General Motors recently introduced an additional Double Cab variant of the Chevrolet S10 in Argentina, the country with the most competitive midsize pickup segment in South America. The new LT trim level strengthens the S10’s range, aiming to increase its sales and competitiveness of the model in the country.
First introduced at the 2020 Expoagro Argentina – the largest exhibition for the agro-industrial sector in the country, the new 2020 Chevrolet S10 LT becomes the most affordable configuration to offer an automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. Until now, the automatic 4×4 variants of the S10 that reached the Argentine market were top-of-the-range LTZ and High Country trim levels.
“The Chevrolet S10 LT 4×4 automatic was first introduced at Expoagro with a test drive on our exclusive track to show its power and versatility,” said Product Manager for GM South America, Agustín Mazzola, in a press release. “We anticipate that this new version will boost S10 sales due to its equipment and price,” he added.
Unlike the existing Chevrolet S10 LT 4×4 with a manual transmission, the new LT variant features the updated turbo-diesel 2.8L XLD28 inline-four, part of the Duramax engine family, which generates 200 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque – compared to 295 lb-ft for the manual model. This engine, which can only be coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission, makes the 2020 S10 LT the most powerful pickup in its price range.
In terms of looks, the new S10 LT 4×4 automatic features darkened headlight clusters, 16-inch alloy wheels and body-colored door handles. While its interior stands out for including a completely black finish and high-resistance fabric seats, it also has manual air conditioning, cruise control, an on-board computer and an infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen.
The 2020 automatic Chevrolet S10 LT is already available in Chevrolet dealers in Argentina, with a price of $2,014,900 ARS – about $31,800 USD at the current exchange rate. The S10 is manufactured exclusively at the GM São José dos Campos plant in Brazil, the facility responsible for supplying medium-duty pickup units to South American markets.