The Most Exciting Special Edition Chevy Pickups for 2016

February 3rd, 2016 by




While some drivers prefer to blend in with other vehicles on the road, there are those who choose to stand out in every way imaginable. There is something weirdly powerful that comes with driving a unique or custom vehicle that grabs the attention of other motorists. Whether it’s a friendly honk, a wave, or a gawking stare, getting recognized for how awesome your vehicle is can be exhilarating. Why drive a mundane vehicle when you can stand out in a jaw dropping pickup truck? With so many Chevy trucks for sale these days, we thought we would highlight some of the most unique special edition Chevy pickups that are available for purchase in 2016.


Special Editions: A Chevrolet Tradition

Chevrolet has been working with aftermarket automotive companies, designers, and engineers to create custom pickup trucks that their customers will love. Some of these special edition pickups were limited to appearance upgrades only, while others were outfitted with performance and capability enhancements.

Chevrolet is an automotive brand that likes to keep things fresh, which is one of the reasons we love them so much. To keep up with the unique demands of truck drivers, the bowtie brand releases a few special edition versions of their pickups each year. These stand out from other trim levels, in that they are usually only offered in limited production. Once these special edition pickup trucks sell out, they are out of production indefinitely. Owning one of these Chevy pickups not only guarantees that you will stick out on your daily commute, but that you are a part of Chevrolet history – and who doesn’t want to own a little piece of history?


New for 2016: Silverado Special Ops Edition & Silverado Realtree Edition

Chevrolet made two very important announcements in recent months regarding their lineup of exclusive special edition Silverado pickup trucks. Back in December the bowtie brand unveiled their Special Ops Edition of the Silverado, and announced the Silverado Realtree Edition at the end of January. Both trucks are unique in their own right, and each appeals to a different set of truck drivers. Discover what each of these special edition Silverado trucks entails, by exploring below:

  • 2016 Silverado Special Ops Edition:


    At the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Special Ops Silverado was one of the stand outs, and a definite crowd favorite. With such a positive reception of the Special Ops Edition, Chevrolet made the decision to put the model into production as a limited release. The truck is based on the Silverado Z71 off-road package, and adds plenty of performance and mechanical upgrades to ensure absolute uniqueness.

    • Exterior Appearance:

      The Special Ops Edition of the Silverado was designed as the name implies – as a vehicle for special operations forces. The exterior paint job features a camo design inspired by the Navy, called Razzle Dazzle. It is a three tone blue paint color, with varying colored lines and shapes that accentuate the camo appearance. A bed mounted sport bar features LED lights, while custom rocker guards and a GearOn utility rack storage system is also mounted in the rear bed of the truck. The unique front grille is body colored, and includes six-inch LED light strips across the top length of the grille. Large off-road tires tie the exterior look together, while adding a level of utility to the truck.

    • Interior Enhancement:

      The military theme that is prevalent on the exterior of the Silverado Special Ops Edition carries through into the interior cabin of the truck. Bright Ejector Orange color accents are used on the glove box handle, as well as the door pulls. The interior seating features waterproof covers, while the floor continues that theme to include waterproof floor liners. The armrests as well as the instrument panel feature the same Razzle Dazzle paint job that the exterior of the truck wears.

    • Mechanical Upgrades:

      To add a bit of performance to the Special Ops Edition of the Silverado, Chevrolet has included a new brake package, and exhaust and air intake kits.

  • 2016 Silverado Realtree Edition:


    If you are an avid outdoor enthusiast, or have ever enjoyed the sport of hunting, then you have likely heard of Realtree. The company known as the world’s leading camouflage brand has teamed up with Chevrolet to design a Silverado unlike any other on the road. The 2016 Silverado Realtree Edition is based on the Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 crew cab model, and was unveiled in Las Vegas late January.  Already dubbed THE truck for the outdoor lover, the Silverado Realtree Edition is as unique as it is capable. Check it out below:

    • Exterior Appearance:

      The exterior of the Realtree Edition is completely blacked out. The sleek paint job, bowtie emblems, side steps, wheels, and logos, are all completely blacked out. Off-road assist steps and 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires round out the rugged exterior look, along with Realtree camo graphics on the hood, tailgate, and front doors.

    • Interior Enhancements:

      The interior of the Realtree Edition of the Silverado features the Realtree logo embroidered on the headrests of the front seats, as well as on the instrument cluster. A wireless charging station comes standard, as well as Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system.

    • Mechanical Upgrades:

      Included on the Silverado Realtree Edition is the Z71 off-road package which features Rancho monotube shocks, an underbody shield, Hill Descent Control, and the G80 auto locking rear differential. Essentially, this truck has you covered wherever your outdoor adventure takes you.


2016 Colorado Special Editions




The 2016 Chevy Colorado is offered in two different special editions – the Z71 Trail Boss, and the Midnight Edition. Discover each of these special edition Chevy Colorado trucks by exploring below:

  • 2016 Colorado Z71 Trail Boss: As the name implies, this truck is designed for off-road adventure. The second year this version of the Colorado has been offered, the Trail Boss includes even more functionality for 2016. A new sport bar with LED trail lighting is mounted to the bed of the truck, while 17-inch black painted wheels and all-terrain tires ensure you can reach your destination regardless of where it is. Round rocker steps, a spray-on bedliner, black fender flares, and all weather mats with the Z71 logo, complete the special edition Trail Boss of the Colorado.
  • 2016 Colorado Midnight Edition: This version of the 2016 Chevy Colorado is certainly unique, and will definitely have heads turning on the highway. Draped in all black, the Midnight Edition includes a soft folding Tonneau cover, 18-inch black wheels, a spray-on bedliner, a black grille, black Chevy emblems, a black exterior paint job, and Chevy door sill plates. This Colorado truck gives the midsize pickup some serious street cred, and will keep you sitting in the lap of luxury no matter where you go.


Check Them Out at Dan Cummins

Be sure to stop by Dan Cummins Chevrolet to take the 2016 Silverado and 2016 Colorado for a test drive, today! See for yourself what makes these trucks so unique, and why they are consistently being recognized as the most dependable pickups on the road.

Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Chevrolet truck history, come in and get your hands on the wheel of a special edition Chevy pickup today!