DETROIT – 07.15.2015 – The 2015 MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, Mike Trout, chose a Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition during the MVP award ceremony presented by Chevrolet at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday night.
Chevy gave Trout, who hit a home run on the fourth pitch of the game and scored another run in the American League’s 6-3 victory, his choice between the sixth-generation Camaro Convertible and a Silverado Midnight Edition.
This was Trout’s second consecutive All-Star MVP award. As the 2014 MLB All-Star Game MVP, Trout chose a Corvette Stingray.
“Mike’s on-field performance was All-Star caliber and worthy of one of Chevrolet’s All-Stars,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet, which has been the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball®since 2005. “Chevrolet also encourages future All-Stars through our more than 1,500 dealers who support Chevy Youth Baseball.”
In its 10th year, Chevy Youth Baseball has helped raise more than $18 million to aid local teams, offered more than 200 youth clinics, involving more than 5.2 million young people across America.
The Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition that Trout chose begins as a black Z71, and adds an all-black front end with body-colored grille, bumper, headlamp bezels, tow hooks and fog lamps; black side moldings and beltline moldings; 18-inch black painted alloy wheels special Z71 badges on the doors and black Chevy bowties front and rear.
- Bolder, more sculpted look reflects Silverado strength, dependability
- Available support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Expanded use of 8-speed transmissions; additional safety technologies
DETROIT – 07.13.2015 – Chevy Trucks are on a roll, with Chevrolet pickup sales up 32 percent so far this year. Chevrolet intends to strengthen this momentum with significant updates for the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 full-size pickup.
“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.
“New front end designs with bold horizontal elements, sculpted hoods and dramatic lighting reflect the strength and refinement that have helped make Silverado the fastest growing full-size pickup brand this year.”
Other changes for 2016 will include expanded use of 8-speed automatic transmissions, updated Chevy MyLink with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and additional safety technologies.
The redesign of the 2016 Silverado 1500 is part of an aggressive strategy to build on Chevy Trucks’ momentum.
Since the introduction of the all-new Silverado 1500 in the spring of 2013, Silverado sales have grown by double digits, on a percentage basis, each year. Through June of this year, Silverado sales are up 14.6 percent. Chevrolet also sold 41,575 of the midsize Chevy Colorado during the same period.
More product details will be available this fall, closer to the public debut of the redesigned 2016 Silverado 1500.
Owners remotely monitor Silverado’s status more than most models
DETROIT – 06.10.2015 – Chevy Silverado owners are some of the most connected drivers on the road, making up the largest population of OnStar RemoteLink mobile app users. And they’re using the app more often than most drivers to check tire pressures, oil levels and remotely start their trucks.
In the near future, Silverado drivers will also have an unprecedented industry-first connection to their trucks called Proactive Alerts, which can predict and notify drivers when certain components need attention – in many cases before vehicle performance is affected.
“Compared to other vehicles, trucks have a unique place in their owners’ lives,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer for Silverado. “Not only can pickups provide reliable day-to-day transportation, but they’re also a valuable tool for tackling projects at home or on the job site. It’s not surprising, then, that Silverado owners would take full advantage of RemoteLink’s ability to keep tabs on the health of their Silverado.”
When using the app, Remote Start and Vehicle Diagnostics are the top two most-used features by Silverado owners. Silverado is also the top model for owners to send directions from their phone to their vehicle.
When it comes to OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, nearly 99 percent of Silverado owners with access to the service agree to the Terms and Conditions, giving them a three-month or three-gigabyte trial of 4G LTE data. For those customers who purchase the plan after their trial, the most popular plan purchased is one gigabyte of data per month.
Fleet customers can also stay well-informed of what’s happening to each truck in their fleet, thanks to a partnership with Telogis. The company’s fleet maintenance tools work in sync with OnStar technologies, allowing tracking of destination, speed and, fuel economy, engine hours, idle time and oil change status. Trucks also can be remotely locked and unlocked. Unlike trucks from other manufacturers, Telogis can connect to properly equipped Chevy trucks using OnStar’s remote application programming interfaces in lieu of costly hardware installations in each vehicle.