SS is the badge that only special Chevy vehicles are getting. For example, the Camaro SS. We are wondering, why there are no other models as well? The development and production are not cheap, vehicles would be expensive, which means lower sales. On the other hand, this could draw attention to a particular model. The 2020 Chevy Silverado SS would raise the interest in the entire lineup, which could make the nameplate more competitive in the segment. Ford F-150 is dominating, and it is just a matter of time when this model will reach 1 million sold units per annum.
Silverado is the best-selling model in the entire GM family. This truck has a lot of options to offer. The latest one added is a diesel engine. The next is an off-road ZR2 version. Now, it seems like the company is also developing the 2020 Chevy Silverado SS – the performance-oriented truck. The SuperSport department is going to install different upgrades to make the pickup more aggressive. Of course, there is a tuning of the engine room. Be sure the Silverado SS is going to make a blast with its specs.
2020 Chevy Silverado SS Engine
The most logical choice for the 2020 Chevy Silverado SS is to borrow the drivetrain from the only other Super Sport car. Chevrolet Camaro is using a 6.2-liter V8 LT1 engine. It is capable to produce 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque for the muscle vehicle. The truck will be heavier, so its specs could be different. In any case, do not expect the Silverado SS to sprint 0-60 mph in 4 seconds, as Camaro does. 8-speed automatic transmission is standard. The magnetic ride control system will also be available.
This setup will definitely boost the performance of the Chevrolet Silverado. On the other hand, the truck is losing one of its main attributes. It is not a working mule, but the sport vehicle for street performance. Being built on a body-on-frame platform, Silverado and sporty tuning are not a good pair. But, we will see if the company is going to make peace between these two.
Jacked Up Truck
The unique pickup truck will also need a lot of visual upgrades. Besides the engine/transmission tuning, the truck also gets a special suspension system with new shocks. Of course, there are unique wheels for this kind of vehicle. Special colors and few other upgrades will make it more aggressive. The last time we saw the Silverado SS, it had a moonroof and cloth interior. Now, leather is the more likely option.
2020 Chevy Silverado SS Future
From this stance, the 2020 Chevy Silverado SS doesn’t seem to be a wise move. Most trucks are there to work. Only a few companies are out on the market with a unibody architecture, allowing their models to be more agile. On the other hand, there are versatile SUVs that can ride well, and work as well. The SS truck would compete with these vehicles. But, its production and the price would be much more expensive, but the gain is not so great. So, we believe the SS must implement something radical to draw attention and swipe all the competition.