What’s New and Exciting on 2020 Chevy Trucks
There’s no more competitive market in the automotive industry than pickups. In fact, the top three selling vehicles in the United States are the Ford F-150, the Ram 1500, and the Chevy Silverado. Due to this, the three major American manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to upgrade and outdo the competition. That is great news for you, the consumer. And while you can never truly go wrong with any of those three pickups, you’ll find General Motors is pulling out all the stops for their 2020 Chevy trucks. So if you’ve been considering a visit to our Chevy Dealership near Clifton Park, check out what’s new on the 2020 Chevy Silverado and Colorado.
2020 Chevy Silverado
In 2019 Chevy released its all-new Silverado. Due to this, the 2020 model offers a handful of tweaks on the new generation, but you won’t find a significant overhaul. With that said, there are a number of exciting features you’ll be sure to love.
Last year saw an all-new diesel engine option. This year, the Duramax 3.0 turbocharged I6 is available on additional trims, including the LT, RST, LTZ, and the High Country trims. The diesel engine also uses a 10-speed automatic transmission to help maximize fuel economy.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado still has a 6.2L V8 engine available, but now you can also drop this engine under the hood of the RST and Trail Boss trims. There is also a performance upgrade option available with the 6.2L (previously it was only available on the smaller V8 and V6 options). This performance package will swap out the exhaust system, which helps boost both the maximum horsepower and torque (to 435 hp and 469 lb-ft).
The 2019 Chevy Silverado HD saw a number of new towing technologies implemented into the pickup. While the 2500 HD and 3500 HD still use these technologies, General Motors decided to offer these features on the 1500 half-ton pickup as well. This includes 15 camera views of the pickup. You not only can better monitor your haul, but you can inspect the trailer hitch and even see what’s behind the trailer via the truck’s touchscreen display. Other towing technology you’ll find on the 1500 includes added trailer controls via the iN-Command Control System.
While driving the Silverado, you will have the capability of using what is known as Adaptive Cruise Control (this is a newer feature being added to a number of Chevy vehicles). No longer do you need to constantly change your driving speed when you are in heavier traffic. Instead, the pickup uses a camera mounted just behind the rearview mirror to identify traffic and other vehicles in front of yours. This allows the truck to slow down and speed up based on the traffic speed in front of it. While you should still turn off cruise control when in rush hour or thicker traffic, Adaptive Cruise Control is beneficial when there are a number of other vehicles on the road (or when merging traffic is depositing vehicles into the lane in front of you).
What’s New On The 2020 Chevy Colorado
Up until this year, the Chevy Colorado was the only domestically produced light pickup on the market. FCA had stopped producing the Dodge Durango years earlier, and Ford only sold its Ranger overseas. This meant outside of some basic competition from Honda, Toyota, and Nissan, the Chevy Colorado had the light pickup model type all to itself. However, 2019 brought with it a change in competition. Ford has brought back its Ford Ranger, and FCA decided to offer not a smaller Ram pickup, but instead a Jeep pickup in the form of the Jeep Gladiator.
While these two new light trucks do mean a significant increase in competition, it forces the Colorado to pull out the big guns and really focus on offering the best features possible.
Foreign light pickups are famous for being underpowered, but that will not be the case with the Gladiator and the Ranger. General Motors knows this, so Chevy has started to rev up its performance specs and provided options to an all-new level.
The Chevy Colorado is currently in its second generation. However, you should expect an all-new third generation in the next year or two (the first generation lasted nine years, and this is the eighth year of the second generation). Due to this, you will see the major overhauls in the next 12 to 24 months. With that said, the pickup still has a number of solid new features to keep it ahead of the light pickup competition.
Sometimes you need the tailgate down but don’t want to put everything you’re carrying down on the ground in order to unlock the rear of the pickup. Well, the Chevy Colorado now has a remote locking tailgate feature. It comes standard on the LT, Z71, ZR2 models, and it is an option on the entry WT (Work Truck) trim. This is also helpful if you’re leaving your truck, and you realize you didn’t lock the tailgate up.
Chevy decided to upgrade its infotainment system on the interior of the Colorado this year. It took out the Chevrolet Infotainment Premium System with Navigation and swapped in the new Chevrolet Infotainment Plus System with Navigation. There are minor performance tweaks and screen display versions with this, so it should also feel snappier and more responsive.
In previous years, if you wanted to upgrade the safety features on the pickup with a safety package but also wanted a Z71, you were forced to pick between one or the other. Now, Chevy offers the safety package and an available upgrade on the Z71. The safety package brings a number of technological upgrades to the truck, including lane departure warning and forward collision alert.
New Silverado HD Upgrades
The Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 Silverado models received a significant overhaul for 2020. Like the Silverado 1500, the pickup’s exterior has been revamped to a sportier look and rugged trim options. Other improvements include the max towing jumping up to 35,500 pounds from the previous year’s 23,100 pounds. However, to net this kind of towing, you need to go with the 3500HD pickup with rear-wheel-drive and dual rear wheels while opting for the gooseneck hitch and Duramax 6.6L V8 Turbo-Diesel engine. The max payload has also increased to 7,442 pounds.
Something Exciting Is Just A Short Drive Away
Looking for a new pickup but not sure which truck is right for you? Now is the perfect time to come on out to DePaula Chevy to check out first hand the 2020 Chevy trucks’ most exciting features. From the full-size Silverado to the light-duty Colorado, you are sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. It doesn’t matter if you want impressive towing, a comfortable interior, or have been hunting down a diesel-powered pickup, you’ll find all of this and more at DePaula Chevy. We are located a short distance from Clifton Park in nearby Albany, NY. So come on out to the dealership and discover what all the excitement is about.