This is the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD with its angry new face
It's hard to make a good looking pick up and it goes to show with the new Chevrolet Silverado. Yes, there's another new one, making this the third Silverado to launch within the past 18 months, which is either a good thing or a bad thing.
I'm going to say it now but the new Silverado is hideous. The entire front end is dominated by a spider's web of lights, grille and chrome. There isn't a surface on the front of the car which isn't one of these three elements and it looks worse for it. Unless a boat engine is powering this truck, it doesn't need that much cooling.
The word 'CHEVROLET' is spread across that chrome bar, just in case you forget what it is when you see it on the roads from early 2019. The lighting set up is following the current trend of having a tiny headlight at the top of the chrome bar and then two massive ones below the bar. This isn't a good look and I have no idea how this trend started.
However, at the back, it does look like a normal truck which is a minor miracle really. At least your eyes won't be permanently damaged if you're driving behind this brute.
Powertrain information is vague at the minute but there will be an 'all-new petrol engine' which probably means either a new V8 or a more eco-focused V6. That's how vague the press release is as it doesn't say how many cylinders the new engine has. However, it will have direct injection and a six speed gearbox, which to me sounds like a 4-cylinder turbo unit. Let's wait for more information to come when the truck launches in February 2019.
However, buyers will be able to buy the Duramax turbodiesel V8 which will be good for 910lb ft of torque via a new 10 speed gearbox made by Allison. 910lb ft (1233Nm) of torque is nothing to turn your nose up at but, they could have made it a nice round, 1000lb ft (1355Nm).
No interior pictures have been revealed but we do know that the 2020 Silverado HD does come with a handy letter box vent for cooling to the engine bay and a step for easier access to the rather large bed round back. Also, look how big those wing mirrors are!
Pricing hasn't been announced but expect it to be the same or a little more than the current Silverado HD which start's at $34,200 (£26,784).
What do you think?
Would you have this or a similar truck from Ford or RAM? Have you ever owned one of these behemoths? Let me know what you think in the comments below.