2016 Chevy Reaper Review, Changes
When it first appeared, back in 2014, Chevy Reaper won the hearts of many people. It came to the market just in the right moment, when Ford ceased the production of its Raptor truck for the time being. 2016 Chevy Reaper should come with mild improvements, compared to its predecessor, and re-establish its position as one of the best off-road oriented pickup trucks. Chevy started to work on this model back in 2012, and firstly they showcased their Concept version, so called T Rex which later developed into the Reaper.
2016 Chevy Reaper SPECS
2016 Chevy Reaper will be very similar to its previous model, with changes oriented manly toward upgrades and modernization. For those who don’t know, Chevy’s Reaper was co-developed with Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Southern Comfort Automotive, and based on the Chevrolet’s Silverado model. “Reaper treatment” can be done on all Silverado trucks, regardless of their body style.
Exterior changes which will be made on the 2016 Chevy Reaper are no different than the ones prepared for the regular Silverado version. The two will have the same styling differences as before, and the Reaper will benefit from the same styling tweaks prepared for the 2016 Chevy Silverado. These include refreshed front fascia, with redesigned grille, headlights, as well as some hood remodeling. Rear end also gets some styling alterations, including new taillights. This new Silverado look, will be additionally refurbished. This means we can expect 2016 Chevy Reaper to feature bigger wheels and tires, more aggressive front end than the regular version and stainless-steel skid plates, among other. On the inside, majority of changes for the regular Silverado include feature upgrades, and perhaps another trim. Reaper’s performance kit includes off-road suspension, Fox Racing shocks, improved output and other details which will ensure new Reaper great results.
2016 Chevy Reaper ENGINE
Same engines as before are packed under the hood of the 2016 Chevy Reaper. This includes 2 power units, 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8. In order to present the majority of advantages Reaper offers compared to regular Silverado, we will give you engine output rates of both regular and Silverado Reaper. Regular 5.3-liter V8 produces 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, but under the hood of the Reaper, its power is boosted to 475 hp. 6.2-liter V8 usually delivers 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, and for Reaper it delivers 550 hp. Both 4×2 and 4×4 drive configurations are available, and the power is distributed via 6-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Chevy Reaper PRICE AND RELEASE
Release date of the model is expected late this year, or perhaps even early on next. Pricing specs will be similar to those projected before, meaning the 2016 version will be priced between $55,000 and $65,000.