That’s… quite a face.
American carmaker Chevrolet have released the latest redesign of its Silverado Heavy Duty, joining the light-duty version of the full-sized ute that was shown off some time ago for the 2019 model year. The Silverado HD will be making an arrival sometime in late 2019 for the 2020 model year, with a Feb debut at the Chicago motor show the most likely plan for it.
Chevy says that this is the smartest, and most developed Silverado they’ve ever made, and there’s a decent amount of kit to back up the claims. The MY20 Silverado offers up things like driver aids to assist trailering, as well as big upgrades in terms of towing & payload capabilities. The crew cab is now also larger, and the seating position has been adjusted to offer greater accommodation.
There are also small touches, designed with function in mind. There are integrated bed steps on the sides of the bed, a first for the segment. These are of course in addition to the built-in steps on the rear bumper, allowing for greater access from a variety of angles.
Two powertrains will be offered, being a V8 direct-injection petrol engine with a 6-speed auto, as well as a capable Duramax V8 turbodiesel mated to a 10-speed auto. That turbodiesel V8 sounds (on paper at least) to offer both smooth power and enviable fuel economy, despite what its sub-7.0L capacity might suggest.
Style-wise it’s clear that Chevrolet have done their best to visually-differentiate the light-duty and heavy-duty variants of the Silverado, as seen here with that… uh, striking face. According to Chevy, only the roof is shared between the two cars, with everything else bespoke to each model. Best it’s done like that anyway, since this thing most certainly won’t be to all tastes.