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2019 Chevrolet Silverado

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

More technology, less weight, and a new turbodiesel

Chevrolet has pulled the covers off its all-new, 2019 Silverado 1500 half-ton pickup truck. While Chevy teased the truck back in December at the Texas Motor Speedway at Chevy’s centennial celebration, the full details only became available at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Chevy also made sure everyone knew the 2018 Detroit show marked 100 years since the brand launched its first pickup.

The 2019 Silverado is completely new and shares almost zero parts from the outgoing truck. Even the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8s are revised for increased efficiency. The truck’s fully boxed frame is now 88 pounds lighter but has 10 percent more torsional rigidity, and the truck’s overall weight has dropped 450 pounds when comparing crew cab V-8 models from 2018 and 2019. Chevy did this by using aluminum. Yes, after years of dogging Ford for building its trucks from recycled beer cans, Chevy has made the switch, too. But not every body panel made the transition – only the parts that swing, which includes the hood, doors, and tailgate. The rest is steel. This includes the bed floor, which Chevy says is made from higher-strength, roll-formed steel than before.

Of course, the interior has been completely revamped, too. You’ll find those details, along with so much more, down below.

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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Midnight Edition – Driven

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Midnight Edition – Driven

A black cloak and knobby tires for Chevy’s half-ton brawler

The current Chevrolet Silverado isn’t that old, really. It debuted for the 2014 model year and underwent a very mild cosmetic refresh for 2016. Yet, in the high-stakes game that is the American pickup market, Chevy has to stay current. An all-new Silverado is destined for 2019, but until the fall of 2018, we’re stuck with the current truck. While the 2017 Silverado is hardly a bad apple, Chevy is keeping it fresh by offering several special edition models and among them is this, the Midnight Edition.

I recently spent a week driving a 2017 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab LTZ Z71 Midnight Edition, driving it the same way any truck owner would, well, save for towing a 9,300-pound trailer. I didn’t have one laying around. I did throw a couple coolers and lawn chairs in the bed, haul five people around, take the kiddo to school, and muddle through everyday life like anyone would. Turns out, the Silverado is a fantastic vehicle for active families.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado Performance Concept

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Performance Concept

Add boost, haul more

Folks like to modify their rides for a variety of reasons. Some like to add a dash of personalized style, while others want to enhance the vehicle’s natural talents. However, some of the most interesting results come from the desire to take a vehicle out of its comfort zone, and as a result, create the unexpected. The Chevrolet Silverado Performance Concept is a great example of something from that third category. While the Silverado is best known for its ability to haul goods, Chevy decided to see what would happen if it built a Silverado that could also haul ass. As such, this 2018 model gets a boatload of extra power thanks to a new concept supercharger system that ramps up output from the truck’s 5.3-liter V-8 engine by more than 100 horsepower. Of course, while gobs of extra power is always appreciated, a well-rounded build needs the complementary gear to go with it, and the Silverado Performance Concept delivers with additional performance parts, styling upgrades, and more.

Making its debut at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Silverado Performance Concept joins roughly 20 other factory-backed Chevy models in attendance to entice both builders and enthusiasts alike with Bow Tie-styled goodness. Read on for the details on this go-faster truck.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado & Colorado Centennial Editions

2018 Chevrolet Silverado & Colorado Centennial Editions

Celebrating 100 years of Chevy pickups

Chevrolet marks its 100th year of building trucks in 2018, and as expected, the automaker will be throwing itself a celebration. To help commemorate building more than 85 million trucks over a century, Chevy is launching a special edition for the 2018 Silverado half-ton and Colorado mid-size pickups. Called the Centennial Edition, these one-year-only models come with several unique features that help Chevy express its accomplishment and its loyal customers show off their dedication to the blue-blooded American brand.

