Chevy Plots Powerful Changes to 2020 Silverado

Chevrolet has introduced several new features for the 2020 Silverado 1500. Highlighting the changes is a new 10-speed automatic transmission paired with the 5.3L V-8 standard on the LT Trail Boss and available on the High Country, as well as the 6.2L V-8 offered on Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss and RST trims. Other additions include new trailering features and an adaptive cruise control camera.

New 6.2L V-8

For 2020, more than half of Silverado trim levels will be available with the 6.2L V-8 with an SAE-certified 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

For the Custom Trail Boss and the LT Trail Boss, that power is paired with a 2-inch factory suspension lift and the Z71 Off Road Package with a locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho mono-tube off-road shocks, 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.

Also new for 2020, the 6.2L V-8 is available on Silverado RST models equipped with four-wheel drive. As a result, the maximum towing capacity of the Silverado is increased to 13,400 pounds when properly equipped.

For those wanting even more performance, the Silverado 6.2L is available with the Performance Upgrade Package that adds a performance air intake and cat-back performance exhaust system, raising output to 435 horsepower and 469 lb-ft of torque.

Propulsion Changes

For 2020, Silverado will be available with a new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine. Available on LT, RST, LTZ and High Country models, the 3.0L Duramax diesel has an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft, with 95 percent torque arriving at 1,250 rpm, and peak torque arriving at 1,500 rpm and sustained to 3,000 rpm.

Chevrolet engineers started with a clean-sheet design and developed an all-new engine that leverages the efficiency and refinement advantages of the inline-six-cylinder architecture and builds in advanced combustion and emissions technologies to optimize performance and efficiency, according to Chevy.

Chevy’s 5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management is now available with the 10-speed automatic transmission on certain Silverado trims. This new engine-transmission combination comes standard on the LT Trail Boss and is available on the High Country trim. Pairing the 5.3L V-8 with the 10-speed automatic offers closer gear ratios and an overall larger ratio spread enable peak efficiency and a smarter, smoother shift pattern, according to Chevy.

The 2020 Silverado Custom will now be available with Chevy’s advanced 2.7L Turbo, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

New Trailering Tech

New for 2020, the Silverado will be available with the expanded towing technologies previously introduced on the 2020 Silverado HD.

As a result, both Silverado and Silverado HD are available with 15 unique camera views to make trailering more convenient whether pulling a camper or a large cargo trailer. That includes the the transparent trailer feature, which uses the tailgate-mounted camera and an available accessory camera mounted on the rear of the trailer. The resulting display helps drivers to virtually see through the trailer, assisting them when navigating parking lots, merging into traffic and making tight turns, according to Chevy.

Also new for 2020, the Silverado is available with smart trailer technology allowing access to select features of the iN Command Control System from ASA Electronics through the myChevrolet mobile app, either on compatible Android and iOS smartphones or through the in-vehicle trailering app on the vehicle’s infotainment system via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility.

The Silverado also is available with Adaptive Cruise Control Camera for 2020. The system features a single high-mounted camera behind the rearview mirror that scans the road and uses proprietary software and algorithms to maintain a safe distance to the vehicle ahead, according to Chevy. The system can bring the Silverado to a complete stop and is integrated with the stop/start capability of the engines to help optimize efficiency.

Adaptive Cruise Control is available on Silverado LT, LTZ and High Country.

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