Here it is, the new Chevrolet Silverado, looking refreshed.
If the old pick-up truck in the garage just isn’t cutting it anymore; if the rust pours off when it’s raining and colors the puddles around it in dark orange; if the neighbors just keeps saying you should sell it for scrap; if your son comes home from school and uses the back entrance so his friends don’t know whose car is that… well maybe it’s time for you to buy a new one, a Silverado.
Still, you will have to wait a bit, as it’s been announced for this fall. Just enough time so save a bit of money, right?
Besides, the big brains that make market assessments and those surveys you keep hearing about, they all agree: pick-up trucks are back in trend. Still, one wonders why they ever left the trend. The 2015 Silverado alone has gone up in sales by a staggering 14.6 percent in the first half of this year compared to its sales last year – which were a bit on the low.
Other pick-up trucks are also on the rise – the popular GMC Sierra is up by 8.2 percent. And then there’s the brand new Ram Rebel, the up-and-coming new Nissan Titan, or the brand new Ford F-150. The latter is proof enough that it’s still worth it to invest in pick-up trucks. Ford I’m sure has spent many millions of dollars on that full aluminum body of the F-150. If that investment alone doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will.
But from all of these, the Silverado is still leading and a favorite to win the Half-Ton Pickup Truck War.
The refreshed version of the 2015 beast has received a facelift, and it now looks even more menacing than before – if that’s even possible. It has brand-new LED styled headlights. And fog lights. Vertical. Under that facelift, the automatic transmission will ensure changing gears between eight speeds.
Engine-wise, we weren’t given much more details. But Chevrolet did say that the 2016 Silverado will have additional new safety technologies.
There are more features built to be user-friendly. It will have Apple CarPlay. And Android Auto, if you prefer the green friend from Google.
Yet, until it hits the dealerships in the fall, we still have the 2015 Silverado, which, with two V-8 options available, is a more than a decent truck.
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