On-road testing of the new Silverado HD prototypes will begin in the near future and production is expected to start in the third-quarter of 2019. Photo courtesy of General Motors
The next-generation Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD pickups will debut in late 2019 as 2020 models, General Motors has announced. They are the latest new Silverado trucks revealed in just 18 months, joining the 2019 Silverado 1500 and medium-duty chassis cabs.
The 2020 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD pickups will be designed for the specific priorities and needs of heavy-duty truck customers. On-road testing of prototypes will begin in the near future to reach Chevrolet’s durability and validation standards.
The first production models are scheduled to roll off the assembly lines in Flint, Mich., 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 at The Work Truck Show 2018 and are scheduled to go on sale later this year. The first 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, according to Chevrolet.
“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 Alan Batey, global head of Chevrolet. “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.”