If you thought the 2019 Chevy Silverado looked radical, just take a look at its just-unveiled Heavy Duty brother, the 2020 Silverado HD. The grille looks like it's the size of a sidewalk heating grate (though more attractive, of course). The full-sized pickup doesn't just get a totally different fascia, the whole truck looks different. This is the first time we've seen this much styling differences between the two trucks. 

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That's one seriously mean looking pickup. No subtlety here, whatsoever.

Head on, the front of the truck almost looks comical (see the lead image at the top), but overall, the truck looks pretty good. The four rows of pill-shaped grille openings looks very original, and the bold silver crossbar with the 'Chevrolet' cutout letters is an especially nice touch. The twin vertical banks of lights that flank the huge grille also look good. That hood with the Silverado HD scoop remains but gets reworked for more aggressiveness. 

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As you can see here, the 2019 Silverado looks very different from the HD.

If you take a look at the medium-duty Silverado above in red, you'll notice how different the two trucks look, something Chevy has never done before. Only the roof is common between the regular Silverado and the Heavy Duty version. The sides of the bed on the HD are more sculpted than the regular truck, but the HD's body lacks the large downward sloping crease the regular Silverado has. We actually like the fascia of the HD better because it's not as busy. 

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In addition to the unique bodywork and the enormous grille are the new "Bedsteps" built into the front sections of the bed sides, just aft of the rear doors. There's also a set built into the outer edges of the rear bumper. Simple but truly useful details like this will help set the Silverado HD apart.

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Not much has been revealed about the overall specs, but we do know that there will be two engines: a gasoline V8 with a six-speed automatic and a torquey Duramax turbodiesel V8 with a 10-speed automatic. Torque is a huge 910 lb-ft., the same as the 6.6-liter Duramax engine in the current Silverado HD. 

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Additional specs should come to light this winter for the official unveiling. The truck will go on sale in the middle of next year as a 2020 model. Now, just take one more good look at that huge grille above. A lot of bugs are going to get obliterated by it. 

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