The new model is out. So, what we can expect from the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500? A few things are already rumored. ZR2 off-road Ford Raptor’s rival is the most likely to happen. Hybrid model? Well, not so certain. Definitely, the Silverado full-size truck will go through a small revisit before it comes back for the next season.
In this review, we will go through the specs and trim levels of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500. The powertrain range is going to be unchanged. Well, we believe that the diesel engine is not going to be part of the lineup in 2019. So, the next season will be the premier one for Duramax unit. Details are already official. The engine just needs to see a green light by the EPA.
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Engines
The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 is going to offer a wide choice of engines. With or without the diesel powertrain. Although there were plans to eject a V6 engine, it is not going to happen. This one remains the base choice for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. A 4.3-liter EcoTec mill is ready to deliver 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a six-speed auto transmission, it returns the best gas mileage and the worst towing capacity.
A pair of V8s is definitely a better option. Well, it is up to truckers if they want more or less power. A 5.3 engine can create 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, while a 6.2 mill adds 65 hp and 80 pound-feet. There are also some other modifications in the drive system between these two. The base 5.3 truck will use Active Fuel Management and a six-speed gearbox, and optional features are Dynamic Fuel Management and an eight-speed transmission. The biggest engine in the lineup uses 10-speed case as a power router and DFM is standard.
Introduced with the new generation, a turbocharged four-cylinder unit is available again for the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500. You might laugh, but the 2.7-liter turbo-four is ready to tow 7,200 pounds. On the other hand, do not expect some gain in fuel economy, since this small block is pretty thirsty.
Diesel and Specs
We are all waiting. Still. The new 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel will probably be the first edition with announced 2019 year model is late. A 3.0-liter turbocharged Duramax unit can produce 280 hp, which is more than its direct rivals, Ram 1500 (250 hp) and Ford F-150 (240 hp). Towing capacity of trucks with this unit will go up to 7,800 pounds. Torque level is also best in class.
Arrival of the ZR2 Off-Road Model
The major change for its first update is an off-road truck. The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 will rival Ford F-150 Raptor. However, besides the spy photos, we don’t know too much about this vehicle. It will be based on the Chevrolet Reaper concept. But, this platform is pretty old now and it requires big updates. The main question is – what kind of engine the 2020 Silverado 1500 ZR2 is going to use? Some say that GM is after big numbers, and the truck could come with a high-output unit. Some rumors are mentioning Camaro ZL1 and its 650-hp rated powertrain.
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Release Date
General Motors will slowly update the lineup of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500. High Country and ZR2 models will be stars of the lineup. However, interior modifications will make them fresh, although the 2019 season model launched the new generation. The price of the new truck will stay put. The release date of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will be announced when the diesel engine is ready for the ride.