The Detroit auto show was a happening event with top automobile giants unveiling their latest offerings including upcoming pickup trucks. One of the headline makers and show stealers at the event was the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 range.
It is the second top-selling truck in the US market, lagging only behind the arch-rival Ford F-150 lineup. As the F-150 lineup got revamped for 2019 and Ram 1500 also received a sprucing up, GM does not want to be left behind in the race! The 2020 Silverado 1500 pickup truck comes with enhanced styling, revamped cabin, more amenities, and enhanced engine choices.
2020 Chevy Silverado design changes
The exterior styling of the 2020 Chevy Silverado pickup truck is downright aggressive and rugged. It now has a more lightweight body compared to the predecessor-thanks to the abundant usage of aluminum along with lightweight steel. The design is also more aerodynamic- as per the company sources.
The bed, however, is made with higher-strength steel. The truck now sports larger cargo bed. Its CornerStep bumpers are now larger in size. There are enough trim choices for buyers with varying budgets and usage needs. The truck is available in several enticing exterior colors and size of wheels varies based on trim chosen. Also, the buyers can choose sportier version RST that will bring many changes to this pickup truck.
2020 Chevy Silverado cabin redesign
The cabin of upcoming 2020 Chevy Silverado pickup truck has also been redesigned completely. The upper trim levels have a two-tone dashboard. The lower trims get gray dashboard. Its redesigned steering wheel oozes class and center console is large enough to store your gadgets.
In the cabin, there are several storage bins and cubicles including double glove boxes. You get a 110-volt household outlet, 12-volt power port and some USB ports to ensure your gadgets are charged on the move. Furthermore, based on trim chosen, you get vinyl, cloth, or leather upholstery.
Safety and amenities
In both safety and amenities, 2020 Chevy Silverado pickup truck gets high marks. All trims get MyLink infotainment system a standard though base trims get a 7-inch display while top trims get larger 8-inch display units.
2020 Chevy Silverado engine specs
There are 6.2-liter V-8 and a 5.3-liter engine under the hood. GM has also said a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo diesel engine is on way. All engines come with a company’s new 10-speed automatic gearbox, co-developed with Ford. Furthermore, the V8 engines come with inbuilt Dynamic Fuel Management system.
The cabin is laden with thick sound insulation materials to ensure a quieter ride. The upcoming diesel engine is aimed at the new EcoDiesel setup that is under the hood of Ram 1500 lineup. All models come with standard RWD. Fuel economy is will be better.
2020 Chevy Silverado price and availability
The 2020 Chevy Silverado pickup truck will debut sometime in 2019. The company is yet to declare final pricing for the range. However, a slight price bump over the existing version is expected. The base trim price may begin at approx $29.000.
Summing it up
The 2020 Chevy Silverado pickup truck gets a good blend of styling and features. The engine choices are also quite impressive as well. The slight price hike should not deter the buyers.