DETROIT — Chevrolet is considerably increasing the provision of its highest-output V-Eight engine for the 2020 Silverado.
The 6.2-liter gasoline engine — rated at 420 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque — will probably be non-compulsory on 5 of eight trim ranges, up from two high-end 2019 models.
The expanded availability will decrease the entry-level worth of a pickup with the engine from roughly $50,000 to $43,865.
The V-Eight engine, paired with a 10-speed transmission, will probably be obtainable on the Customized Path Boss, RST (outfitted with four-wheel drive), LT Path Boss, LTZ and Excessive Nation fashions. It’ll stay unavailable on Work Truck, Customized and LT trims.
The cheaper price threshold for the engine is considered one of a number of packaging adjustments or updates introduced Wednesday by Chevrolet for the 2020 Silverado.
Different powertrain adjustments embody expanded availability of the 10-speed transmission in addition to a 2.7-liter turbo four-cylinder engine and eight-speed computerized transmission being obtainable on Customized…