Chevy Silverado Mildly Updated For 2012

Huw Evans
by Huw Evans
2012 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Crew Cab Pickup. (08/29/2011)

With GM planning to introduce its next generation of full-size pickups around 2014, the existing generation of trucks are essentially marking time.

That said, for the 2012 model year the 1/2 ton Chevy Silverado 1500 has received a few updates. Most noticeable is a slight tweak to the nose, which sports a chrome mesh grille and surround on LT and LS trim level rigs; while on 2WD trucks (which come without front tow hooks) a below bumper spoiler has also been added, as a nod to slightly improved aerodynamics.

Other new features include a now standard trailer sway control and hill start assist on all Silverados bar the Hybrid, as well as a new hard drive based, optional navigation system (dispensing the need for clumsy discs).

There’s also an optional WiFi system, which should provide highly useful for those that need web access while on the go, ranging from work related info such as building and municipal sites, to online streaming and favorite restaurants, parks and other venues.

In an effort to inject further life into an ageing warhorse; GM is also offering a White Diamond Edition package on LT and LTZ trim level Silverados. It includes special White Diamond Tricoat exterior paint, chrome mirror caps, door handles, exhaust tip and tow hooks, plus special Chrome clad 20-inch wheels and low profile touring tires. In addition, on the LTZ White Diamond Edition, the Z60 performance suspension package is fitted as standard.

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  • Melvin Eckstein Melvin Eckstein on Aug 31, 2011

    Ordered a new 2012 in early August and the order was not picked up by the company right away. It was than taken into the system so when could I expect to see this vehical at my dealer? Its a 2012 silverado LTZ pretty much loaded up with everything including navation, camera, 20 inch rubber, etc. My dealer is Scott Prusse in Redwood Falls MN.

  • RacerX RacerX on Aug 31, 2011

    It's pretty much irrelevant... Only two types of humans would actually purchase a GM product: 1.) Complete ignorant fools that don't pay taxes. or 2.) Socialists. Quite franly a socialist is nothing more than someon so ignorant they can't even provide for their family and must rely on the government to do it for them. Pathetic, really.