The new series of HD trucks are out. General Motors sets a challenge to its rivals by increasing the total towing capacity of its big rig to 35,500 pounds. We will see the response by Ford and FCA. The 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD is not going to replace the bow-tie logo on the grille as we suspected. The teaser image is of some other vehicle, possibly Silverado 1500 ZR2. However, the heavy-duty truck comes with a fresh design and updated interior. Under the hood, the same lineup supplies the working mule with power.
The main rivals of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD are Ram 3500 and Ford F-350. All units are available with a dual rear wheels setup, popular dually trucks. This configuration will boost towing capacity. For the next season, Silverado HD raises the bar above 35,000 lbs. Well, changes on the vehicle will also modify the price. Again, the cost of the HD pickup will depend on the moves by its main competitors.
2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD vs Ram 3500 vs Ford F-350
When you are choosing a heavy-duty truck, details could be decisive. All Series 3 models are coming with large petrol units and diesel engines that are capable to produce over 900 lb-ft of torque. Also, towing capacity of 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD, Ford F-350, and Ram 3500 is above 30,000 pounds. Well, there are still some differences that will make you choose one over another.
The new Silverado HD trucks will match a diesel engine with an all-new 10-speed Allison gearbox. Power take-off and automatic two-speed transfer case are some things Ram and Ford are not offering. Cargo volume of the bigger bed is 83.5 cubic feet. Chevy’s rivals offer 5 and 10 cu. ft. less. Trailer tow mirrors are standard for Silverado, and Ram 3500 is making this feature as optional, as well as the Ford F-350. Finally, the GM offers more options that are not available for its two rivals (bed power outlet, transparent trailer camera system, head-up display).
Under the bonnet of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD will be an all-new petrol engine. A 6.6-liter V8 unit is replacing a 6.0 drivetrain. According to GM, the new mill can make 20 percent more power and torque. That means the new Silverado HD can count on 350 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Also, the towing capacity jumps by 17 percent for models equipped with a gasoline unit.
But, the real deal is coming with a diesel engine and a dually setup. The new Silverado 3500HD will be able to tow up to 35,500 pounds. A new Alisson ten-speed transmission is the biggest reason for this boost. Duramax still delivers a 6.6-liter turbodiesel engine that is capable to produce 450 hp and 920 pound-feet of torque.
We already mentioned two major changes for the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD – new petrol engine and transmission for a diesel unit. However, the look of the HD truck also takes a lot of modifications. The fresh styling will draw attention. However, the Silverado 3500 remains the working mule and the comfort and safety are priorities. Of course, the performance as well. The company adds a new two-speed transfer case for 4×4 configuration. Depending on the road condition, the truck will power two or all wheels. The new exterior look is not only stylish but also functional and practical thanks to the many add-ons. The new HD trucks will have a larger cabin with more space inside.
2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Price To Be Revealed Soon
Well, we expect confirmation of rumors. The only ‘old’ thing on the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD will be the price. That means the larger heavy-duty model will start above $40,000. With a diesel engine and a dually AWD package, the price will easily jump to $70,000.