It seems that pickup truck makers are finding that buyers want a more aggressive stance. Chevrolet is answering the need with the new Silverado HD, which gets a bigger “face” than its predecessor.
ONLY THE ROOFLINE
The new Silverado HD lineup is a clean-sheet design that shares only one piece of common steel with its lighter-duty Silverado 1500 brother — the roofline. One feature added is the number of steps for easy bed access.
NEW POWER TRAIN
The Silverado HD will have two engine choices. The Duramax Turbo-Diesel V-8 is back, but it’s mated to an all-new Allison 10-speed transmission. The engine will deliver 910 pound-feet of torque.
Chevy pioneered the in-bumper step for its pickup line a few years ago. For the 2020 Silverado HD, the company goes one further, with a bed step mounted ahead of the rear wheel well (you can look back two images to check out its placement on the truck).
This image released from GM shows the venerable Z71 badge, which usually means a sportier appearance and performance package. We’ll have to wait until February to learn more.
All the full-truck images in this gallery are for the top-end High Country model, but Chevy will offer five trim levels for this truck. In the HD world, buyers look for specific features to match specific needs. The new trucks will be available midyear.