Back in July, Chevrolet dropped a single image of the refreshed 2016 Silverado 1500 and told us to stay tuned for more information.
Well, welcome back to your regularly-scheduled programming, because Chevrolet has served up the details on the 2016 Silverado 1500 after the truck made its official debut at The State Fair of Texas in Dallas.
Retro is out, and “the face of strong” is in, as Chevrolet has called the design of its bread-and-butter pickup. As we saw in July, the front fascia receives an extensive refresh, dialing down the chrome while bringing modern touches with simple grille designs and plenty of LED lighting.
Chevrolet also wanted to play up the personalization factor a bit more with this refreshed 2016 Silverado 1500, and says a unique look is bundled with each trim level. For instance, Silverado WT receives chrome horizontal grille elements, black grille inserts and so forth, but the LT and LTZ trims go with chrome grille features and bumpers, leaving the Z71 for its monochromatic appearance. The 2016 Silverado High Country, meanwhile, receives body-colored bumpers and unique horizontal grille inserts.
All trim levels feature premium lighting with LED signature daytime running lamps and park/turn lamps. LED fog lamps are available on LT and standard on LT Z71.
Chevrolet had already clued us in the updated 2016 Silverado 1500 would be paired with the new eight-speed 8L90 automatic transmission, but it isn’t standard across the board. To get the eight-speed, buyers will have to pony up to the LTZ, Z71 or High Country trims with last least the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 L83 V8. The eight-speed will be standard when the truck is equipped with the optional 6.2-liter V8 L86.
The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will also play host to new safety technologies, including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist and IntelliBeam high-beam assist. Plus, a remote-locking tailgate is also available for not only more convenience, but to look really cool in front of your friends and co-workers.
The High Country will be available with power articulating running boards, which allow for easier access to the cabin. The can also swing around for greater access to the bed.
Inside, everyone’s new favorite gizmos are supported through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an important feature for Silverado buyers, since they are among the the top users of OnStar’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi service.
The 2016 Silverado will arrive at a crucial time to build momentum for Chevy truck sales, with the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado being the fastest-turning truck in the U.S. Can the 2016 Silverado continue to stir the same love affair? It seems to be a solid truck yeah.