2020 Chevy Silverado HD

Photo Sleuth: Chevy’s 2020 Silverado Teaser Dissected

Such a tease! Chevrolet officially announced the next-generation Silverado HD 2020, but we won’t see it until third quarter 2019!

2020 Chevy Silverado HD

Chevy already showed us the 2019 Silverado 1500 and introduced the 2019 Silverado 4500/5500/65000HD. But there was no word on the meat-and-potato, heavy-duty work trucks in the middle – until now. What gives, Chevy? Usually, we see the HD trucks come a few months after the 1500 remodel, not a full year later!

We won’t see the redesigns of the 2500 and 3500 Silverados until late 2019. But we can glean some sense of what they’re about from Chevy’s latest teaser – the single image above. Let’s have a look at what we do know, and what we can expect in the 2020 Silverado HD.

Look Closely at the Image: 2020 Silverado HD

From the teaser image of the new 2020 Silverado HD, you’ll notice there is a Z71 badge on the grille. That badge means there will be a proper off-road truck on offer, straight from the factory. Z71 optioned trucks make for great adventure vehicles, as those trucks are great at getting to remote trailheads.

2020 Chevy Silverado HD
The 2019 Silverado Work Truck

The front grille of the Silverado HD looks to be influenced highly by the 2019 Silverado 1500 Work truck lineup, above. Gone is the famous Chevy Bowtie, replaced with “Chevrolet” stamped prominently across the grille.

The lettering is also cut out, which allows more air to cool the engine. This setup is similar to the “Flowtie,” which was introduced on the 2018 Camaro ZL1 and carried over to the 2019 Silverado 4500/5500/65000HD trucks.

2020 Chevy Silverado HD
The 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD at NTEA The Work Truck Show

Chevy promises “bolder, larger proportions” in this new line of trucks, and the teaser image gives a small glimpse of what that might look like. Bold, aggressive styling can be seen in the side tow mirrors, power bulge hood, and larger, taller headlights.

If you look closely, you can also see badging at the back of the hood, on each side of the power bulge. That component is usually reserved for diesel models. As we’d expect, the new Silverado HD trucks will offer a Duramax diesel option.

We Want Our Trucks, Chevrolet!

I’m sure we’re not alone in our disappointment that the new Silverado HD trucks won’t be hitting dealer lots until late 2019. But if the new 2019 Silverado 1500 is any indication, they might be worth the wait.

What’s on your wishlist for the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD lineup?

Bryon Dorr

Bryon Dorr caught the outdoor adventure addiction through whitewater kayaking, and worldwide adventures to remote places ensued. He crafted his own professional path as a photographer, journalist, and marketing consultant in the automotive and outdoor industries, while full-time overland traveling for nearly 8 years. You’ll usually find him out exploring by 4x4, adventure motorcycle, or sports car while seeking out opportunities to ski, mountain bike, and kayak. Bryon now has a home base in Portland, OR with his wife and young daughter.