Chevrolet Unveils 2020 Silverado 2500/3500 High Country

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Hot on the heels of the release of the first official photos of the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500, which were of the LT trim with the Z71 Off-Road Package, the truckmaker has revealed the new look of the High Country trim for the heavy-duty pickup trucks. From the photos, the HDs looks to be following the lead of the recently released half-ton 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

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When the new, more economical 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 LT was revealed, there was immediate concern from Pickuptrucks.com readers that the new front end looked boring and ugly (check the comments from our post, which is closing in on 200 entries) with Chevrolet emblazoned in capital letters across the width of the truck. So, almost as if on cue, Chevy has released photos of its top-of-the-line model and, lo and behold, the traditional bow tie will be back on the grille where many believe it has always belonged.

Of course, this is the same design strategy used for the 2019 Silverado 1500, which offers eight distinct models, three of which have the capitalized brand name and five of which are decked out with the bow tie. Additionally, the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup is offered with an optional lettered grille.

The 2020 Chevy HD pickups will not have as many trim levels as the half ton. They will come in Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country trims. The only thing missing from the HD lineup that the light-duty lineup offers is the Trail Boss and RST packages. We're not sure we need a Silverado 3500 RST, but a 2500 Trail Boss would be interesting — just saying.

Although, we've been told we're not likely to see the Chevy HDs at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, we will know much more by February. Also, if this revelation pattern continues, expect Chevrolet to release photos of the as-yet-unseen WT, Custom and LTZ models in the days and weeks to come. Let's hope a few images of the new interior are on the way as well. More to come.

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Comments

this represents a modest improvement over the 2020 HD that was shown here recently. Still not all that excited about this styling direction

GM is still ashamed of the interior. No pics. However, the exterior really gets my juices flowing.

Funny we don't see pictures of the other side of the truck - the side that would show whether or not GM moved that awful DEF tank!!

That's a great looking truck.

So much better than the LT shown yesterday! Now this truck I could get into to. It’s going to look like a beast with a modest lift and more aggressive wheels & tires!

@Taylor still going to a decent amount of lift to fit big tires, thanks to GM still squaring off the bottom of the fender and bumper, not much tire clearance was added

Even with the gold bowtie, it's still butt ugly in the front. The rest
of the truck has some decent lines. The side and rear steps are
a very good idea that Ford and Ram will soon copy. It's bad
enough that they never got the wheel wells right but that grill....

Momma Mercy me...that is some serious piece of ugly....

@Jack
The new 19 1/2 tons have been squeezing a bit more tire than the 18’s. My fingers are crossed that the 20 HD’s will follow suit and allow a slightly larger tire despite the squared off wheel well. Time will tell!

GM is still ashamed of the interior. No pics. However, the exterior really gets my juices flowing.
Posted by: papajim II | Dec 6, 2018

FAKE. You ain't junior or duce. Get your own ID

Front end reminds me of a shark. Yuk.

this represents a modest improvement over the 2020 HD that was shown here recently. Still not all that excited about this styling direction papajim

Then don't buy it. I'm not thats for sure.

All current HD trucks require more tire and wheel to look good. Take the Super Duty for example, IMO it’s an ugly truck in stock form but looks pretty good once set up properly. This truck is going to be much the same. I judge a truck by how it can look rather than how it looks stock!

Would love to be a fly on the wall at the Renaissance Center. The optimist in the room saying- this will be the one to outsell Ford. The realist saying- omg! Thats what has been said about the past three generations of our pig with lip stick. Besides we have a much bigger problem, RAM is likely to displace Chevrolet and become #2.

They need to change the name to Stoned Country with them squinty eyes LOL! Not bad looking--definitely rugged. Still think the Super Duty is better looking.

Well that is a MUCH better grille than other one shown earlier this week. It makes this front end tolerable.

Like having to pay for "high country" in the 1/2 ton to get a truck that can compete with a competitors V6 do you also have to buy "high country in the 3/4 ton to get a truck whos front isn't atrocious? Interesting marketing.

Its still certainly nowhere near as nice looking as Fiat's front clip (definitely the nicest one out now) and the Superduty still has it beat as well.

The GM/Chevy shills were saying something about the chevy being a "game changer" and i think im staring to see what they were talking about. With Chevy and Fiat's recent styling and interior choices may very well move Fiat up from #3 to #2 and chevy from 2 to 3. Definitely a "Game Changer".

