Chevrolet stepped onto the desert race scene back in 2017 with its Colorado ZR2 driven by Hall Racing. One of the biggest benefits to entering the Colorado ZR2 in the desert races was to test its off-roading capabilities to the max. From those races, the Chevy Performance created upgrades and modifications to the Colorado that it passed onto consumers.
Now, it’s time to see what the Silverado is capable of, so the team put the Silverado to the test in the 2019 Best in the Desert Race series.
The competing Silverado was an LT Trail Boss model with a 6.2-liter V8 and 10-speed automatic transmission capable of 420 horsepower. Modifications were limited due to its entry as a 1200 Stock Class so the suspension, underbody, and safety equipment couldn’t be over-amplified. But the performance team was able to gear it up with long-distance suspension, front and rear jounce shocks, and a set of high-capacity, prototype Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve.
The Silverado Z71 is already a durable and reliable off-roading truck, so it will be exciting to see what innovations the races will produce to make even better Silverado trucks for the future.
One desert race can put more wear and tear on a truck than most owners will experience in years of use, so you can rely on the trucks you buy at Transwest Chevrolet Buick to be more than capable for your needs.
Pickup trucks are everywhere, so it can be hard to stand out from the crowd if you want a unique truck. One great way to have a truck that looks different from everybody else’s is by choosing a special edition model.
Chevrolet recently announced that the 2020 Silverado 1500 will be available with two of the most popular special edition packages, Midnight and Rally Edition. Both of these flaunt unparalleled designs.
The Midnight Edition is available on the LT Trail Boss and the Custom Trail Boss trims. It adds a 2-inch factory suspension lift and the Z71 Off-Road Package. That equips skid plates, 18-inch painted wheels, and an automatic locking rear differential. As the name implies, the Midnight edition will have an all-black look with black Bowties, black exhaust tips, black off-road assist steps, black bumpers, and a black grille.
For a Silverado with a sportier look, choose the Rally Edition. It is available on the Custom and RST trims and is available in Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, Black, or Summit White exterior paint. Its unique styling includes a body-colored grille, black Bowties, black Rally stripes on the tailgate and hood, black assist steps, and black exhaust tips. The look is completed with 20-inch black painted wheels.
The time is finally here: The new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is finally available at Transwest Chevrolet Buick. With a bigger body, stronger engines, and lighter weight, this Silverado aims to continue the model’s legacy of a capable, durable, and long-lasting pickup truck.
A new turbodiesel engine. All-new for the 2020 model year is a 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine, which produces 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine can tow up to 9,300 pounds and has a maximum payload of 1,870 pounds, which will help meet up to 90 percent of your light-duty towing needs.
Better technology. Trailering just got easier with the 2020 Silverado’s class-leading available 15 camera views. This allows you to see every view imaginable when you’re towing. You can even access the segment-exclusive transparent trailer feature, which allows you to see what’s happening behind your trailer. The Silverado now also comes available with Adaptive Cruise Control-Camera to keep you a pre-set distance behind the vehicle in front of you when you’re using cruise control.
Diesel lovers can rejoice: There’s a new turbo-diesel engine in town. The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado has added a new available 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel inline-six engine to provide its customers with more choice and versatility.
The 2020 Silverado turbo-diesel engine will have
class-leading torque and horsepower, while still providing consumers with the
fuel economy and capabilities they want. It the first-ever inline-six
turbo-diesel to be offered in Chevrolet’s light-duty truck lineup.
“From the moment the engine is started, to its idle,
acceleration, and highway cruising, the 3.0L Duramax performance will change
perceptions of what a diesel engine can offer in refinement,” said Nicola
Menarini, director for Diesel Truck Engine Program Execution. “With advanced
technologies that draw on global diesel expertise, it’s a no-compromise choice
for those who want the capability and driving range of a diesel in a light-duty
The 2020 Silverado turbo-diesel engine is one of six powertrain options available on the Silverado. It will be an available option on the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trim levels and will come paired to a ten-speed automatic transmission. The turbo-diesel provides 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, reaching 95 percent of peak torque at just 1,250 rpm – giving you plenty of towing power.
We at Transwest Chevrolet Buick are huge fans of the current Silverado, so we’re thrilled that it will be adding yet another engine option to its already exhaustive lineup of powertrain possibilities.
General Motors has been winning the attention of experts and enthusiasts alike with a feature on the GMC Sierra – the new multi-function tailgate called the MultiPro. Many speculated whether or not GM would be including the six-function tailgate on Chevrolet Silverado models as well. We have some news for you: the MultiPro tailgate will also be on Silverado models, according to spy shots of a prototype spotted in testing.
The multi-function tailgate will likely debut on the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. As mentioned above, it can be configured in six different ways – from stair steps up into the bed for ease of loading to a truck bed extension to a work desk. It’s likely that the Chevrolet model won’t use the “MultiPro” name, as it has been trademarked by GMC and associated with GMC’s “Like a Pro” slogan.
Experts are already speculating that the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will receive the new multi-function tailgate as an option for the 2020 model year, while HD models may get it in mid-2020 or even 2021. Still, the six-way truck bed will be a highly anticipated feature on either option. While Chevrolet has not confirmed the feature for the Silverado lineup yet, the feature’s inclusion on prototype models is a positive sign.
While we don’t know all the details about upcoming Chevy trucks, we can help you find the one best for you today. Contact us at Transwest Chevy Buick for more information.
You’re probably no stranger to the harsh Colorado winters. Luckily many Chevrolet vehicles are well-suited to winter driving, especially the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
Use your Drive Mode Selector: If you opted for the available Drive Mode Selector, you’ll notice a mode called Snow/Ice. It’s engineered to reduce slipping and boost traction during harsh weather.
Consider winter tires: Purchase winter tires: They are the number one safety precaution you can take for slick roads, and the Silverado’s Snow/Ice drive mode works best when paired with these tires.
Turn on your lights: Improve your visibility by turning on your Silverado 1500’s available high-intensity LED headlamps so other cars can see you on the road too.
Make use of your Durabed: The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s pickup bed has more cargo volume than any competing truck. Pack it with essentials like warm clothes, food, and water in case you get stranded. Stow away tools that could help like shovels, chains, flashlights, flares, and sand.
Pay attention: Your Silverado is available with a wide range of active safety features like the StabiliTrak stability control system and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. Remember that they are no substitute for your full attention during driving, but they certainly help.
Winter driving is stressful, and all of us at Transwest Chevy Buick hope you stay safe this season ride into the spring without a hitch.