Chevrolet has revealed the refreshed 2016 Silverado.
The American half-ton pickup truck has been given a new face for 2016 along with the addition of new powertrain options and some new technology inside.
A monochromatic front grille, new LED accent lights in the bumper and a new bulging hood make up the bulk of the style changes that are meant to toughen up the Silverado and keep it competitive with the new Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. Only higher trim levels, such as the Z71 version seen in the photos, will receive the two rows of LED accent lighting.
The 2016 Chevy Silverado will now have “expanded use” of the eight-speed automatic transmission that can currently only be had with the 6.2-liter V8 engine in the truck. Although no details were offered, it is safe to assume that the eight-speed will now be available with the 5.3-liter V8, though it won’t likely replace the standard six-speed transmission.
Inside, the new Silverado will follow in the footsteps of other GM products by offering both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration setups. “Additional safety technologies” are also being promised by the company, though no specifics were offered at this time.
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