What do you think Chevrolet was aiming for when creating its latest 2020 Chevy Silverado HD? Let me just say that the engineers had a good nut to crack, because this truck has to compete with the new Ford Super Duty with a 7.3-liter V8, or a Ram HD with a torque of 1355 Nm. That’s why the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD surpasses its competitors in one aspect – slightly higher towing power.
However, this is only available with four-wheel drive, a 6.6 liter V8 Duramax turbodiesel engine, producing 445 horses and 1,233 Nm of torque. It’s not the newest powertrain, but its combination with a 10-speed Allison automatic transmission means Chevy drivers will be able to tow a full 33,500 pounds (16,102 kg). This in turn required a stronger frame, axles, drive shafts and drive shafts.
All the changes allowed the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD to beat the competition in terms of towing power by 1%. This is exactly 400 pounds more than the Ram HD and 500 from the 2019 Super Duty. This Chevrolet truck will offer the same technology used in the GMC 2020 Sierra, to which the manufacturer has added an important function to “check” through the rear trailer. This truck goes on sale this summer, so pricing details shouldn’t be available to us for a few months.