Care to guess the stance that Chevrolet has on this matter? “Truck customers are very clear: they want the perfect truck for them and not a one-size-fits-most truck compromised for the masses,” declared Mike Simcoe, vice-president of Global Design at General Motors.
The F-Series and F-Series Super Duty are universal in their appeal to the masses, and as opposed to what the golden bowtie might lead us to believe, neither is compromised. After all, the F-Series is the best-selling vehicle overall in the United States for the past 36 years. Better still, make that 41 consecutive years as far as trucks are concerned.
In addition to the LT and High Country, three more trim levels will be introduced by the 2020 Silverado HD when it goes on sale in mid-2019. These are the entry-level Work Truck, Custom, and LTZ, which Chevrolet will detail closer to launch.
“We took into account every detail of what customers expect, and how they will use their truck,” added Simcoe. “The results are unique versions of the Silverado HD equally at home working on a construction site or pulling a camping trailer.”
An “all-new gasoline engine with direct injection” is in the offing for the heavy-duty pickup, coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission. Customers who opt for the Duramax V8 turbo diesel are treated to 910 pound-feet of torque and ten forward gears, coming courtesy of an Allison automatic transmission.