Chevrolet Spills the Beans on the New Silverado HD

Chevrolet has debuted its all-new lineup of the 2020 Silverado HD. Max towing capability increases 52 percent to an available 35,500 pounds. It is also the third all-new Silverado in just 18 months, each designed for different customers.

“We set out to make the best HD trucks on the market, bar none,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer of 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 views, 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.”

Built at the Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, 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.

Customers can choose between two new powertrains. The standard engine is a new 6.6-liter V-8 gas with direct injection making 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. That’s an 11-percent increase in horsepower and a 22-percent increase in peak torque, respectively, resulting in 18-percent more towing capability.

Then there’s the legendary Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V-8 engine making 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque coupled with an all-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. In addition, every component between the transmission and the wheels has been upgraded to enable an available 52-percent increase in max towing capability-now up to 35,500 pounds on Regular Cab, two-wheel drive, DRW, diesel models.

Other 2020 Silverado HD highlights:

  • Autotrac active two-speed transfer case on 4×4 models electronically controls 4 Auto mode, allowing the truck to seamlessly shift between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive based on road conditions
  • Advanced Trailering System technologies and new transparent trailer view. The in-vehicle trailering system features an available total of 15 available camera views (requires an installed accessory camera), such as HD Surround Vision and other unique views including a transparent trailer feature to help provide added confidence when towing. Also features increased integration with the myChevrolet mobile app
  • HD-exclusive sculpted exterior design features the most differentiation from the Silverado 1500 ever-the roof is the only shared sheetmetal
  • Easy-access engine block heater outlet
  • Easy-to-fill diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank with opening inside the fuel door
  • A more integrated snow plow prep package
  • New, advanced trailering mirrors with available spot lamps
  • BedStep feature and 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.
  • Larger cab enables more spacious interiors with crew cab models adding about 3 inches in overall length

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