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New front-end designs, available heated/cooled seats (LTZ models) and a
special White Diamond Edition enhance appearance and comfort, and a new
navigation radio delivers on connectivity. It offers an updated screen and
integrated hard drive that eliminates the need for discs with map data.
Silverado also offers segment-exclusive OnStar and SiriusXM satellite radio, as
well as Bluetooth and USB connectivity - and a dealer-installed Wi-Fi system.
With the exception of Hybrid models, all Silverado 1500s now feature Trailer
Sway Control and Hill Start Assist as part of the StabiliTrak electronic
stability control system, enhancing performance under a variety of driving and
"Silverado's dependable V-8 performance, highly
competitive fuel economy, and broad range of models continue to have a strong
appeal to truck customers, and Silverado sales were up 7 percent through July of
this year," said Maria Rohrer, Chevrolet Truck marketing director. "The changes
for 2012 enhance the rugged and capable Silverado with a fresh, updated design
and available navigation radio and Wi-Fi systems that can make driving more
convenient and enjoyable."
The new and revised design for 2012 includes a
chrome mesh grille matched with either a chrome surround on LS and LT models or
a body-color surround on LTZ. LS and LT models now feature a silver-painted
lower bumper fascia that is more aerodynamic on 2WD models without tow hooks,
and a new 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheel.
Four new exterior colors:
Silver Ice Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Carbon Flash Metallic, and Graystone
have been added. Two new interior color combinations are available: Dark
Titanium/Light Titanium and Dark Cashmere/Light Cashmere.
and a spare tire lock are now standard on all Silverado 1500 models.
White Diamond Edition is available in LT or LTZ trim. Content includes a unique
White Diamond Tricoat exterior color, chrome mirror caps and door handles, and
body side moldings with chrome accents on LT models. The LTZ version adds the
Z60 high-performance suspension package, 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels,
touring tires and a chrome tow hook and exhaust tip package.
seeking a more rugged-looking Silverado can choose the Z71 Off-Road Appearance
Package. It is available on LT and LTZ extended cab and crew cab models equipped
with the Z71 suspension and includes Rancho front and rear shocks, body colored
front end appearance, 18-inch aluminum wheels with on/off-road tires, fog lamps,
bold Z71 graphics and more.
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