Two weeks ago, Chevrolet revealed the all-new 2020 Silverado HD. According to Chevy, it is the “most capable and most advanced Silverado HD ever.” The new Silverado HD is instantly recognizable via its bold and aggressive design and enhanced functionality to further differentiate it from the light-duty version. One new feature for the 2020 Silverado HD, which lives at the intersection of design and functionality, is the BedStep.
The BedStep is comprised of a step that is integrated into the side of the bed, immediately rearward of the cab and forward of the rear wheel. The step itself features a textured pad for a sure-footed grip.
The integrated new feature makes it easier to access the bed from the side of the truck, especially useful when pulling a fifth-wheel trailer.
Notably, this feature is not offered on any current pickup truck sold in the United States, though one can make the argument that it is similar in function to step-side pickup designs of yore.
On the 2020 Silverado HD, BedStep joins the CornerStep rear bumper, which offers similar ease-of-access to the truck’s bed from the rear.
The 2020 Silverado HD offers two new powertrains. The first is an all-new gasoline engine with direct injection coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. Not much is currently known about this combination. There’s also a Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 paired to an all-new Allison 10-speed transmission; this duo makes 910 pound-feet of torque, with other details currently unavailable.
So far, this is all the information we have about the 2020 Silverado HD. The truck will officially debut in February 2019 and go on sale mid-2019.