In addition to being a truly great take on the full-size American pickup, the Chevrolet Silverado is returning for the 2020 model year with a pair of strongly popular special editions. Chevrolet picked last week’s Texas State Fair in Dallas – a massive shindig where you can sample the likes of deep-fried bubble gum and, yes, fried beer – as the wholly apt locale for reintroducing buyers to the latest version of these trucks. One special edition is off-road oriented; the other is a pure street fighter.
Aimed at those who enjoy getting dirty, the Silverado Midnight Edition is offered for 2020 on the LT Trail Boss and Custom Trail Boss trim packages. It’s built, quite literally, around a two-inch suspension lift from the factory and the popular Z71 Off-Road Package, whicht makes use of Rancho monotube off-road shock absorbers, an automatic locking rear differential, skidplates, 18-inch black-finished wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires. All-black accents and badging complete the model. For those who prefer to strut down the street, the Silverado Rally Edition, pictured above, is offered on the Custom and RST trim packages and is based upon high-impact visuals in four colors with blacked-out accents. Engines: The Midnight Edition can be ordered with a 5.3-liter V-8 coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission, or a 6.2-liter V-8 with a 10-speed automatic and up to 420hp. The Rally Edition starts out with a 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-four mated to an eight-speed automatic, with the two V-8s optionally available.