The 2020 Silverado HD has been spotted flexing its muscles after a long winter hibernation.
My god, we’re glad it’s spring. Waiting for the snow to melt and reveal a new cavalcade of prototype vehicles to start running around the streets of Michigan has been agonizing torture. But now that spring is finally here (and barreling toward summer here in the northeast), it’s time we get our peepers firmly affixed on the latest and greatest that North American automakers have to offer.
We see here the new 2020 Silverado HD in its native habitat: a road with a giant, heavy trailer hitched to the back. She has still yet to shed the extra vinyl that all prototype vehicles are born with, but hopefully, soon we’ll be able to report on some of the specific styling cues that Chevrolet opted for in their biggest of pickup trucks.
For now, we’ll have to use our imagination. The 2500 and 3500 HD trucks are said to be heavily inspired by the 1500 that was recently released on the unsuspecting public. We also know from teaser photos released last month that the new HD trucks will have a face full of chrome and unique grilles in comparison to other Chevys. The one teaser that we saw also had the word “CHEVROLET” emblazoned across the front.
We’ve heard rumors that the new HD trucks will have a steel and aluminum body for additional lightness, as well as some unique trim levels that are again inspired by the 1500, but special for the 2500 and 3500.
In terms of power, we expect the same 6.0-L V8 to be the standard offering while the 6.6-L V8 Duramax diesel will be an optional extra. Transmission is usually a six-speed manual, but Chevy has had so much success with the 10-speed automatic they may strengthen it for use in the bigger pickups.
Expect to see the HD Silverado take off some vinyl in the coming months on its way to unveiling sometime next year.