Back in 2003, we saw a preview of the new Chevrolet truck. It was Cheyenne. Well, the concept was too futuristic and it never entered production. At least not in the US. In Mexico, some versions of Silverado are carrying its name. What’s more, the old Cheyenne was a trim level for the Silverado. So, the new 2020 Chevy Cheyenne could be a version of the pickup. There are also more options for this nameplate, but this one is the most realistic.
Although the Cheyenne package was there for Silverado truck in the 1970s, it still has a lot of fans. They are living in hopes that the company will finally announce the new model. The 2020 Chevy Silverado Cheyenne is the most likely outcome. But, what kind of a truck it could be? The first opinion – it should be an off-road performance-tuned model that will compete with Ford Raptor. But, that could also be ZR2.
Cheyenne as Chevy Silverado 1500 Trim Level
The only couple of things are known about the Cheyenne truck. The concept is there and the company claimed rights to use this name in 2016. So, this nameplate is in the plans for the future. Now, after four years, it should be in production as a truck. But, we doubt it will be an all-new model. Instead, the 2020 Chevy Silverado Cheyenne is the most likely outcome.
Back in the 1970s, it was a special package with unique colors in the first place. Even now some aftermarket companies are reviving the memory with such classic paintjob updates. Be sure that 2020 Chevy Silverado Cheyenne is going to bring back these colors. Besides that, the new pickup will use other visual and cosmetic upgrades, while using some engines from the existing lineup.
All-New Truck 2020 Chevy Cheyenne Not Likely
The 2020 Chevy Cheyenne as the brand for itself is probably not happening. The major concern is – where GM would fit it? The company already offers mid-size Colorado, full-size Silverado 1500, and heavy-duty Silverado HD models. Cheyenne could be the sport truck built on the unibody platform. But, this class is not so popular nowadays and we doubt it could compete with large crossovers and SUVs. General Motors also offers trucks under the GMC badge, so another unit is very questionable. Yes, 2020 Cheyenne can add some sales, but the cost of development and production are hard to cover.
Chevrolet Cheyenne SS Could be a new Raptor’s Rival
The 2020 Chevy Cheyenne SS (Super Sport) would be a performance-oriented truck. Its main rival would be Ford F-150 Raptor. Well, we can see Chevrolet testing the new truck. Experts are sure that is the Silverado ZR2. This package, for a smaller Colorado, boosts off-road capabilities. So, the ZR2 badge brings the same advantages for the larger truck. Still, this nameplate is not confirmed yet. So, we have a reason to suspect and view alternatives. One of them is the 2020 Cheyenne SS.
SuperSport badge used to be very popular. However, only one vehicle is using it nowadays – Camaro muscle car. Now, we will think about rumors speaking of car’s supercharged engine being a favorite to come for a performance*oriented truck. Silverado SS was never mentioned. Cheyenne SS, Camaro SS would share the same engine and the same badge. It has some sense.
What are 2020 Chevy Cheyenne Big 10 and Super 10?
The Big 10 and Super 10 trucks were the special upgrades by aftermarket companies. So, these have nothing to do with official 2020 Chevy Cheyenne. But, the good thing is that these builders kept the memory of the old-school pickup. Again, the unique paint job is the first thing that makes 2020 Cheyenne eye-catching.