Its more conservative design is less likely to make children cry.
This week, Chevrolet gave us a first look at the all-new 2020 Silverado HD. While we only got to see the aggressive-looking LT variant, the new heavy-duty truck will be available in five trims including Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country models offering different combinations of design, features and technologies tailored for different customers. Now, Chevrolet is ready to show the new Silverado HD High Country.
Compared to the LT’s aggressive styling that would make small children weep, the range-topping Silverado HD High Country adopts a more conservative design with body-colored bumpers, a more conventional grille pattern, and a traditional bowtie logo instead of the Chevrolet stamped bar. The two-tone metallic trim is also exclusive to High Country models.
“Truck customers are very clear: They want the perfect truck for them and not a ‘one size fits most’ truck compromised for the masses,” said Mike Simcoe, vice president, Global Design, General Motors. “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. We took into account every detail of what customers expect, and how they will use their truck. The results are unique versions of the Silverado HD equally at home working on a construction site or pulling a camping trailer.”
Billed as “the most capable and most advanced Silverado HD ever,” the 2020 Silverado HD’s only shares the roof with its light-duty Silverado 1500 sibling. Crew cab models will have a more spacious cabin, as well as new bed steps. Two new powertrains will be available, including an all-new gasoline engine with direct injection mated to a six-speed transmission, or a Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 that delivers an impressive 910 lb-ft of torque through an all-new 10-speed transmission. More details will be revealed next February when the new Silverado HD presumably debuts at the Chicago Auto Show before going on sale in mid-2019.