2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD
The 2020 Silverado HD represents the fourth-generation of the nameplate. As such, the 2020 model year features a complete overhaul (redesign and re-engineering) of the 2500HD and 3500HD Heavy Duty models, making it the strongest, most capable Silverado HD ever. Max towing capability increases an enormous 52 percent to an available 35,500 pounds.
The all-new 2020 Silverado HD is longer, wider and taller than its predecessor with a wheelbase that’s been stretched 5.2 inches on Crew Cab models and is scaled for HD customers. The Silverado HD will be available in five distinct trim levels — Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country — available across 22 cab, bed, chassis and driveline configurations.
“We set out to make the best HD trucks on the market, bar none,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer, Silverado HD. “We increased towing capabilities across the line, not just for dually buyers. We added class-leading towing technologies, such as 15 available camera views1, to make trailering more convenient, whether pulling a large cargo trailer or fifth-wheel camper. And we made a host of changes to make tasks easier.”
|Assembly Location||GM Flint Assembly in Flint, Michigan, USA|
|Body Style(s)||Regular Cab, Double Cab, Crew Cab|
|Engine(s)||6.6L L8T V8, 6.6 L5P V8 Duramax (Diesel)|
|Transmission(s)||6-Speed Auto, 10-Speed Auto|
|Drive Wheels||Rear-Wheel-Drive, Four-Wheel-Drive|
|Availability||U.S.A., Canada, Mexico|
|Predecessor||2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD|
|Successor||2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD|
The 2020 Silverado HD is available as a 2500 or 3500 heavy-duty full-size pickup truck model with several cab and box configurations:
- Regular Cab, Long Bed
- Double Cab, Standard Bed
- Double Cab, Long Bed
- Crew Cab, Standard Bed
- Crew Cab, Long Bed
- Regular Cab, Long Bed
- Double Cab, Long Bed
- Crew Cab, Standard Bed
- Crew Cab, Long Bed
Models & Trims
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is offered as a retail or fleet model, with the Work Truck being the base model.
2020 Silverado HD Retail & Fleet Models:
- Standard Bed Crew Cab
- 2WD (CC20743)
- 4WD (CK20743)
- Long Bed Crew Cab
- 2WD (CC20943)
- 4WD (CK20943)
- Standard Bed Double Cab
- 2WD (CC20753)
- 4WD (CK20753)
- Long Bed Double Cab
- 2WD (CC20953)
- 4WD (CK20953)
- Long Bed Regular Cab
- 2WD (CC20903)
- 4WD (CK20903)
- Standard Bed Crew Cab with Single Rear Wheel
- 2WD (CC30743)
- 4WD (CK30743)
- Long Bed Crew Cab with Single or Dual Rear Wheel
- 2WD (CC30943)
- 4WD (CK30943)
- Long Bed Double Cab with Single or Dual Rear Wheel
- 2WD (CC30953)
- 4WD (CK30953)
- Long Bed Regular Cab with Single or Dual Rear Wheel
- 2WD (CC30903)
- 4WD (CK30903)
2020 Silverado HD Retail & Fleet Trims:
- Work Truck
- High Country
- Work Truck
- High Country
Trim Level Distinctions
Work Truck: Distinguished with a unique, black “CHEVROLET” flow-through grille bar. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard on 2500HD and 3500HD Work Truck models with dual rear wheels (DRW), and 18-inch wheels are standard on 3500HD with single rear wheels (SRW).
Custom: New to the Silverado HD lineup and exclusive on 2500HD, the Custom trim offers standard 20-inch wheels and body-color trim details for a more contemporary design expression.
LT: Featuring chrome-trimmed vertical grille elements and a bright grille bar with the flow-through “CHEVROLET” name. Additionally, 2500HD models feature 17-inch aluminum wheels, 3500HD SRW models feature 18-inch aluminum wheels, and 3500HD DRW models feature 17-inch steel wheels.
LTZ: Takes bright trim to the next level, including a bright grille surround with the flow-through “CHEVROLET” bar and chrome-accented grille inserts. It also features LED reflector headlamps, LED daytime running lamps and LED taillamps. 2500HD and 3500HD SRW models feature standard 18-inch aluminum wheels with 20-inch wheels available. 3500HD DRW has standard 17-inch steel wheels and 17-inch polished forged-aluminum wheels are available.
High Country: The most dramatic and expressive trim in the lineup, with a distinctive fascia featuring a grille with the Chevy bowtie and two-tone metallic grille trim, and LED lighting. Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD SRW models feature 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and the 3500HD DRW features 17-inch polished forged-aluminum wheels.
The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD offers a total of nine exterior colors in addition to three interior color options and four different seat trims.
The 2020 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD color options include:
- 9 Exterior Colors:
- Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
- Red Hot
- Northsky Blue Metallic
- Silver Ice Metallic
- Summit White
- Shadow Gray Metallic
- Oxford Brown Metallic
- Cajun Red Tintcoat
- 3 Interior Colors:
- Jet Black
- Gideon w/ Very Dark Atmosphere
- Jet Black w/ Umber
Exterior Design Highlights
Longer, wider and taller, the 2020 Silverado HD is larger in virtually every measure compared to the current HD. As most consumers have undoubtedly noticed, the 2020 Silverado HD features the most differentiation from the Silverado 1500 ever. In fact, the roof is the only shared sheetmetal between the two pickups, meaning every other piece is exclusive to HD, and scaled as such.
