Both 2019 and 2020 are going to be vital for the growth of the pickup truck sector say automobile industry veterans. GM Company is one of the leaders in this segment and it has some big plans for next year as is evident from its latest actions with 2020 Chevy El Camino model.
The US car giant is revamping popular models and it will also launch some new. However, the company is hard working on its popular El Camino model that will be released in 2020.
The history of the Chevy El Camino
The Chevy El Camino used to be a Coupe utility pickup vehicle. GM manufactured it in 2 phases- as it is. The first generation was made during 1959-1960 and the second generation was manufactured between the years 1964 and 1987.
It was aimed to battle the popular Ford Ranchero Pickup. GM later made some changes to its platform. It also paved way for the company to develop the Chevy Camaro- a successful vehicle.
2020 Chevy El Camino design
Not much information is there on exterior styling of the upcoming 2020 Chevy El Camino. However, it is possible that GM will take a design cue from the existing Chevy Silverado lineup.
So, a large grille with chrome accent and led lights are expected. The overall look may be boxy with a few curves. GM may use both aluminum and lightweight steel- much like the new Silverado 1500 range.
The design will also be aerodynamic in nature. The truck may also get optional off-road features including underbody skid plate etc. Whether it will be sold in a few trims or not- is not clear.
2020 Chevy El Camino interior
The cabin styling of upcoming 2020 Chevy El Camino pickup truck model may be influenced by the new Chevrolet Silverado lineup. The interior will be roomy and ergonomically designed.
It will have a sleek dashboard, good seats with lumbar support. Storage options will be aplenty.
Gm has spruced up safety features in the new vehicles for 2020-including all pickup trucks sold under Chevrolet banner. So, the upcoming Chevy El Camino truck will definitely be laden with plenty of advanced safety features.
It will also be equipped with new Chevy Mylink infotainment setup. However, some amenities and safety features may be offered as options.
2020 Chevy El Camino engine rumors
While details of the engine that will be used in the new Chevy El Camino truck is unknown from some rumors it will be a robust one. Gm can take one or more engines used in the GMC Sierra lineup or Silverado 1500 range and tweak it to an extent.
The truck may also be offered with the optional hybrid engine. Towing capacity of the engine is not clear but fuel economy should be high.
2020 Chevy El Camino price and availability
The expected starting price of 2020 Chevy El Camino pickup truck may be around $35.000. However, from some speculation, it will debut at the end of 2019.
Summing it up
The 2020 Chevy El Camino truck may be launched but the company is mum on this topic. If GM actually brings it back, it should use a solid powertrain and pricing should be reasonable.