2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500: Spied

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For the last several years, each of the big pickup truck makers have been using the same cabins for their light-duty half-ton and heavy-duty three-quarter-ton and one-ton models. Of course, that allows them to spread costs over a wider lineup, but it also is a way to bring more technology and comfort features to the bigger and traditionally more spartan work-duty pickups.

So, as GM prepares to bring its all-new half-ton pickups — the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 — to market later this year, you can bet chassis engineers and designers are almost ready to show us the 2020 heavy-duty sequel. The automaker has been running heavily camouflaged test trucks in and around the GM Proving Grounds in Milford, Mich. Here's what our spy shooters just sent us.

"Prototypes for GM's next-generation HD pickups have begun testing, and we caught them, giving us our first look at the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 crew-cab dually and a standard-width HD crew cab.

"We expected GM's new HD trucks to hit the test circuit soon, with the debut of the Silverado 1500 out of the way, and here they are, right on cue. The prototypes caught here appear to be Silverado HD variants, judging by the horizontal nature of the placeholder LEDs visible through the front camouflage. We also see what looks like a massive grille — appearing far more prominent on this prototype when compared to the current Silverado 2500 and 3500.

"A deep dive into the specs of the recently unveiled 2019 Silverado 1500 revealed some of the tricks that are also likely destined for the HD truck. The camouflage hides any evidence of the Silverado 1500's innovative front-end aerodynamic air curtains, but that's not surprising since that feature made it all the way to its debut without being leaked. Expect the same stamping and packaging innovations that debuted on the 2019 models to translate to the HD models for increased bed space and cabin space. It's clear from these prototypes that GM's next-generation HD pickups will be massive beasts to match the Ford Super Duty."

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Comments

"If the grill is really that big it will probably look awesome!"
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@Woopud - recall the current Silverado/Sierra HD with the Duramax has a hood intake for extra air. That's why the camo is so tall - it has to account for the hood intake.

the KING NEVER TAKE A BREAK,,,

LOL! Looks like most of the Ford clowns on here are bout on the edge of mental break down. They post crap get called out, then just change the subject and keep rambling on for another 10-15 comments. They sound like Nancy Pelosi! LMBO!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgqhDtRY7DY

Frank has been drinking the "Military Grade" Kool-Aid for so long, it's fried virtually all of his brain cells. That is why he can't put together intelligent thoughts.

Ah. Look what the cat dragged in.

johnny d i l d o

Epic comment section today.

Frank/chingon in rare form.

National day off for junior high kids???

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-02/u-s-said-to-seek-major-fines-recalls-in-fiat-diesel-settlement

I can now see an announcement that FCA is delaying X, Y and Z new models for X amount of years due to the cost of the settlement taking dollars away from R&D for creation of new models.

This could be a death to some product lines as FCA has to clean up the mess and simplify their product offering

TNT- I agree separating the 1500 from the big guns in looks would be great.

-CT

"I don't understand why any manufacturer wont include or have available a running board that extends almost all the way to the rear wheel"
@ truck4life and budsy- like this?
https://www.nissanusa.com/content/dam/nissan/vehicles/2016/titan/colors-photos/accessories/nissan-titan-xd-running-boards-large.jpg

Assuming I can still trust the news media to be accurate, General Motors announced today that its UAW employees will receive profit-sharing checks of just under $12k in February.

Granted GM stockholders did even better in 2017, now that GM's stock is trading in the $40 dollar range.

But receiving the equivalent of $1000 per month just for being a union employee reminds me that industrial unions originally existed for the purpose of safe-guarding American workers from greedy industrialists.

I'm in the wrong line of work!

There u go ...good one.

"I don't understand why any manufacturer wont include or have available a running board that extends almost all the way to the rear wheel"
@ truck4life and budsy- like this?
https://www.nissanusa.com/content/dam/nissan/vehicles/2016/titan/colors-photos/accessories/nissan-titan-xd-running-boards-large.jpg
Posted by: Mr Knowitall | Feb 6, 2018 8:19:12 AM

What a useless tread!! Filled with morons!

As for the running boards, Ram has had them from wheel to wheel for some time.

Here's and idea PUTC, kill the comments section! It's a total waste of time, it has become a soapbox for village idiots.

Here's and idea PUTC, kill the comments section! It's a total waste of time, it has become a soapbox for village idiots.


Posted by: Marc | Feb 6, 2018 11:44:01 AM

Or actually moderate it a little bit.

Setup a legitimate login and just start blasting user accounts. They will come back but it will get old constantly getting kicked off for garbage.

^ What andrwken said. To many Ford owners forgot to pull out, now we have all these jobless mentally ill Ford clowns running a muck. Constantly kicking them off for garbage post will run the ambitiousness little Ford t3o115 off. Then they'll have to find a new site to ramble on their retardation stories bout Ford this Ford that, which we all know Ford is cheap junk

Best diesel, best transmission, still running outdated IFS.
God help them if it still has linear rate torsion bars. Compared to equal capacities, the IFS is significantly more rough than the SFA competition.
As far as an Ecoboost marching any HD...that’s funny dude.
I have an equipment trailer and backhoe with a Gannon box on loose, it’s about 14,250. I’ll pay for the gooseneck hitch, you run your Ecoboost up and down 70 though the tunnel and then I’ll run my HD. You’ll smoke your trans on the first trip.

Best diesel, best transmission, still running outdated IFS.

Posted by: Johnny Q | Feb 6, 2018 10:05:58 PM

LOL. The Ram and Ford trucks are running oxcart technology up front and you're going to call IFS "outdated"??? Not only does IFS not have the major death wobble issues that plague the solid front axle trucks, the ball joints are easier to change, and you don't have to deal with PITA u-joints. And considering how fast Rama and Ford ball joints get chewed up these days, I'll gladly own an IFS heavy duty truck. Especially the 2011+ GM heavy duty trucks. Smooth ride, super tough, and NO DEATH WOBBLE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAhE425TW8g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JV7L8bBo1Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4JxqmRzpsE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd87rfxJamI

I am seeing a lot of 4500 silverado facia in this, nice!



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