The Ford and Fiat are both vastly superior to the chevy with regards to their interiors and Fiat is definitely the prettiest of the 3 with the Ford falling in the middle on looks.

Other than the built in side bedstep (which is great) this is a big misstep for chevy.

It will still make it to third best selling 3/4 ton.

Much better, I almost like it!

I didn't mind the "CHEVROLET" across the front, I hated the F@#ked up headlights and turn signals! This better but still awful. Truck looks good except for the front end, rear end looks real good!

I must admit this design is an improvement, can't wait to see the face-off comparisons...

Okay, Chevy had me scared for a couple days. This is a good looking truck. Just use this grill across the line and you'll be fine.

Sales of full-size pickups overall rose 8.4% last month, while Ford sales were down about 1%

Ford apologists are saying that RAM and GM (which both accounted for the rising sales in November) are still selling their 2018s as new trucks---duh! So is Ford.

I bring this little bit of Christmas candy to the clowns like Frank, Nitro, 2.7 Ecoboost, Fordrules/GM drools and the rest so they can have a nice lump of coal for their stockings. Just call me Papa Claus.

Maybe its an optical illusion, but it really bugs me how the top edge of the bed appears be about 6" lower than top of the hood.

There's a lot of weird lines on these trucks that dont really seem to be going anywhere in particular.

It's less pronounced on the 1500 but still provides some weird visual dissonance.

The 2008 Ford Super Duty, Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Juke, and now this have all committed the same design sin of placing the primary headlights below the equator of the grill. It is a difficult feat to pull off. Ram does this as well, but gets away with it because of their fender and hood, big rig styling. Ram also does not have lights above the headlights.

I wonder if it offends us so because we see the headlights as eyes, and they just don’t look right when they are low or have other lights above.

a lot of weird lines on these trucks that dont really seem to be going anywhere in particular. It's less pronounced on the 1500 but still provides some weird visual dissonance.
Posted by: devilsadvocate | Dec 6, 2018

Sorry but I gotta agree! If GM is gonna lay some people off I can tell them where to start!

@papajim
Was that from the Motley Fool article today? I read it and it’s sorta meaningless.

The bed step looks neat but I suspect that just like the bumper step it is too high to be of any value to me. The drop down step on my F150 is a little high. I really wish that they would make trucks that you can get in without steps.

GMSRGREAT, again, keep in mind that some men simply have lower-hanging balls than others. Skin elasticity, which refers to your skin’s ability to stretch and return to its normal state, varies widely from person to person. Skin also loses elasticity as you age, causing wrinkles and, for many men, saggy balls.

I thought the Cylons were humanoid, not vehicles

Theres NO way I would buy truck w such UGLY grill..
GM designers must be on some strange drugs to create such abomination.

Plus the two wheel drive has no need to sit so high,,lower it ffs..

I guess the designers have no clue that its easier to load stuff when truck is lower to the ground,someone should inform them before GM goes broke again..

You know the GM in-breads want to combine all trucks sales but if you look up HD sales and there you have it. Ford out sells GM by almost 10 to 1. Ram also out sells GM by over 5 to 1. This truck is not gonna help them. That Aztec looking front end will only hurt them even more.

This is far better looking than what was presented a few days ago, but they also stated that it was an LT model, this High Country Trim will make me glad the new HD out in the streets mid to late next year.

I hate pulling out these trucks during winter storms with my 4-cylinder Tacoma!

@grnzel

I found the Motley Fool article you mention.

I read it. The author's angle (in my opinion) is that Ford stock might represent a strong buy at today's very low stock price, despite some of their issues. Just his informed opinion.

As you are probably aware, that's a site for investors and although the writer specializes in auto stocks, his perspective is probably a lot different from enthusiasts like us.

Many investors are on the lookout for solid opportunities among the better stocks which may have fallen on (recent) hard times. Companies with great management that are just waiting for their chance to shine. Perhaps that's his angle.

and another thing. The Motley Fool article was only talking about Full Size Trucks, best I could tell.

So the GM/Ford comparison is even more distinct when you add in the extra 12-15 thousand mid size that GM sells most months.

That's a remarkable improvement in grill looks with a touch of chrome

That sure is a sweet looking truck. Us Ford guys are hurting with nothing new coming out of Ford. I have been wishing on a star for a new Ranger to hit the streets. Instead I think it hit a wall. And now it is stalled. Oh darn it, I peed my pants again, MOM!

