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2016 Chevrolet Silverado Design Enhancements Are Spot On

Introduced for the 2014 model year, the outgoing Chevrolet Silverado received a yes-but-what-the reaction from loyalist fans that were expecting more on the visual front. Cometh 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and the golden bowtie listened to its loyalists by injecting some botox in the pickup truck’s kisser.
2016 Chevrolet Silverado front fascia design 1 photo
Dubbed “The New Face of Strong,” Chevy Trucks marketing appears to have played the testosterone card with the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado. At the present moment, visual changes apply only to the 1500 light-duty pickup truck. Our guess is that the heavy-duty lineup will receive the same treatment.

Who would’ve thought that General Motors would listen to its pickup truck fan base and refresh the Silverado less than two years since the outgoing model went on sale? In the photo provided, Chevy showcases the 2016 Silverado LTZ, which is further garnished with off-road goodies from the Z71 pack. Angry, taut, brawny, and not to be messed with are the first words that came to our minds when we saw that front fascia.

We applaud Chevy for not going the big rig way Ram Trucks is so obsessed with or the blue-collared way of the darling of full-size workhorses - the F-150. We dig the ominous look of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado’s front fascia, but there’s some form-follows-function added to the mix as well. For example, please observe the aero-friendly front bumper and chromed chin. The squinty headlamps are still there, but they’ve been tastefully tinseled with outboard LED daytime running lights.

The LED fog lights aren’t shabby either, not the thin chrome bars in the radiator grille or the chunky hood. For the 2016 model year, the Chevrolet Silverado also adds an available eight-speed automatic transmission across the 1500 range. We expect this gearbox to be carried over by the technically similar 2016 GMC Sierra. Unfortunately, there are no more photos of the truck, with GM announcing that more will be available closer to the workhorse’s official debut this fall.

Until then, we don’t know what happened to the tailgate nor the cabin design, but we can tell you this - technology is in the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado’s curriculum. Via the updated MyLink infotainment system, Silverado customers can now enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety-wise we hear that the 2016MY Silverado some has aces up its sleeve, but not much has been detailed at the time of writing this piece.

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