Chevrolet just launched the new Silverado in 2014, and today it has announced a handful of updates for the 2016 model year. The updates aren’t anything over the top, but they are enough to give the full-size pickup a new look and a few new features to enjoy.
Let’s start with the new look. It’s nothing overly drastic, but Chevy has given the Silverado a new face that adds a little more class to the pickup. It features a new grille with bolder horizontal slats and a new center bar, a more detailed hood, and updated lighting. Though these are minor upgrades, they do make the Silverado look much more modern than it did.
Under its hood, the Silverado remains unchanged, but it does get a transmission. Last year, Chevy introduced a new eight-speed auto transmission for models equipped with the 6.2-liter V-8, and for 2016, it will expand the use of this transmission. While Chevy wasn’t too candid on what it means by expanding its use, I think this means we’ll see it on V-6 models too.
The final update for 2016 is the addition of the revised Chevy MyLink system, which will now support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
While Chevy didn’t pinpoint a release date for the new Silverado, it did mention that its target time is fall of 2015. Pricing will arrive shortly before its official arrival in dealers.
Stay tuned for additional updates as we move closer to the 2016 Silverado’s release.