Good news if you want a heavy-duty truck from GM.
Chevrolet decided to go in a controversial direction with its pickup truck styling in this generation, beginning with a polarizing design for the 2019 Silverado 1500. Then, Chevy revealed the 2020 Silverado HD and the reception wasn't quite as split - people seemed to overwhelmingly hate the design. The High Country trim level does soften up the styling a bit but the main benefit of this truck is the new Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 producing 910 lb-ft of torque. Now, GMC has teased its heavy duty truck, the 2020 Sierra HD, and it already looks better than its Chevy sibling.
The teaser doesn't show much, just a close up of the LED headlight with a bit of the grille showing. GMC is showing off the luxurious Denali trim, which will be the most well-equipped when it arrives later this year. As with the Sierra 1500, we think the GMC HD is more attractive than its Chevy counterpart, though we will have to wait to see it in full to be sure. GMC didn't give any other details with this teaser but we can assume the Sierra HD will be available with the same Duramax diesel producing over 900 lb-ft of torque mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
We weren't given an announcement of when the truck will arrive but it's a good bet it will be shown next month at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. When it arrives, the GMC Sierra HD will have the difficult task of contending with the all-new Ram HD, which was just revealed in Detroit. 910 lb-ft of torque may be impressive but the Ram generates 1,000 lb-ft of torque from its Cummins engine. The Ram HD also benefits from the luxurious interior found on the Ram 1500 model, which we recently claimed was the "best luxury truck in the USA."