2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500HD Changes and Updates

Chevy’s Heavy Duty line of trucks is due to receive a number of upgrades for the 2016 model year. The 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD will come with updated equipment and several new exterior colors. Unlike the recently overhauled 1500 truck, the Heavy Duty lineup won’t be offering any notable visual changes, neither will it get new engines.

First off, the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500HD will lose some of the old body paints and adopt some new ones. The four colors ready to be deleted are the Deep Ruby Metallic, Victory Red, Brownstone Metallic and Rainforest Green Metallic. Instead, the new models will be offered with Siren Red Tintcoat (double cab only), Butte Red Metallic (crew cab only) and Red Hot.

2016 Chevy Silverado HD

As for the addition of new features, expect to see a new power steering system that comes with active hydraulic assist and recirculating ball. Also, the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 will be available with Remote Locking Tailgate and two new wheel options that include an 18-inch chrome set and 20-inch five-spoke set of forged alloys. When it comes to the infotainment department, the list of new features comprises a MyLink radio/audio system with 7-inch touch-screen replacing the old IO4 audio system, HD radio as well as wireless smartphone charging. The 2016 Chevy HD receive a gooseneck and fifth-wheel prep package that includes a spray-in bed liner.

2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500HD – Engine Range

The 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500HD will be offered with the two familiar engine options. The somewhat outdated 6.0-liter gasoline V8 generates 360-horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 380 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. Unfortunately, these numbers are quite poor compared to the rest of the segment. Now, the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel churns out 397 horsepower at 3,000 rpm and 765 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm, which were the class-leading figures until recently. As for the towing capacity, the range-topping 2016 Silverado 3500HD with dual rear wheels will be able to tow up to 23,000 pounds.

2016 Chevy Silverado 3500HD

2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500HD – Competition

Although this mid-cycle update will help the Silverado HD stay in the game, a more substantial overhaul is inevitable in the near future. Sadly, the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD will lag behind the Ford Super Duty and Ram HD, especially when it comes to the hauling and towing capacities.

 

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