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The Chevy Silverado has been a hot topic lately. The 2019 Silverado 1500 was unveiled in January at the Detroit Auto Show. Now, it’s the 2020 Silverado HD’s turn in the spotlight. It’s not scheduled to make its debut until the fall of this year, but Chevrolet is getting a head-start on the teasing game with the first official image of the heavy-duty pickup.

Chevrolet Teases 2020 Silverado HD, Debut Set in the Fall Of This Year
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The look is meant to emphasize the Silverado HD’s imposing qualities, which we should learn more about when the heavy-duty pickup shows itself in all its glory.

Sometimes, you just have to let a picture speak for itself. That’s the case with this teaser image for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD. It doesn’t show the pickup in all its monstrous glory, but it does give us an idea on what we’re in store for when it makes its official debut in the second half of the year.

Given our predisposition to analyze every square inch of teaser pictures like this one, we picked up a few details that will be featured on the Silverado HD. The first thing we noticed is the absence of the bowtie badge, which we see on just about every Chevy model, including the Silverado 1500 that was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show a few months ago. Instead, the Silverado HD has “Chevrolet” spelled out across the grille, similar to the way Ford Is displayed on the grille of the F-150
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” The look is meant to emphasize the Silverado HD’s imposing qualities, which we should learn more about when the heavy-duty pickup shows itself in all its glory.

Chevrolet Teases 2020 Silverado HD, Debut Set in the Fall Of This Year
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Angular LED lights sit on top of the full-sized grille bar while traditional headlights occupy the space below the bar.

Although it’s applied differently, the split headlight treatment that we saw on the Silverado 1500 could also be a feature on the HD model. Angular LED lights sit on top of the full-sized grille bar while traditional headlights occupy the space below the bar. The pickup’s front grille is also different from the one on the Silverado 1500 while the presence of a massive hood scoop suggests that it’s a needed element to help the engine receive good helpings of air to cool it down. Chevy didn’t say what engine options will be available, but you can expect the Duramax V-8 to be on the table.

Beyond these pieces of information, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is still shrouded in mystery. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long to find out what the next-generation model has to offer. One thing we do know is that the next-generation Silverado HD will feature “increased durability and validation standards, and the bolder, larger proportions of the truck will be instantly apparent.”

At least that’s what Chevy says. We’ll take the automaker’s word for it, at least for now.

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Press release

Chevrolet announced that the next-generation Silverado HD will debut next year, as a 2020 model. It will be the third all-new truck in the Silverado lineup revealed in just 18 months, joining the 2019 Silverado 1500 and the 2019 Silverado 4500/5500/6500HD.

“Chevrolet already fuels the most successful truck manufacturer in the industry,” said Alan Batey, global head of Chevrolet. “With a completely new, expanded range of Silverado models on the horizon, we expect to see even more truck buyers in Chevrolet showrooms.”

The next-generation Silverado HD is designed for the specific priorities and needs of heavy-duty truck customers. On-road testing of the new Silverado HD prototypes will begin in the near future to reach Chevrolet’s increased durability and validation standards, and the bolder, larger proportions of the truck will be instantly apparent. More product information will be provided next year, with the first production models scheduled to roll off the assembly lines in Flint, Michigan, in the third quarter of 2019.

The 2019 Silverado 1500 was introduced in January. Through extensive use of mixed materials and advanced manufacturing, the new truck weighs less than the outgoing model — up to 450 pounds less for crew cab V-8 models — while building on the legacy of dependable, long-lasting Chevrolet full-size pickups. The new Silverado 1500 also offers a broad range of trims and engine/transmission combinations, providing customers with an array of opportunities to find their ideal truck.

The 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD chassis-cab models were introduced in March and are scheduled to go on sale in late 2018. The first-ever Silverado medium-duty trucks are designed specifically for commercial customers, with an emphasis on being easy to drive, easy to upfit and easy to service.

“Chevrolet has built more than 85 million trucks in 100 years and we have applied that accumulated truck expertise to the new Silverado range,” said Batey. “All three Silverado models offer a wide range of choices, as no two truck customers are alike. Every Silverado is built to be long-lasting and dependable, as many customers need their trucks to earn a living or to do what they enjoy most when they’re off the clock. Finally, every Silverado is built to work — as we know every truck, no matter how luxurious, has a job to do.”

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