2019-6-14 | Chevy New Roads Magazine
The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD takes towing to a new level with innovative technologies to match its pulling power.
Towing confidently takes more than just torque and horsepower. It takes a combination of capability and technology. While the 2020 Silverado HD has an available max towing capacity of that’s just the beginning. As Silverado HD chief engineer Jaclyn McQuaid says, “There are dozens of new features designed to make the lives of our customers a little easier.”
Power Trailering Mirrors
Available power trailering mirrors extend at the touch of a button, and a forward-facing spot lamp on each mirror can help illuminate your job site or campsite.
VIN-Specific Trailer Label
The towing capacity of any truck model can vary widely depending on powertrain, equipment, and trim. This label, on the driver-side doorjamb, gives you all the information you need to take the guesswork out of matching a trailer to your truck.
7-pin In-Bed Connector
Use this connector to hook up your gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailer without having to run the cable over the tailgate to the bumper.
Heavy-duty pickups aren’t small. Chevrolet added new steps just behind the cab so you can load your gear and connect a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer without a stepladder.
Up to 15 Camera Views
The Silverado HD uses a network of eight available cameras† to help you see from up to 15 different views, including a Surround Vision† overhead view of the truck’s surroundings. You can even look inside your trailer and bed to make sure everything’s secure. The side view cameras turn on automatically when you use your turn signal and adjust the view as you turn the wheel. The Hitch View camera helps you align the truck and trailer for easy hookup. There’s also a transparent trailer view so you can see the road behind the truck as if your trailer weren’t there.
A Helping Hand for Your Trailer
Advanced assistance features, smart software, and a whole mess of cameras make getting to the campsite a joy.
Advanced Trailering System
This available in-vehicle app† lets you set up custom trailer profiles, test your trailer lights, monitor trailer tire pressure,† get maintenance reminders, and more from your infotainment system. It also includes a pre-departure checklist so you can confidently hit the road.
Smart Trailering Technology
Along with letting you access towing features† like the trailer light test and pre-departure checklist right from your smartphone, the myChevrolet Mobile App† now syncs with the Advanced Trailering System to let you view and edit your custom trailer profiles.
Enhanced Digital Variable Steering Assist
A comfortable steering experience can be so helpful on longer drives. This available system can automatically adjust steering based on speed, road conditions, and other inputs to help reduce driver steering effort.
Park Grade Hold Assist
When you’re stopped on a hill in your truck, surprises are mostly unwelcome. Thankfully the new Park Grade Hold Assist enhances hill hold by using braking effort to all four wheels, keeping your truck firmly in place for as long as you need.
STORY: HARVEY BRIGGS / ILLUSTRATIONS: JAMES PROVOST