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Chevrolet is expanding its popular Midnight Special Edition with new models available on 2016 Silverado 1500 Z71 and 2016 Colorado Z71. The growing portfolio of special-edition trucks helped Chevrolet truck sales increase by 27 percent last year, double the increase for the total truck market, according to the carmaker.
“We introduced several special-edition trucks in 2015 -“ each combining equipment and appearance packages designed for specific enthusiasts in mind,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet truck marketing director. “They clearly resonated with buyers, as the special editions sold in one-third the time, and to younger, more affluent buyers than the industry average.
“The Silverado 1500 Midnight was by far the most popular model in 2015,” Piszar continued, “as demand outstripped supply in a matter of months. It only made sense to expand our special-edition offerings for 2016, including new Midnight editions.”
With the addition of the Silverado 2500 HD Z71 which was introduced in September, customers now can select from midsize, light-duty and heavy duty Midnight editions. Each combines off-road equipment and monochromatic details, such as:
- Off-road suspension
- Locking rear differential
- Transfer case shield
- Hill Descent Control
- Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires
- All-black front end with body-colored grille, bumper, headlamp bezels, tow hooks and fog lamps
- Black side moldings and beltline moldings
- Black painted alloy wheels
- Special Z71 badges on the doors
- A spray-in bedliner
- Black Chevrolet bowties for the front and rear
Other special-editions available for 2016 include the Silverado Realtree, Silverado Special Ops, and Colorado Trail Boss, with additional models set to be announced later this year.