Trucks are not getting smaller anytime soon. Case in point the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD, a beefy pickup truck that boasts a gargantuan grille that is the automotive equivalent to the viral big neck guy. I mean, just look at that thing, it’s absolutely intimidating. If that mammoth slab of metal was headed straight at your direction you’d most definitely soil your Underroos.
But it isn’t just the grille that’s hefty, this behemoth will certainly pack a punch. While full specs were not released by Chevy, you can expect two powertrain options. One is a completely new gas engine with a six-speed automatic transmission and the other is a Duramax turbo-diesel V8 that pumps out a beastly 910 lb-ft of torque, paired with a new Allison 10-speed automatic. Chevy promises that the Silverado Heavy Duty will live up to its moniker and will sport “significant increases” in terms of payload and towing in an effort to outmuscle Ford’s F-Series Super Duty. The current gasoline V8 3500 HD tows 14,200 pounds and the diesel can handle 23,100 pounds.
Chevrolet also teased that the new Silverado HD would be “the most capable and most advanced” ever. The massive model seen here is based on the 2500 and Chevy noted that the body is brand spanking new and that the only body panel that the new Silverado HD models will share with the regular 1500 is the roof. Chevrolet did not release any photos of the interior but they did reveal that the HD versions will have a taller seating position and will have three more inches of legroom compared to the 1500. And let’s be honest, couldn’t you use three more inches?
The Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD will make their official public debut in February at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD hits showrooms in mid-2019, better buy a ladder now so you can climb into this colossus.