2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500: Spied While Towing

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As predictable as the changing of the seasons, if we're getting a crop of new light-duty pickup trucks, you can bet updated versions of their heavy-duty counterparts are not far behind. With the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 and Ram 1500 hitting their stride, all three brands are putting the finishing touches on their significantly upgraded heavy-duty lineups, likely to go on sale as 2020 model-year pickups. After seeing a more function-first Silverado 2500 model near GM's proving grounds in Michigan, this is what our spy shooters sent us:

"We caught Chevy engineers testing prototypes of the Silverado 2500 Work Truck pickups, conducting towing tests and standard unladen tests on Michigan highways.

"The most recent prototypes have dropped a little bit of camouflage, revealing some lighting details on the towing mirrors consisting of twin LED strips. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 WT is a stripped-down, budget-minded, functional pickup truck. The Silverado 2500 WT featured a grille design similar to the Silverado 1500 WT, with Chevrolet spelled out across the grille's crossbar in capital letters. The prototype also showed simple blacked-out trim and blacked-out front and rear bumpers. Simple steel wheels were also on display. Inside, expect to see an vinyl or cloth interior and a simple 7-inch touchscreen on the dash.

"The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 lineup has more trim levels than ever before, and we expect a similar lineup for the 2020 HDs. The stakes have never been higher in the Detroit Three truck wars, and the combatants are all readying new or updated pickups. In addition to GM's heavy-duty prototypes that are undergoing a rigorous testing regimen, Ram is readying extensively updated heavy-duty trucks that sources say will start production in late December with a January debut set for the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. To round things out, Ford is working on mid-cycle updates for its Super Duty trucks to counter competitors' updates."

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Comments

Here is the future 2500 towing comparison winner.

"Sharpened proportions" i.e.: "We made the front end blockier so it appears larger like a Ford."

The aluminum Super Duty'll drag that 2nd place GM down the street.

What is up the mirrors......is the designers at GM trying to create the ugliest trucks of the big 3?? Seriously who at GM think those look good??

papajum was also spied near the Canadian border.

Sources claim he is trying to flee the United States.

Hmmmm

I don't have a life, so I care what my truck looks like.

Several passenger side pics, definitely a diesel tail pipe- no DEF tank (that I can spot) under the passenger floor.

As funky as the mirrors look I think that's the only way GM could figure out how to have power folding plus power extending. Nice to see the DEF tank is moved.

@ redblood

You mean the super duty that has lost the past 3 years on all performance categories to the Duramax! Ya, I'm pretty sure the Duramax will dominate again!
Oh but wait, u still have class leading nonsense on your side, and maybe you can take your SD in and get it reflashed for more blowing smoke HP/TQ! What a joke

@ redblood

You mean the super duty that has lost the past 3 years on all performance categories to the Duramax! Ya, I'm pretty sure the Duramax will dominate again!
Oh but wait, u still have class leading nonsense on your side, and maybe you can take your SD in and get it reflashed for more blowing smoke HP/TQ! What a joke


Posted by: TNTGMC | Oct 26, 2018 10:16:17 AM

yep talking to my friend this morning he roll out of the lot with 42,000lbs on his goose neck attached to the F-350 Stroke that he traded his Duracrapper in on rated at 26,000lbs what a joke, he told me the Stroke puts the Duracrapper to shame in all categories

The Super duty is the best selling truck in this class. the RAM is the second best selling in this class.

2020? Geez, they call it 202 but its really still 2014. Gm is known to hype things a new when they still make the old. Not impressed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yep talking to my friend this morning he roll out of the lot with 42,000lbs on his goose neck attached to the F-350 Stroke that he traded his Duracrapper in on rated at 26,000lbs what a joke, he told me the Stroke puts the Duracrapper to shame in all categories

Posted by: Ford Rules GM Drools | Oct 26, 2018 10:53:05 AM

Your friend is a hazard to the rest of the motoring public. Report him for being overweight.

Those mirrors fold towards the door and rotate down to form a wider side view...a future radar system in the large area in the middle.

“ You mean the super duty that has lost the past 3 years on all performance categories to the Duramax! Ya, I'm pretty sure the Duramax will dominate again! “

TNTGAY is the same clown who moves his goalposts when the ZR2 loses every performance category to the Raptor.

Your friend is a hazard to the rest of the motoring public. Report him for being overweight.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Oct 26, 2018 11:22:28 AM

shows you're knowledge of the trucking industry

GM needs to start building trucks people want to buy instead of trucks to win comparisons. Evidently most people do not care about comparisons or do not believe the comparisons.

shows you're knowledge of the trucking industry


Posted by: Ford Rules GM Drools | Oct 26, 2018 12:03:18 PM

What's the maximum tow rating on the F-350?

shows you're knowledge of the trucking industry


Posted by: Ford Rules GM Drools | Oct 26, 2018 12:03:18 PM

2018 F-350 DRW max 5th wheel towing 27,500. Max gooseneck towing 34,000.

You are an idiot for not stopping this endangerment of the motoring public. You are an even bigger idiot to brag about it.
Call up your friend and get him off the road!

2018 F-350 DRW max 5th wheel towing 27,500. Max gooseneck towing 34,000.

You are an idiot for not stopping this endangerment of the motoring public. You are an even bigger idiot to brag about it.
Call up your friend and get him off the road!


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Oct 26, 2018 12:36:41 PM

again shows you knowledge of the trucking industry, how come some time ago when one of your fellow GM humpers wrote on here saying he's always over weight with his crapamaxes you had know problem with that, but now it's a problem, letting you're true colors show are you and if i remember correctly you even had a smart @$$ comment, by the way his name was Sean

letting you're true colors show are you and if i remember correctly you even had a smart @$$ comment, by the way his name was Sean


Posted by: Ford Rules GM Drools | Oct 26, 2018 12:47:22 PM

Stop making up s&it, call your buddy and get him off the road.

