Contemporary off a redesign for the 2019 mannequin 12 months, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will get a lot of small however vital updates for 2020. A reshuffle of the powertrain lineup offers Chevy’s bread-and-butter pickup truck a lift in towing capability, and the Silverado will get extra tech options as nicely.
Most of the adjustments middle across the Silverado’s 6.2-liter V8. It’s essentially the most highly effective Silverado engine, and Chevy is including it to extra trim ranges for 2020. The massive V8 was beforehand out there solely on LTZ and Excessive Nation fashions, however it migrates to the RST and off-road-focused LT Path Boss and Customized Path Boss trim ranges for 2020. That drops the value considerably. The least-expensive 2019 Silverado with a 6.2-liter V8 (a four-wheel drive LTZ Double Cab) began at $50,390. Chevy stated a 2020 Customized Path Boss mannequin with the identical engine will begin at $43,865 (together with the obligatory vacation spot payment).
Expanded availability of the large V8 additionally helps the Silverado haul extra stuff. The mix of a 6.2-liter engine, RST trim stage, and four-wheel drive boosts the Silverado’s towing capability to 13,400 kilos, when correctly outfitted. That’s a significant improve over the 2019 Silverado’s 1,200-pound most towing capability.
Baseline output for the 6.2-liter V8 is unchanged at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, however Chevy is including an non-compulsory efficiency exhaust system for 2020 that will increase output to 435 hp and 469 lb.-ft. A 10-speed automated stays the only transmission possibility. Chevy will proceed to supply different engine choices, together with a 5.Three-liter V8 (which additionally will get the 10-speed automated for 2020), 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-four, and a four.Three-liter V6. A Three.Zero-liter turbodiesel V6 will be part of the lineup for the 2020 mannequin 12 months following a delay.
The 2020 Silverado 1500 additionally will get extra tech options, together with the “clear trailer” system beforehand seen on the bigger 2020 Silverado HD. It makes use of cameras to let a driver “see” by means of a trailer whereas towing.
Like its GMC Sierra 1500 sibling, the Silverado 1500 additionally will get adaptive cruise management for 2020. The system can deliver the Silverado to an entire cease in visitors if obligatory, in line with Chevy, and is obtainable on the LT, LTZ, and Excessive Nation trim ranges. Adaptive cruise management is a worthwhile addition, however it additionally looks as if one thing Chevy ought to have supplied from the beginning when the redesigned Silverado 1500 debuted for the 2019 mannequin 12 months.
Chevy hasn’t revealed full pricing for the 2020 Silverado 1500. That shall be introduced nearer to the truck’s launch later this 12 months because it does battle with its outdated rivals — the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500.