Ford has Raptor, Ram has Power Wagon and now it’s Chevy’s turn. According to the latest reports, the new 2020 Chevy Reaper is coming soon. As you know, GM is currently renewing a complete body-on-frame lineup. The all-new Silverado came last year, while HD models are expected to come soon. Also, there is a completely new SUV lineup to come by the end of the year. The Reaper will be a performance version of the new Silverado.
Still, it will be much more distinctive than you would probably expect. It will come with various mechanical upgrades, but also with a completely new styling, which will emphasize its performance characteristics. Also, the company prepares a new engine, while the cabin is about to come with a bunch of upgrades. At this point, we are still waiting to hear something more precise about the release date, though 2020 Chevy Reaper should arrive by the end of the year.
Chevy Reaper Changes
Despite the fact that the 2020 Chevy Reaper is about to come with tons of distinctive details, its overall design will be heavily based on the new Silverado. The famous truck has been redesigned recently and now rides on a new T1 platform, which brings significant improvements in many aspects. The first thing that comes to mind is weight reduction. The new chassis and complete body utilize new alloys, which are characterized but significant weight reduction. So, the new truck is more efficient but also delivers better performances. The 2020 Chevy Reaper will use all of these new technologies and design solutions but count on numerous mechanical upgrades as well.
Speaking of mechanical upgrades, it’s important to mention that this is going to be a performance off-road truck. Therefore, count on all those off-road upgrades, primarily on chassis. The first thing that comes to mind is a suspension, which will be completely new, with higher ground clearance, new springs, dampers, skid plate and much more. Also, count on additional underbody protection.
2020 Chevy Reaper Exterior
When it comes to the exterior design, we expect to see a lot of distinctive details. Of course, the Silverado will serve as a basis, but we are about to see lots of upgrades. First of all, it has been rumored that the new model will come in a double cab layout. However, details about bed size and overall dimensions are still unavailable, so we can’t talk about the details of this aspect. On the other side, we presume that most styling cues will be borrowed from the standard Silverado 1500, though we count on a completely new body kit. Also, the 2020 Chevy Reaper will come with new wheels and off-road tires. Another interesting detail about this truck could be shorter overhangs, which would be combined with different bumper designs. Such design should provide a better approach and departure angles, which is crucial for off-road performances.
Interior – lots of new details
On the inside, the 2020 Chevy Reaper will also come with lots of distinctive details. As we already mentioned, the overall layout will be pretty much the same as in the cabin of the Silverado. This truck will most likely come in a double cab layout if we can rely on the latest reports. So, count on two rows of seating, with capacity for up to five people. The dashboard will be basically the same, with the same shapes and most materials. Still, count on numerous distinctive details, starting from new color schemes and sports seats. The instrument cluster should be different as well, designed in a sporty manner. Finally, count on a quite unique list of standard features, which should be pretty long.
Chevy Reaper Engine
As a performance version, this should be the most powerful truck in the Chevy’s lineup. The 2020 Chevy Reaper is about to compete with the Raptor, but latest reports suggest much more power. The Raptor comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and 450 horsepower. On the other side, this one will definitely come with eight cylinders. We count on a familiar 6.2-liter Supercharged unit. Still, the max output won’t go all away up to 650 horsepower, as it is the case with the Corvette. The 2020 Chevy Reaper will probably feature a max output of around 550 horsepower, which will still be a hundred horses more compared to the future arch rival.
Release Date and Price
Despite the fact that the new 2020 Chevy Reaper seems like a certain thing, we are still waiting to hear something more from the officials. At this point, we can only speculate about the launch date. Most reports suggest that the new truck will come by the end of the year. When it comes to the price, this truck definitely won’t be cheap. As you know, the Raptor goes around 50.000 dollars and we expect 2020 Chevy Reaper to feature similar price tag.