Saw this on another forum; Chevrolet revealed the 2016 Silverado today. I had just about made up my mind to order a 2016 Colorado Z71, but after seeing this press release, I'm rethinking my decision. IMHO, the updated Silverado front end takes some of its styling cues from the Colorado. I like the LED's and the availability of an 8-speed transmission. Opinions on the new look?
Here's the the text from the press release:
2016 Silverado: The New Face of Strong
July 13, 2015
Bolder, more sculpted look reflects Silverado strength, dependability
- Available support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Expanded use of 8-speed transmissions; additional safety technologies
DETROIT – Chevy Trucks are on a roll, with Chevrolet pickup sales up 32 percent so far this year. Chevrolet intends to strengthen this momentum with significant updates for the 2016 Silverado 1500 full-size pickup.
“The redesigned 2016 Silverado will build on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability. It will feature a more muscular appearance and offer new customer-focused technologies,” said Sandor Piszar, marketing director for Chevy Trucks.
“New front end designs with bold horizontal elements, sculpted hoods and dramatic lighting reflect the strength and refinement that have helped make Silverado the fastest growing full-size pickup brand this year.”
Other changes for 2016 will include expanded use of 8-speed automatic transmissions, updated Chevy MyLink with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and additional safety technologies.
The redesign of the 2016 Silverado 1500 is part of an aggressive strategy to build on Chevy Trucks’ momentum.
Since the introduction of the all-new Silverado 1500 in the spring of 2013, Silverado sales have grown by double digits, on a percentage basis, each year. Through June of this year, Silverado sales are up 14.6 percent. Chevrolet also sold 41,575 midsize Colorados during the same period.
More product details will be available this fall, closer to the public debut of the redesigned 2016 Silverado 1500.