2016 Chevy Silverado HD Offers Digital Steering Assist
DETROIT – Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks are engineered to make
the toughest jobs easier, and new technologies for 2016 complement
features such as integrated cruise control, powertrain grade braking and
diesel exhaust braking to enhance control.
New Digital Steering Assist power steering on some double cab and
crew cab models helps make hauling and trailering easier and more
confident, with electronic controls that enhance road holding and
stability on the highway – particularly on crowned roads – regardless of
whether the truck is loaded. It also offers greater responsiveness and
an improved steering feel. Digital Steering Assist is not available on
Work Truck models or regular cab.
There’s also a new Gooseneck/5th Wheel Trailering Prep Package, with a
spray-in bedliner, that makes Silverado HD models ready to tow larger
trailers right from the factory. It will be available in the first
quarter of 2016 for gas and diesel models, and features a frame-mounted
hitch platform and tray that accommodates a gooseneck ball hitch or
fifth wheel hitch mounting brackets, as well as a cargo bed-mounted
trailer harness. A new Gooseneck Completion Kit will also be available
from Chevrolet dealers, featuring a 2-5/16-inch ball hitch and two chain
Silverado HD’s MyLink systems are enhanced for 2016, offering greater
connectivity choices. They include a new HD radio with a
7-inch-diagonal capacitive touchscreen with performance improvements
such as a faster processer for better performance, and Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto capability. The available 8-inch system features similar
performance improvements and CarPlay capability. Android Auto capability
is coming later in the model year.
Additional new features for 2016 include available wireless phone
charging, an available remote locking tailgate and three exterior
colors: Siren Red Tintcoat (double cab only), Red Hot and Butte Red
Metallic (crew cab only).
Also, the 2016 Silverado HDs’ trailering ratings are aligned with SAE
J2807 standards, with maximum available capacities including:
- Maximum 2500HD conventional trailering rating of 14,500 pounds (6,577 kg)
- Maximum 2500HD fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailering rating of 18,000 pounds (8,165 kg)
- Maximum 3500HD single-rear-wheel conventional trailering rating of 15,000 pounds (6,804 kg)
- Maximum 3500HD single-rear-wheel fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailering rating of 17,500 pounds (7,938 kg)
- Maximum 3500HD dual-rear-wheel conventional trailering rating of 20,000 pounds (9,072 kg)
- Maximum 3500HD dual-rear-wheel fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailering rating of 23,200 pounds (10,523 kg).
Those maximum ratings are achieved with the available Duramax 6.6L
turbo-diesel and Allison 1000 six-speed transmission, a proven
powertrain combination with more than 1.5 million sold.
What hasn’t changed for the new model year are the core elements that support the Silverado HD’s capability with durability.
Silverado HD lineup
Regular, double cab and crew cab models are offered across the
lineup. 2500HD and 3500HD regular cab models are matched with an 8′ box,
while 2500HD double cab and crew cab models are available with 6’6″ or
8′ boxes. Silverado 3500HD double cab is offered exclusively with the 8′
box, while 3500HD crew cabs are available with the 6’6″ and 8′ boxes.
Dual-rear-wheel configurations are also available on 3500HD.
Trim levels include Work Truck (WT), LT, LTZ and High Country. The
LTZ trim is offered on double cab and crew cab models, while the High
Country – Chevrolet’s premium heavy-duty pickup – is offered exclusively
on the crew cab.
Special-edition models and equipment packages offer popular options
matched with personalized visual distinction, including the Silverado HD
Custom for WT models (2500HD only), the Custom Sport Edition offered on
LT and LTZ and the Midnight Edition offered on LT. Additionally, the
Z71 Off Road package is available on LT and LTZ 4WD models.
Gas and Duramax diesel powertrains are offered across the lineup,
including a bi-fuel option that allows the gas engine to run on
compressed natural gas. The Duramax has been developed to operate for at
least 200,000 miles (322,000 km) on a rough-duty cycle without the need
for a major overhaul.
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