DALLAS – The updated 2016 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck will arrive at Chevrolet dealerships later this fall with a long list of improvements, including better connectivity and a new “muscular” look.
Chevrolet spokesman Tom Wilkinson told Edmunds that pricing will be announced next week.
The face-lifted Silverado, which takes on the Ford F-150, Nissan Titan, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra, debuted at the State Fair of Texas.
The front of the Silverado has been reshaped with a sculpted hood, LED lighting and cosmetic changes that vary by model. For instance, the Silverado High Country features chrome horizontal bars, grille inserts and body-colored bumpers.
The new eight-speed automatic transmission will be expanded to trucks with the 5.3-liter V8 engine. It will be standard on Silverado LTZ, LTZ/Z71 and High Country Silverados with the 5.3-liter V8.
The base 2016 Silverado retains the six-speed automatic transmission.
The three engines are carried over from the 2015 model year.
The base 2016 Silverado is equipped with a 4.3-liter V6 engine that delivers 285 horsepower.
A 355-hp 5.3-liter V8 and 420-hp 6.2-liter V8 are also offered.
Other upgrades to the 2016 Silverado include a Chevy MyLink infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
Optional safety features include forward-collision alert, lane-keep assist and high-beam headlamp assist.
A remote locking tailgate and wireless phone charging are available on LT and LTZ double cab models. The High Country model features standard wireless phone charging.
The Silverado High Country also will be available with power articulating running boards.
Edmunds says: Chevrolet keeps the Silverado fresh with some important updates. Silverado’s emphasis on connectivity may be a real competitive advantage as well.