The upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit will host debuts of the next-gen heavy-duty trucks. All big three American companies are taking preparing their models for January 2019. General Motors and Chevrolet will be there as well. Since they already launched the new Silverado 1500 full-size pickup and light-duty trucks, now it is time for heavy-duty series. In Detroit, we will see the new version of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 and its dually configuration.
This vehicle might be a star of the show. We expect a slight boost of the torque, so a turbodiesel could push it to 930 lb-ft of torque. Well, the competition, Ford F-350, and Ram 3500 HD won’t sit quietly. These truckmakers will also improve the twisting power of their trucks. The petrol engine is the same as before. The new generation will introduce some cosmetic changes. Besides that, no big modifications are expected on the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD. Test mule is being tested for a while, and that is the best proof the new heavy-duty truck is coming soon.
2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD Configurations
The 2020 Silverado 3500HD is a heavy-duty pickup truck which will help you tow over 30,000 pounds properly equipped. Well, not too many truckers will need such potential. There are also lighter versions, with less power and torque. The vehicle is pretty versatile, although its main purpose is to work. Some higher end trims add premium and luxurious features, so the cabin of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 could look like a home. Well, top models still can’t compete with its twins Sierra HD and their Denali model.
2020 Silverado 3500HD Dually
Definitely, the mightiest model in the lineup. When you buy 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 over 2500 model, you expect it to tow more. Yes, it will do it. Add a diesel engine, and there is more capacity. But, if you want to squeeze the last pound from a Duramax turbodiesel unit, you will need a dual rear wheel setup. Also known as 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 Dually, this truck will offer over 20,000 pounds of towing capacity. Final number depends on engine improvements, so we could see Silverado HD truck tow over 23,000 pounds.
Off-Road Z71 Package for HD Truck
The new 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 Z71 is one of the biggest additions for this kind of truck. As for its smaller sibling, big pickup will add some features that will boost off-road performance. This package includes unique wheels and all-terrain tires. Body-color and chrome details are all around the vehicle. Interior also gets a special set of features – special gauges and seats. Bed-liner is standard for 2020 Silverado 3500HD Z71 model, as well as Rancho shocks with off-road suspension.
2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 Changes
The standard model will change a few things to make it fresh and appealing. The only thing we know at this moment is the new grille. There is not more bow tie. Big CHEVROLET badge is now dominating between headlamps. The Multi-Pro tailgate is another cool feature that will probably find its way for the HD truck lineup. This one is a 6-way gate that can serve as a working station, steps, or adjustable door for oversized items in the bed. Expect from the new 2020 Silverado 3500HD to pick up a few interior design solutions from its smaller sibling.
2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 Specs
The new 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 will continue to offer both petrol and diesel engines. The base truck is using a 6.0-liter gasoline V8 as the source of power. This drivetrain is capable to produce 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that sends power to rear wheels by default. Of course, a 4×4 is also an option for 2020 Silverado 3500 HD.
The other solution is also a 6.0-l V8, which is also capable to consume CNG. Well, it drops the output numbers, since 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 with this engine can make only 300 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque. That will further drop towing capacity.
The most capable drivetrain is turbodiesel 6.6-liter V8. Duramax unit can go through a revisit to deliver more torque. Currently, this engine is creating 910 lb-ft, and after upgrades, it can raise the bar to 930 lb-ft. The unit can also produce 445 hp. With a dual rear wheel configuration, towing capacity of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 is 23,100 pounds.
2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 Release Date and Price
The price of the next-gen 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 will start above $35,000. Where it will exactly end, we will need to wait for the release date to see. However, it is not going to happen so soon. At least not in the next twelve months or more. Whatsoever, the 2020 Silverado 3500 HD will be part of the lineup which will GM present at the upcoming NAIAS 2019. Nevertheless, after the debut, fans will wait for the end of the year for the release of the heavy-duty truck. Well, we hope that GM will announce the Z71 trim for the new big pickup.