Chevrolet Silverado HD offers max towing capability of 35,500 poundsEdward Green ▼ | May 30, 2019
Chevrolet debuted the full lineup of its all-new 2020 Silverado HD the strongest, most capable Silverado HD ever.
Cars Max towing capability increases an enormous 52 percent
Customers can choose between two new powertrains. The standard engine is a new 6.6L V-8 gas with direct injection making 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. That’s an 11 percent increase in horsepower and a 22 percent increase in peak torque, respectively, resulting in 18 percent more towing capability. Then there’s the legendary Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V-8 engine making 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque coupled with an all-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission.
In addition, every component between the transmission and the wheels has been upgraded to enable an available 52-percent increase in max towing capability now up to 35,500 pounds on Regular Cab, two-wheel drive, DRW, diesel models. The in-vehicle trailering system features an available total of 15 available camera views such as HD Surround Vision1 and other unique views including a transparent trailer feature to help provide added confidence when towing. Also features increased integration with the myChevrolet mobile app.
More than 90 percent of heavy-duty truck owners use their truck for trailering, making it one of the most important considerations for customers, with safety, confidence and visibility their top concerns when towing. The 2020 Silverado HD delivers with an Advanced Trailering System designed to make every aspect of towing easier and more convenient. The transparent trailer view helps with visibility through the trailer as if the trailer was not there providing added confidence when towing. ■