New products of American pickups in 2019-2020 replenished Chevrolet Silverado of the new generation, presented publicly in the Detroit Auto Show 2020 . Pickup Chevrolet Silverado, with a change of generation, got rid of the conservatism of its predecessor and now has everything necessary to compete successfully with the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 models. In our review of the new Chevrolet Silverado 2019-2020 – the price and specifications, photos and videos, specifications of the new pickup Chevy Trucks, coming to the market after exactly 100 years after the production of the first 1 ton truck of the American company Chevrolet Model T (Chevrolet One -Ton).
The production of a new generation Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck will start in mid-summer 2020 at an enterprise in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the first customers will get their cars in early autumn of this year. The price of new items has not yet been announced by the manufacturer, but it can be said beforehand that the cost of the new generation of Chevrolet Silverado will remain at the level of its predecessor and will be around $ 28500-49500 in the region. The main competitor of Ford F-150, by the way, is offered at a price of $ 27,610.
We want to note that the new Chevy Silverado is able to cover a fairly large contingent of buyers. The novelty is offered in 8 different modifications: WT, LT, LT Trailboss, LTZ, High Country, Custom Trailboss, Custom and RST. From these modifications, it is worth highlighting the Chevrolet Silverado LT Trailboss – a pickup with serious off-road characteristics (increased ground clearance, Rancho shock absorbers, rear differential lock, 18-inch wheels with Goodyear Duratrac tires) and Chevrolet Silverado RST roadster with bright aerodynamic body kit and 22-inch wheels with low-profile rubber. Add here the opportunity to order a pickup truck with rear or all-wheel drive, cargo platforms of two sizes and three types of cab – Single Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew. Imagine how many options?
The new generation of the Silverado pickup truck is built on an entirely different T1 platform, the main feature of which can be considered the massive use of aluminum. Not only the hood, doors and tailgate are made of winged metal, but also the upper suspension arms (forged aluminum). At the same time, some versions of the pickup sport springs with a part of sheets of composite material (possibly from the Chevrolet Corvette sport car). The frame of the new generation of the pickup truck is produced on 80% of high strength steel, which allowed not only to reduce its weight by 40 kg in comparison with the frame of the previous generation of the model, but also to increase the rigidity of torsion by 10%.
The new body also dropped 40 kg, and the total curb weight of the new pickup is 204 kg less than the model of the previous generation. It is interesting that at the same time the new Chevrolet Silverado has significantly increased in size (the overall length has increased by 40 mm and the wheelbase dimensions by as much as 100 mm) and it has the most capacious body, which is at least 1784 liters, which, according to the representatives of the brand, by as much as 20 % more than competitors.
The locomotive of the Chevrolet range of the Silverado pickup got a more stylish and, one might even say, exquisite exterior exterior design. The front part of the machine evolved with three-level lighting, a modified falshradiator grille and a new bumper. On the side, the body demonstrates neat, noticeably rounded punches above the wheel arches, bright stampings prescribing the front wings and doors of the pickup truck. The forage has got a board with an inscription Chevrolet and new plafones of dimensional lanterns with light-emitting diode filling.
The interior of the new Chevrolet Silverado generation is made in the good traditions of American pickups. A huge salon with a massive front panel, chopped surfaces of the center console, wide first-row seats, a monumental central tunnel with a giant armrest. The increased size of the wheelbase allowed the passengers of the second row (a pickup with a SuperCrew cabin) to be given an increase in the leg area of 40 mm.
Saturated versions of the new Silverado boast a rather rich equipment: leather interior trim, multimedia system with support for 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, wireless charging for the smartphone, full electric package (mirrors, armchairs, steering column, glass), dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, fully LED head optics and a host of modern security systems.
Technical characteristics of Chevrolet Silverado 2019-2020 year.
Full information about the technical filling of the new generation of the Silverado pickup is not yet available, but the manufacturer promises as many as 6 engines, several gearboxes, versions with rear and all-wheel drive. According to preliminary information, the novelty will receive petrol engines V8 with a working volume of 5.3 and 6.2 liters (the engines are equipped with a deactivation system of cylinders that can disconnect if necessary 7 !!! cylinders) and a turbo-diesel “six” Duramax 3.0.
The most powerful gasoline 6.2-liter engine is aggregated with the newest 10 automatic transmissions, developed jointly by Ford and GM specialists. The automatic 10-speed transmission is quite complicated with 4 planetary rows and 6 packs of clutches.