@ gms He may be legal depending on what and where.

Stop making up s&it, call your buddy and get him off the road.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Oct 26, 2018 12:52:46 PM

you see when the tide turns you care about right and wrong, i can guarantee you if this was a Crappamax you would have no problem with this,

so with that being said here's how it's legal
Truck registered at 42,000 lbs combination
Trailer has 2 14k axles = 28k lbs
Truck 14k lbs
trailer 28k lbs
equals 42k lbs

got another friend of mine who has a Ram 5500 registered at 54,900 lbs

i will tell you this they are a lot safer on the road than any Swift drivers out there

yep talking to my friend this morning he roll out of the lot with 42,000lbs on his goose neck attached to the F-350 .....

Posted by: Ford Rules GM Drools | Oct 26, 2018 10:53:05 AM

how come some time ago when one of your fellow GM humpers wrote on here saying he's always over weight with his crapamaxes you had know problem with that,

Posted by: Ford Rules GM Drools | Oct 26, 2018 12:47:22 PM

You already admitted to knowing your friend is over weight with his F-350. Stop making stuff up to justify your comments and get your friend of the road.

PUTC, please flag these comments for knowledge of vehicle overweight on public roadways.

I love triggering Gemmers!! Hahahahaha!!!

What a world...

PUTC, please flag these comments for knowledge of vehicle overweight on public roadways.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Oct 26, 2018 1:38:34 PM

What a snivelling little crybaby.

Sure a lot of Bul$#@it comments on this site. Sounds like a Ford commercial .

@ fordsarejunk

Amen! Like I said the ford boys brag there SD can supposedly tow so much weight. Yet, when out up against a Duramax its gets out pulled by a truck that pulls 100% of it weight compared to only 70% the power stroke pulls. Something off by that?? Ya its Ford's nonsense "class leading" bull$h@!.

The abject jealousy some people (tntonline) have of Ford's leading role in trucks is laughable.There is one leader all others are followers.

@TNTGMC, FAJ, GMS
you can call it what ever you want but here's the bottom line in the HD segment, the construction sites, hot shot rigs, trucking industry, blue collar jobs, and the serious hauler not a bunch of online liberals, you will always find Rams, and Fords and the HD sales are direct fact of this statement and other thing out of all those owners i just mentioned .03 seconds is not going to sway the decision one way or the other, it comes down to capability not performance, look at the Ram it was dead last in the performance category but it outsells the GM in the HD segment why is that

@ partial truth and drools:
Are you suggesting that price doesn't play a role in your examples. I know our company bought a fleet Ford solely on price. Last I heard, we will be going back to GM.

@ drools

That's funny bc all the construction sites here in Midwest have GM trucks on their sites! I'm sure its bc they are worried about total weight they can pull over Reliability, dependability, and durability.

@ tntOnline Truck sales don't agree with your statement.

In the third quarter Ford out sold GM in trucks. Or you don't believe it add Ford medium duty to fullsize.

........... Ford's leading role in trucks is............

Posted by: just the truth | Oct 27, 2018 8:29:43 AM

Four years after GM introduces a mid size truck, finally Ford is about to release their mid size truck. Can you explain Fords leading role again?

Not to you. You don't listen. Just pick engines. GM is using a 50;year old engine design. Ford's smallest truck V 6 will out accelerate GM's largest truck V8. That is one way of leading. Now go into your denial mode.

Ford's smallest truck V 6 will out accelerate GM's largest truck V8.

Posted by: Just the truth | Oct 27, 2018 4:12:44 PM

So much for "just the truth". If you wish to make such statements, at least do some research and supply a link of instrumented tests from a creditable source. Eg, car and Driver, road and track, truck trend. Otherwise, change your name, NOW!

Gms is now in change the subject denial mode.

0-60 5.4 seconds. Your move.

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2014-chevrolet-silverado-62l-v-8-4x4-test-review

Waiting.

It’s not 2014 you moron.

And GM isn’t a ringer, as the time is a one off

*sent

Me and my poor grammar and spelling mistakes.

GM makes the fastest, most fuel efficient V8 engines in a half ton! That's just the truth and it upsets ford fanboys

Gm makes the best performing diesel engine in a HD truck! FACT

And GM Shills are embarrassed that a Ford with V-6 betters their 1/2 tones with a V-8.

And the RAM HD and Super Duty perform better in the real world than a sissy GM HD. And that is a fact.


"just the truth" should change its name again, only this time it should be "bull-pucky"

It’s not 2014 ..........

Posted by: TNTGMC | Oct 27, 2018 4:59:55 PM

That's correct! Now in 2014, where were the Ford pick-ups that could post that time and still be capable to haul and tow what the Silverado in the article I posted above was.

That's correct! Now in 2014, where were the Ford pick-ups that could post that time and still be capable to haul and tow what the Silverado in the article I posted above was.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Oct 27, 2018 6:21:23 PM

Tell me genius. What is the payload and tow rating of that specific truck in that article was.

The GM fanboys can not stand the fact that the 2.7 is faster than the 6.2. It is fun to watch them go into denial.

@ brawndo

Your delusional! PUTC comparison in half tons and HD proves u wrong! Denial is running real deep!

As for the guy who uses different names. U dont have proof 2.7L for the 100 time isnt faster. I've given articles that show it's not. Get a life and 1 name clown.

TNTGAY says;

“ Your delusional! PUTC comparison in half tons and HD proves u wrong! Denial is running real deep! “

You read it here right folks. That moron thinks a website is the real word. What a delusional freak.

@ tntonline Deny all you wish it will not change the truth. Having Michael Jackson as your hero will not lead you close to the truth. So you will always be lost.



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