2016 Chevrolet Silverado refresh plus all new features

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71
Starting price:  108,000 AED
Engine volume:  4.3, 5.3 & 6.2 Litre
Cylinders:  6 & 8 cylinders
Torque:  414 to 623 Nm
Horsepower:  285 to 420 hp
0 to 100 km/h:  6.5 to 10 seconds
Maximum speed:  180 km/h

2016 seems to be the year of the refresh and Chevrolet is no exception as their almighty Silverado has been given the refresh treatment. Recently unveiled in Texas, United States and no there was no car show there, Chevy decided to unveil at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas.

The refresh is notable up front with a new solid chrome or colour matching finished bar to separate redesigned headlights and indicators, a chunkier bonnet for a more muscular presence, revised bumper below the grille with high intensity LED fog lights and chrome inlets (available on certain models). Other ends and panels on the vehicle all look identical to 2015 Silverado pick-ups

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71For those who have Apple or Android phones out there, 2016 Silverado’s are set to receive the highly anticipated Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Sorry Windows Phone and Blackberry users, you’ll have to stick with standard Bluetooth pairing. Wireless charging is an optional extra as well, just simply place a compatible device in the compartment and let the device charge without cables. This is really cool, finally the phone is completely wireless! MyLink infotainment receives all important updates with faster processors and comes in either 7-inch or 8-inch displays.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71Newly added optional extras include a Digital Steering Assist System which improves handling, stability and responsiveness of the pick-up whether it has cargo in the bed or not. A remote locking tailgate feature is available as well as a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot – a first for any pick-up in the market.

Eight trim levels are available starting with the standard Work Truck, LS, Custom, LT, LT ZR1, LTZ, LTZ ZR1 and the top of the range High Country. Power from the three engine choices is sent to either the rear wheels or all four, and as always there’s a choice between dual or single cab configurations ranging from two to six seats (that’s right, not five!).

Engine Horsepower Torque
 4.3 litre V6  285 hp  414 Nm
 5.3 litre V8  335 hp  519 Nm
 6.2 litre V8  420 hp  623 Nm

It’s unknown if all trim levels can be paired with all engines.

American pickups mainly come in three forms; the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 or Dodge Ram and for decades these three have fought for superiority over one another. They trade back and forth who’s the best every year. Whichever you prefer, check out the hard facts below:

Cars Chevrolet Silverado Ford F-150 Dodge Ram
Engine volume:  6.2 litre/V8  5.0 litre/V8  5.7 litre/V8
Horsepower:  420 hp  385 hp  395 hp
Torque:  623 Nm  525 Nm  552 Nm
Maximum speed:  180 km/h  180 km/h  173 km/h
0 to 100 km/h:  6.5 Seconds  Unknown  7 seconds
Smaller Engine/s available:  Yes  Yes  No
Starting price  198,000 AED  180,000 AED  178,000 AED

Besides the standard colours, three new coats of red paint are available: Butte Red Metallic, Red Hott and Siren Red Tintcoat. Not sure why they only added a triple dose of one colour.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado model’s are expected to roll their way into showrooms later this year, we’ll keep you up to date here at dubicars.com and be sure to check daily as one is bound to appear soon enough. Can’t wait? Check out all new Chevrolet Silverado and used Chevrolet Silverado for sale in DubaiSharjah and Abu Dhabi.

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