The Chevrolet Silverado HD got a complete redesign for the 2020 model year, dropping in with an updated powertrain lineup, an all-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission (which isn’t really an Allison transmission), updated trailering systems, and a brand-new look as well. Now, we’re taking a look at the 2020 Silverado HD out in the real world in the following GM Authority Gallery, focusing on the more luxurious LTZ trim level.
The 2020 Silverado 2500 HD LTZ is offered as the penultimate trim before the range-topping High Country trim level. Standout features for the 2020 Silverado HD LTZ include:
- Chrome bumpers, door handles, and trim
- EZ Lift tailgate
- Autotrac transfer case
- Keyless Open and Start
- Power-adjustable, heated, and auto-dimming vertical trailering mirrors
- Heated front leather seating
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
This particular model is also equipped with the Z71 Off-Road Package, which adds Hill Descent Control, Off-Road suspension, and skid plates.
Although it comes with leather and several other high-end features, this machine can still get the job done. Buyers can spec theirs with either the 6.6L L8T V8 gas engine, which arrived as a new addition for the 2020 Silverado HD, or the proven 6.6L L5P V8 turbodiesel Duramax. Output from the L8T gasoline powerplant is rated at 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque, with the 6L90 six-speed automatic onboard for cog swaps. Meanwhile, the L5P diesel is rated at 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, mating with the aforementioned 10-speed automatic.
And of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the 2020 Silverado HD’s brand-new styling. The most noteworthy changes are up front, where we find the 2020 model year brings a completely new fascia. Gone are the simple, rectangular shapes used in the 2019 model year, now replaced by thin upper lighting elements and angular lower lamps. The grille also gets a more intricate insert, while the lower bumper section is slimmer.
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