“The Chevy Trucks Centennial is a huge milestone for us, and is equally important to our customers,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks Advertising and Marketing director. “That’s why we will be celebrating 100 years of Chevy Trucks over the course of the next 100 days. It’s important that we share this celebration with our loyal customers who have helped us achieve this accomplishment.” Mixed into Chevy’s celebration is the national launch of its Chevy Truck Legends program, which honors loyal customers. The iconic Chevy bowtie also gets a throwback makeover for 2018, recalling the first bowtie design introduced by Chevrolet co-founder William C. Durant in late 1913. The bowtie wears a throwback color called Centennial Blue, which matches the paint color found on early Chevy trucks. The dark blue hue is the paint color used on the Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions. Of course, there is more than the paint color and badging, so keep reading what the Centennial Editions include.

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2017 Chevrolet Silverado Redline Edition

2017 Chevrolet Silverado Redline Edition

Extra flair for the Silverado

Chevrolet is banking big on its Redline special edition trim that’s available to nearly every model in its portfolio. Included is the ever-popular Silverado 1500. The Redline edition adds a handful of exterior styling upgrades designed to pique consumers’ interest. “Custom” trucks are hot these days, after all, and other automakers are banking on appealing to this market niche. Ram and Toyota both debuted special models at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, with Ram bringing the Copper Sport while Toyota brought the TRD Sport trim for its Tundra. Like those two, the Chevy Silverado Redline carries an attitude of sporty intimidation.

The Redline package is available on the Silverado 1500 Double Cab with the LT Z71 trim package and the Crew Cab with the LTZ Z71 trim package. Both versions add the same stuff. This includes red tow hooks in the front bumper, red hash marks on the blacked-out wheels, a black grille, black bowties front and rear, and a red and black Silverado logo on the doors.

The world got its first taste of the Redline package last year at the 2016 SEMA show. It was there where Chevy debuted several vehicles with a concept version of the Redline package. Now, these models are arriving in showrooms for 2017.

Chevy’s VP, Brian Sweeney, said, “Redline is another example of Chevrolet bringing SEMA concepts to showrooms. The SEMA show has proven to be a great way to identify customization trends in the industry, and quickly apply those trends to our most popular Chevrolet models. Based on the strong interest Redline attracted at the show, we believe they will be very popular with customers looking for standout cars, trucks, and crossovers.”

Chevy will begin rolling out these Redline models this month, with the Silverado taking the lead. The remaining models will arrive at different times throughout the year, with the rollout reaching completion by the end of 2017.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Desert

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Desert

A concept truck to showcase production equipment

If this Silverado 1500 High Desert looks familiar, it should. This is a concept version of the soon-to-be production High Desert package, which came from a SEMA concept in 2014. Got it? Yeah, so this truck is basically a dolled-up truck for the 2016 SEMA show that’s based off the 2017 Silverado 1500 High Desert available in Chevy showrooms.

Chevy designers changes things up a bit for this year’s SEMA show, including several exterior and interior touches. The truck’s bolder appearance helps attract attention to the High Desert package, which boils down to the slide-in bed organizer and the optional Magnetic Ride Control.

“The new High Desert package blends the capability and utility of Silverado with even greater refinement,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet truck marketing. “It’s ideal for those customers who want the security of a lockable cargo area as well as the flexibility of a pickup truck bed.”

While the rendering of this SEMA concept looks lowered with skinny tires and a widened stance, the actual truck is far more reserved. It has a standard ride height with 22–inch wheels with standard tires. The truck does boast several concept parts that we’ll cover below the jump.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Edition Concept

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Edition Concept

Chevy showcases its Alaskan Edition for production 2017 Silverado HDs

SEMA is a place of wild extremes and outlandish fantasy. Custom vehicles sit in the Las Vegas convention center with candy apple paint jobs, insane lift kits, and high-horsepower add-ons. The Chevy Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Edition Concept is not one of those builds. In fact, Chevy brought this concept to preview a production truck. For 2017, the Silverado 2500HD can be had with the Alaskan Edition – a snow plow prep package.

