From the push toward hybrid and electric power to the SUV trend that is currently taking
the world by storm, there are many major changes that are happening in the auto
industry. The interests and priorities of car consumers have been shifting significantly in
recent years—for many reasons, including the advent of the global climate crisis and
continuously exponential technological advancement worldwide.
Since production is informed by consumer demand, these recent shifts in consumer
interests have led to some significant changes in the design and production of new
vehicles from major multinational automakers that are big players on the global auto
market. Many major automaker brands have opted to discontinue a staggering number
of passenger sedans from their lineup in favor of focusing more heavily on their
production of new and improved SUVs and the advancement of their EV tech.
Chevrolet has already made the decision to purge the Volt, Cruze, and Impala
passenger car models from their vehicle lineup, much to the dismay of many loyal
Chevy drivers. Whether you’re mourning the loss of your favorite Chevrolet sedan or are
all in favor of the progress the future holds for the auto industry, keep reading to explore
the top new and updated Chevrolet models for 2020.
1. A New Engine Option for the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe
The Chevrolet Tahoe is a classic full-size SUV that has been an integral part of
Chevrolet’s vehicle lineup for many years and is now in its sixth generation on the
mainstream auto market.
For the 2020 model year, a new engine option was added for the Tahoe. This new
engine is a 3.0-L turbo-diesel inline-six engine that delivers 277 horsepower and 460
lb.-ft. of torque. The Tahoe also got a brand-new independent rear suspension for 2020.
This fresh suspension makes the 2020 Tahoe easier to keep smooth control of while
driving, which in turn ensures a more comfortable ride for both drivers and passengers.
Also, the 2020 Tahoe’s new suspension frees up more room for both passengers and
cargo in the back of this full-size SUV. While enhancing the performance and ride
quality of the Tahoe, the Tahoe’s new-for-2020 independent rear suspension did not
decrease this full-size SUV’s impressive cargo-hauling capability.
2. A Majorly Madeover Suburban
Chevrolet’s trusty Suburban full-size SUV model is now in its twelfth generation.
Considering how long it has faithfully remained a part of Chevrolet’s vehicle lineup, the
Suburban was due for a makeover—which is exactly what this full-size SUV got for
The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban features a new independent rear suspension that
improves its smooth drive performance, new fascias in front and rear, and a new
10-speed automatic transmission. These updates help modernize the Suburban and
keep this full-size SUV relevant and in demand on the current mainstream auto market
that is trending further in favor of smaller, more efficient SUVs and crossover vehicles.
3. Bigger, Lighter-Weight Chevrolet Silverado HDs
Although they may be focusing more heavily on their SUVs than on their passenger
sedans, Chevrolet has not forgotten about their trucks. Both the 2500 and 3500
Silverado full-size, heavy-duty pickup trucks received notable updates for 2020.
The 2020 updates for the 2500 and 3500 models of the Silverado HD lineup are not
major, but their announcement shows that Chevrolet is committed to keeping up with
their Silverado HD models and advancing them to meet advancing modern standards
for drive performance, high-tech features, etc.
Both the 2500 and 3500 Silverado HD models are bigger for 2020, but they also both
weigh less than they did in prior model years. For 2020, Chevrolet used aluminum more
liberally in its design and production of the Silverado HD models. The aluminum
construction helped cut the weight of these full-size trucks, which in turn allowed
Chevrolet to expand the 2500 and 3500 HDs in size.