2020 Chevrolet Silverado Production at General Motors Flint Assembly (Michigan, USA)
00:01 Silverado HD Manufacturing
03:29 Four Post Durability Testing
Flint — Chevrolet introduced its redesigned 2020 Heavy Duty pickups Tuesday at its truck assembly plant here, the third all-new Silverado in 18 months.

The new truck, built at the renovated Flint Assembly Plant, will require 1,000 new jobs at the plant, General Motors Co. President Mark Reuss said.

The new truck and jobs at Flint Assembly come as GM is laying off some 4,000 salaried workers in the next few weeks. Reuss acknowledged the somber circumstances before kicking off the presentation of the new Silverado Heavy Duty.

"As difficult as it’s been, these are the right decisions to make the company more competitive today and more successful in the future and long-term," Reuss said.

Chevy gave a sneak peek of the truck in December, debuting a new exterior design that differs from the light-duty Silverado that debuted at the Detroit auto show last year.

Powered by an all-new gas-powered V-8 engine paired with the 10-speed Allison transmission that debuted on the new heavy-duty GMC Sierra last month, the new Heavy Duty breaks away from the Camaro-inspired grille design on the 1500 with a bolder fascia and bigger headlights. Chevy said in December that the Heavy Duty trucks only share a roof with the light-duty 1500.
Every diesel-powered Chevy dually will now tow more than 30,000 pounds. And the gas-powered 2500 HD's max towing is 17,400 pounds, an 18 percent increase from the current model.

The 6.6-liter V-8 Duramax turbo-diesel engine will develop 445 horsepower and 910 pounds-feet of torque, falling short of the 1,000-pounds-feet of torque achieved by rival Ram's new heavy-duty truck.

Lead engineer Jaclyn McQuaid acknowledged the higher torque from competitors, but said that Chevrolet has strengthened the heavy-duty trucks' axles, locking rear-differential, prop shaft and u-joint to allow the truck to use all 910 pound-feet of torque in first gear.

Chevy's new behemoths will still benefit from the light-duty Silverado's new high-strength steel architecture with a new chassis that allows for three more inches of rear legroom.

And the HD's box, which already has corner steps for easier access, gets two more steps at the front of the box for easier, forward-box access.
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Comments

    • W3STCOAST23
      W3STCOAST23

      ...I wanna know who da fuck signed off on the new design of the Silverado/Sierra -_- cause holy fuck is this truck ugly, it's like the kid you talk to after a divorce XD

      about 1 hour ago
    • The Big Beesy
      The Big Beesy

      Just a matter of time till the 10 people in this video dont have a job anylonger,

      about 1 hour ago
    • Jeff Brown
      Jeff Brown

      The new Chevy trucks make a 50000 dollar restored 1966 Chevy pickup seem like a Good Deal!

      about 2 hours ago
    • PATSFAN420
      PATSFAN420

      FOR THOSE RETARDED AMERICANS CRYING ABOUT B NOT HAVING JOBS AND BLAMING CHINA FOR IT, PLEASE TAKE NOT OF ALL THE ROBOTS IN THIS VIDEO TAKING JOBS FROM AMERICANS, THAT SHIT IS JUST AS MUCH TO BLAME AS CHINA YOU STUPID MOTHERFUCKERS

      about 4 hours ago
    • MSA 454
      MSA 454

      I have a 2007 classic 2500 diesel. I won't get rid of it for any of the new trucks.

      about 10 hours ago
    • MSA 454
      MSA 454

      Trying to watch a video on Chevy trucks, YouTube gives me 3 commercials about Ford.

      about 11 hours ago
    • john delossantos
      john delossantos

      When you can't afford an F-Series, you settle for this.

      about 14 hours ago
    • PATSFAN420
      PATSFAN420 In reply to john delossantos

      BOTH BUILT BY GREEDY COMPANIES THAT OVER CHARGE FOR EVERYTHING

      about 4 hours ago
    • Mel Rose
      Mel Rose

      I don’t trust GM’s quality anymore.

      about 14 hours ago
    • Fumble Tumble
      Fumble Tumble

      Suspension test is a joke

      about 17 hours ago
    • Matthew Painter
      Matthew Painter

      Cool video but that is one ugly truck. GM phoned this in and it shows.

      about 23 hours ago
    • Rob Serlo
      Rob Serlo

      So much garbage in one building, no wonder they need robots. The site of that much shit would make anyone sick.

      about 1 day ago
    • Rus Kil
      Rus Kil

      Салидные тачки Шевроле

      about 1 day ago
    • Matt Tomovick
      Matt Tomovick

      Hate to break it y'all, but any vehicle that is common is built the same way. All the plants use the same company Durr to build the assembly lines.

      about 1 day ago
    • peyoyo
      peyoyo

      All that testing and still recalls are issued 🤯

      about 1 day ago
    • Lauren Siemens
      Lauren Siemens

      The pricing on GM Ford and the always underdog Chrysler only spells one word greed. Its I think disgusting what the price point is on even a used vehicle. The new trucks look like junk. I don't think Chevrolet produced a good looking truck since 1990s

      about 1 day ago
    • maverick cruise
      maverick cruise

      Who will buy cars when only robots have jobs?

      about 2 days ago
    • nicholas neri
      nicholas neri

      And this is why unemployment is always high its happening everywhere now even in grocery stores with self checkout

      about 2 days ago
    • zack stanfield
      zack stanfield

      60 grand for these trucks they should be 10 grand tops

      about 2 days ago
    • Patrick Porter
      Patrick Porter

      When did chevy finally start making tailgates that actually work??

      about 2 days ago
    • Erona Calloway
      Erona Calloway

      What happens when the Robots Unionize and Go On Strike ?.....................you PULL THE F’N PLUG.

      about 3 days ago
    • Oakley Fisher
      Oakley Fisher

      All dislikes just mad because their ford owners who blew their tranny last night, in more ways than one

      about 3 days ago
    • Tim Watson
      Tim Watson

      These dudes getting 80$ an hour to do jack shit while drunk. Thx a lot UAW and Obama.

      about 3 days ago
    • Jim Cook
      Jim Cook

      What a difference from 40 plus years working on the Assembly Line...so much automation

      about 3 days ago
    • Jim Cook
      Jim Cook In reply to Jim Cook

      +PATSFAN420 ..Unfortunately companies go where labor is cheap or they find ways to reduced labor..greed!!!! It happens with almost everything

      about 3 hours ago
    • PATSFAN420
      PATSFAN420 In reply to Jim Cook

      BUT ITS CHINA FAULT ALL THOSE PEOPLE WERE REPLACED BY ROBOTS

      about 4 hours ago
    • Brandon Caldwell
      Brandon Caldwell

      Who the hell needs that 4 post tester? Put that fucker into real life. I know i can break the damn thing.

      about 3 days ago
    • Ken Call
      Ken Call

      And tv he price has tripled, greed!

      about 3 days ago
    • Ken Call
      Ken Call

      No wonder these fucking things leak water all the floor a employee that's made out of metal and no pride.

      about 3 days ago
    • Jack Martin
      Jack Martin

      Always been chevy.. but who ever designed that truck needs slapped.. starting with the grill. Bought a 2014 new.. probably my last to. Hate that GM building crap now.

      about 4 days ago
    • Vojnik JNA
      Vojnik JNA

      Already rusting from factory lol

      about 4 days ago
    • م هه
      م هه

      Australia lost our production of our beautiful SSV Holdens....don't lose yours too.

      about 4 days ago
    • Alex Estes
      Alex Estes

      Too funny simulating Michigan Avenue headed towards capital.

      about 5 days ago