The production version of the Alaskan Edition adds front hook-ups for a snow plow, 18-inch wheels, Goodyear DuraTrac tires, roof market lights, a spray-on bedliner, a 220-amp alternator, skid plates, and heavy-duty front springs. All these items are included in the Alaskan concept, but Chevy added several other components to make it stand out.

These one-off items include a unique silver-accented blue body color with a grizzly bear graphic; chrome finishing on the bumpers, grille, and mirror caps; 20-inch wheels; a front suspension leveling kit; and the huge stainless steel snowplow. Snowplows aren’t generally included in snowplow prep packages, leaving the customer to choose the right one for his particular application and budget.

There are a few more details to check out, so keep reading for more information.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Carhartt Concept

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Carhartt Concept

Even Chevy pickups wear Carhartt

Chevrolet is gearing up for the 2016 SEMA show by launching this Silverado 2500HD Carhartt Concept ahead of the show. The truck is a collaboration between Chevy and the iconic workwear brand Carhartt, bringing the two together in this one-off truck. We wouldn’t be surprised, however, if this concept became a limited edition production model.

For those not familiar, Carhartt makes heavy duty work clothing designed to be functional, durable, and warm. The brand is popular around job sites and in the agricultural and equestrian fields. Carhartt jackets, the brand’s most popular item, have even become a fashion statement among the blue collared crowd. Chevy is undoubtedly trying to capitalize on this, just like it has with RealTree in the past.

In a press release, Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Truck’s marketing director, said, “Chevrolet HD trucks are designed for hard work, and just like your favorite Carhartt, their functionality transcends the workplace to become a style statement. This concept vehicle mirrors the lifestyles of countless Chevy truck owners, demonstrating the personal connections with the tools of their trades.”

Piszar continues saying, “Thousands of people go to work every day and earn their paycheck in a Chevy truck while wearing a Carhartt. Those products’ durability and versatility earn respect and loyalty that’s passed on — and that’s exactly what this concept explores.”

Now with that understanding down, let’s have a look at the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Carhartt Concept.

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2016 Chevy Silverado vs. 2016 Ford F-150

2016 Chevy Silverado vs. 2016 Ford F-150

A side-by-side comparison of America’s top-selling trucks

Chevrolet and Ford have long been archrivals in the full-size pickup segment, with the Silverado and F-150 battling it out for bragging rights and sales. For the past 39 years, Ford has clinched the sales title, but the Chevy’s pickup has always been close behind. In the bragging rights department, titles of towing and hauling capabilities have moved back and forth with advancements in vehicle design.

The 2016 model year has proved to be a fairly stable year for both the Silverado and F-150, with neither undergoing major updates or changes. That gives us a good chance at comparing the two head to head. For the sake of thoroughness, we’ll include all the possible variations of trucks, including cab and bed configurations, powertrain options, and trim levels.

While a large majority of pickup purchases follow strong brand loyalty, there are plenty of customers new to the pickup segment. These are the folks who don’t have the hardened brand faithfulness and are more likely to objectively shop the entire pickup segment. That’s who we’re targeting here – the undecided buyer wanting to know all the options between the two.

Let us know what you think of the two trucks in the comments below. Which truck would you buy and why?

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado High Desert

2016 Chevrolet Silverado High Desert

Chevy brings back the Avalanche with this cargo package upgrade

Chevrolet has never been one to stray away from special editions and options packages designed to ignite customer interest. Nowhere else is that more true than with the Silverado pickup. Well, Chevy announced today a new special edition based off a concept first seen at the 2014 SEMA show. It’s called the High Desert package and it’s available on LT, LTZ, and High Country trims of the 2017 Silverado 1500.

Opting for the High Desert package brings several changes to the Silverado, the most notable is the all-new flexible and lockage storage system in the cargo bed. Coming in a close second is the addition of GM’s Magnetic Ride Control suspension system – marking the first time its been available on the Silverado. Previously, it could be had on its GMC twin, the Sierra 1500.

