Chevy Silverado Introduces “See-Through” Trailer Feature

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado offers a lot of features to make life easier for drivers while towing, including the expanded availability of the 6.2L L87 V8 gasoline engine. The trucks’ latest tech offerings outside the engine bay also come into the picture. As first introduced by the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD, the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a technology package that includes an innovative tow camera system which provides up to 15 different angles around and behind the vehicle, with the image of whatever is behind the trailer being relayed directly to the center of the infotainment screen. 

One of those views is the “see-through” trailer view, which essentially makes the trailer disappear. Dubbed HD Surround Vision with Two Trailer Camera Provisions, it’s a very cool feature, and it’s pretty useful when hitching up or already hitched up, as seen Chevy’s latest advertisement. At 30-seconds in length, the video is brief but does well to demonstrate the power of the camera system, and the pickup owners (not actors, as per Chevy’s ongoing ad campaign) certainly seem to like it. Seeing the trailer disappear with a push of a button, it will undoubtedly confuse some people who weren’t expecting it. 

For example, the expanded availability of the 6.2L L87 V8 for the 2020 model year means the towing capacity for the properly-equipped Silverado RST models is now at a class-leading 13,400 pounds. Buyers can also purchase the big eight in the LT Trail Boss and Custom Trail Boss models.

The additional updates for the 2020 model year include the introduction of Vertical Trailering Mirrors, which pairs nicely with the invisible trailer camera view for those looking to do some serious towing. As for the drivetrain, updates include a broader availability of the new 10-speed automatic transmission, which is a replacement for the outgoing eight-speed automatic offered on 4WD High Country models as well as LT Trail Boss models with the 5.3L L84 V8 engine. The 2020 model year also sees the launch of the 3.0L inline six-cylinder LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine option.

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There’s the introduction of the Adaptive Cruise Control and the HD Surround Vision which is replaced with the HD Surround Vision with Two Trailer Camera Provisions, delivering an available 15 unique camera views to make trailering more convenient. The new availability of smart trailer technology allows access to select features of the iN-Command Control System from ASA Electronics through the myChevrolet mobile app, compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. There’s also a through the in-vehicle trailering app on the vehicle’s infotainment system via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility.

The 10-speed automatic transmission replaces the 8-speed automatic transmission on 4WD High Country models with 5.3L V8 L84 EcoTec3 engine and the LT Trail Boss model with the 5.3L V8 L84 EcoTec3 engine. The expanded availability of 6.2L V8 L87 EcoTec3 engine, now available on the TrailBoss Custom, the Trail Boss LT and the RST 4WD. The introduction of the performance upgrade package for a 6.2L V8 L87 engine adds a cat-back performance exhaust system and performance air intake.

You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Silverados at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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