Chevrolet unveils new generation of heavy duty trucks
December 20, 2018
On December 4th, Chevrolet unveiled their 4th generation of heavy-duty Silverado trucks. The truck initially received a lot of hatred due to the dominating grill and unique mirrors. Continue reading to learn more about my non-expert opinion on Chevrolet’s new generation of heavy-duty trucks.
I will first begin with the exterior view of the truck because this part of the truck has received the most hate. In my own opinion, I am not a huge fan of the truck’s exterior due to the grill and mirrors, but otherwise, I like the rest of the exterior.
The truck’s grill has received the bulk of the flack due to the grill much being larger than previous generations and the removal of the Chevrolet logo. Chevrolet later revealed photos of another truck that has a more old school grill.
I also dislike the newly designed tow mirrors because they remind of “chicken wings.” I am a bigger fan of the previous Silverado generation’s tow mirrors that feature double arms.
I like the overall body style of the truck, and I am a big fan of the new step that was added at the front of the bed to provide easier access to the truck bed. Senior Drake Lalim had an opinion on the truck’s exterior.
Next, I will talk about the trucks available engines and transmissions for the new generation. Chevrolet has not revealed a lot about the trucks powertrain options but according to GM Authority, Chevy will be unveiling a new 6.6-liter gas engine and for diesel engines, they will keep using their 6.6 liter Duramax. I’m a bit wary about the MPG on the 6.6-liter gas engine because their past gas engine only got around 13 MPG as 6.0 liter. The 6.6-liter gas engine is predicted to put out 400 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque which is a major upgrade from the previous 6.0 liter. Chevrolet will continue to use their 6.6-liter Duramax that puts out 445 horsepower and 910 ft-lb of torque. These numbers are just a bit lower than the 6.7-liter Cummins used in Dodge trucks and the 6.7-liter Powerstroke used in Ford’s trucks. I would pick the 6.7-liter Cummins or Powerstroke over the Duramax due to personal preferences.
Drake also shared his opinion on the new 6.6-liter gas engine that will be coming to the 2020 heavy-duty trucks.