“The High Desert package blends the capability and utility of Silverado with the refinement and luxury of Suburban,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet truck marketing. “It’s ideal for those customers who want both the security of a lockable cargo area, as well as the flexibility of a pickup truck bed.”

Now that Piszar mentioned it, the High Desert package does make the Silverado look an awful lot like the old Chevy Avalanche, which was based on the then-current Suburban. While GM isn’t expressly saying the High Desert fills the role of the Avalanche, it’s hard to not see the similarities, especially in the sail panels that run from the bed rails to the top of the cab.

Perhaps Chevy has customers begging for storage solutions like the RamBox, available on the Ram 1500 and Ram HD pickups, or perhaps customers just wanted something similar to the Avalanche. Either way, the High Desert package seems like a great addition to the Silverado – at least far more than any of Chevy’s recent special edition pickups.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition

Chevy’s latest special edition Silverado gets unique hood and graphics

Chevrolet has not been shy about releasing special edition models for the Silverado pickup truck. The latest in the long line is the Silverado Rally Edition. But unlike the other special editions, this truck actually gets a unique body panel – more specifically a power dome hood. A matte black graphics package and large wheels further separate the Rally Edition from the standard Silverado.

“We introduced several special editions in 2015 – each combining equipment and appearance packages designed for specific enthusiasts in mind,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet truck marketing director. “They clearly resonated with buyers, selling in one-third the time – and attracting new, younger, and more affluent buyers to the brand – than the industry average.”

Piszar went on to say Chevy truck sales jumped by 27 percent in 2015, which he says is double the sales increase seen in the overall U.S. truck market. “As we expand our lineup of special editions for 2016, we expect to continue that momentum,” he said.

Helping fuel the hype surrounding the Silverado special editions’ momentum is a fan-centered event happening at the Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016. Headlining the event are Chevy’s NASCAR team drivers, which include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson, and Kasey Kahne.

Each driver will be “campaigning” for their favorite Silverado special edition in a Twitter competition. Earnhardt will represent the new Rally Edition, Dillon will hype the Realtree Edition, Larson will back the Silverado 1500 Midnight Edition, and Kahne will represent the Silverado 2500 Midnight Edition.

All four trucks will then be on display at the Duck Commander 500 race on Sunday, April 10. Chevy will also have a fleet of Silverado pickups present for the on-track driver-introduction parade before the race.

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Chevrolet Silverado Offers Trailering Camera System

Chevrolet Silverado Offers Trailering Camera System

Dealer-installed system available for 2014 and newer GM trucks

Chevy has announced a new camera system for its full-size, Silverado pickup. The dealer-installed system increases visibility around the sides and behind a trailer, as well as inside an enclosed trailer. The system will work in conjunction with yet another camera, this one located on the center high-mount brake light, Chevy will begin offering on its pickups starting this summer.

The camera system, developed with Echomaster, routes the live video feeds into the truck’s existing infotainment screen. Accessible at any time, the video helps the driver keep tabs on what’s around, behind, and inside the trailer.

The system uses cameras placed on the exterior towing mirrors for side views, while a remotely mounted camera can be placed on the upper and rear-most portion of the trailer for back-up views. This camera automatically comes on when reversing, thanks to its hardwire into the trailer’s lighting system. It wirelessly transmits its signal through a closed wireless network to the truck. An infrared lighting feature also allows the camera to work in low-lighting situations.

Similarly, the side-view cameras are tied into the truck’s turn signals. Signaling left or right automatically shows that respective camera view on the infotainment screen.

Operating the cameras manually is done via the infotainment system. Pressing and holding the home button for five seconds brings up the camera menu screen where a particular camera view can be chosen and enlarged.

The system works on any Silverado with factory tow mirrors installed, including Silverado 1500 pickups. The dealer-installed system cost $999 and is available for any 2014 and newer Silverado pickup. Of course, that price does not include tax and labor fees. Presumably, the same system will be offered on GMC trucks as well.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado

2016 Chevrolet Silverado

Apple pie and baseball’s quintessential company

Chevrolet may have already pulled the covers off the 2016 Silverado’s new exterior design, but it was only at the 2015 Texas State Fair that full information became available. Now Chevy has released nearly all the juicy details on the Silverado’s refresh.

