Chevrolet Reveals New Faces of 2016 Silverado 1500
Redesigned Grille, Expanded Availability of 8-Speed Highlights
Chevrolet first showed the 2016 Silverado 1500’s facelift in July, with a more modern grille with LED driving and fog lights and a move to projector beam lights replacing the traditional vertical stacked low- and high-beams. The Z71 trim was shown, but today, we get to see multiple trims of the styling update, including the bread-and-butter LT model and the high-end High Country.
The basic design language remains fairly consistent among all models, but each trim gets slightly different detailing. The LT trim has just one row of LED accent lighting in the front, compared to two rows on the Z71 and High Country. The LT and High Country have bright chrome accents, while the Z71 gets the body-color treatment for the grille surround and horizontal accent bar. All trims of the 2016 Silverado 1500 feature LED daytime running lamps and turn signals. The 2016 High Country trim will offer optional power-articulating running boards. Wireless mobile phone charging will be available on LT and LTZ models with front bucket seats and is standard on the High Country.
As reported back in July, 2016 will see expanded use of the 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission to include the 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8, which accounts for a majority of Silverado sales. The 5.3L/eight-speed combo will be offered on LTZ, Z71, and High Country trims. The base 4.3L V-6 will continue to be offered with the six-speed automatic. Expect that 2016 Silverados in showrooms later this fall.