Competition in the segment of full-size trucks is getting tougher every year and GM is trying to find various ways to keep the pace with biggest rivals. The 2020 Chevy Silverado ZR2 could be one of them. The F-150 received an update recently, but it is already an absolute leader in the segment. Probably the bigger worry is the new Ram 1500, which has been redesigned pretty much at the same time as Silverado. Of course, there is also Toyota Tundra, which is also about to receive some novelties in the next year. It may not be as popular as North American models but still has a decent share of the market.
Off-Road Models are always welcome!
One of the ways to boost sales is to offer a hi-performance version. The F-150 Raptor has been around for years and it marks pretty good sales numbers. Therefore, the 2020 Chevy Silverado ZR2 seems logical. Although there is still no physical evidence, we heard some encouraging words from the company’s officials. According to Sandor Piszar, the company’s director for the truck department, Chevy is now focusing on performance models, both on- and off-road versions and that should also include a few more versions as well.
What to expect from the 2020 Chevy Silverado ZR2?
The 2020 Chevy Silverado ZR2 will be slotted above the Colorado ZR2, as a bigger off-roader. Therefore, it should be one of the most expensive Silverado’s in the lineup. The popular truck received a redesign recently and all conditions seem perfect for the introduction of a truck like this one. Of course, it would come with significant upgrades. You can bet on complete chassis setup, compared to standard models. The 2020 Chevy Silverado ZR2 will come with numerous off-road upgrades, starting from a new suspension with off-road shocks and higher ground clearance. Also, count on notable chassis reinforcements, as well as on several off-road upgrades like transfer case shield, off-road rocker protection, locking differentials and much more.
Besides numerous mechanical upgrades, the 2020 Chevy Silverado ZR2 will also come with numerous aesthetical updates. Count on a complete off-road package, which will include a more rugged front fascia, new wheels and more. The same thing is with the interior, where you can expect to see numerous ZR2 logos, new seats and a unique list of standard equipment.
2020 Chevy Silverado ZR2 Engine
At this point, we can only speculate about the 2020 Chevy Silverado ZR2 engine. As we already mentioned, the key rival will be F-150 Raptor. Although completely redesigned, the Silverado is still heavier. Add to this a large V8 engine and it becomes obvious it will need much more than Raptor’s 450 hp to match its performances. According to some sources, Chevy plans to take everything on the next level. This would mean an engine borrowed from the legendary Corvette, which in practice means 8 cylinders, 6.2 liters, and a supercharger. All this for a max output of 650 horsepower. Still, take these details with a dose of a reserve, as we are still waiting to hear something from the officials.
Release Date and Price
The new version would probably arrive sometime in the second half of the year. Some reports suggest a starting price of around 65.000 dollars.