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Chevrolet is planning a redesign of its Silverado HD trucks, set to debut next year as a 2020 model.

The redesign of the heavy-duty Silverado follows the reveal of the all-new Silverado 1500 pickup at the Detroit auto show earlier this year, and the release of the 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD chassis-cab models introduced in March at the NTEA The Work Truck Show.

Chevrolet gave the press a sneak peak of this redesigned Silverado HD last week at a dealer event in Las Vegas. The design cues borrow from some of the changes made to the 2019 Silverado 1500, with narrower headlights and emphasis on Silverado’s sandwich grille, though on the heavy-duty model the grille is adorned with the Chevrolet name rather than the bow-tie. The new truck is promised to feature “bolder, larger proportions.”

The regular-duty Silverado 1500 that debuted ahead of the North American International Auto Show is 450 pounds lighter than its predecessor, equipped with the biggest box in the segment. The Truck of Steel also doubled down on the durable metal with a roll-formed (not stamped) high-strength bed. The truck also boast a segment-first with a power tailgate that can be opened or closed via a key fob, cabin button or by hand.

It’s not clear how much of the styling or engineering from the new Silverado 1500 will carry over to the heavy-duty model for 2020. More product information will become available next year, Chevrolet said.

On-road testing of the Silverado HD is set to begin soon. The first 2020 Silverado HD trucks, built at Flint Assembly, will come in the third quarter of 2019.

NNaughton@detroitnews.com

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