“We set out to make a statement with the 2020 Silverado HD and wanted to visually capture the power and capability of the truck,” explains Brian Izard. He’s the exterior design chief for this, Chevrolet’s all-new full-size, heavy-duty pickup.
Mission accomplished, then, if that mission is to terrify you. “The result is a truck that looks like a piece of heavy machinery with modern, chiseled finishes and customer-focused details,” Izard added.
We’re informed that because this new Silverado is a heavy-duty truck, it shares only the roof with its light-duty Silverado stablemate. Every other bit of metal is new. And there’s a lot of metal. It does get the same architectural changes as the Silverado 1500, which, apparently, means three more inches of legroom, and a more comfortable seating position.
There’ll be a pair of engines: a gasoline one of unspecified size and cylinder count matched up to a six-speed gearbox, or a diesel V8 with 1,232Nm of torque and a 10-speed auto.
You can tow many significant things because it’s a heavy-duty truck. There’s also a new ‘Bedstep’ that makes it easier to access the rear load area. And this Chevy has the mother of all front grilles. Scared much?
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.