Ever since it made its first appearance in 1998, this model has been considered as one of the key players in the class of heavy duty trucks.
The brand new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck seems to be one of the forthcoming models by means of which GM plans to surpass similar vehicles of its competitors.
According to the spy photos, this model shouldn’t come with some major visual changes but, on the other hand, it will probably come with new diesel engine.
The first spy photo have appeared!
The exterior of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado stylistically seems to keep the basic look traditional, but there are some key differences to be expected. The overall design is made more aerodynamic.
Some of the innovative features are two thick chrome bars adorning the grille. The front grille is much larger, air dam is lower and the headlamps have been revised. The vehicle appears to have been added LED daytime running lights. In the spy photos, the taillights also look as if they have been revised.
2016 Chevy Silverado Interior
The interior of the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado 2016 is more comfortable and spacious than its predecessors.
The new seats have leather upholstery for greater comfort of both the driver and the passengers. The rest of the interior is fully equipped with premium quality materials and technological devices. The dashboard has been considerably improved with plenty of controls and functions controlled via large touchscreen display.
Some of the safety features which are definitely included in the new model are traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, electronic cruise control, rear parking sensors, standard airbags and blind spot monitoring.
Engine specs and performance
There are chances that the new Chevrolet Silverado will replace the 6.6-liter Duramax V8 engine with an innovative technology in the line of the upcoming pickup truck models.
It’s well-known that this model falls in the heavy duty pickup truck “line P” of this brand. In 2011 GM launched this line of trucks with several mechanical upgrades.
The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado will undergo the essential changes in the new diesel engine that it will come equipped with. The previous engine will be replaced by a new diesel engine that delivers 397 bhp or 296 kW and 765lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission system, the engine will be coupled to a 6-speed Allisson 1000 auto system with towing capacity of a maximum of 23200 lbs on fifth wheel two and 19600 lbs on the rear hatch.
The Chevrolet Silverado 2016 will be equipped with Proactive Alerts, new technology that can predict and notify drivers when certain components need attention — in many cases before vehicle performance is affected.
Price and release date
2015 Chevy Silverado offers a four versions: 1500, 2500HD, 3500HD and Silverado Special editions (Rally Edition, Midnight Edition, Custom Sport Edition, Custom Sport Plus Edition, Black Out Edition and Texas Longhorns Edition), so the redesigned model for 2016 will have these variants.
Although the official release date of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado is yet to be announced, but the customers can surely expect to pay at least $26,000 (msrp) for Silverado 1500 with a basic level of equipment and will be in showrooms in late 2015.
2015 Chevy Silverado: