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2020 Chevy Silverado HD Revealed – New Gas Engine, Allison Transmission, Bed Step

2020 Chevy Silverado HD

New exterior styling, large Chevrolet grille and a new bed step stand out at first glance.

A new 2020 Chevy Silverado HD is set to make its debut in February 2019 with a new look, gas engine, 10-speed Allison transmission and, most importantly, an easy to use side bed step to access the middle of the bed. Finally!

2020 Chevy Silverado HDAt an exclusive unveil last month in Arizona, we got up close and personal with the design of the big, bold new Silverado HD. In person, the new Silverado HD looks like it is considerably larger than the prior generation. It is so large, you would think it is a whole new class of pickup.

2020 Chevy Silverado HD

The best innovation in some time, the bed step makes getting into the bed a LOT easier.

This size means the new Silverado HD only borrows the roof from the new Silverado 1500 and the rest of the sheet metal is new to the larger HD.

Chevy didn’t announce dimensions, but it says the truck shares the same 3 inches of rear legroom gained like the half-ton pickup as well as other “similar architectural changes.”

2020 Chevy Silverado HD

No question who built this truck!

It also shares the same spelled out Chevrolet grille as Silverado half-ton work trucks come with from the factory.

Powering the Flint, Michigan built pickup will be an all-new gasoline engine with direct injection mated to a six-speed transmission or the Duramax turbo-diesel V8 with 910 lb-ft of torque mated to an all-new Allison 10-speed transmission.

Chevy says there will be “all-new customer-focused trailering technology, significant increases in towing and payload capabilities and a host of technologies and features designed specifically for heavy-duty truck customers.” These features will likely be the same as found in the Silverado 1500 as well as few new items.

2020 Chevy Silverado HD

An all-new gas engine is coming along with a new Allison 10-speed for the Duramax diesel.

The new 2020 Silverado HD will go on sale mid-2019 and we will see the official debut likely next year in Detroit.


Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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