Take a good look at the exterior because that encompasses the majority of changes. In fact, the interior’s design doesn’t change at all. Not that it’s a bad thing – the Silverado still has a highly competitive interior in terms of size, amenities and design. And although the design hasn’t changed, the MyLInk infotainment software now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Carrying over from last year is Chevy’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity.

General Motors is also updating the Silverado’s powertrain, though only on mid- and high-level models. Those leather-lined luxo-trucks get the new eight-speed automatic found in several of GM’s 2015 body-on-frame SUVs, along with the GMC Sierra Denali.

Of course, there’s no room to discount the Silverado’s new styling. The fresh look brings the truck into a more modern era. LED headlights are offered, along with LED daytime running lights, turn signals, and rear taillights. Heck, even the base WT trim level now has HID projector beam headlights – something only found on high-end luxury cars five years ago.

There are more details below, so continue reading for more.

Update 02/25/2016: Chevrolet announced today that it will offer a mild-hybrid electric system on 500, California-based 2016 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 1LT pickup trucks. The system delivers a 13-percent increase in fuel economy while adding 13 horsepower and 44 pound-feet of torque to the 5.3-liter V-8’s overall output.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Z71 Midnight Edition

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Z71 Midnight Edition

The darkness continues...

Chevrolet has released three new additions to its “Midnight Edition” lineup for 2016, including the Colorado Z71, Silverado Z71, and this, the Silverado 2500 HD Z71. Like the Colorado and Silverado 1500, the Silverado 2500 HD gets an all-black, monochromatic look to match its off-road abilities provided by the Z71 package. It continues to offer all the same equipment and features found on the 2500 HD Z71, along with carryover drivetrain options.

Of the three Chevy trucks, the Silverado 2500 HD is the right choice for those who haul or tow heavy loads and need the extra capability the Chevy HD line provides. This includes stiffer springs front and rear, shorter gear ratios, beefy transmission options, and the choice between a 6.0-liter gasoline V-8 and the venerable 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 turbodiesel. The 2500 HD rides on a fully boxed, hydroformed frame constructed from high-strength steel.

Unlike the Colorado, the Silverado’s Z71 package is an option package rather than a trim level, meaning it can be had with a variety of trim levels. Opt for the Midnight Edition, however, and you’re limited to the mid-grade LT trim. That’s not a disadvantage, however, as the LT offers plenty of amenities and interior features.

Keep reading for the full list of upgrades for the 2016 Silverado 2500 HD Z71 Midnight Edition.

Updated 02/12/2016: We added a series of new images of the new Silverado 2500 HD Z71 Midnight Edition taken during its official unveiling at the 216 Chicago Auto Show. Check them out in the "Pictures" tab.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Midnight Special Edition

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Midnight Special Edition

There are now more reasons to love the Chevrolet Silverado

The SUV and pickup segments in the U.S. are in the midst of their long awaited renaissance, as sales of these types of vehicles have steadily increased in the past couple of years. Chevrolet knows all too well that its top-selling model is a pickup. To be more specific, it’s the Silverado. The numbers certainly back it up. In 2015, Chevrolet sold a total of 600,544 units, according to GM Authority. That’s more than double the sales compared to the Chevrolet Equinox, the second-place car on that list with “just” 277,589 units sold in 2015. The Silverado’s sales momentum has even extended into the first month of 2016 when the the pickup once again set the pace for all Chevy models with 37,863 units sold in January.

