Take a look at Drive: Towing 35,500 kilos with the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 (VIDEO)
It was simple recognizing the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 exterior of the airport in Bend, Oregon—it was the one towing a large anvil.
Chevy had native craftsmen construct the fake anvil to rejoice its class-leading tow score of 35,500 kilos.
Reporters obtained some transient time behind the wheel of Chevy’s prime pickup just lately on the Bend Municipal Airport. The anvil sat poised like a large trophy on prime of plate metal stacked on a Large Tex fifth wheel flatbed.
“It’s the most succesful truck we have now,” Chevy truck advertising director Sandor Piszar explains within the video under.
Chevy lead growth engineer Chris DePolo explains how the truck’s new Allison 10-speed transmission not solely makes the record-breaking towing doable but in addition helps enhance gas consumption by enabling a 3.42 rear axle ratio (down from 3.72).
In the course of the quick run on the airport, the 2020 Silverado 3500 common cab (sure, an anomaly amongst an ocean of crew cabs) made towing almost 18 tons pretty simple.
Underneath onerous acceleration the 6.6-liter Duramax (445 hp; 910 lb.-ft. torque) delivered some spectacular get-up and go. Whereas getting the truck to decelerate was no downside, the brakes had been sensitive and required some finesse to keep away from jerky stops.
Search for extra information within the days forward on Chevy’s new 2020 HD lineup, together with the 2500 outfitted with their new 6.6-liter gasser.
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2020 Silverado HD highlights:
New, extra highly effective 6.6L V-Eight gasoline engine with direct injection for higher efficiency and stronger trailering functionality with 22 p.c extra torque and as much as 18 p.c extra towing in comparison with earlier 6.0L gasoline engine.
All-new Allison®10-speed automated transmission is matched with the out there Duramax 6.6L V-Eight Turbo-Diesel engine for a 52 p.c enhance in max towing to 35,500 kilos on correctly outfitted fashions.
Autotrac energetic two-speed switch case on 4×4 fashions electronically controls “4 Auto” mode, permitting the truck to seamlessly shift between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive primarily based on street circumstances.
Superior Trailering System applied sciences and new clear trailer view: The in-vehicle trailering system options an out there complete of 15 out there digicam views (requires an put in accent digicam), comparable to HD Encompass Vision1 and different distinctive views together with a clear trailer characteristic to assist present added confidence when towing. Additionally options elevated integration with the myChevrolet cellular app2.
HD-exclusive sculpted exterior design options probably the most differentiation from the Silverado 1500 ever — the roof is the one shared sheetmetal.
Heavy-duty particulars designed to make work simpler and extra intuitive, together with options comparable to an easy-access engine block heater outlet, easy-to-fill diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank with opening contained in the gas door, a extra built-in snow plow prep bundle and new, superior trailering mirrors with out there spot lamps and extra.
BedStep characteristic and bigger CornerSteps makes it simpler to load or attain objects within the cargo field, which is designed to carry a pair of size-12 boots and as much as 500 kilos.
Bigger cab allows extra spacious interiors with Crew Cab fashions including about 3 inches in total size.