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

drools

You take everything way to personal! Get a grip! Why don't you do something beneficial then and tell your ford clown buddy with 20 different names to be quiet and post facts instead of lies. That would be more productive than trying to attack me. Makes more sense fella

@ tntOnline What's pathetic is a Michael Jackson pervert that makes fun of his family getting on truck forum and preaching to others. Also not a man of your word as you said you would never respond to just the truth.

The mounting for the side view mirrors is certainly awkward. Its not a frame dragger and the DEF tank has been properly integrated into the truck. Everyone golf clap for overdue accomplishments at GM.

Based on the tail pipe on this one I believe its a diesel. Under that assumption the cladding/camouflage is covering where the functional cold air hood scoop was. So its possible that that feature is history.

As far as looks... its almost totally camouflaged from top to bottom. Its a big full size truck, with trademark GM square wheel wells and odd sideview mirrors. Outside of that you cant tell much from a styling point.

nah...pathetic is this "it" coming to Truck forum twisting words and spewing non sense bc "it" isnt comfortable with "its," own self.

drools

You take everything way to personal! Get a grip! Why don't you do something beneficial then and tell your ford clown buddy with 20 different names to be quiet and post facts instead of lies. That would be more productive than trying to attack me. Makes more sense fella


Posted by: TNTGMC | Oct 29, 2018 1:33:04 PM

unlike you, i won't feed the @SS hole who has no integrity, he used my user name once or twice and i did not give him the time of day

so if i call all the GM guy retards you are good with that

@ drools


Well thats your choice.

And I agree with you in that @$$ hole. "IT" needs to leave and join a car forum

@ tntOnline You are the one who makes fun of your own family and defends Michael Jackson. Get yourself together and leave others alone.

You know what the 6.2 and 2.7 EB have in common? You can't get either in a pickup truck with a manual transmission. Listening to you two topic after topic is like watching the special Olympics: a complete waste of time and space but mildly entertaining.

@ Former Glad you get some entertainment out of it. May you have a good day.

Ford girls are still crying I see, guess it suck being second place in truck sales LMBO!!! These new GM HD trucks just sent Furd back to the drawing board. Better luck in 2021 Furd LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are wrong. In the third quarter Ford sold more trucks. Just add MD trucks and Ford leads.

Anyone else see that TFL also picked the new Ram as the best 2019 half ton? Ram 3, Silverado 0. Chevy better up their advertising budget in Motor Trend and Car and Driver so they can get a "fair" review. LOLOLOLOLOLOL.

"Hey Joe, we forgot the DEF tank again! Quick bolt it real low on the frame!!" "No Charlie, we actually thought of it in development this time!!" LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Now if this were a Heavy Duty discussion he would real quick to point out how credible these TFL performance tests are.....

Posted by: FullSize_only | Oct 29, 2018 7:38:51 AM

Actually the Ford SuperDuty crushed the Duracell in the TFL 0-60 test. What he'll say is that PUTC is the only one who knows how to test the trucks!! LOLOLOLOLOL

Heavy Duty 0-60 MPH at a Mile Above Sea Level
Year Make Model 0-60 MPH (sec)
2018 Ford F-350 Crew 4×4 6.7L (4.10 gears) 7.82
2017 Ford F-350 Crew 4×4 6.7L (4.10 gears) 8.02
2015 Ford F-350 Crew 4×4 6.7L (3.73 gears) 8.17
2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 Crew 4×4 6.6L 8.74
2014 Ram 2500 Crew 4×4 6.7L 8.91
2015 GMC Sierra Crew 3500 SRW 4×4 6.6L 9.35
2014 Ram 2500 Crew 4×4 6.4L (4.10 gears) 9.59
2017 Ram Power Wagon 6.4L (4.10 gears) 9.75
2018 Ram 3500 Crew DRW 4×4 6.7L (4.10 gears) 10.09
2017 Ram 3500 Crew DRW 4×4 6.7L 10.19
2016 Ram 3500 Crew DRW 4×4 6.7L 10.26



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