This is our first look at the all-new pickup.
This is the face of the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD… or at least some of it. While we got our first glimpse of the rugged pickup at a presentation last week in Las Vegas, the first official image from Chevy shows a shadowy teaser, with only a small sampling of the more aggressive, updated fascia. What we can point out, though, previews something promising.
At first glance, the new Silverado HD looks tougher than outgoing model. It borrows the same bowtie-shaped grille design found on the new Silverado 1500. This particular model also wears a Z71 badge, which can be seen clearly on the lower right-hand portion of the grille.
The hood now gains a more prominent bulging scoop, and the Chevrolet logo is stamped across a chrome panel that runs the length of the front fascia, seemingly replacing the signature logo. We’ll be curious to see if the Silverado HD adopts the same "Flowtie" fixture found on some of its larger siblings.
The 2020 Silverado HD will be the third brand-new truck to join the Chevy lineup in just 18 months. The Silverado 1500, made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show this past January, and the Silverado 4500, 5500, and 6500 HD range followed shortly thereafter. Like those trucks before it, the Silverado HD will be fully revamped from the ground up.
"Chevrolet already fuels the most successful truck manufacturer in the industry," said Alan Batey, global head of Chevrolet. “With a completely new, expanded range of Silverado models on the horizon, we expect to see even more truck buyers in Chevrolet showrooms."
The new Silverado HD will tailor to the needs of heavy-duty truck customers, says Chevy, with more capability and more durability than ever. On-road testing of the new truck will begin in just a few months, before it officially makes its debut mid-2019. Production at the Flint, Michigan, facility will kick off in the first quarter of 2019.
Chevrolet announced that the next-generation Silverado HD will debut next year, as a 2020 model. It will be the third all-new truck in the Silverado lineup revealed in just 18 months, joining the 2019 Silverado 1500 and the 2019 Silverado 4500/5500/6500HD.
“Chevrolet already fuels the most successful truck manufacturer in the industry,” said Alan Batey, global head of Chevrolet. “With a completely new, expanded range of Silverado models on the horizon, we expect to see even more truck buyers in Chevrolet showrooms.”
The next-generation Silverado HD is designed for the specific priorities and needs of heavy-duty truck customers. On road testing of the new Silverado HD prototypes will begin in the near future to reach Chevrolet’s increased durability and validation standards, and the bolder, larger proportions of the truck will be instantly apparent. More product information will be provided next year, with the first production models scheduled to roll off the assembly lines in Flint, Michigan, in the third quarter of 2019.
The 2019 Silverado 1500 was introduced in January. Through extensive use of mixed materials and advanced manufacturing, the new truck weighs less than the outgoing model – up to 450 pounds less for crew cab, V-8 models – while building on the legacy of dependable, long-lasting Chevrolet full-size pickups. The new Silverado 1500 also offers a broad range of trims and engine/transmission combinations, providing customers with an array of opportunities to find their ideal truck.
The 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD chassis-cab models were introduced in March and are scheduled to go on sale in late 2018. The first-ever Silverado medium duty trucks are designed specifically for commercial customers, with an emphasis on being easy to drive, easy to upfit and easy to service.
“Chevrolet has built more than 85 million trucks in 100 years and we have applied that accumulated truck expertise to the new Silverado range,” said Batey. “All three Silverado models offer a wide range of choices, as no two truck customers are alike. Every Silverado is built to be long-lasting and dependable, as many customers need their trucks to earn a living or to do what they enjoy most when they’re off the clock. Finally, every Silverado is built to work — as we know every truck, no matter how luxurious, has a job to do.”