So many people loved Chevrolet’s Midnight Special Edition trucks last year that the company is bringing them back. It’s a way for owners to achieve that much-desired “murdered-out” look straight from the dealer, instead of having to mess with aftermarket parts.
To say that last year’s Silverado Midnight Special Edition was popular is a huge understatement. Chevrolet says it was the most popular model in 2015, draining supply in just a few months. Seeing an opportunity to make a bunch of cash, GM is better prepared this year with a larger surplus of the trucks.
To get the highly coveted package, buyers will need to pop for the 2016 Silverado 1500 Z71 or Colorado Z71. Chevy loves these special edition offerings because buyers go nuts over them. The company said that last year they helped increase truck sales by 27 percent, which was twice as much as the truck market in general.
Like the 2015 Midnight Special Editions, the 2016 Colorado and Silverado models stick with the monochromatic color scheme, making a bold statement for bold people. Black-out trim is applied to the grille, bumpers, tow hooks, badges and even headlight bezels. Also darkened are the wheels and side moldings, helping to completely the aggressive look of the interior. The bowties on the front and rear are also black, adding to the specialness of the trucks. A spray-in bedliner is also included with the Midnight Edition package, and yes it is black.
Making the Midnight Special Edition trucks even cooler is an array of equipment geared for off-roading. The trucks ride on Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires. To help with grip, a locking rear differential is standard. The transfer case is protected by a shield, helping to avoid embarrassing recoveries on the trail. An off-road suspension and hill descent control are also part of the package. Fog lights are included, but serious off-road drivers will have to add their own roof lights.