The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado offers all sorts of stuff to make life easier while towing, including the expanded availability of the 6.2L L87 V8 gasoline engine. But the trucks’ latest tech offerings outside the engine bay also come into the picture, or rather, out of the picture.
As first introduced by the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD, the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a technology package that includes an innovative tow camera system that provides upwards of 15 different angles around and behind the vehicle, with the image of whatever is behind the trailer being relayed directly to the main infotainment screen. One of those views is the “see-through” trailer view, which essentially makes the trailer disappear.
Dubbed HD Surround Vision with Two Trailer Camera Provisions, it’s definitely a very cool feature, and it’s pretty useful when hitching up or already hitched up, as seen Chevy’s latest advertisement.
At 30-seconds in length, the video is brief but does well to demonstrate the power of the camera system, and the pickup owners (not actors, as per Chevy’s ongoing ad campaign) certainly seem to like it. No doubt, seeing the trailer disappear with the push of a button is sure to raise some eyebrows among those prospective buyers who weren’t expecting it.
For reference, the expanded availability of the 6.2L L87 V8 for the 2020 model year means towing capacity for properly-equipped Silverado RST models is now at a class-leading 13,400 pounds. Buyers can also get the big eight in the Custom Trail Boss and LT Trail Boss models. Additional updates for the 2020 model year include the introduction of Vertical Trailering Mirrors, which pair quite nicely with the invisible trailer camera view for those looking to do some serious towing.
Further drivetrain updates include broader availability of the new 10-speed automatic transmission, which arrives as a replacement for the outgoing eight-speed automatic offered on 4WD High Country models as well as LT Trail Boss models with the 5.3L L84 V8 engine. The 2020 model year also sees the launch of the 3.0L inline six-cylinder LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine option.