Not Much “Rally” In The 2016 Chevy Silverado Rally Edition
Silverado Rally Edition leaves us wanting for more
Updated October 5, 2018
Chevrolet revealed so many different versions of the Silverado truck we are not even sure anymore which one is for what. The latest “all new” Silverado carries the Rally Edition tag, and it is just a continuation of the Rally Edition cars we have seen before. The 2016 Silverado Rally Edition will actually have two versions – The Silverado Rally 1 and Silverado Rally 2. Complicated!? You bet it is. Not only that we are left confused about the two different versions of the Silverado Rally Edition, but none of them actually brings anything cool or that new.
More or less, this is only applying the well known Rally Edition cosmetics to the updated 2016 Silverado and we have to say that the looks of the all new car are a bit more grown up and more sophisticated than before. Nevertheless, the Silverado Rally Edition 1 package (it is a trim package, isn’t it) can be applied to the Double Cab equipped with a Custom trim. This one adds black stripes, 20-inch alloys, chromed bumpers and nice interior equipment.
As for the Silverado Rally 2, Chevy went a bit more upscale with it. Not that they have created an S-class out of a Silverado Truck, but the Rally 2 is available only with the LT Z71 trim package for the Double Cab and Crew Cab trucks. While the strips remain the main differentiating factor from any other 2016 Silverado, the Silverado Rally 2 received enormous 22-inch wheels and nice side steps. Some will love it like this for sure.
“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. He added, “They [trucks] also helped make Chevrolet the fastest-growing truck brand in the industry. In 2015, total Chevrolet truck sales increased 27 percent – double the increase for the total truck market. As we expand our lineup of special editions for 2016, we expect to continue that momentum.”
As it turns out, the Silverado Rally Edition is inspired by the performance segment of the sport trucks meaning that the Raptor and the Ram Rebel did some good for the Chevrolet after all. The 2016 Chevy Silverado Rally Edition bowed the Texas Motor Speedway last week along with the 2016 Silverado 1500 Midnight Edition, the Silverado Realtree and the Silverado Midnight Edition trucks. A whole lot of editions there.
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