The holy trinity of American full-size trucks has been upgraded to the whole new level recently. While the current-generation F-150 is present on the market for some time, Chevy and Ram came with completely new models this year. Considering its recent arrival, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 shouldn’t feature more important changes, at least when it comes to the base design characteristics. Still, the company will offer few more things for the next year. While the base model is about to remain the same, there is a new performance version called ZR2.
With the new version, the Raptor will finally get a decent competitor when it comes to off-road performance. Other than that, we could see few novelties in terms of standard equipment, especially in lower trim levels. Of course, there are new HD series to come next year, though we must admit that those models are a whole new league and belong to completely different segments that appreciate work capabilities rather than comfort and convenience.
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Specs
When it comes to base 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 specs, we won’t see bigger changes. The new model comes with a completely new platform, known as the GMT-T1 platform, which will be in use for all full-size trucks and SUVs of general motors. So, expect new versions of the Suburban, Tahoe, Escalade etc.
Of course, the most notable thing about the recent redesign is styling, which comes completely new. The fourth generation of this full-size truck comes with a completely new sheet metal. Despite plenty of new styling details, the overall shape remains largely the same. There is a familiar contour, so experts will probably agree that the gap between the third and fourth generation is significantly smaller, to the previous redesign that brought some significant styling upgrades. Of course, there is a completely new face, which seems to be the biggest difference compared to the previous-generation model.
For the next year, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 will continue in the same way. The second-production year usually doesn’t bring anything more important, at least when it comes to base models and this truck won’t be an exception. Still, we expect to see novelties in terms of new color options and similar things. There is another very important novelty that should come for the 2020-year model – a hi-performance ZR2 model.
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Interior
When it comes to the interior design, the recent redesign was a kind of a mixed bag. Compared to the previous-generation model, the new cabin seems pretty similar, maybe even too much according to many experts. With such an approach, the company probably wanted to make loyal Silverado drivers feel like at home. On the other side, the new model probably won’t attract too many new customers.
The biggest disappointment is a center console, which looks pretty much identical to the previous model. Considering recent redesign, the company probably won’t bother to fix things for the second year of production. We are about to see a familiar dashboard layout, though few upgrades would make this dash far more attractive. This refers not just to new color schemes, but too few tweaks in terms of materials, knobs and controls, air vents and similar things. In terms of interior dimensions, this model isn’t spectacular, despite bigger size compared to the previous model. It features both longer wheelbase and overall length. However, most of this increase was used for the cargo bed, which is definitely one of Silverado’s strongest points, with around 20% more volume compared to the competition.
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Tech Features
Despite similar layout, the interior of the new generation comes with plenty of new tech features and 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 should continue in the same way, maybe even adding few model things. At the center console, you will find a brand-new infotainment system, which works amazing. It is fast and very user-friendly. Also, you can count on plenty of advanced safety features. Some of the highlights are advanced systems like Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Front, and Rear Park Assist, Low-Speed Automatic Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, IntelliBeam headlight etc.
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Engines
One of the biggest novelties for this redesign was a brand-new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel inline-six engine, which makes the Silverado probably the most economic Truck in the class. You can count on more than 30 miles per gallon, which seems unbelievable considering the truck’s size. In terms of power, this engine delivers around 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.
Another big novelty was a new 2.7-liter gasoline engine, which is good for about 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Benefits of this engine are numerous. It is far more efficient compared to discontinued V6, and also much lighter. Such combination results in significant performance improvement. Finally, there are two carryovers, two familiar V8 units. The first one is a 5.3-liter unit with 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The other one is a 6.2-liter unit, which is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Finally, expect to see something new under the hood of the upcoming ZR2 model.
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2
The most important novelty for the next year will be a new 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 version. This model will be Raptor’s direct competitors, so you can presume that it’s all about off-road performances. Compared the base models, it will come with significant chassis upgrades, new suspension, off-road tires, new bumpers for higher approach, underbody protection etc. Of course, expect lots of visual upgrades that will accentuate its off-road character. In terms of powertrain. The new version will probably come with a familiar 6.2-liter V8, which will probably come significantly tuned up for this occasion, probably with more than 500 horsepower.
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Release Date and Price
Expect new 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 to come by the end of the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 30.000 dollars. The new ZR2 should go somewhere between 45.000 and 50.000 dollars.