Chevy has acknowledged that the popularity of the Silverado can be attributed to a variety of things, and one of those things, albeit not as large scale as others, has been the introduction of special edition versions like the Midnight Special Edition. The popularity of the Silverado Midnight Edition was evident from the start, as Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet’s truck marketing director, indicated when he said that the demand for the model “outstripped supply in a matter of months” and that it “made sense to expand the Midnight Edition and add new models into the fold.” So, beginning in 2016, the Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Z71 is set to join the current crop of Midnight Edition models alongside fellow debutante, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71.

With both models in the fold, customers now have the opportunity to have their pick of midsize, light-duty, and heavy-duty Midnight editions, each coming with plenty of new features and equipment.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition

Chevrolet has released the latest version of its Realtree Silverado, focused on outdoorsmen fond of both the Chevy and Realtree brands. This marks the return of the Realtree Edition on the 2016 Silverado, updated with a new front grille, headlights, and rear taillights.

The Realtree and Chevy relationship date back the better part of a decade, both coming together to create limited edition models for targeted customers who enjoy hunting, fishing, or any number of outdoor activities.

The Realtree Edition package is only offered on the 2016 Silverado LTZ with the Z71 Off-Road package, ensuring customers come away with capabilities that match the camo graphics. The LTZ trim package is the second highest trim level offered on the Silverado, meaning all the bells and whistles come standard, including heated and cooled seats up front with leather on all positions; dual zone climate controls; MyLink infotainment software on the eight-inch touchscreen; LED fog lights, daytime running lights, and taillights; and projector beam headlights, among other things.

The truck also comes standard with the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 and eight-speed automatic transmission. The Z71 package also brings 4WD, Rancho shock absorbers, a full skid plate package, Hill Decent Control, and the Eaton G80 automatic locking rear differential.

Of course, there’s more to the Silverado Realtree Edition than just the standard LTZ Z71 stuff, so keep reading for the full list of Realtree upgrades.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Concept

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Concept

Manufacturers’ concepts were a huge part of the 2015 SEMA Show, and Chevrolet’s Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Concept was no different. The truck was made in collaboration with the outdoor accessories company Realtree and Michael Waddell, the main man of the TV program The Bone Collector, airing on the Outdoor Channel.

Based on a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country crew cab, the concept truck shows off several of Chevy’s newest add-on accessories while advertising Waddell’s TV program.

Realtree, a company whose background is based in camo designs, designed the truck’s camouflage color scheme. The Bone Collector’s graphic was added, of course colored in camo, to the sides of the truck.

Though not headed for the assembly line or showroom floor, Chevy says this concept shows what customers can do with their trucks. “They [the concept vehicles] demonstrate what’s possible through personalization, inspiration, and the assurance of the industry’s most-dependable, longest-lasting full-size trucks,” says Sandor Piszar, Chevy’s director of truck marketing.

So let’s dive into what customizations are hiding amongst the camo.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Concept

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Concept

Manufacturers’ concepts were a huge part of the 2015 SEMA Show, and Chevrolet’s Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Concept was no different. The truck was made in collaboration with the outdoor accessories company Realtree and Michael Waddell, the main man of the TV program The Bone Collector, airing on the Outdoor Channel.

Based on a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country crew cab, the concept truck shows off several of Chevy’s newest add-on accessories while advertising Waddell’s TV program.

Realtree, a company whose background is based in camo designs, designed the truck’s camouflage color scheme. The Bone Collector’s graphic was added, of course colored in camo, to the sides of the truck.

Though not headed for the assembly line or showroom floor, Chevy says this concept shows what customers can do with their trucks. “They [the concept vehicles] demonstrate what’s possible through personalization, inspiration, and the assurance of the industry’s most-dependable, longest-lasting full-size trucks,” says Sandor Piszar, Chevy’s director of truck marketing.

So let’s dive into what customizations are hiding amongst the camo.

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops Concept

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops Concept

Chevrolet had no shortage of vehicles at the 2015 SEMA show, and this Silverado blends into the crowd. Though not because it’s boring, but rather thanks to its military-derived camouflage. Ok, corny jokes aside, the Silverado Special Ops concept does take plenty of cues from military history and a naval paint scheme called “Razzle Dazzle.”

