Chevrolet has been building trucks for more than 100 years. The latest in that long heritage is the all-new 2020 Silverado HD. MotorWeek was at the debut at the Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan where they’ll be built. The Silverado 2500 & 3500 HD models are longer, wider and taller than the predecessor. These heavy duty trucks grow by more than just size. The standard powertrain is a new 6.6-liter V-8 gas engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Horsepower increases 11 percent to 401… torque is up by 22 percent to 464 lb-ft.
Those numbers naturally grow with the Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V-8 producing 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. It works with an all-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. There’s no waiting for all that torque, Chevy says its available in first gear. One more number that matters: maximum towing capability. That increases too, by as much as 52-percent to 35,500 pounds. While it has the muscle to move a lot, there’s also technology to help. This Silverado HD has new towing technology, including 15 camera views available… so you clearly see what’s going on behind you.
The design takes a leap forward. It says heavy duty before it even goes to work. The job gets done in five trim levels from the Work Truck all the way up to the High Country. If you’re looking at one of these heavy duty trucks for a big project you’ll have to wait a few months. The all-new 2020 Silverado HD goes on sale this summer. We’ll know more about the price closer to when they go on sale.