The latest generation Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is headed down-under in 2020. Holden Special Vehicles confirmed they have begun the pre-assembly process of the full-sized pickup at their Melbourne plant.

Expected to be available from April 2020, the Silverado can be purchased at any of HSV's 65 showrooms across Australia. An official announcement about the vehicle's debut will be made sometime in February 2020.

In the USA, Silverado owners can choose from 6 different engine and transmission combinations. Australian buyers will be unlikely to be offered the same choice and the 2020 Australian Silverado is likely to be powered by either a 5.7 liter or a 6.2 liter V8 engine and 10 speed automatic transmission. HSV dealers have confirmed that the petrol version will be launched prior to a diesel option being introduced.

It's yet to be seen if the Silverado will make it to Australia loaded with the same technology as the USA model. This could include a Bed View Camera, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist.

Pricing is almost certainly going to be more than it's competitor, the Ram 1500 which starts at $79,950 drive-away. There has been suggestions that the starting price could be closer to $100,000.

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