The 2020 Silverado HD has been teased way ahead of schedule.
Come on, Chevy. We know you like to get a head start on things, and that proactive approach is what makes everybody like you, but teasing a new truck two years in advance is just cruel.
The 2020 truck on offer is reported to be the next-generation of Silverado HD. Chevy only called it by its letters and didn’t put any numbers like 1500, 2500, or 3500 beside it. Could it mean they’ll be ditching the numeric system to denote the size of their already enormous medium-duty line of commercial trucks? Probably not, and more likely the press guy was just too lazy to bother including them.
What we see is a big honking truck face that follows on the same styling as many of the new Chevy models. There’s the Chevrolet name bisecting the big grille, and although the picture is in black and white there’s enough shining metal that we can safely assume the front-end will contain a lot of chrome.
There’s also a big, honkin' air scoop on the hood as well as LED lights on the side mirrors and on the roof as befitting a medium-duty commercial truck.
This is the third big truck reveal Chevrolet has rolled out in the past 18 months, the first of which is the 2019 Silverado 1500. In a direct contrast to all this heavy-duty metal, the 2019 Silverado 1500 is actually all about lightness, coming in at 450 lbs lighter than the outgoing crew-cab V8 model.
The 2019 Silverado HDs (that’s 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD) were introduced in March and are set to go on sale later this year. This marks Chevy’s entrance into the commercial truck sector and makes a big play against rival Ford.
“Chevrolet has built more than 85 million trucks in 100 years and we have applied that accumulated truck expertise to the new Silverado range,” said Alan Batey, global head of Chevrolet, in a press release. “All three Silverado models offer a wide range of choices, as no two truck customers are alike. Every Silverado is built to be long-lasting and dependable, as many customers need their trucks to earn a living or to do what they enjoy most when they’re off the clock. Finally, every Silverado is built to work — as we know every truck, no matter how luxurious, has a job to do.”
Expect more info on all these trucks, including power and towing capacity ratings, in the coming months.