Chevrolet intros 2016 Silverado Realtree Edition: a Z71 model with camo racing stripes

Updated Feb 26, 2016
2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition
2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition

While it’s a bit more reserved than the Realtree Bone Collector concept we saw at SEMA last year, Chevrolet has unveiled a special edition Silverado with camouflage accents that will actually hit dealerships in the spring.

The 2016 Silverado Realtree package will be available on Silverado 1500 LTZ crew cab models. Realtree designer and president Bill Jordan worked with Chevrolet on the truck which the automaker says was designed with the outdoorsman in mind.

The package includes the Z71 off-road package with Rancho monotube shocks, Hill Descent Control, an underbody shield and G80 auto locking rear differential. A 6.2-liter V8 producing 420 horsepower and 460 ft.-lbs. of torque is available.

Unlike the concept Silverado designed by Michael Waddell of TV’s “The Bone Collector,” the Silverado Realtree edition’s exterior is camo-free save for a few subtle camo racing stripes that run toward the Realtree logo. Inside, the Realtree logo is embroidered on the front-seat headrests. More camo accents are found throughout the interior.

The Realtree edition also apparently only comes in black as blackout trim, black Chevy bow ties, black off-road assist steps and black 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires are part of the package.

For those who love the camo design, this could be an interesting 4×4 package alternative to the recently announced 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X.