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    Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    Truck wars: Silverado gets more weapons for 2020

    Henry Payne, The Detroit News Published 8:00 a.m. ET May 22, 2019

    Detroit News Article

    In the truck wars, you can never rest on your laurels.

    Just a year after introducing an all-new Silverado, Chevy is back for 2020 with a menu of upgrades. Chief among them is its best-in-class 13,400-pound towing capability, dethroning the Ford F-150.

    The 2020 Silverado also offers adaptive cruise-control for the first time, a common safety feature that many reviewers found lacking in the 2019 model. The pickup’s performance Trail Boss trim also gets the brand’s signature 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8, making it the most affordable light-duty truck on the market with over 400 horsepower at $43,865.

    “In today’s truck market, customers continually demand more features, more technology and more capability,” said chief engineer Tim Herrick. “For 2020 we are delivering more in each of these areas.”

    The upgrades build on the all-new Silverado’s lightweight chassis, 10-speed transmission, and versatile, rolled-steel bed options. The truck is offered with a blizzard of options across eight trim lines. For 202, more than half of those trim levels can be had with the top-dog V-8 paired with the sippy 10-speed tranny – in addition to V-6, turbo-4, and 3.0-liter diesel engine options.

    The towing record comes courtesy of pairing the 6.2-liter V-8 with the lightweight, RST model.

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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    6.2 on the RST?

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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    The sales must have been booming so they decided to make the 6.2 available on the trailboss...
    I guess the first strategy did not work well for GM.

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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    GM has been stating for a while that they were trying to expand the 6.2L into more trucks. Didn't they expand their engine facility a year or two ago. Now we know why.
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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    Quote Originally Posted by TruckMan View Post
    GM has been stating for a while that they were trying to expand the 6.2L into more trucks. Didn't they expand their engine facility a year or two ago. Now we know why.
    I think they are swimming in 6.2L's because there are so few camaro's being sold

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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    Similar approach to the 2020 Camaro jump start, such as the $35K V8 "LT1" model undercutting the SS with the engine of the same name. The Silverado looks to likewise give the power to the people. They really need to redesign the dash in the glovebox and center stack area though.

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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mingo View Post
    The pickup’s performance Trail Boss trim also gets the brand’s signature 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8. For 2020, more than half of those trim levels can be had with the top-dog V-8.

    The towing record comes courtesy of pairing the 6.2-liter V-8 with the lightweight, RST model.
    Wow, GMI will have a boatload of new Silverado owners soon. Everyone says this was the reason they didn't buy.....

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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian.bacon View Post
    The sales must have been booming so they decided to make the 6.2 available on the trailboss...
    I guess the first strategy did not work well for GM.
    On autoline tv early last year, the GM propulsion guru said, they were building additional 6.2 liter capacity, and we were going to see Buick and Cadillac get their own powertains...

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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    On autoline tv early last year, the GM propulsion guru said, they were building additional 6.2 liter capacity, and we were going to see Buick and Cadillac get their own powertains...
    Why would GM be doing that when saint Mary says GM will be practically an EV company in a few short years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckMan View Post
    Didn't they expand their engine facility a year or two ago. Now we know why.
    They announced a whole new 6.2L engine line going into spring hill over 3 yrs ago. Has been running production for almost 3 yrs now. Didn't take too long to tool up since the plant didn't require a expansion like the 2.7L did.

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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

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    Truck wars: Silverado gets more weapons for 2020

    Henry Payne, The Detroit News Published 8:00 a.m. ET May 22, 2019

    Detroit News Article

    In the truck wars, you can never rest on your laurels.

    Just a year after introducing an all-new Silverado, Chevy is back for 2020 with a menu of upgrades. Chief among them is its best-in-class 13,400-pound towing capability, dethroning the Ford F-150.

    The 2020 Silverado also offers adaptive cruise-control for the first time, a common safety feature that many reviewers found lacking in the 2019 model. The pickup’s performance Trail Boss trim also gets the brand’s signature 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8, making it the most affordable light-duty truck on the market with over 400 horsepower at $43,865.

    “In today’s truck market, customers continually demand more features, more technology and more capability,” said chief engineer Tim Herrick. “For 2020 we are delivering more in each of these areas.”

    The upgrades build on the all-new Silverado’s lightweight chassis, 10-speed transmission, and versatile, rolled-steel bed options. The truck is offered with a blizzard of options across eight trim lines. For 202, more than half of those trim levels can be had with the top-dog V-8 paired with the sippy 10-speed tranny – in addition to V-6, turbo-4, and 3.0-liter diesel engine options.

    The towing record comes courtesy of pairing the 6.2-liter V-8 with the lightweight, RST model.
    Good news on the 6.2L but I am wondering what else changed to boost the Tow rating to 13,400 since IIRC the 2019 6.2L maxed out ~ 1,000 lbs less.

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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    Quote Originally Posted by SierraGS View Post
    Good news on the 6.2L but I am wondering what else changed to boost the Tow rating to 13,400 since IIRC the 2019 6.2L maxed out ~ 1,000 lbs less.
    The new 6.2 trucks are lighter. Lighter the trucks the more they can haul.

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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    Quote Originally Posted by eb110americana View Post
    Similar approach to the 2020 Camaro jump start, such as the $35K V8 "LT1" model undercutting the SS with the engine of the same name. The Silverado looks to likewise give the power to the people. They really need to redesign the dash in the glovebox and center stack area though.
    IMO some people just like to have sort of a sleeper model that has all the power but not the show so to sneak up on you.
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    Why would GM be doing that when saint Mary says GM will be practically an EV company in a few short years?
    Very good question. Somebody should press Mother Mary in a public setting with cameras and sound a rolling.

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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    The new 6.2 trucks are lighter. Lighter the trucks the more they can haul.
    Don't think that is the reason since I am talking about the same truck, the 2019 1500 (New Model) has a max tow rating of 12,200 lbs per the trailering specs with 3.42 gears which is 1,200 lbs less than the 13,400 of the 2020 truck.

    Guessing GM is finally offering a 3.73 gear ratio for the max tow package???

    This would be a good move and one that should be added to both Trail Boss Trims/Elevation/AT4 to allow larger tires 33"+ provide similar performance to 3.23 or 3.42 gears since larger tires need lower gears (higher numerically) to adjust for the larger diameter because nobody wants to change the gears in both axles after they buy the truck. Most buyers know they are going to change to larger tires before they buy and many have the trucks updated by the dealer (or shop affiliated with the dealer) so they can finance it when they buy the truck and maintain the warranty.

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    Re: Truck Wars: 2020 Silverado no longer "Unarmed"

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian.bacon View Post
    The sales must have been booming so they decided to make the 6.2 available on the trailboss...
    I guess the first strategy did not work well for GM.
    Not exactly, the "first strategy" was to add the 6.2L in the 2nd model year, not sure why this is hard to understand and those who say that was their reason "never to buy" were just making an excuse for something that most knew was going to be a "first year" issue only. Bet most 2020 Trail Bosses will be sold with the 5.3L to very happy long term buyer/owners - of course the 10-speed will help and THAT is what should have been on the 2019 Trail Boss, then the 6.2L. Think the 10-speed will cover most of the "power" complaints and most buyers will take the ~$2,400 needed for the 6.2L and use it for suspension/tire/wheel upgrades instead.

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