Real Fast Fotography caught two Chevy 2020 Silverado 2500s and one GMC Sierra 2500 running around the Detroit area. The entry-level LT shows the basic pickup, while the High Country it a bit higher up; and the Sierra Denali is essentially the Cadillac of pickups (in that it shares a lot with the Chevy but looks a little different and has higher-level trim and equipment).
What’s that oval thing on the grille — an attempt to disguise this truck as a Ford, while creating a “crosshair” grille to confuse it with a Ram? This is the 2020 Silverado High Country in a towing test.
The Denali has a set of off-road Rancho shocks underneath, suggesting an off-road package, possibly striving to grab some Ram Power Wagon buyers.
That grille is pretty close to final—GMC is apparently going for the “biggest grille” prize along with “least sculpted front end.” The sole concession to copying Ram’s “big rig” styling, long borrowed by Ford, is a small bend on the hood.
GM slipped a while back from being the top pickup maker to a mildly distant #2, while Chevrolet’s in danger of being overtaken by Ram. That makes the new Silverado/Sierra series important both for profits and for prestige.
The author of books on the Dodge Viper, Jeep pickups and wagons, and Chrysler minivans (as well as a kid’s book about early Jeeps), David Zatz has been writing about cars and trucks since the early 1990s; he also writes on organizational development and business at toolpack.com and covers Mac statistics software at macstats.org. His latest book, for kids, is Meet the Jeep.
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