The updated 2020 Chevrolet Silverado made its debut this week, expanding the availability of the optional L87 6.2-liter V8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission and introducing number of other minor improvements.
Among those improvements are new available owing technologies that were previously introduced on the 2020 Silverado HD. That includes Chevy’s tow camera system, which offers 15 different views of the area surrounding the vehicle. The system also enables the segment-exclusive “transparent trailer” feature, which combines views from the tailgate camera and a rear trailer auxiliary camera to make the trailer appear invisible on the in-vehicle display.
Another new towing featured offered on the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is the In Command Control System from ASA Electronics. This system enables so-called ‘smart trailer technology’ and allows the user to receive information from and make adjustments to their trailer, depending on what it is, through the MyChevrolet mobile app or on the vehicle’s infotainment system via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. For example, the in-command system can be used to switch the lights on and off or adjust the HVAC in an RV.
Those who find themselves towing and travelling a lot may also benefit from the new camera-based adaptive cruise control system on the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. With a single camera mounted on the rear of the rearview mirror, the system scans the road ahead and enables full adaptive cruise with stop/start capability. The adaptive cruise system is an option available only on Silverado LT, LTZ and High Country trims.
As we reported previously, General Motors has expanded the availability of the 6.2-liter V8 engine to the Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss and RST trims for 2020. This means the tow capacity of properly equipped Silverado RST models has grown to a class-leading 13,400 pounds, GM says.
Stay tuned for information on pricing and availability for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado lineup.