Chevrolet has unveiled the latest version of the Silverado 1500 at the State Fair of Texas. Fitted with muscular designs and customer-focused technologies, the MY2016 Silverado 1500 exudes strength as well as reliability.
The American manufacturer granted this full-size pickup with new muscular front-end designs and sculpted hoods, as well as signature LED lighting accents.
The new MY2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 now features updated available MyLink -- with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – and expanded use of eight-speed automatic transmissions. Through Apple CarPlay, drivers can link certain iPhone features (compatibility: iPhone 5 and later) on the MyLink display.
This allows them to make calls, send and receive messages, and even listen to music without having to take their eyes off the road. It also keeps their hands on the steering wheel. To use CarPlay, the driver just needs to connect the phone through a USB.
When the MyLink screen displays “CarPlay” from “Projection,” this means that the iPhone is already linked to the vehicle. However, compatible apps – including Phone, Messages, Maps, Music -- have to be downloaded to the phone before they could be used.
Silverado models that feature the available 7-inch color MyLink also support Android Auto. Additionally, the MY2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is accorded with additional safety technologies and convenience features, including Forward Collision Alert, IntelliBeam high beam assist and Lane Keep Assist.
Remote locking tailgate is also available as an option. Silverado LT and LTZ double cab and crew cab models features wireless phone charging, which comes as standard on High Country. Silverado High Country could also be availed with power articulating running boards that may be extended for improve access to the cab or swung rearward for enhanced access to the bed.
Through time, the Silverado has been known as very dependable and very durable. That reputation is confirmed by the MY2016 Silverado 1500, which features a fully boxed high-strength steel frame and a body structure made up mostly of high strength steels.
Silverado’s durability is also assured by its roll-formed steel beds, which are considered stronger yet lighter than conventional steel.