Previously, owners of dual rear-wheel (DRW) Heavy Duty GM trucks had to install aftermarket tire pressure sensors, but the 2020 Silverado HD dually and 2020 Sierra HD dually will offer a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) from the factory, General Motors has confirmed to GM Authority.
Buyers of dual rear wheel heavy duty trucks have been asking for this feature for a long time, and it’s easy to see why. These trucks are bought by people who tow heavy trailers on a frequent basis, so it’s important they know the pressure in their tires for safety reasons as well as for performance. Likewise, it’s also important that those who tow can easily monitor the pressure in the truck’s tires, as they may need adjusting based on trailer load. Some drivers also appreciate the ability to monitor both the pickup’s tire pressure and that of the trailer from the comfort of their cabin during long-haul drives as well.
GM said it will be offering a TPMS on all 2020 Silverado HD dually and 2020 Sierra HD dually models, despite it still not being required by law on trucks with gross vehicle weight rating of over 10,000 pounds. It’s not yet clear if the TPMS will be available as a single option, be offered as part of an options package, or be standard.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2020 GMC Sierra HD will offer a choice of two engines: an all-new 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine with 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque and the familiar 6.6L V8 L5P turbo-diesel Duramax, which is rated at 445 horses and 910 pound-feet of torque. The gasoline V8 will be paired with GM’s 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission, while Duramax-powered models will receive an Allison-branded 10-speed automatic.
The Chevy will offer five trim levels: Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country. Likewise, the GMC will offer five trims: base, SLE, SLT, AT4, and Sierra HD Denali trims. The lineup will include 2500HD and 3500HD capability variants, Regular, Double Cab and Crew Cab cab styles, as well as Standard and Long boxes. In addition, two chassis cab frame lengths will be offered.
GM says the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2020 GMC Sierra HD will go on sale this summer. Pricing is said to be released closer to launch.