Designers and engineers examined every detail of how heavy-duty customers use their trucks and developed the all-new Silverado HD with new, thoughtful and more intuitive features that make day-to-day work and interaction with the truck easier and more convenient.
For instance, larger CornerSteps makes it easier to load or reach items in the cargo box, which is designed to hold a pair of size-12 boots and up to 500 pounds. Chevy even made sure the outer door skins were smooth for easier business signage application. These details complement the truck’s increased capability and allow owners to spend more time focused on the tasks at hand.
The all-new Silverado HD also features redesigned trailering mirrors with improved perimeter lighting. The new, larger and more functional door-mounted trailering mirrors are standard on all 2500HD and 3500HD models, and extend and retract using a four-bar-link system that makes for smoother operation, whether done with power or manually. Additionally, the surface area of the mirrors is larger, for a greater field of view compared to the current model, and an available power extension feature makes it easier to adjust the view from the driving position.
Another new feature for 2020 Silverado HD models is the forward-facing spot lamp on each mirror that shines light at about a 45-degree angle, providing illumination on the job site or camp site. There also are side-view cameras mounted within the mirror housings, and when equipped, mirror-mounted puddle lamps and two rearward-facing spot lamps are also available.
Interior Design Highlights
A common theme so far is a focus on just how much bigger the all-new 2020 Silverado HD is. For context, Crew Cab models have added about 3 inches in overall length. As such, the fourth-gen Silverado HD offers a roomier, spacious, work-focused cabin with class-leading front head- and legroom, while offering more innovative storage options.
A higher seating position complements the truck’s taller profile to offer a confident view from behind the wheel, along with an available, head-up display — something the competition does not offer (excludes other GM vehicles). Additional optimized ergonomics emphasize easy, intuitive interaction with the vehicle’s technologies, such as the new trailering features and infotainment system.
The 2020 Silverado HD offers the latest, ultra-modern automotive technology, including all-new trailering enhancements. For instance, the all-new Silverado HD now has up to 15 unique camera views, including HD Surround Vision, Bed View, an industry-first transparent trailer view, and an accessory camera.
The transparent trailer view helps with visibility through the trailer as if the trailer was not there providing added confidence when towing. This makes it a lot easier to navigate parking lots, merge into traffic or make tight turns. It uses two cameras — one tailgate-mounted camera and an available accessory camera (installation required) mounted on the rear of the trailer — to provide a wide display that helps the driver to virtually see through and alongside the trailer.
Another new feature the Bow Tie brand is developing is the new smart trailer integration, which is designed to work with ASA Electronics iN Command control systems. The system is being designed to integrate with and be accessed through the myChevrolet mobile app, either on compatible Android and iOS smartphones, or on the vehicle’s infotainment system via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The iN Command control system also allows owners to monitor and control a range of smart systems, such as water tank levels, HVAC controls and even power slide-outs, in recreational trailers equipped with the technology.
Other towing technologies include an in-vehicle Trailering App, complete with trailer light test, trailer electrical diagnostics, trailer tire pressure and temperature monitoring, maintenance reminders and pre-departure checklist. Many of the in-vehicle Trailering App’s functions, including trailer profile creation and trailer light test, are also available with the myChevrolet mobile app, a feature that offers convenience when the owner is outside of the truck or trailer.
The 2020 Silverado HD also includes a VIN-specific Trailering Information Label, something no competitors has, that clearly lists the truck’s specific trailering metrics including curb weight, gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), gross combined weight rating (GCWR), max payload, max tongue weight, gross axle weight rating (GAWR) and fifth wheel and gooseneck ratings.
Additional available technologies and hardware designed to enhance trailering include:
- Auto Park Brake Assist automatically initiates the electronic parking brake to help hold the truck’s position and vehicle creep when hitching a trailer
- All-new Park Grade Hold Assist enhances hill hold by using braking effort at all four wheels to help keep the truck in place for an extended length of time
- An enhanced integrated trailer brake controller works with the trailer profile in the Advanced Trailering System to recall a specified trailer’s most recent gain setting
- An enhanced Tow/Haul mode remains engaged on the next key-on cycle, for up to four hours and includes a reminder that the feature is engaged
- Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control
- Trailer Sway Control and Proactive Rollover Avoidance
- Auto Grade Braking and Diesel Exhaust Braking
- Enhanced Digital Variable Steering Assist dynamically optimizes power steering according to driving scenarios and enables features like road pull compensation
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is offered with the following engine and transmission choices:
|Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Transmission||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Axle|
|6.6L L8T V8||Gasoline||Naturally Aspirated||6-Speed Automatic (MYD)||401 @ 5200||464 @ 4000||3.73|
|6.6L Duramax L5P V8||Diesel||Turbocharged||10-speed automatic (MGM, MGU)||445 @ 2800||910 @ 1600||3.42|
The 2020 Silverado Heavy Duty rides on a more capable version of the GM T1 platform that also underpins the 2020 Silverado 1500, 2020 Suburban, 2020 Tahoe, and other full-size GM trucks and SUVs.
The 2020 Silverado HD was assembled at GM Flint Assembly Plant in Flint, Michigan, USA
The 2020 Silverado HD became available in the third quarter of 2019.
We expect the fourth-generation Silverado HD to remain in production thru the 2026 model year.
An all-new, next Chevy Silverado HD will launch after the 2026 model year.
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