The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is now available in the Middle East, and is powered by a 6.6L gasoline V-8 with direct injection delivering 401 horsepower and 464 lb.-ft. of torque and geared toward heavy-duty fleet operators in the region.
Improvements to the Silverado's transmission offer an 11% increase in horsepower and a 22% increase in peak torque, respectively, the 2020 Silverado HD boasts 18% more towing capability, according to the automaker.
The Silverado HD is longer, wider and taller than its predecessor and available in three distinct trims, according to release from GM. The 2020 Silverado HD features an Autotrac active two-speed transfer case on the LTZ trim, which electronically controls “4 Auto” mode, allowing it to shift between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive based on road conditions. An advanced Trailering System with a new transparent trailer view, meanwhile, features an available total of 15 available camera views to ensure improve towing.
Furthermore, to ensure structural strength while reducing weight, all exterior swing panels, doors, hood and tailgate, are made of aluminum while fixed panels, fenders, roof and bed are made of steel to ensure durability.
The 2020 Silverado also features a host of clever connectivity and safety features to give customers the best of both worlds. Available active safety features include blind spot indicator, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear park assist, forward collision alert, forward automatic low speed braking, while rear vision camera is standard across all trims.
It is also available with the new Chevrolet Infotainment system as standard across all trims. While an 8-inch screen is standard on LT and LTZ trims, Apple CarPlay is offered across the range and allows users to connect a smart phone to make calls, send messages and stream music using voice commands.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet