Making the decision to purchase a pickup truck is almost always one made out of necessity. No other vehicle on the road offers as much versatility, function, and workhorse capability than the pickup. While pickup trucks are great companions at work and out on long hauls, their ability to transition into everyday life is not always quite as smooth. Pickup trucks aren’t known for giving off a polished, professional appeal. Their intuitiveness on the job site, does not always translate well to arriving at the valet stand for an important meeting.
This is true of a lot of pickup trucks, but it is no longer true of the Chevy Silverado. Miami – forget everything you know about the ruggedness of a pickup, and meet a model that truly is able to get the work done during the day, and stay stylish at night.
Chevy’s Pickup Truck Heritage
Chevrolet has been manufacturing pickup trucks for a very long time. In fact, you can trace the lineage of bowtie branded pickups all the way back to 1911. While that very first truck did not resemble what we know as today’s modern pickup, the point is, Chevrolet knows what they are doing in this segment.
The Silverado 1500 alone has been awarded ‘Truck of the Year,’ or ‘Best Pickup Truck’ by various institutions over a dozen times since 1999. Even the smaller Chevy Colorado has a list of impressive merits under its belt, including the most recent recognition as Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for 2016.
Chevrolet doesn’t stop with the light duty Colorado and Silverado 1500, but far exceeds expectations in the market with the more powerful Silverado 2500 model, and the heavy-duty Silverado 3500. Each of these Silverado models come in various trim levels, special editions, and with optional packages. Every optional add-on and unique Silverado model, was created to help drivers find the perfect pickup truck, that most adequately suits their lifestyle.
Filling the Most Needed Pickup Niche
Pickup trucks are rugged. They are meant to keep going where the road ends. Their purpose is far greater than simply transporting people from one location to the next, and therefore require a different skill set from other vehicles on the road.
A Chevrolet pickup is capable of towing up to 23,200 pounds, a number that ensures you are able to transport absolutely anything you can manage to hook up to the truck’s hitch. The Silverado can carry up to 7,153 pounds of rock, scrap metal, appliances, furniture, and whatever else you can think of, in its massive bed. The Chevy Silverado can haul materials, tow equipment, and still manage to fit five passengers comfortably in it’s cabin.
But when it comes to a small and competitive segment, Chevrolet knew that it needed to differentiate the Silverado in order to appeal to a wider audience. The most-needed niche in the pickup truck market isn’t power, performance, or better tow ratings. THe Silverado already has those covered. Rather, it’s the ability for a dependable and capable pickup, that can go from daytime work, to nighttime play.
Chevrolet realized this a couple years back, and created new special edition models of the Silverado. These Silverado trucks have changed the way people buy pickups, and have redefined the segment altogether.
Pickups and Luxury Don’t Always Go Hand In Hand
If you were invited to a black-tie event, would you show up in jeans and a nice shirt? Likely not. The same concept can be applied to your pickup truck. Imagine you and your Silverado were working hard in the field all day long. The basic interior cabin is nice, but is unlikely to impress your new date, or your clients when you pick them up for dinner tonight. You are able to give the interior a basic wipe down, and the exterior of your pickup appears to be clean. You realize that this will just have to do, and proceed to your evening.
This situation may not require black tie attire, but showing up to an important event in a basic pickup truck, will not impress your date, or your clients. You absolutely need everything your Silverado offers, but would like a nice vehicle for nights and weekends. Purchasing a second car is out of the question, and certainly out of the budget. Between insurance costs, fuel, and car payments, one vehicle is plenty. Instead of purchasing a second vehicle, consider the 2016 Silverado Rally Edition. A truck that was created for this exact predicament, the Silverado Rally ticks off every box on your must-have list for your current pickup, and for your potential second car. It does this seamlessly, and with plenty of attitude.
The Silverado Rally Edition: Where Capability, Attitude, and Amenities Meet
Without further adieu, let’s take a look at everything the Silverado Rally has to offer. From dependability to exceptional standard features, this truck truly has it all.
The 2016 Silverado 1500 is available in two different Rally Edition models – Rally Edition 1, and Rally Edition 2. Both packages help bring your Silverado from work truck, to going-out truck, and they accomplish this task seamlessly.
Rally Edition 1
First up, is the Rally Edition 1. Available on the 2016 Silverado 1500 Double and Crew Cab LT models, this package brings the right amount of attitude and style, to freshen up even the most rugged truck. This Rally Edition features stylistic changes only, adding a body-colored grille, gloss black door handles, gloss black mirror caps, black design decals, and a custom black bow tie badge to the Silverado. The exterior color can be of your choosing, and the unique appearance package adds to the appeal of the already head-turning Silverado.
Rally Edition 2
This optional Silverado 1500 special edition model comes equipped with both style, and added features. Just like the Rally Edition 1, this package is only available on Double and Crew Cab LT models of the 2016 Silverado. Above and beyond what the LT model already includes, the Rally Edition 2 features the same stylistic changes that are included on the Rally Edition 1 model, as well as the following:
- 22-inch six-spoke black wheels
- 4-inch round black tubular assist steps
- Driver 10-way power adjustable seat
- Dual zone climate control system
- Remote start system
- MyLink 8-inch touchscreen display and audio system
- Rear vision camera
- Rear window defroster
- 110-volt power outlet
- Trailering package with locking rear differential
- Fog lamps
Both of these models come standard with the same amenities and capabilities as the 2016 Silverado 1500 LT model. Featuring a powerful 4.3-liter gasoline engine, the Silverado 1500 LT boasts impressive horsepower and torque numbers, and comes with advanced safety features.
All of the practical features you need out of your pickup are also included. A standard CornerStep rear bumper, daytime running lights, outside power heated adjustable mirrors, and all-season tires are all included with this model.
Technology includes Bluetooth phone connectivity, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, OnStar for six months, and a six-speaker audio system. Passengers will be impressed with the leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and the spacious interior cabin on the Silverado LT Rally Edition.
Whether you are looking for a true pickup that can be used for daytime work and night time fun, or simply want an amenity-rich truck for your own enjoyment – the 2016 Silverado 1500 Rally Editions certainly have you covered.