Chevrolet has pulled back what must have been a very, very big sheet on its 2020 Silverado 2500HD, with a new look designed to better separate it from the 'regular duty' Silverado 1500 launched earlier this year. It's huge, folks.
There's a bit going on here, but we're going to start with the styling. Brian Izard, lead designer on the project, says Chevrolet wanted to "visually capture the power and capability" of its new truck.
"The result is a truck that looks like a piece of heavy machinery with modern, chiseled finishes and customer-focused details," Izard said.
I happen to like the look, but opinions will no doubt differ. Let us know what you think in the comments.
Power will come from a choice of a new 'gasoline' (ahem, petrol) engine and a six-speed automatic, or a turbo-diesel V8 channelling 1234Nm of torque through a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Those are the only details that've been revealed about the powertrains for now, stay tuned for more details as launch nears.
Inside, there's a taller driving position and more legroom than before, with Chevrolet touting similar cabin improvements to those found on the Silverado 1500. Expect to see more technology behind the wheel, once again following the path trodden by the HD's little brother.
There's the promise of new "customer-focused trailering technology, significant increases in towing and payload capabilities, and a host of technologies and features designed specifically for heavy-duty truck customers" as well.
The current 2500HD will tow 5890kg braked, while the 3500HD can be fitted with an in-bed trailer hitch for proper heavy (duty) haulage.