Photo: Chevrolet
Chevrolet released this first glimpse of the 2020 Silverado 3500HD—note that this one has up-level Z71 trim.

New Chevy Silverado HDs on the way

April 18, 2018
Chevrolet said it will begin on-road testing of its upcoming 2020 Silverado HD 2500/3500 pickups and will begin production of them in late 2019.

Mark your calendars: Chevrolet announced that the next-generation Silverado HD 2500/3500 will debut late next year as a 2020 model. The automaker released its first snapshot of the pickup prior to the new model's on-road testing and validation.  

The surge in popularity of pickup trucks over the last several years hasn't been lost on manufacturers, which have stepped up investments in their product lineups. "With a completely new, expanded range of Silverado models on the horizon, we expect to see even more truck buyers in Chevrolet showrooms," stated Alan Batey, global head of Chevrolet.

Chevy hasn't provided much detail yet about the upcoming Silverado HD 2500 and 3500 trucks. The company noted the next-gen Silverado HD will be "designed for the specific priorities and needs of heavy-duty truck customers" and that on-road testing of the truck "will begin in the near future," indicating that much of the design and engineering work has already been done.

Also, "the bolder, larger proportions of the truck will be instantly apparent," according to the OEM. The first production models are scheduled to roll off the assembly lines in Flint, MI in the third quarter of 2019.

The 2019 Silverado 1500 was introduced in January, and the new Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD chassis-cab models were introduced in March. The anticipated Silverado HD 2500/3500 mark the third all-new truck in the Silverado lineup revealed in 18 months. 

"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 Batey. "Every Silverado is built to work, as we know every truck—no matter how luxurious—has a job to do."

About the Author

Aaron Marsh

Before computerization had fully taken hold and automotive work took someone who speaks engine, Aaron grew up in Upstate New York taking cars apart and fixing and rewiring them, keeping more than a few great jalopies (classics) on the road that probably didn't deserve to be. He spent a decade inside the Beltway covering Congress and the intricacies of the health care system before a stint in local New England news, picking up awards for both pen and camera.

He wrote about you-name-it, from transportation and law and the courts to events of all kinds and telecommunications, and landed in trucking when he joined FleetOwner in July 2015. Long an editorial leader, he was a keeper of knowledge at FleetOwner ready to dive in on the technical and the topical inside and all-around trucking—and still turned a wrench or two. Or three. 

Aaron previously wrote for FleetOwner. 

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