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Is the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD the Right Truck for You?


When it comes to driving a truck that gets the job done, there’s one pickup that does it: the Chevy Silverado HD. Rugged style, superhuman strength, interior and exterior finesse—what’s not to love about the Silverado?

The 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500 trucks will be engineered and designed to complete the most demanding of tasks and the most overwhelming of jobs, guaranteed–and they’ll both be available for sale and lease at our Olathe Chevy dealership later this year.


“Truck customers are very clear: They want the perfect truck for them and not a ‘one size fits most’ truck compromised for the masses,” said Mike Simcoe, vice president of Global Design at General Motors. “That insight shaped our strategy for the next-generation Silverado franchise, providing customers more differentiation between the Silverado 1500 and the Silverado HD as well as more personalization and differentiation between individual trim levels.”

Let’s explore this new pickup in greater depth and discover how it will exceed your driving expectations.

What’s the Towing Capacity of the New Chevrolet Silverado?

There are significant differences between the 2019 Chevy Silverado HD and the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD.

According to Autotrader: “…the new gas engine in the [2020] Silverado HD is a 6.6-liter V8 which makes 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. That’s an 11 percent boost in power and a 22 percent increase in peak torque compared to the outgoing 6.0-liter V8. The result is 18 percent higher towing capacity at a maximum of 17,400 pounds.”

Plus, for really aggressive towing, the 2020 Silverado’s new Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 looks to be a bona fide charmer. It makes 445 horsepower and 910 pound-foot of torque – the highest Chevy Silverado horsepower and torque ever – allowing it to tow a best-in-class 35,500 pounds. (When married to the all-new Allison 10-speed, the Silverado HD gets a 52% boost in towing capacity over the outgoing Silverado.)

As a dependable vehicle with legendary Duramax power, the 2020 Chevy Silverado is the most capable truck in the HD segment. The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD comes complete with a cast-iron engine block for durability, and direct injection and variable valve timing.

The 2020 Chevy Silverado has a modern look and numerous grille options from which to choose, based on the truck’s trim. There is significantly more legroom for backseat passengers, as well as more interior storage and cubbies.


Chevy Silverado HD Interior: Features, Seating & More

Sometime this year, truck enthusiasts can explore the exciting features of the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD at our Olathe Chevrolet dealership. Here is a list of some new and exciting 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD 3500 and 2500 features:

  • Comfortable seating for five
  • Advanced Trailering System with eight cameras, in various places around the truck, offering up to 15 unique camera views
  • Back-up camera able to “see through” a trailer on the central dashboard screen
  • Integrated trailer brake sway control systems
  • Heated and cooled seats
  • Lane departure warning system
  • After-run engine cooling
  • Trailering information label specific to truck

“We set out to make a statement with the 2020 Silverado HD and wanted to visually capture the power and capability of the truck,” stated Brian Izard, the pickup’s lead exterior designer.  “The result is a truck that looks like a piece of heavy machinery with modern, chiseled finishes and customer-focused details.”

Benefits of the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD include:

  • Significant increases in towing and payload capabilities
  • Five unique trim levels
  • All-new customer-focused trailering technology
  • Strong frame
  • Beefed-up axles
  • Prop-shafts/half-shafts
  • Additional 3 inches of legroom on crew cab models and a taller, more comfortable seating position
  • ASA Electronics iN-Command control systems
  • Chevy’s Trailering App

“We know the needs and priorities of heavy-duty customers are different than those of either light-duty or medium-duty customers,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer. “As such, we built a heavy-duty truck tailor-made for them that has more differentiation than ever before from light-duty models, offers advanced towing technologies to improve towing confidence and includes new features such as the integrated Bedstep, which makes it easier to access the bed while pulling a fifth-wheel trailer.”


Shop the New Silverado HD at McCarthy Chevrolet Olathe

With class-best towing and trailering capabilities, amazing new features, and innovative in-cabin tech we all crave, the 2020 Silverado HD is a stud. Once you experience the all-new Silverado, you’ll never look back.

At McCarthy Chevrolet, it’s now easier than ever to search, shop, and save on your perfect Chevy pickup truck! Come to our Chevy Silverado dealership near Kansas City to test drive the new 2500 or 3500 HD truck when it’s available later this year. Contact McCarthy at 913-324-7200 or visit our Olathe Chevrolet dealership at 675 N Rawhide Rd for more details or for help figuring out your Chevy Silverado HD finance options.



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