We’ve already brought you most of the details on the changes and updates that General Motors has applied to the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado lineup, but one area we have yet to address is the new available Performance Upgrade Package that is available on the truck.
“For those wanting even more performance, the Silverado 6.2L is available with a Performance Upgrade Package that adds a performance air intake and cat-back performance exhaust system, raising output to 435 horsepower and 469 lb-ft of torque,” the automaker said.
By the sounds of it, this package pairs the cat-back exhaust system for the 6.2-liter V8 that was offered on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado via the Chevrolet Accessories catalog with the Chevrolet Accessories cold air intake system. Together, these parts are worth an extra 15 horsepower and 9 lb-ft of torque, with the engine normally rated at 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. In the catalog, the cat-back exhaust system sells for $1,645, while the cold air intake sells for $625.
This change comes alongside expanded availability for the 6.2-liter V8 engine in the Silverado for the 2020 model year. The larger V8 is now offered on Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss and RST trims (before it was only offered on the Silverado LTZ and High Country) and will come standard with the Z71 off-road package and four-wheel drive. Additionally, Silverado RST trucks can also only be ordered with the 6.2-liter engine if they are equipped with four-wheel drive.
Pricing and availability for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado will be announced at a later date. As such, pricing for the optional Performance Upgrade Package is not yet available.