The full 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD lineup has been unveiled ahead of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.
Let’s get the important part out of the way first: the engines. The 2020 Silverado HD will be offered with two V8s – a new 6.6-liter gas V8 with 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque and the familiar 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8, which is rated at 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. The gasoline V8 will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, while Duramax models will receive the Allison-branded 10-speed automatic.
General Motors says “every component between the transmission and the wheels,” on the 2020 Silverado HD has been upgraded to enable a 52-percent increase in max towing capability to 35,500 pounds for regular cab, two-wheel drive, dual rear-wheel, diesel models. These upgrades include more robust front and rear axles, a standard 11.5-inch ring gear on 2500HD models (12-inches on 3500HD models), 30-percent larger-diameter prop shafts and on diesel models, a large 28-inch diameter fan.
Another work-minded feature is the optional engine-driven Power Take Off (PTO), which is ideal for those customers who power equipment with their trucks on a job site. The engine-driven PTO is enabled via a button inside the cab and also features adjustable settings for load and torque output.
For those customers who do find themselves towing often, the 2020 Silverado HD also offers GM’s Advanced Trailering System, which includes 15 unique rear-facing camera views including bed view and a ‘transparent trailer view.’ There’s also an in-vehicle trailering app which includes things like a trailer light test, trailer diagnostics, trailer tire pressure and temperature monitoring, maintenance reminders an a pre-departure checklist.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will be offered in three trim levels: Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country. GM says the lineup will also include 2500HD and 3500HD Regular, Double Cab and Crew Cab models, which will be offered with standard length and long cargo boxes. Two chassis cab frame lengths will be on the table too.
The interior is very similar to the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s. GM claims there is around 3 inches of additional rear-leg room in Crew Cab models over the outgoing Silverado HD, while the front driver and passenger seats have a higher seating position. There’s also a new available head-up display, which is a segment exclusive.
GM says the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will go on sale this summer. Pricing is expected to be released closer to the on-sale date.