From top to bottom, the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado line will see new updates and features. Starting with the Silverado 1500, new features include heated/cooled seats on the LTZ trim, as well as a White Diamond Edition offering. The exterior features a slightly tweaked front fascia that matches the color of the rest of the truck’s body on LTZ models, as well as becoming more aerodynamic on the LS and LT models. A chrome mesh grille is also present and accounted for.
GM Authority was the first to report that these updates were on the way, back in 2010.
Hybrid model aside, all Silverado half-tons will finally be equipped with a Trailer Sway Control feature, and a Hill Start Assist feature. Both should help optimize towing performance in multiple conditions. Select trim levels of the interior also features a new hard drive-based satellite navigation system, which eliminates the need for DVD-based map data.
There’s also a Z71 appearance package to go with the suspension package, which includes fog lamps, body colored door handles, a body colored front fascia. Additionally, there’s the Custom Sport Truck appearance package, which contains 20-inch chrome wheels, heated, chrome-covered mirrors, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and chrome accents around the body and door handles, among other things like Bluetooth, USB connectivity and heated seats.
For the Silverado HD line, it sees the same best-in-class towing and payload upgrades that the 2012 GMC Sierra received, which you can read all about here.
This will probably be as good as the Silverado gets before the all-new model launches in 2013. For more, have a gander at the press release below.