A recently redesigned, half-ton Chevy Silverado is available in more options than ever. Buyers can choose between eight trim options where one can find everything between the work-oriented machine to the premium-treated vehicle including also the off-road-specialized versions somewhere in the middle of the range. The newest, fourth-generation Silverado 1500 goes also on sale with five engine options including a V-6 unit, turbocharged four-cylinder and two V-8 displacements and turbodiesel. The equipment list includes also three transmission options and various performance, comfort and tech packages. However, rumors are going around that Chevy might reintroduce the SS badged model as the 2021 Chevy Silverado SS and expand the current range even further.
The brand applied the SuperSport treatment to almost everything in the early-to-mid 2000s. The half-ton Silverado SS with the sports bits was also available with the specific exterior and interior enhancements and strong V-8 engine. The sporty-style suspension was also a part of the deal. Unverified reports claim that the new SS model should use a similar pattern as the previous version adapted to the newest generation Silverado 1500.
However, Chevy hasn’t yet hinted at the possibility to relaunch the new SS version. The prototype version with the cues suggesting an arrival of the sports style, half-ton Silverado hasn’t also been detected and we should take these rumors with a grain of salt.
2021 Chevy Silverado SS: Design
As the rumors suggest, the 2021 Chevy Silverado SS should build on the current-generation version with upgrades to the chassis, suspension and sport-bits style. The model’s high-tensile-steel-treated chassis should benefit from various modifications to improve the truck’s on-road performance. There would also be extensive suspension upgrades with the focus on the on-road performance if the model gets the green light for the production.
From the visual perspective, the Silverado SS should get various sporty cues to stand from the crowd. The model is rumored to get a unique, sportier grille version with black badging and finish. A lower front facia should integrate a unique bumper with enlarged air openings. The SS-badged Silverado should also use specific, black-accent headlights and taillights.
The model would also sit lower to the ground thanks to the on-road-optimized chassis and suspension if it arrives. The part of the package would also be a unique wheel design, low-profile tires and attractive decals.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado SS should allegedly build over the current model in-cab design with sport-style accents and elements. The model should use sports front seats and a specific steering wheel. There would also be unique applications on the dash, door panels and center console.
The model should get a cloth upholstery by default with the leather and contrasting stitching available as the option.
At the tech level, the model would use the brand’s newest infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen and premium sound system. The equipment list would also include active safety systems.
2021 Chevy Silverado SS: Performance
If the rumors about the 2021 Chevy Silverado SS turn out to be true, the model should come with the 6.2-liter V-8 engine under the hood and recalibrated 10-speed automatic transmission. The engine makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft in the current application but could get some upgrades and additional elements to boost the power.
The SS-badged Silverado would also come with specific chassis and suspension tuning optimized for the on-road performance. There would also be reduced wheel travel and upgraded braking and exhaust system.
The regular Silverado 1500 will again go on sale with the same engine range as the current version. Buyers will have four petrol options including the base V-6-unit, two V-8 mills and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel will also be there with the best in class fuel economy.
2021 Chevy Silverado SS: Release, Price
Without any solid evidence and prototype version on the road, everything about the 2021 Chevy Silverado SS should be taken as a new round of speculations. Rumors are also circulating about the alleged return of the Ford Lighting nameplate and Honda Ridgeline Type R version.
As the rumors claim, the Silverado SS should emerge in the first months of 2021 with the launch date later in the year. The current half-ton Silverado starts from $28, 500. The SS-badged Silverado would likely start at around $40, 000.