The pickup segment is very popular in the car market and that’s why almost all the automakers make great efforts to offer something special for their customers. The following year is supposed to be rich in new models of pickups. 2016 Chevrolet 3500 known under the name of “Silverado” is one of the most long-awaited and competitive vehicles of the 2016 model year. Since original car’s release in 1998 it has been a key participant in this contest. Let’s revise the principal specifications of the automobile that are based on the rumors while there are very few official data on the topic.
Interior and Exterior Improvements
Silverado’s exterior design won’t be changed a lot and the whole look will bear a resemblance with the GM brand. Among the new features one will be able to notice two thick chrome bars around the grille and large air intakes on the slightly modified hood as well as large 20-inch chromed wheels.
Inner look of the car is expected to undergo some upgrades and refinements. There will be much more room for passengers’ legs and heads in the front part of the cabin that is extremely important for tall people. In general, a new Chevrolet truck can comfortably accommodate five adults on the leather-trimmed seats. Interior design will be simple and stylish simultaneously. However, it will also feature plenty of gadgets within the framework of car’s advanced infotainment and safety systems.
The automaker will offer customers three variants of engines implemented into the 2016 Chevrolet 3500 model. The first two of them are a V8 6.0L engine and a 6.6L Duramax turbo engine that give around 360 horsepower. The torque parameter for the second one is more than impressive – 765 pound-feet. One more option is a powerful diesel engine with the same indexes. The 6-speed automatic transmission provides a great driving experience both on and off the road. What is more interesting, there will be implemented an engine retarder for slowing down a car without brakes.
The model will be heavyweight (with the total weight that is more than 100 pounds higher compared to the predecessor) and powerful with the towing capacity up to 14,000 pounds.
The starting price of 2016 Chevrolet 3500 Silverado will be on average $65,000 for the basic trim. Perhaps, these figures are a little bit high, though such a sum is fair and suitable for a before mentioned set of features. The company hasn’t confirmed the exact date of this full-size luxurious car’s release but it will be somewhere in the beginning of 2016.