The next season is Silverado’s. The light-duty truck heads into a new generation. There are various changes, like the revisit of drivetrain lineup. Also, the Chevy Silverado 1500 will get new trim levels. On the other hand, no big changes are expected for heavy-duty class. On the other hand, fans can expect more from the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The first spy shots are there, but heavy camo is hiding most details.
The major change is the new grille. Instead of a bow tie, big Chevrolet badge will be on the chromed front fascia. Unfortunately, this is the only certain thing we know about the upcoming 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Nevertheless, for the new season, General Motors will prepare more updates, inside and outside. But, the engine lineup will remain the same, with both petrol and diesel powertrains.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 engines and specs
The new generation of the truck will carry over the current engine lineup. Standard offer includes V8 petrol engine that produces 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. A rear-wheel is the base setup for a 6.0-liter unit. It can be also be tuned to use a CNG. But, in that case, the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD delivers 300 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque.
Under the bonnet of every serious towing machine is a diesel engine. So it will be for 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Duramax is delivering its 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 that is very potent. Well, it comes up with just 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. For example, the main rivals of the Chevy Silverado HD lineup, Ram 2500/3500 or Ford F-250 can produce more twisting power. Both diesel and petrol engines come in pair with a six-speed auto transmission. GM could bring the new gearbox for 2020 season – an eight-pace case.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Towing Capacity
Of course, petrol engine is less capable than the diesel. We can just take a look at towing capacity records and everything would be clear. After some updates, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 will be able to tow 15,000 pounds with gasoline engine. On the other hand, diesel can do at least 20,000 lbs. Special 5th wheel system and exhaust-braking feature can boost the Chevy Silverado 2500 towing capacity to 25,000 pounds.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 changes
We already mentioned the first notable change on the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Front fascia won’t get only the new badging. What’s more, there are plenty of changes all across the lineup. However, the base truck comes with new bumpers and headlights. Forget about bow tie. Chevy trucks will carry the big CHEVROLET badge instead of it.
The HD lineup could carry over some features from its light-duty segment. Trail Boss trim level and special tailgate functions can make even heavy-duty pickup pretty attractive.
Although the interior is not spied, we assume that navigation is not going to be the part of the standard offer. Big infotainment screen will dominate the dashboard. Leather seats are available for the base trim level. On the other hand, we can upgrade our 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with premium audio, seat options, and DVD player.
The new HD truck is going to use the same cab configurations as its predecessor. Chevy combines Regular, Double, or Crew Cab with either long or standard bed length. Depending on the combination, we will see a layout for more or fewer passengers, or for better or modest towing capacity.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 release date
The new Silverado 1500 is still new. When its popularity starts to fade, we can expect news from other segments. There is no sense to launch the HD truck now when the whole truck world is listening to updates in the light-duty segment. Until then, we will try to find out more details about testing and possible upgrades.