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2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Versus The Competition

There's a new player in the heavy-duty pickup truck segment, and we doubt anyone will fail to see it coming.…

There’s a new player in the heavy-duty pickup truck segment, and we doubt anyone will fail to see it coming. Chevrolet sort-of unveiled its redesigned Silverado HD pickup today, giving us some exterior photos revealing a very bold design that already has people getting up on the love-it-hate-it debate . Looking for that massive front end, there’s a new V8 gasoline engine option as well as a 10-speed automatic available on the Duramax diesel. Chevrolet also promises “significant increases” to towing and payload capacity.

We do not have full information on this chunky new Chevy just yet. Its full reveal is slated for February, but we’re also expecting Ram to debut its all-new HD trucks by then. Vi kan heller ikke glömma Ford, som har en ansettlig F-serie Super Duty, og snart vet vi om Detroits store spillere. Vi ville ikke bli overrasket over at se alle tre revamped workhorses som kommer på samme tid. In other words, if you’re a fan of big, burly pickup trucks, the next few months should be very exciting.

Let’s get started on some preliminary comparisons based on what we know, along with some substantiated speculation to help things along. We’ll also take a look at styling, because damn that Chevy has a big nose. Admittedly there’s a lot of missing info right now, but we’ll be updating this chart as it becomes available.

Specs 2020 Chevy Silverado HD 2020 Ford Super Duty 2020 Ram HD
Engine: 6.6L Turbo Diesel / All-New Gasoline V8 * 6.7L Turbo Diesel / All-New Gasoline V8 * 6.7L Turbo Diesel / Gasoline V8
Transmission: Six- speed automatic, 10-speed Allison automatic * 10-speed automatic six-speed automatic, six-speed manual
Horsepower: * 445 / NA * 450 / NA NA
Torque: 910 lb-ft / NA * 935 lb-ft / NA NA
Max Towing: NA NA NA
Max Cargo: NA NA NA
Base Price: NA NA NA

Now to address all those asterisks. Kort sagt, det enten repræsenterer information fra nuværende modeller, som vi forventer at bære over 2020, eller rumored information, som vi føler sig trygge nok til at inkludere her. As you can see, diesel engines will be soldier on as the muscular choice for those seeking torque, but Ford and Chevrolet have some as-yet-unknown gasoline V8 options in the works. Team Ram will likely keep its 5.7-liter and 6.4-liter V8 gas engines, but some changes are not out of the question just yet. Additionally, the new Ram is expected to gain more power from its Cummins diesel, but we have not heard any credible figures yet.

Nor have we heard any figures regarding towing, cargo capacity, or base price. De nuvaerende generationer for alle tre modeller er meget konkurrencedygtige, men i stedet for at miste arbejdet med tonsvis af statistikker, vi vil være tålmodige indtil ny information kommer ud.

As for the styling, the only new truck we have not Fully seen is the facelifted Ford. We can take a good look at Chevrolet, and Ram, however.

 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD
 Ram 2500 HD Spy Photo
 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD
 Ram 2500 HD Spy Photo

As always, beauty is in the eye of the beholder but we find the current design trends very interesting, to say the least . It could be argued that Chevrolet and Ram have swapped ideologies, with the Bow Tie adopting the bigger-is-badder approach that once defined Ram.

Meanwhile, hiding beneath camouflaged covers is a new Ford Super Duty (featured in the above gallery) that seems to have a nose as chunky as the Chevy. Whether its face will be as about polarizing as the Silverado HD remains to be seen. Oddly enough, it seems Ram could now be the suave, handsome choice for beefy truck buyers. How’s that for irony?

This comparison is a work-in-progress, so bookmark the article and stick with us. We will diligently update this tough-truck side-by-side walkthrough as more info becomes available.

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