Introducing the new 2020 Chevrolet 2500 HD
Chevrolet last week revealed the redesigned new Silverado 2500 HD Trucks, including the High Country shown above which represents the range-topper of the HD family.
“[Silverado buyers] want the perfect truck for them and not a one size fits most truck compromised for the masses,” General Motors design boss Mike Simcoe said in a statement. “That insight shaped our strategy for the next-generation Silverado franchise, providing customers more differentiation between the Silverado 1500 and the Silverado HD as well as more personalization and differentiation between individual trim levels.”
Chevy describes the redesigned truck as the most advanced, most capable Silverado HD yet. For example, there are electronic driver aids to make hauling a trailer easier, and towing and payload capabilities are up on the previous generation. There’s also increased space in crew cab models and new bed steps on the flanks in addition to the previous generation’s rear steps.
Two powertrains have been confirmed. One is a new gas engine with direct injection and a 6-speed automatic. The other is a Duramax V-8 turbodiesel mated to a 10-speed automatic. The diesel will deliver 910 pound-feet of torque, which suggests it will be a version of the previous generation’s 6.6-liter Duramax that offers 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque.
Chevy is holding back further details on its redesigned Silverado 2500 HD until the formal debut in February, likely at that month’s 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Sales are scheduled to start around the middle of this year.