The news about the upcoming 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 is louder and louder. According to rumors, this truck will bring the facelift, and possibly the new generation of heavy-duty truck. It is logical to expect since the half-ton Silverado 1500 is coming with a next-gen model in 2019. A year after its smaller sibling, the big trucks are going the same way. Besides the Chevrolet Silverado 2500, the 3500 model will suffer the same faith.
Well, what can a heavy-duty change improve its functionality? Cosmetic changes are not so important in this class. The engine choice is likely to be the same. Reliable units will offer both diesel and petrol engine. So, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 can introduce new features to help it boost towing. Easier loading and unloading of the cargo, modern interior features, better transmission, are just some ideas.
2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 vs 3500
Two heavy-duty trucks in Chevrolet lineup will have more things in common than differences. For example, the drivetrains are the same. Outputs and transmissions also. Well, the only major difference is in the towing capacity. The bigger version can pull more, and the rate is 3,300 pounds higher than for 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500. Of course, this makes hauling capability and price go up for Silverado 3500.
2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Diesel
There are two engines ready for the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500. The new truck will carry over the same diesel unit that we can find in the current edition. That is a 6.6-liter Duramax mill with a turbocharger. For the next generation, the company engineers will aim higher torque output, so the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 can reach around 930-940 lb-ft. also, horsepower rating will have to jump for at least 10-15 hp. This will make the towing capacity go up as well. We still cannot predict exact numbers, but the 2020 Silverado 2500 could pull around 16,000 pounds.
2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Cosmetic Changes
Besides the engineering revisit, the outlook of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 could get some novelties. Well, designers are not going to put too much effort to make this heavy-duty truck more attractive. Its bold appearance will definitely get one major novelty. It is a brand-new grille. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 will share it with the Silverado 1500 ZR2 model. Instead of a bow tie, the HD range gets a Chevrolet badge across the grille. This is going to lead to a completely new look of the front fascia. Well, minor changes on headlights and bumper will seem big with this addition.
2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Release Date
For the next season, GM will prepare both heavy-duty and mid-size class of its trucks. In Chevrolet lineup, during 2019 we will see premieres of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 and Colorado pickup truck. However, the smaller vehicle will be facelifted only, while the Silverado 2500 and 3500 are getting bigger changes. The same expects Colorado in 2022.
The price will be slightly modified. We expect the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 to start from the similar level as the current model. However, the $35,000 price tag will be for the truck without extras. The heavy-duty model with a diesel engine and few other features can easily go over $50,000.