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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 gets better with more features and safety for 2016

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The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been significantly updated for 2016 and will make its public debut this fall. The biggest news include expanded use of 8-speed automatic transmissions, as well as available support for Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay through the Chevrolet MyLink interface. 

“The redesigned 2016 Silverado will build on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability. It will feature a more muscular appearance and offer new customer-focused technologies,” said Sandor Piszar, marketing director for Chevy Trucks. 

Other highlights of the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 include a bolder, more sculpted look, along with additional safety technologies. Overall, these upgrades should make the new Silverado even more popular than when the current generation was launched in the spring of 2013 (as a 2014 model).

Chevrolet has yet to confirm the return of all existing powertrains and their capacities, namely the 285hp 4.3L V6, 355hp 5.3L V8, and 420hp 6.2L V8, which can tow anywhere between 8,700-9,800 lbs. OnStar and SiriusXM radio may come standard across the lineup, while a host of packages and standalone options will once again be available.