2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Sneak Peek
Making it's debut at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado took every opportunity to flex its Duramax power plant. Leading up to the show, there was much speculation as to just how powerful the new Duramax could be. Now the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado answers the question with a punishing 35,500 lb towing capability.
The healthy bump up in power represents a 52 percent increase in towing power. Chevy didn't disappoint either, making sure to round out the total payload to a maximum of 7,466 pounds. This brings the grand total for power output at 445 horsepower, and 910 foot lbs of torque. At the center of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is the 6.6 liter Duramax turbo-diesel.
Inside the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado
Paired to an all-new Allison 10-speed transmission, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is chock full of performance features. It's onboard towing computer optimizes torque curves and maintains maximum efficiency regardless of conditions. What's more the instrument cluster on the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado integrates with several advanced warning systems, giving you the maximum in control.
Engineers at Chevy outlined several marked upgrades to the chassis and transmission to ensure that every bit of the 900 ft lbs of torque makes it to the ground. Upgrades to the box ladder frame and reinforced chassis upgrades give the Chevy the best Silverado form factor yet.
Improvements to the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado show that Chevrolet isn't messing around. Taking aim at the outgoing 2019 Ford Super Duty as well as the new Ram Heavy Duty, Chevy's new Silverado grades higher than both in many key areas.
Most of the upgrades seem to be centered around the towing capability of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. Upgrades such as the new trailer system allow for well over a dozen new camera angles. The transparent trailer feature gives drivers a way to see directly behind what you are towing. Chevy also upgraded their electronic Park Grade Hold assist, making the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado a sure-fire win among super duty or light duty truck buyers.
There will be a few trims for the Silverado, including the standard LT, LTZ as well as the High Country models. There is a Custom trim as well, which feature 20-inch rims and is only available as a 2500HD truck.
Chevy has yet to announce the sale date for the Duramax powered Silverado. What do you think about the new 2020 Chevy Silverado HD? Leave us a comment below and let us know! Follow Wasatch Diesel Performance and get the latest in truck news and articles delivered daily!!