A report has been leaked about General Motors sparking hopes that larger capacity super charged V8 engines will be a reality in the near future.
Fans of the increasingly popular larger vehicles and GM, will be pleased to hear that new changes are in the pipeline. An anonymous tip from someone close to the project, working within GM was given to ‘The Fast Lane Truck’ stating that the world renown company is currently working on a new type of super charged V8 engine that can hold 6.2L of fuel. This is great news for those looking to upgrade and power up their rides and boost their off-road experience.
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Which of their Vehicles are likely to be Impacted?
The same source indicated that the new engines are likely to be aimed at high performance trucks and SUV’s such as the Chevy Tahoe (SS), and the up and coming Silverado ZRX off road truck. The new V8 engine will mean GM’s Silverado ZRX is well equipped to compete alongside the Ram Rebel TRX and the Ford Raptor for power and performance. The new dedicated Truck and SUV V8 engine would be expected to reach north of 500 horse power.
A new V8 6.2L engine for their SUV’s and trucks could give General Motors a real advantage over their competitors in the coming years. Once confirmed it’s likely to ignite the fires under other automotive manufactures to start developing the same or better technology for their next fleet too. This is a good step forward for the whole market.
When Can We Start Buying Them?
The Chevrolet Silverado ZRX is on course to be ready for sale in early 2022, this could well be the first model that uses the new engine. General Motors has already announced updates to the standard Silverado 1500 for 2021, so it will likely be the 2022 ZRX model that has the 6.2L V8 engine. Keep an eye on the news surrounding the ZRX model and look out for engine specifications. The Chevy Tahoe has already has significant features added and re designed for their 2021 model, so it is unlikely that model will be changed at this stage. There are still hopes and the possibility of a 2022 or 2023 Tahoe SS with a supercharged V8 engine in the works, but it has not been confirmed as of yet. By our predictions the supercharged 6.2L V8 engines should make an appearance in 2022 or 23 High Performance SUV and Truck models. However, we won’t mind if it’s earlier and wouldn’t rule it out either.
Will they be Fuel Efficient Though?
Fuel efficiency is one of the biggest downsides to owning a large, powerful vehicle. That could soon be a thing of the past with more fuel efficient V8 engines already being made in GM’s Spring Hill Manufacturing complex in Tennessee, according to CNBC. Their latest fuel efficiency technology, that went into production in 2019, could no doubt be used in any new super charged truck and SUV engines they produce from now on too.
There are also plans in the works for larger versions of some of GM’s most popular Trucks and SUV’s, because size does matter. Larger SUV’s are set to be released in 2021, with production aimed to be completed at the Arlington Assembly factory by the end of this year according to autoevolution. Bigger and better things are definitely on their way from General Motors over the next few years.
With all these exciting new changes underway the time to start thinking about and saving for your next Truck or SUV is now, we’ve given you the heads up for the 2022 market. It may be wise to wait til nearer the end of 2021 before purchasing a new high performance vehicle, to see what super charged goodness they have in store for the 2022 fleet. This will also give the other car manufactures a chance to announce any similar plans they have to compete with GM’s latest engine enhancements, so you’ll have all your options laid out.
Although the latest information on GM’s super charged larger V8 engine for Trucks and SUV’s is not yet confirmed, ‘The Fast Lane Truck’ maintains that their source is reputable, accurate and currently involved in GM’s powertrain development programme. We do expect to hear some official news on the new V8 engine over the coming months, keep your eyes peeled for the latest new model news and check back here often.