Designed to make ships hard to see against the horizon by enemy vessels, the three-tone paint job helps break up the ship’s character lines, making it hard to detect. The same can be said for this Silverado, provided its background was an ocean.

Chevy designers decided to pay tribute to the U.S. Special Forces with this concept. Jim Campbell, GM’s U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports said, “This Silverado concept is a multipurpose truck that reflects the go-anywhere, do-anything commitment of special-forces teams.”

The concept is based on the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71. The newly refreshed truck sports its revised grille design, along with a bed-mounted sports bar, custom rocker guards, and no less than six LED off-road lights. The design team didn’t leave the interior stock either.

Chevy didn’t specify what powertrain this particular Silverado comes with, but our guess is the 6.2-liter V-8 and eight-speed automatic transmission. Of course, 4WD is present.

Though we will likely see parts and accessories from this concept make production, it’s very unlikely Chevy will offer such a radical build to the general public – at least not the multi-tone paint job.

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops Concept

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops Concept

Chevrolet had no shortage of vehicles at the 2015 SEMA show, and this Silverado blends into the crowd. Though not because it’s boring, but rather thanks to its military-derived camouflage. Ok, corny jokes aside, the Silverado Special Ops concept does take plenty of cues from military history and a naval paint scheme called “Razzle Dazzle.”

Designed to make ships hard to see against the horizon by enemy vessels, the three-tone paint job helps break up the ship’s character lines, making it hard to detect. The same can be said for this Silverado, provided its background was an ocean.

Chevy designers decided to pay tribute to the U.S. Special Forces with this concept. Jim Campbell, GM’s U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports said, “This Silverado concept is a multipurpose truck that reflects the go-anywhere, do-anything commitment of special-forces teams.”

The concept is based on the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71. The newly refreshed truck sports its revised grille design, along with a bed-mounted sports bar, custom rocker guards, and no less than six LED off-road lights. The design team didn’t leave the interior stock either.

Chevy didn’t specify what powertrain this particular Silverado comes with, but our guess is the 6.2-liter V-8 and eight-speed automatic transmission. Of course, 4WD is present.

Though we will likely see parts and accessories from this concept make production, it’s very unlikely Chevy will offer such a radical build to the general public – at least not the multi-tone paint job.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD

2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD

The Silverado is undergoing some big changes for 2016, though most of them are centered around the 1500 series’ new exterior looks. Nevertheless, the Silverado HD is getting a few upgrades that help make it more attractive in the highly competitive heavy duty pickup market.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD

2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD

The Silverado is undergoing some big changes for 2016, though most of them are centered around the 1500 series’ new exterior looks. Nevertheless, the Silverado HD is getting a few upgrades that help make it more attractive in the highly competitive heavy duty pickup market.

Though you won’t find a new grille or dashboard design on the 2016 Silverado HD, the truck now offers some new technologies. Leading the pack is the Digital Steering Assist system that helps the Silverado HD manage heavy loads on uneven road surfaces. Available on several double and crew cab models, the new system is said to enhance road holding and stability on the highway, especially over crowned roads.

Chevy is also now offering a gooseneck and fifth-wheel prep package. The trailering pack includes a spray-in bed liner, the frame-mounted hitch platform that accommodates a gooseneck ball or fifth-wheel hitch mounting brackets, and a wiring harness plug on the sidewall of the cargo bed.

Like the Silverado 1500, the 2500 HD and 3500 HD trucks now come with an upgraded version of Chevy’s MyLink software that allows for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, though Android auto will have some late availability. Wireless phone charging is also a welcomed new feature.

Lastly, a remote-locking tailgate and three new colors join the 2016 Silverado HD lineup.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado

2016 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet may have already pulled the covers off the 2016 Silverado’s new exterior design , but it was only at the 2015 Texas State Fair that full information became available. Now Chevy has released nearly all the juicy details on the Silverado’s refresh.

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