2016 Chevrolet Silverado Debuts Its Freshened Face27
We knew a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado update was inbound, but today’s release of the truck’s revised front end was earlier than we expected. Nonetheless, feast your eyes on Chevrolet’s latest take on the Silverado’s looks.
“The redesigned 2016 Silverado will build on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability. It will feature a more muscular appearance and offer new customer-focused technologies,” said Sandor Piszar, marketing director for Chevy Trucks.
“New front end designs with bold horizontal elements, sculpted hoods and dramatic lighting reflect the strength and refinement that have helped make Silverado the fastest growing full-size pickup brand this year.”
The bad news first: this is the only photo provided of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, meaning, we don’t have a clue what updates and changes may have occurred to the rear of the truck, or in the interior cabin. Chevrolet did mention, however, an expanded use of the eight-speed automatic transmission as well as new safety features inbound for the truck. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also be supported in the 2016 Silverado.
Now, the good news: it looks much better to our eyes. It wasn’t a secret many felt this current Chevrolet Silverado looked a bit underwhelming in design. Chevrolet hopes to sway those opinion thinkers with this modern take on the retro-inspired design, which now includes much less chrome, a single headlight design and a body-colored strip up front.
Chevrolet says the facelifted 2016 Chevy Silverado will be available this fall, with more details to be provided in the coming months. We’d say a 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show debut sounds like the time and place for a public debut.
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My first impression of the current grill was that it’s face was grinning . This rendering of the 2016 is much more balanced , the grin is gone !
In terms of exterior they need to improve a few things:
They need to ditch the FM radio antenna
Offer performace appearance package: dual exhaust, running boards, extractor hood, body match calipers
Redesign looks good though, headlights are a bit weird, but nice to see progression
I agree with the whole antenna thing. But it does serve one purpose and that is to tell you if your truck is going to fit under a particular thing or not. At least that’s what I was told.
Do you mean the black “shark fin?” That’s for XM, GPS, and OnStar. It’s in front on the full-size trucks to accommodate campers and cargo racks that might extend over the back of the cab. It’s a very smart placement and I wish the Colorado had the same design. It would be nice, though, if they offered a body color cap for the upper level trucks.
No. I know what the shark fin is for. I was talking about the FM Radio antenna.
Andrew I agree on the antenna.
As for the rest well.
Duel exhaust is not something you will see much of anymore. Since the fuel tanks were put inside the frame there is little room for this and it really is no better flowing than the one large single pipe. The aftermarket is there if someone need it that bad.
Running board as an dealer install option are there as is the aftermarket. Not everyone like the same boards or bars.
Hood extractor Really? Just another place for warranty issues for something that would only be cosmetic.
Calipers. Well if you can see them they make a very good paint kits now and not everyone wants body color. Red Is often the choice of most people if you want to do it
I would cry if they put dual exhaust on the Silverado. Two pipes out one side like the old 454, hell yeah. Dual exhaust, hood scoops and you have another wanna be a truck bro dozer like the Ram.
I think it looks a little bit like Sierra and a little bit of Colorado
Generally like the new look other than the silver bar on the valance.
Looks are great, but need to have wide availability of the 8 speed.
Then again this is only a band aid. Needs to be a quick revamp to leap frog the F150. This is GM’s bread and butter and needs to be the top priority.
I didn’t think a refresh was needed but that’s just me. I wonder if they changed the rear any? I hope for LED brake lights and turn signals. But I have low expectations.
Looks amazing. Looks more refined as a more upscale truck. Has a hint of colorado in the front end too.
Looks cool to me I’ll take an ltz2 crew cab with 14k rebate and a 0% apr for 72 months 🙂
The redesign in 2014 brought about the best looking Chevrolet Silverado in some years and without a doubt the best looking truck on the market, and even with this redesign it still is, but to me it just feels too soon. I feel like we didn’t get to appreciate it long enough as sales rebounded. My hope is that sales continue to rise because this is the superior truck overall.
The so called dramatic lighting looks like an after thought to me. Do other trim levels get chrome and do without the body color?
I love the new body color grille! The current iteration has too much chrome in all the wrong places. The truck now looks much better! I really would have liked to see an addition of Stop/Start and the 8-Speed Automatic as standard equipment. Also, when I’m buying a $50,000 truck, I expect good quality materials to follow throughout the cabin (I am referring to the hard plastic rear door panels)! I agree that the black “shark fin” on the roof should be body colored on higher end trim levels. While this is an outstanding truck at the moment, it can be better. I don’t see any major updates happening until the next generation though.
This noise sends the right signal of truly how updated this truck is over the past model. The other nose was ok but it really did not send the right vibe to understand that everything behind the gill had changed.
Also in this market a nose up date every two years may be something we will see more of. They used to do that in the past.
Still no real rear headrests, I see. Who needs safety for the kids when you can have a gaudy new plastic grille.
I guarantee that if they had “real headrests” you’d bitch about the fact that you can’t see out the back window.
The lights are ugly i dont know what they were thinking but these past few designs has been ugly like toyota
Not sure what’s going on with that front bumper, it’s so low, and they left the cutout of the old headlights and painted it. It looks a bit lazy .. I don’t know… the whole thing is busy, I would have liked a cleaner look.
Huge improvement over the current model! Especially the body colored grill and muscular hood. This simple refresh looks to give the Silverado a whole different persona! I still find the F-150 a tad more attractive, but this is by far the most handsome Silverado to date! I just wish the 8-speed was offered across the board; but it looks as though GM is FINALLY getting it ready for the lackluster 5.3L V-8! I don’t expect it to bring much better fuel economy, the 8-speed/6.2L combo proved this. But it should definitely boost performance!
Here’s to hoping for a slightly improved interior design in addition to this attractive exterior refresh!
Everyone is getting their trucks blacked out ,or hardly any chrome on it at all. The resigned is really sharp wondering if chevy will be like gmc and only use led lights on ltz model
Why no rear view like they did with the GMC? Did they add rear AC vents?
I would really like to see the lift gate. I preferr the embosed “CHEVROLET” to the bowtie.
I also think the bow time needs to lose the gold. Chevy needs to have some fun with the bowtie.
Agreeing the visual upgrade just hope they add a hid headlight option and ac for the rear seats. Then I be willing to upgrade then.