General Motors must do something with the slow sales of its flagship truck. It is not about the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the outburst, Ram 1500 overtook the #2 selling spot in charts. That is why the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 requires an immediate upgrade. The battle is becoming even more interesting with the FCA’s pickup adding a performance-tuned TRX package with 700 hp.
There are test mules of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 already on the streets. Heavy camo is hiding details, but it also promises a lot of changes. Previously, we could see the new GMC Sierra, Silverado’s twin, also being tested. So, GM is taking the situation seriously. The ultimate winners will be buyers and fans. They will get more options, better prices, and interesting rivalry.
Spy Photos and Changes
Test mules are hiding the front fascia and bed. So, we can guess that designers are revisiting these parts of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Experts spotted new headlights, which are already available in some models. The latest Blazer SUV carries so-called two-tiered lamps. DRLs will be installed above the main group of headlights. The cab is not covered, meaning there won’t be changes in this area. The rear end again gets hidden. According to reports, the BedStep feature will be carried over from the heavy-duty segment. The tailgate is also bringing new features. You can expect to see the MultiPro system, a six-way tailgate, at all trim levels. The GM Authority report it will be called Multi-Flex for Chevy trucks.
2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 New Interior
The exterior of the cabin is going to be the same, while the interior is going to suffer the biggest portion of changes. General Motors covered the dashboard. Again, this indicates updates but hides them from curious eyes. Not a surprise, knowing the previous versions of Silverado were under fire because of its impracticality. Well, the truck was not useless, but improvements became the priority. That’s why we expect to see an update of the infotainment system. One of the wishes is Super Cruise, but it is an advanced technology. Still, some upper trim levels might get it.
The engine lineup remains the same for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The company updated powertrains when the new generation came out. We even see a turbo-four unit being part of the squad. It won’t be a best-seller, but it can be an interesting choice for buyers not looking for high-outputs. A V6 is reliable and durable, so many fans consider it as the best pick. However, the competition is big, especially with the new Duramax 3.0-liter turbodiesel.
Again, GM needs to do something about it. The competition also offers similar displacements with towing capacity over 11,500 pounds, while Silverado can’t do even 10,000 lbs. Finally, there is a mighty V8. A 5.3-liter engine is going to deliver 355 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque. Engineers might also tune a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft for the upcoming truck. Currently, it is available only with the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali.