2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Adds New Powertrain Options

A 6.2L V-8 engine is offered on Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss and RST trims.

2020 Chevrolet Trail Boss
2020 Chevrolet Trail Boss

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers several new features, including a 10-speed automatic transmission paired with the 5.3-liter V-8 engine standard on the LT Trail Boss and available on the High Country; a 6.2-liter V-8 offered on the Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss and RST trims. Equipped with the 6.2-liter V-8, the Silverado RST can tow up to 13,400 lbs. 

For 2020, more than half of Silverado trim levels will be available with the 6.2-liter V-8 with an SAE-certified 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. For the Custom Trail Boss and the LT Trail Boss, that power is paired with a 2-in. factory suspension lift and the Z71 off road package with a locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho mono-tube off-road shocks, 18-in. wheels and Goodyear Duratrac tires. The Custom Trail Boos with 6.2-liter V-8 starts at $43,865.

"Starting under $44,000 for the Custom Trail Boss, Chevrolet offers enthusiasts an affordable truck with serious performance on and off road," says Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing.

For those wanting more performance, the Silverado 6.2-liter engine is available with a Performance Upgrade Package that adds a performance air intake and cat-back performance exhaust system, raising output to 435 hp and 469 lb.-ft. of torque. 

For 2020, Silverado will also be available with a 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine. Available on the LT, RST, LTZ and High Country models, the 3.0-liter Duramax diesel pumps out 277 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Ninety-five percent of torque arrives at 1,500 rpm and is sustained to 3,000 rpm.

In addition, Chevrolet's proven 5.3-liter V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management is now available with the 10-speed automatic transmission on certain trim levels. This new engine-transmission combination comes standard on the LT and Trail Boss and is available on the High Country trim.

The 2020 Silverado Custom will now be available with an advanced 2.7-liter Turbo, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

The Silverado 1500 will be available with the expanded towing technologies introduced on the 2020 Silverado HD. This includes 15 unique camera views, including a transparent trailer feature, which uses the tailgate-mounted camera and an available accessory camera mounted to the rear of the trailer. The resulting display helps drivers to virtually see through the trailer, assisting them when navigating parking lots, merging into traffic and making tight turns.

An Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera system features a single high-mounted camera behind the rearview mirror that scans the road and uses proprietary software and algorithms to maintain a safe distance to the vehicle ahead. The system can bring the Silverado to a complete stop and is integrated with the stop/start capability of the engines to help optimize efficiency.

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