Chevrolet Offers More Details on 2020 Silverado HDs

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 001 II
 

At an event in Las Vegas last week, Chevrolet offered up a few more details on the new heavy-duty Silverado models that we've seen rolling around for the past few months.

Following the introductions of the light-duty 2019 Silverado 1500 and medium-duty 2019 Silverado 4500/5500, the Silverado 2500 and 3500 will debut as 2020 models in the third quarter of 2019, and Chevrolet confirmed that the new trucks will be "all new from the ground up." We were also able to confirm that it's "safe to assume there will be multiple cab configurations and multiple bed lengths," which likely means we'll have (at least) the same offerings we have now, but there could be a few surprises coming. The folks at Chevy, at this point, are still playing this pretty close to the vest.

There is some good news, though, for those with sharp eyes and an affection for durability. Chevrolet did say that more (many more) camouflage tests will be continuing, so keep an eye out for the HDs on the road. And you'll likely be seeing them a lot of them because Chevrolet has doubled its durability testing requirements, which means the test mules will be piling on the miles between now and the launch date next year.

At the Chevy press event, we also got a 15-second glance of a 2020 Silverado HD model (sans camo) behind a screen that raised and lowered like something out a sci-fi movie. I am happy to report that from my seat about 150 feet away, it indeed looks like a truck, with the same upright front grille and wide stance seen on the updated 2019 Silverado 1500 but with larger extended side mirrors and copious amounts of blackout on the grille and lower valence.

It also did not have a bow-tie logo on the front grille; instead it had a wide-text version spelling out the word "Chevrolet" across the front in capital letters. What I saw matches the recently released photo provided above — it's a handsome looking thing (if not a bit ostentatious) at a quick glance.

We'll be keeping an eye out for more details and more spy shots of the 2020 Silverado HD lineup in the coming months, so for more updates stick with us here at Pickuptrucks.com.

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Comments

oh great more GM junk on the way

It better have the 10 speed. The Ford will by then.

I hope they are from the ground up to be able to compete with the Fords-otherwise, its just another Chevy refresh.

-CT

Chevy makes great trucks, it's too bad the local dealers ruin Chevy's reputation

No worries, it will be greater and better then ford

I hope they are from the ground up to be able to compete with the Fords-otherwise, its just another Chevy refresh.

@ CT

Did you not see in the last heavy duty comparison when it dominated the Super Duty in every category??

They already have the BEST diesel and transmission in the business! Yes, 10 spd would be awesome and only solidify the dominance of the Duramax even more!!

Ok.. from just the picture there it looks pretty freaking cool!

@TNTGMC. Agree. Powertrain is top notch. To bad the wrapper is not. They get dominated in sales by Ford and RAM in many cases because of this fact. I am hoping for big improvements on this FMC for 2020

HAHAHA! Ford going be out of business after 2018! GM and RAM will mop the floor with Ford!

I hope they are from the ground up to be able to compete with the Fords-otherwise, its just another Chevy refresh.

-CT
Posted by: crunchtime | Apr 10, 2018 2:23:12 PM

What are you talking about? The 2017 GM HD's took the 2017 Ford Superduty's to school. The GM trucks with lower tow ratings out-towed and out-braked the brand new 2017 Superduty that had higher tow ratings. The Duramax has more than proven itself and that's coming from a Cummins guy. And the fact that it has an Allison backing it up sells it even more. I'm even impressed by how tough the newer GM HD's IFS setup is. I wouldn't touch the pre-2010 stuff personally, but the upgraded front end and frame is impressive. Certainly more impressive than the lightened (cheapened) front suspension Ford is selling these days. The number of brand new Superduty's I've seen in the shop getting front suspension components replaced due to death wobble is shocking.

In the words of the SNL "Black Jeopardy" segment: Oh, HELL no!

I hope they are from the ground up to be able to compete with the Fords-otherwise, its just another Chevy refresh.

-CT

Posted by: crunchtime | Apr 10, 2018 2:23:12 PM

You sir are totally wrong. Did ever drive one?

More junk from Garbage motor company. They’re done!!!. It looks like an older Colorado face, junk. They are petty out of business.

Ford is continually becoming more of a third world truck company.
Good luck to Ford.

