There Are Significant Updates for 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500… That We Fail to See
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features bolder looks, with more sculpted exterior, masculine presence that suggests dependability. The other new things are the available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as the expanded use of the eight-speed transmissions. There is also additional safety technologies featured. And that's it. It seems that the so called significant changes are not that significant after all.
Having in mind that Chevy's pick-up trucks are on a roll this year with 32% higher sales for this year, this explains that why we are not going to see much changes in the model. Obviously the company is constantly trying to attract new buyers with minor updates to a good product. That's not a bad thing though. But how much more could one get, given the fact that more goodies always mean more money?
New Front End Design
Well, this is disputable, since 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 looks like a Chevrolet Silverado 1500, if you know what I mean. But updates regarding the exterior are there: the ‘more muscular' appearance which is emphasized via the new ‘bold horizontal elements, sculpted hoods and dramatic lighting', which seems to reflect the strength of the full-size pick-up. Dramatic lightning… oh, come on!
Other changes are applied to the eight-speed automatic, which Chevy claims to be used more in the future Silverado. The company has also added an optional Chevy MyLink with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There are also additional safety technologies that haven't been announced.
Since there is so less to say about this pick-up, I can't stand behind the words ‘significant changes' as Chevrolet did. Of course, we will still wait for more data to come and enlighten us, how this vehicle will be actually made better. And please, don't get me wrong, I am not saying that Silverado 1500 is a bad machine. I am just trying to figure out where these major updates are.
Obviously, I have to wait until this fall, when the redesigned 2016 Silverado 1500 will make its official debut.
Note: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport HD featured in the gallery.