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 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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Not the biggest fan of the looks as a whole, but I have to say that the bowtie looks 1000% better than the block lettering in the previous article.

So you have to buy a High Country to get a decent looking front end. The Lt looks like crap.

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.

Posted by: TNTGMC | Dec 7, 2018 7:53:58 AM

Yeah. Now instead of just looking like a turd, it looks like a shiny turd!! Great job GM!! It's okay tho, according to the one GM loyalist who posted on the original article, a truck should be ugly if it's a capable truck meant for severe duty. Boy oh boy you GM clowns are something else....

Not the biggest fan of the looks as a whole, but I have to say that the bowtie looks 1000% better than the block lettering in the previous article.

Posted by: BD | Dec 7, 2018 9:31:14 AM

Yes the block lettering looks beyond hideous. Almost as bad on the Silverado 1500 with that grille option and hideous too on the Colorado. I guess if it's broke, don't fix it. That's today's Chevy Truck !

Stop!! Did anyone see the new Ram 2020 HD shots! That’s how it’s done!! Coming from a Ford SD owner. Nicely done Ram designers... nicely done

@ ramrod

U always this angry? U seem bent out of shape alot. Is it bc u drive a truck thats always in the shop?

I give GM props for making their trucks look totaly different and thinking outside the box. Kinda like Ford did in 1997 with their f150. Awesome design. Or what ram did back in 95 with their big rig design

Now ram on other hand is staying pretty conventional bc their HD look just like the durango 1500s. Luckily they have a 12 inch monster screen in them that is already having issues, let alone replace that beast when it goes out. Have fun wih that bill!!


I'm not even sure if I don't like the block lettering as a category entirely. It may look fine when done right but something just looked wrong about the photos of the HD in the previous article. It hardly looks like a truck, more like a piece of equipment or something impersonal like the back end of a trailer.

In fact google "1970 chevy truck" images and you'll see some with block lettering on the grille and it looks fine. Why? I'm not even sure, I'm no designer so I don't know why certain aesthetics appeal to the eye in general, maybe it's the headlights that make it look personable, or the symmetry of it all in the middle, maybe a combination thereof.

Less ugly, more money. GM has this nailed.


I'm a longtime fan of Chevy trucks and full sized vans, but this is a wrong turn for GM style-wise.

Every now and then these big companies lay an egg and GM's laid a big one here.

If this was a boo-boo like the Aztec, who cares. The Aztec was never destined to be their main course, but the Silverado is right up there with the Corvette as far as flagship name-plates go.

I think we can expect this model's nose to undergo some serious surgery by this time next year (unless they sell 800k of them, that is).

Good Lord that is friggin ugly.

@BD--I remember the lettering on those 70 Chevy trucks. the 1967 thru 1972 Chevy/GMC trucks are among my favorite trucks and the 1988 thru 1996 Chevy/GMC trucks. I also liked the 1999 thru 2002 but did not like the 2003 thru 2006.

but did not like the 2003 thru 2006.
Posted by: Jeff s | Dec 9, 2018

they were perfectly good trucks---albeit had a homely kisser---except that Nissan, Toyota, Ford and Chrysler had all surpassed them in many key categories by then.

GM truck buyers ended up getting the last laugh though.

Talking to the boys like I often do, it's clear that those trucks are still running story, even the paint looks good (silver birch tint) and the engine-trans-diff combo is bomb-proof.

The Nissans had diff problems. The Toyotas suffered ball joint and other chassis issues. The Fords? Can you say Triton?

The Dodge pickups of that day aren't bad at all. Would not mind a bit having 2006 Dodge 1500

those trucks are still running story


meant to say 'running strong'

@papajim--I said nothing about the quality of the 2003 thru 2006 Chevy trucks just that I didn't like them. The front ends were ugly. The GMCs were better looking. My guess is the GMC is the better looking less polarizing look on the 2019 GM trucks. And yes I still see a lot of 2003 thru 2006 on the road along with the 1988 thru 1996 ones. For the most part I have owned Chevrolets mostly cars but I am not loyal to any particular brand. Ram seems to be on a winning streak--still number 3 but catching up.

@papajim--I still have a 99 S-10 still running strong which is now 20 years old. I don't dislike Chevies otherwise why would I still be driving one 20 years later.

Theese people call Ridgeline ugly.
This GM truck in front looks like mammoth car from late 1960s Speed Racer cartoon.

The car looks very beautiful, looks very body, I am very impressed with this car style. looks very prominent.

The car looks very beautiful, looks very body, I am very impressed with this car style. looks very prominent.




The design has some real world utility to it.

I applaud them for trying to keep the box sides down, makes it easier to get at your equipment. The step in front of the tire is a great idea, and goes in line with the low line of the box from the perspective of accessibility.

Front end wise, it's a lot of real estate, but is it also to deal with cooling on all the high powered diesels nowadays?

Sale will tell if it's a winner.


Not bad looking on the outside but that 1990s interior is going to crush sales numbers , Who the hell would buy this after seeing Ram and Fords interiors ?

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