The automotive industry is full of various reports and rumors that don’t make too much sense. You can read a lot of reports that are suggesting comeback of some good old names but in most cases, that never happens. The 2020 Chevy Cheyenne is one of these models that may come back, according to the rumors. Older generations probably remember the old Cheyenne from the 70s, which was characterized by the fancy exterior design, particularly by interesting color options.
Younger generations may know that this nameplate is still in use on certain markets. More precisely, the Mexican version of Silverado is often called Cheyenne. The Silverado name is used for base models, while Cheyenne is reserved for higher trims. In any case, the latest rumors are suggesting that the familiar nameplate could come back to the U.S. market as well.
2020 Chevy Cheyenne Details
Despite the numerous reports, it is hard to predict which role the new 2020 Chevy Cheyenne would play. In most cases, we can read about the possibility to see a new performance version under this badge. In that case, the new model would compete with models like Ford Raptor and other off-roaders. This would mean a lot of upgrades over the standard model, particularly in terms of mechanics. Some reports even go that far to suggest a model called 2020 Chevy Cheyenne SS, which would feature a powerful 6.2-liter V8.
All-New Model? Probably Not
Another rumored scenario suggests a completely new model under this nameplate. It this case, the 2020 Chevy Cheyenne would also ride on a new T1 platform, but wouldn’t be the same truck as the recently redesigned Silverado. It would be a little bit more upscale, also slightly bigger, with more luxury on the inside.
Of course, this definitely won’t happen, as the Silverado is present in the whole range of full-size truck models, so we can’t find any reason why Chevy would waste money unnecessarily to double the offer when Silverado already makes excellent sales results.
2020 Chevy Cheyenne Stays In Mexico
Therefore, it’s not hard to presume that the current state will remain. This nameplate will remain in use just in Mexico. In this Latin country, base versions of the full-size truck carry the Silverado name. On the other side, the 2020 Chevy Cheyenne will remain reserved for higher, more luxurious trim levels. Currently, both nameplates are available in a Crew Cab design only, though the Silverado is about to get Single Cab version soon. Other than that, things are pretty familiar. The specs are mostly the same as for U.S. models, while visual differences are minimal.
2020 Chevy Cheyenne Engines
When it comes to powertrain, the 2020 Chevy Cheyenne won’t be available with the new turbo-four engine. It will be available with two well-known V8 units. The first one is a 5.3-liter with around 355 horsepower, while the bigger 6.2-liter unit delivers 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Both models come in pair with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. On the other side, the base Silverado models are equipped with a good old 4.3-liter V6 engine that delivers 285 horses and 305 lb-ft of torque.
Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, this model will carry on in Mexico. We presume that the 2020 Chevy Cheyenne release date will be scheduled for the end of this year.
Also, we don’t expect bigger changes in terms of price.
Base Silverado models will go around 634.000 pesos, which is slightly under 33.000 dollars. When it comes to the Cheyenne price, base models will go around 912.000 pesos, which is around 47.500 dollars.