2016 Silverado: The New Face of Strong
New Silverado designed to build on Chevrolet’s truck momentum
Bolder, more muscular look reflects Silverado strength, dependability
Expanded use of 8-speed transmissions; additional safety technologies
Available support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
– The new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 brings muscular designs and
new customer-focused technologies to the most dependable, longest-lasting family
of full-size pickups on the road.
The new Silverados make their public debut today at the State Fair of Texas in
“The new 2016 Silverado will build on the Chevy truck legacy of dependability,” said
Sandor Piszar, marketing director for Chevrolet trucks.
“New muscular front end designs, sculpted hoods and signature LED lighting
accents reflect Silverado’s strength and dependability, which have helped make
Silverado the fastest growing full-size pickup brand this year.”
Other changes for 2016 will include expanded use of 8-speed automatic
transmissions, updated available Chevy MyLink with support for Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto, and additional safety technologies.
New designs feature advanced lighting, strong Chevy Truck DNA
Chevrolet designers used advanced lighting technology to help create new
Silverados that show their Chevy Truck DNA while looking like no other truck on the
Advanced lighting allowed Chevrolet designers to create more expressive forms,
integrating the lights into the sweeping horizontal elements and deep grille inserts.
Turn signals and brake lamps wrap around the corners of the truck for a more
The new designs provide a unique look for each Silverado trim level, and let
customers chose a look that more closely fits their personalities.
For example, the Silverado WT features chrome horizontal grille elements, black
grille inserts, and compact high-intensity discharge headlamps. LT and LTZ
Silverados feature chrome grille elements and bumpers, while Z71 models have a
monochromatic appearance. Silverado High Country features chrome horizontal
bars, grille inserts and skid plates, set off by body colored bumpers.
The muscular front end designs also feature a dramatically sculpted hood that helps
give the new Silverado the strong presence that differentiates full-size pickups from
other types of vehicles.
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.
LTZ, LTZ/Z71 and High Country models feature LED technology for all lighting,
including LED headlamps, daytime running lights, fog lights, park/turn signal lamps,
and tail lamps.
Advanced connectivity for work or play
Silverado customers are among the top users of the connectivity offered by
available OnStar and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. For 2016, Silverado will be available with
support for Apple CarPlay, which projects select iPhone features (iPhone 5 and
later) on the available MyLink display in a smart, simple manner.
This integration of phone and vehicle allows drivers to make calls, send and receive
messages and listen to music from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri, helping
drivers keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Using CarPlay is simple. A “Projection” icon on the MyLink screen, visible when a
phone is not connected, changes to indicate “CarPlay” when a compatible phone is
connected via a USB. Compatible apps need to be downloaded to a phone before
CarPlay-supported apps include Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and compatible
third-party apps. A full list of those apps can be found at Apple.com/ios/carplay.
Silverado models with the available 7-inch color MyLink also will support Android
Advanced safety and convenience features
The new 2016 Silverado 1500 offers safety features such as Forward Collision Alert,
Lane Keep Assist and IntelliBeam high beam assist.
The 2016 Silverado is also available with a remote locking tailgate for convenience
and security. Wireless phone charging is available on LT and LTZ double cab and
crew cab models with available bucket seats, and it is standard on High Country.
Silverado High Country also will be available with power articulating running
boards, which extend to enhance access to the cab, and can also swing rearward
for easier access to the bed.
Time-tested high-strength steel, advanced V-8 engines
The new 2016 Silverado 1500 builds upon the legacy of the most dependable,
longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road.
Silverado features a fully-boxed high-strength steel frame and a body structure that
make extensive use of high strength steels, as well as roll-formed steel beds, which
are stronger and lighter than conventional steel.
Customers can chose from three advanced EcoTec3 engines. They build on the
legacy of Chevrolet small block truck engines, while incorporating advanced
features to enhance power and efficiency.
All three engines feature direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing,
and cylinder deactivation, also known as Active Fuel Management, for improved
power and efficiency. All switch to four-cylinder mode under light-load conditions.
Silverado’s standard 4.3L V-6 is SAE certified at 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of
torque, the most torque of any standard V-6.
The 5.3L V-8 is certified at 355-horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Offering an EPA
highway estimate of 23 mpg, it is the most fuel efficient V-8 in any pickup.
Silverado’s available 6.2L V-8 is certified at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque,
the most power and torque of any light-duty pickup. This engine also offers the
highest towing of any V-8 light-duty pickup, up to 12,000 pounds.
For 2016, the new 8-speed automatic transmission that is standard on 6.2Lequipped
Silverados will be standard on LTZ, LTZ/Z71 and High Country Silverados
with the 5.3L V-8.
The new 8-speed provides a numerically higher first gear ratio to help drivers start
off more confidently with a heavy load or when trailering. Its wider overall gear
ratio spread also enables numerically lower rear axle ratios, which reduce engine
rpm on the highway.
Building on strong Chevy Truck momentum
Chevy Trucks are on a roll, with pickup sales up 33 percent so far this year.
“Our strategy is pretty simple,” said Piszar. “Build trucks that meet the real needs
of truck customers. The right designs. The right sizes. The right powertrains. The
right materials. The right technologies.”
Chevrolet intends to strengthen this momentum with the new 2016 Silverado 1500,
a new diesel engine for the hot-selling midsize Colorado, and new special models
for Silverado and Colorado.
Since the introduction of the all-new Silverado 1500 in the spring of 2013, Silverado
sales have grown by double digits, on a percentage basis, each year. Through
August, Silverado sales are up 17 percent compared with the same period last year.
Growth in Silverado sales have been accompanied by a strong Colorado launch,
which has made Colorado the fastest-selling pickup in America. Colorado sales so
far this year have passed the 59,000 mark in the U.S. alone.
For additional product details and specifications, please see the 2016 Silverado
1500 product guide at media.chevrolet.com.
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