2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country Debuts with Gentler Face

December 06, 2018 by Ryan ZumMallen, @Zoomy575M

Chevrolet released images of its 2020 Silverado 2500HD in the top-level High Country trim Thursday.

The High Country is the second trim shown publicly after Chevrolet revealed the 2020 Silverado 2500HD LT on Tuesday.

The High Country trim loses the polarizing “Chevrolet” badge across the front of the grille on the Silverado 2500HD LT. In its place is a traditional bowtie logo, lending the High Country trim a slightly toned-down aesthetic.

The truck also features chrome 20-inch wheels, chrome side mirror caps and a metal skid plate in place of the plastic version on the LT trim. Extended running boards provide easier access to the cab, and the rear bumper is body-colored rather than metal.

The High Country’s bumper is body-colored rather than metal. (Photo: Chevrolet)

“We took into account every detail of what customers expect, and how they will use their truck,” said Mike Simcoe, vice president of design for General Motors. “The results are unique versions of the Silverado HD equally at home working on a construction site or pulling a camping trailer.”

The High Country is available on current Silverado HD models. In addition to exterior changes visible in the newly released photos, the current High Country includes heated and cooled leather-appointed front seats, front and rear park assist, spray-in bedliner, Bose premium audio system and an 8-inch color touchscreen with navigation.

In addition to the LT and High Country, the 2020 Silverado HD will be available in Work Truck, Custom and LTZ trims.

The new Silverado HD will be available with an all-new direct-injected gasoline engine and six-speed automatic transmission, or a 6.6-liter turbodiesel Duramax V8 with an all-new 10-speed Allison automatic transmission.

The High Country trim is available on current Silverado HD models. (Photo: Chevrolet)

The 2020 Silverado 2500-3500HD will offer increased maximum towing and payload capacity compared with current models, according to GM. The automaker promised its truck will top the heavy-duty pickup class in trailering capability.

Chevrolet will release more details closer to the truck’s full launch in February 2019.

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