It is 12-pack and a bag ugly.

Early spy-photos confirm it still has the garbage, rough riding, Roger Smith demanded, back to the 80s (but updated) torsion-bar IFS. Unless they moved the DEF tank from the location in the pre-production mules, not only is it in the same location, it is bigger and is even more exposed below the frame.

3rd in HD pickup sales is 100% correct. Both GMC and Chevrolet combined struggle to crack 25% of the HD market. With arguably a very competitive powertrain, people just don’t buy them.

This is just doubling down on dumb, making a truck look tough, when it is merely a pavement princess. With the shift towards picksups and SUVs one would think GM could capitalize on their LD sales with another 1500HD or 2500LD that was just over 8,500 lbs GVWR, but not the rough-riding turn off the HDs seem to be. Way back, the 1500HDs were a nice mix of LD frame and 6.0/4L80e and 9.5 semi float. Not too far from the current max tow 1500s, but give them a little more payload than a 1/2 ton, get them out of the CAFE mix, and little better ride than a HD.

@papajim

Ford's trucks are new from the ground up in 2017. Are you stupid?

PS, sorry about your saggy nuts. Lucky for me, I have radiant floor heating so they stay warm while walking around the house.

@GMSRGREAT


Speak for yourself, it may not be cold but you're constantly stepping on me and rug burns are not fun.

Oh boy, Ford just got called out. GM just made the following statement:

GM’s focus on understanding truck customers has helped build the most successful truck franchise in the industry over the last four years. Since introducing the industry’s first three-truck strategy with midsize, full-size light-duty and full-size heavy-duty trucks in 2014, GM has been the best-selling truck manufacturer for four consecutive years. The company has sold more than 600,000 pickups than the closest manufacturer from 2014 through the first three quarters of 2018. 

Wow! Just the facts.

GM has been the best-selling truck manufacturer for four consecutive years. The company has sold more than 600,000 pickups than the closest manufacturer from 2014 through the first three quarters of 2018.

@GMSRGREAT

Just what I wanted for Christmas -- call me Papa Claus.


"Since introducing the industry’s first three-truck strategy with midsize, full-size light-duty and full-size heavy-duty trucks in 2014"

Only a very ignorant person who knows nothing about trucks would believe this B S!!!

3 truck strategy has existed well before 2014 and by all three OEM's.

We'll just file this comment under one of gms many B S stories... LMFAO!!

I never found GM trucks to be rough riding they are usually very smooth riding. As for styling this model is slightly better but I would have to see this in person. I don't care much for the direction of the styling that Chevy trucks are going to. Wouldn't mind seeing more of the return to the styling of the 1988 Chevy 1500 and above trucks which to me were one of the best looking trucks.

@FullSize_only:

Ford had a 3-truck strategy for years before anyone else, but the media never acknowledged it.

Now that truck looks alot better than the previous photo! Having that chrome grille really gives the front end a better flow. The all black grille in previous post was just too much.

Hopefully they changed up interior, to differentiate it from 1500s alittle more.

We'll just file this comment under one of gms many B S stories... LMFAO!!


Posted by: FullSize_only | Dec 7, 2018 6:33:37 AM


You go ahead and do that so you remain irrelevant in your commenting. Covering your ears and eyes will only keep you disconnected from reality..

"I really wish that they would make trucks that you can get in without steps."
-Walt

@Walt: They did. It was called the Corvair ramp side truck. Went over like a lead balloon.

@redbloodedxy

Corvair?

They sucked for a multitude of reasons, including the air cooled engine. I realize that Porsche 911's also have aircooled motors but even though aircooled engines suck, you have to admit that 911s are very cool in spite of it.

Bonus: They sold millions of Corvairs with GM Powerglide trannies, which not only sucked for being a 2-speed trans, but they also carried a TON of heat into the engine compartment which already had plenty of that to start with.

Thanks for mentioning the Corvair truck concept though. Great collector's item.


"You go ahead and do that so you remain irrelevant in your commenting. Covering your ears and eyes will only keep you disconnected from reality..
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Dec 7, 2018 8:00:30 AM"


Hey its ok if you got upset, just stop putting made up $hit on here and you will be ok.

@redblood


Yeah I know that Ford definitely had a 3 truck strategy before 2014 so i just dont get how somebody would make such an @ss of them self and try to pass of a supposed statement from gm as fact. Ignorant people like that need to comment too i suppose....



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