2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition to go on sale this spring

Article by Andrew Christian, on February 2, 2016

Strong, versatile, highly dependable are just a few words aptly describing the 2016 Silverado Realtree Edition recently introduced by Chevrolet. With a range of personalization options, the Silverado is very much distinct with camo graphics designed by the world’s top camouflage brand, Realtree.

The decade-long partnership between Chevrolet and Realtree is clearly exemplified by this model. The director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing, Sandor Piszar described the new Silverado Realtree Edition as a car that is customized for the outdoorsman, and as a highly capable alternative for drivers who prefer a truck that’s highly capable, stylish and dependable.

Realtree Designer and President, Bill Jordan, while commenting on the partnership between the two companies, said working with the team at Chevrolet on the latest Realtree Edition Silverado has made him realize the excellence of their great partnership, with the workers-both men and women-delivering a vehicle which has the perfect combination of specifications on safety and comfort, regardless of whether the car is being driven off-road, within the city, or on the highway.

What are the product details of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition? Due to the use of high-strength steel construction reinforced by proven V-8 power and efficiency, Silverado is a very durable full-size pickup. The Silverado 1500 has a vivid new design built on the tradition of dependability of Chevy Trucks. Furthermore, Silverado has signature LED lighting; and offers advanced connectivity and enhanced customer-focused technologies such as standard four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife brake rotors, offering about double the service life of conventional rotors.

It also offers the latest phone integration via Chevrolet MyLink facilitating connectivity. The new phone integration enables Smartphone users to connect with applications such as navigation, hands-free messaging and more through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Android Auto is a standard option on a new 7-inch radio at the beginning of production and will be available for 8-inch radios at a later time in the model year. Other features of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado include the new remote locking tailgate; latest wireless phone charging feature available on models with front bucket seats; and 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity enhancing the connection strength in remote locations (for up to seven devices).

Rancho monotube shocks, Hill Descent Control, underbody shield and recovery hooks, 18-inch bright-machined wheels, standard automatic locking rear differential on Z71 models and some other features are found on the LTZ Z71 package.

A key component of the Silverado is its efficient and powerful engine, which is designed with innovative technologies such as direct injection and Active Fuel Management as well as continuously variable valve timing to provide the most outstanding V-8 fuel economy in a pickup with a 23 mpg rating seen in 5.3L models.

In addition, the light-duty truck model has the most powerful engine ever seen in this segment, delivering an output of 420 hp, 460 lb-ft of torque from the available 6.2L engine. The latest Realtree Edition package is available for the Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 crew cab models.

It includes exterior camo graphics and the Realtree logo embroidered on the front-seat headrests with the Realtree camp logo and graphics. Silverado Realtree Edition will be on sale by spring this year.

Press Release

CHEVROLET INTRODUCES SILVERADO REALTREE EDITION

HERE’S THE STORY

Chevrolet today introduced the 2016 Silverado Realtree® Edition – an outdoors-inspired special edition that leverages the strength, versatility and personalization possibilities of the Silverado and distinguishes it with camo graphics from Realtree, the world’s leading camouflage brand. It’s the latest and strongest example of a decade-long partnership between Chevrolet and Realtree.

PRODUCT DETAILS

The new Realtree® Edition package is offered on Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 crew cab models and includes exterior camo graphics and the Realtree logo embroidered on the front-seat headrests. Additionally, interior attributes feature the Realtree camo logo and graphics.

The Silverado Realtree® edition also includes special blackout trim, black bow ties, off-road assist steps and black 20” wheels with all-terrain tires.

Also included is the legendary Z71 off-road package featuring Rancho monotube shocks, Hill Descent Control, an underbody shield and the G80 auto locking rear differential.

ON SALE

Spring 2016

QUOTABLE

“The capability of Chevy trucks has always enabled customers to go where they want to go and that’s the inspiration for the new Silverado Realtree® Edition,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing. “Personalized for the outdoorsman, this great-looking, very capable Silverado offers another choice for customers looking for a truck with style, capability and dependability.”

“Working with the team at Chevrolet on this new Realtree Edition Silverado really brought home to me just how important the right truck is for outdoor enthusiasts,” said Realtree Designer and President Bill Jordan. “You just don’t realize how much goes into building a true performance vehicle until you look behind the scenes. The men and women at Chevy truly delivered on this project. This truck has the perfect combination of features, comfort and safety – whether you’re driving around town, on the highway or off road.”

ABOUT THE SILVERADO

Chevrolet Silverado is the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup, with high-strength steel construction backed by proven V-8 power and efficiency.

The 2016 Silverado 1500 builds on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability with a dramatic new design, signature LED lighting, advanced connectivity and enhanced customer-focused technologies. New front-end designs with a bolder, more sculpted appearance reflect the underlying strength of the Silverado’s high-strength steel construction.

Powerful, efficient V-8 engines are an integral part of the Silverado’s capability and use advanced technologies such as direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing to offer the best V-8 fuel economy in a pickup – 23 mpg in 5.3L models – and the most powerful engine in a light-duty truck: 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 460 lb-ft of torque (623 Nm) from the available 6.2L engine.

The 6.2L enables an 11,700-pound max trailering rating with LTZ Z71 crew cab models, when properly equipped.

KEY FEATURES

The LTZ Z71 package includes Rancho monotube shocks, Hill Descent Control, underbody shield and recovery hooks, 18-inch bright-machined wheels and more
Standard automatic locking rear differential on Z71 models
Standard four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife™ brake rotors, which offer up to double the service life of conventional rotors
New phone integration via Chevrolet MyLink enhances connectivity and promotes safer driving. It allows smartphone users to connect with applications such as navigation, hands-free messaging and more through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Android Auto is standard on a new 7-inch radio at the start of production and is planned for 8-inch radios later in the model year
4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity provides a stronger connection in remote locations, for up to seven devices
New wireless phone charging is included on models with front bucket seats
New available remote locking tailgate.
FAST FACT

Silverado 1500 was the segment leader in the 2015 J.D. Power and Associates U.S. Initial Quality survey.

About Realtree

Realtree is the world's leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor with over 2,000 licensees utilizing the Realtree camouflage brand. Thousands of outdoor and lifestyle products are available in Realtree camouflage patterns. In addition, Realtree is committed to supporting individuals and groups that work to ensure our outdoor heritage, the conservation of natural places, and the wildlife that resides there. Realtree promotes its products and relationships widely on television, as well as through Realtree.com and many other outlets.

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