The 2020 Chevy Silverado gives more trim levels the 6.2-liter V8 engine. This makes the V8 engine available on cheaper trim levels making the truck much more appealing to buyers. This is the top-of-the-line V8 engine for Chevy and now three new trim levels have an option for it. In previous years, the engine was only an option on the LTZ and High Country. This year with the 2020 Chevy Silverado, the 6.2-liter is newly available on the RST, Custom Trail Boss and LT Trail Boss.
Chevy has not announced full pricing for the 2020 model year, but did confirm that the Custom Trail Boss will start at $43,865. In 2019, the least expensive truck with the 6.2-liter V8 4WD Double Cab LTZ had a base price of $50,390. Looking to the new 2020 models, the known pricing seems to be great pricing for the V8 setup.
GM’s Executive Chief Engineer for Full-size Trucks, Tim Herrick, said in an interview, “In today’s truck market, customers continually demand more features, more technology, and more capability. For 2020, we are delivering more in each of the areas.” In 2020, five of the eight trims will have the option for 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission. The Chevy Silverado has the best towing for the automaker with a max of 13,400 pounds with the RST trim. This is over 1,000 pounds more towing than the 2019 model. In addition to the new trim options for this engine, Chevy is making the 2.7-liter turbo four-cylinder available on the Custom trim. Also, the 10-speed automatic transmission will be paired with the 5.3-liter V8 on the 2020 LT Trail Boss and High Country trims.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD will see some additional technology upgrades. One feature is the “invisible trailer” camera that allows you to see directly behind what you are towing. Another option is the adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist which will be available on the LT, LTZ and High Country trims. GM plans to add a 3.0-liter Duramax diesel sometime during the 2020 model year, but confirms a delay due to emission compliance issue. While most trucks are going to the smaller engines with turbocharged varieties, GM is still pushing the bigger options.
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