Chevy is bringing their car manufacturing back stateside. Learn where the new Chevy Silverado is built and how Chevy is investing in America.
For years, Chevy has been manufacturing many of its vehicles outside of the United States. While they will continue to do so, a geographical shift is occurring. This year, many Chevy vehicles are being manufactured stateside.
One Chevy vehicle that’s had its production shifted to the United States is the Chevy Silverado, the company’s flagship pickup truck. Curious as to the exact location of its manufacture? Read on to find out.
Where is the New Chevy Silverado Built?
If you’re a fan of American-made trucks, you’ll be pleased to hear that the majority of the new Chevy Silverados are being built in Flint, Michigan. The Flint Assembly Plant is responsible for 22 different configurations of the truck, including five separate trims: the Work Truck, the Custom, the LT, the LTZ, and the High Country.
Note, however, that the Fort Wayne, Indiana plant is responsible for some of the Silverados on the market as well. Both plants will be producing 2020 Silverados late into 2019.
Rating the Characteristics of the 2020 Silverado
As always, the Silverado is rated as one of the top full-size pickup trucks on the market. Offering a great deal in the ways of look, functionality, and performance. It also helps that it’s a monster of a vehicle. Below, we’re going to discuss the various characteristics of the Silverado, examining how it rates in comparison to other trucks of its kind.
The exterior of the Silverado excels both functionally and aesthetically. Sporting a tough but sleek grill and a smooth but angular body, it’s equal parts cool and aggressive.
The bed of the truck varies depending on the trim you buy. The shortest bed measures in at 5 feet 10 inches in length; The medium-sized bed measures in at 6 feet 7 inches in length; The biggest bed measures in at 8 feet 2 inches in length. Regardless of the bed you choose, it will be able to carry a great deal of cargo with ease.
The interior of the Silverado excels functionally but is fairly standard on an aesthetic level.
It comes with your choice of 3 different cab sizes. The smallest cab sits three people, all in a front bench seat; The mid-size and large cabs seat six people, with the large cab offering a little more legroom. That said, regardless of the cab you choose, you will have plenty of room to move.
The low-end Silverado trims sport cloth upholstery and possess a range of different plastic components. The higher-end trims sport primarily leather upholstery.
As far as interior cargo space goes, the Silverado is exceptional. Not only does it provide a great deal of floor space on which to place miscellaneous items but it’s also equipped with a variety of storage devices.
The 2020 Silverado comes with a number of different powertrains. As such, its performance varies greatly.
Its standard model sports a V6 engine, pumping out 285-horsepower. Combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission, it’s ideal for low-intensity hauling or towing.
Other engine options include a four-cylinder 310-horsepower engine, a six-cylinder turbodiesel 277-horsepower engine, a 5.3-liter V8 355-horsepower engine, and a 6.2-liter V8 420-horsepower engine.
You also have the option of a 10-speed automatic transmission. This transmission not only allows for smoother shifts but it also allows for maximum efficiency.
At its most powerful, the Silverado is a monster. It can haul up to 13,400 pounds. It can carry up to 2,500.
When it comes to handleability, the Silverado is toward the top of the full-size-pickup totem pole. Despite its large size, it takes corners with smooth grace. Plus, its steering wheel is as responsive as any other truck on the market.
The fuel efficiency of the Silverado varies based on the engine and transmission configuration. The Silverado with the V6 turbodiesel engine gets 23 miles to the gallon in the city and 33 miles to the gallon on the highway. Compared to other full-size pickups, this is far above average fuel efficiency.
While fuel efficiencies for other engines have not yet been released, we can fairly assume that they’ll be similar to last year’s model. The 4-cylinder engine got 20 in the city and 23 on the highway; the V6 got 16 in the city and 21 on the highway; the smaller V8 got 17 in the city and 24 on the highway.
There’s no reason to feel unsafe inside of the 2020 Silverado. It received a 4 out of 5 safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, including a 4-star frontal crash rating, a 4-star rollover evaluation rating, and a 5-star side crash test rating.
It offers a number of safety features, including a rearview camera, Chevy’s Teen Driver system, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-keep assist. Note, however, that some of these features are only available in select trims.
While the 2020 Silverado has not yet received a reliability rating from JD Power, its 2019 model has. It received 4 out of 5 stars, meaning that it’s above-average compared to other vehicles.
As far as warranty coverage goes, it has a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. These warranties are fairly standard in the auto industry.
Like all modern vehicles, the 2020 Silverado has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment. Its standard model comes with the Chevy 3 infotainment system, accommodating Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth capabilities.
In lower-end trims, it’s equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen. In higher-end trims, its touchscreen measures in at 8 inches.
Looking to Buy the 2020 Chevy Silverado?
Are you excited about the 2020 Chevy Silverado? Looking to buy it? If so, and if you live in the Omaha, Nebraska area, we here at Huber Chevrolet are the people to see.
We offer finance and lease options and will do everything we can to accommodate your budget. Stop in and see us today.
Have any questions? Call us at (402)-206-2117. We’re happy to help!