@HD RamKing
Specifically, what about the 2017 SD front end is weak? The Dana 60 axle? Based on the TFL Test the 6.4 Hemi is the weak gasser in HD pickups. Granted the Ford 6.2 blew apart its fan in the initial test, I’ll give you that. But that hemi was weak when asked to work. I actually own a 17 F250 with 6.2 and haven’t had any issues including when towing. I actually like Ram trucks, but wanted a gasser and felt the 6.2 was the superior motor after test driving. I give Ram props for the looks and interiors.

WTH- no they are not out yet. For work yes, I prefer the Ford Diesels, but only ever drove the 3500/F350 versions, NOT the 3/4T.

TNT- I do not care about tests from an article or website-I drive what I like and have good experience with. Again, just my opinion. I hope these new ones are fully from the ground up as I said earlier, then they may be able to take Ford.

-CT

@ CT

I respect your opinion. I have also driven a 16 Super Duty and was not impressed at all! Rode like crap. I didn't have to chew my gum, it did it for me!! My brother in law has a new 18 Super Duty that he special ordered, but I haven't ridden in it yet? My nephew says it does ride better than the 15 he traded in for.

I do care about what an article states bc they have insights on what goes on with these vehicles. Seeing how they perform against one another is HUGE! I don't care about the points system and how they judge it, but seeing real numbers behind the vehicles is great!!

That is a bold, handsome front clip.

Certainly more impressive than the lightened (cheapened) front suspension Ford is selling these days. The number of brand new Superduty's I've seen in the shop getting front suspension components replaced due to death wobble is shocking.

Posted by: HD RamKing | Apr 10, 2018 5:26:45 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J5WSkokN1M

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

http://www.dodgeproblems.com/trends/death-wobble/

Ford is continually becoming more of a third world truck company.
Good luck to Ford.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Apr 11, 2018 3:58:05 AM
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Yet it’s your beloved GM ( and FCA ) that build trucks for the USA/Canadian markets in the 3rd World.

Looks great. It's officially GAME OVER for FERD. That piece of CHINESE ALUMINUM GARBAGE will be wiped out of the globe in a few months when the 2019 SILVERADO goes on sale. FERD cant even sell a truck without it being recalled every couple months, such a shame. But then again, what do you expect from a company that produces nothing JUNK. GARBAGE AND JUNK HAHA

FORD = FOUND ON ROAD DEAD HAHAHA!

Did the guy that designed the front end of the first gen Colorado get promoted? Because they sold so well.......

Yet it’s your beloved GM ( and FCA ) that build trucks for the USA/Canadian markets in the 3rd World.

Posted by: GMBailout | Apr 11, 2018 12:58:12 PM

Yet Ford decided to build their 6.7 Powerstroke engine plant in the "3rd world". Not to mention, Ford pioneered building cars in Mexico.

Specifically, what about the 2017 SD front end is weak? The Dana 60 axle? Based on the TFL Test the 6.4 Hemi is the weak gasser in HD pickups. Granted the Ford 6.2 blew apart its fan in the initial test, I’ll give you that. But that hemi was weak when asked to work. I actually own a 17 F250 with 6.2 and haven’t had any issues including when towing. I actually like Ram trucks, but wanted a gasser and felt the 6.2 was the superior motor after test driving. I give Ram props for the looks and interiors.

Posted by: Grnzel1 | Apr 11, 2018 6:36:01 AM

I agree with Ramking, I see a lot of low mileage (<10k miles) Superduty trucks coming in for death wobble or front end vibration complaints. The lately the track bars are not as heavy duty or quality made. Same goes for the ball joints. Just because it's a Dana 60 doesn't mean the stuff Ford uses to attach it to the truck are any good. And Ford has definitely lightened up components for cost or unsprung weight (ride quality) reasons.

Hell yes!! This will be my next truck. Time to kiss Ford goodbye!!

"We were also able to confirm that it's 'safe to assume there will be multiple cab configurations and multiple bed lengths...'"

"Safe to assume" what has been a standard design feature of pickups for the last 30 years, if not longer...color me amazed at the sleuthing being done here. :rolleyes:

Sounds to me like you and others got a look at the real thing but can't show us images because of an obvious press embargo, so the most you can "reveal" without getting sued right now is that these HDs will have features current offerings have.



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