is.
The LAYOUT is pretty fabulous. The materials are durable. That’s fair. They also look and feel cheap compared to their main competitors. Ram and Ford do their best to hide their cost-cutting measures (all brands do it somewhere), while GM seems to have no problem showing it off and doing it to a greater degree. Get in a $65,000 2019 Silverado 1500 versus a $65,000 2019 Ram 1500. The Ram gives you leather-wrapped everything, 19-speaker audio, heated/cooled rear seats, a big sunroof, real metal, real wood. The Silverado gives you hard seats, obviously-placed hard touch terribly grained plastics, and not even an attempt at fake leather like in the 2014-2018 Silverados (which I’d argue actually had better materials nearly across the board).
The 2019 Silverado fixed a LOT of issues that should have been fixed in the 2014 model if we’re being honest. It really does come down to a question of value versus luxury on the top-end trucks – and the 2019 Silverado is an awful value in the $50,000+ range. It’s not a bad truck by any means, it’s just not a truck that competes as well as it should and could.
I thought I read an article that had the Trail Boss on all trim levels, not just the Z-71
A Trail Boss version of the HD doesn’t need to be taller via spacer’s; as it already has adequate ground clearance. What it needs is more suspension travel.
I’ve always been a gm guy all my life. But with the design of this new truck I am sadly disappointed. Its hideous to say the least. Honestly I am gravitating more tword dodge if gm doesn’t get their act together in the design department.
GM should bring back quadrasteer as an option on their light duty trucks and larger SUV vehicles. With as many people as their are towing trailers this would set them in a class of their own. Having owned one there is nothing like it when your driving one.
Well looks like even more sales for the Power Wagon as GM just abandons a whole market segment.
A Z71 Silverado 2500 will do everything a power wagon can for 98% of the buyers, and it will do it with better towing and efficiency given the newer powertrains. What would be nice would be if they do like the Colorado and in a couple years announce a zh2 mega bison.
Well let’s see if The Fast Lane Truck guys take both of them to the Gold Mine hill and see which does better or Moab.