Chevy has completely overhauled, redesigned and re-engineered the 2020 Silverado HD bow to stern. Besides the improved capability, a new powertrain lineup, and its controversial design aesthetics, the all-new heavy duty beast will also offer several packages that were previously never offered on the Silverado HD. One of these packages is the Dark Essentials Package.
- Black front Bow Tie logo (SFZ)
- Black Silverado nameplate (RIK)
- Black 2500HD/3500HD model plate (RIK)
- Black trim nameplates (RIK)
- Black tailgate decal lettering (SB7)
The package is an LPO / dealer-installed option available on the 2020 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD models, but not on the Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab (Chassis Cab) variant.
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- Not available with (Z71) Z71 Off-Road Package or (ZW9) pickup bed delete.
The photos shown here show the Dark Essentials Package on a 2020 Silverado HD 2500 in the LT trim, Summit White color with a Crew Cab and Standard Bed. And though some will undoubtedly look at the options in this package as little features that are unimportant in the grand scheme of things, we must say that it’s nice to see Chevy a level of customization on its new Heavy Duty trucks, as the last-gen models did not offer such a package. After all, not everyone wants all that chrome on their truck.
As a reminder, engine options for the all-new 2020 Silverado HD include the all-new 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine, which is mated to the GM six-speed 6L90 automatic transmission and produces 401 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 464 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel L5P V8 making 445 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 910 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 rpm is optional. It is coupled with the GM-designed and Allison-branded 10-speed automatic transmission.