Is Chevy Already Developing Heavy-Duty Pickup Trucks for the 2020 Model Year?
If you were excited to hear about Chevy’s new Silverado 1500 launch, then hold onto your hats because the automaker just announced a whole new range of trucks for the 2020 model year.
Spy photographers recently glimpsed Chevy’s new Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD heavy-duty pickups during a testing circuit at GM’s proving grounds in Milford, Michigan. The photos caused quite a stir online after they were posted to a forum for Chevy car enthusiasts.
The spy photos show both the 2500HD and the 3500HD pickups in action.
Both trucks feature a four-door Crew Cab configuration, high-tech LED headlights and taillights, and a design aesthetic that has a similar look and feel to the smaller 2019 Silverado truck. But while the 2019 Silverado 1500 features a streamlined, minimalistic look, the new 2500HD and 3500HD trucks boast way more attitude thanks to an aggressive front grille, wide side mirrors and amber roof-mounted lights.
Chevy dealers still haven’t received word on whether or not the new heavy-duty pickups will come equipped with the aerodynamic front grille “air curtains” we saw on the Silverado 1500, but we’re confident that the vehicle will feature a ton of practical enhancements. Expect to see the new heavy-duty 2020 trucks debut with increased maximum payload capacities and boosted maximum towing capacity ratings.
The automaker hasn’t released any powertrain details yet for the updated trucks, but it’s likely that you’ll see the same fantastic high-performance engine options in 2020 that you’ll find in the 2019 models. Chevy’s current heavy-duty trucks are available with either a 6.0-liter V8 engine (generating 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque) or a 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine capable of getting up to 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque.
Stop by any Chevy car dealership near you to get an up-close look at these remarkable engines before the 2020 models arrive.
The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 will arrive at Ray Chevrolet in the second half of 2018. However, we still don’t have a debut date for the 2020 Silverado 2500HD or 3500HD pickups.
We’ll be sure to let you know when the new Silverado 1500 will be available for purchase–we can guarantee you won’t want to miss out on this spectacular new truck. The refreshed Silverado 1500 is already making waves at Chevy dealerships with the news that the truck will come with more high-value features and performance-enhancing components than ever.
The new Silverado 1500 will be available with 17-inch steel wheels, LED signature taillamps and LED reflector headlamps, signature daytime running lights, an integrated dual exhaust, a 2-inch suspension lift, chrome exterior accents, leather interior trim options, a power up/down tailgate, and more.
Now, if all of that is available for the 2019 Silverado 1500, can you imagine what the heavy-duty Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks have in store?