New 2022 Chevy Silverado Clues Reveal Incredible Upgrades

by Gabrielle DeSantis

Every second is ticking closer to when the 2022 Chevy Silverado will make its debut. So, with every passing second, we are getting more and more excited. The new Chevy Silverado will answer the call to the recently redesigned Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 in unique ways. 

What do we know about the 2022 Chevy Silverado? 

2021 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss | GM

Well, we know that the Chevy Silverado 1500 is due for an upgrade, but it hasn’t been that long since the last generation was redesigned in 2019. According to Cars, the hood, doors, and tailgate are aluminum, and the body and frame gained more high-strength steel. 

But the interior styling remained pretty much the same aside from offering more storage and centering the previously offset steering wheel. As a result, the redesign just didn’t seem to provide enough change. That’s why the 2022 Chevy Silverado is about to take care of business. 

What to expect with the new Chevrolet Silverado 

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According to CarsDirect, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 will adopt a new look in the front and rear. However, it won’t be a drastic change. Instead, it’s safer to expect a light refresh with the latest version of the two-tiered grill design with updated headlights.

Motor1 mentions that you can spot circular lamps in the headlights, but these lights could just be placeholders for the final design. 

In the rear, you can expect a new bumper and tailgate design. The taillights may be revised too. This information is highly speculative because we currently only have spy shots to go on. In the photos, the hood and rear-end are heavily covered under camouflage. 

The interior is expected to adopt a total overhaul with higher quality materials, an updated layout, and new tech. Motor1 suggests that the Chevy Silverado could gain tech similar to what you can find in the Chevy Suburban. 

The 2021 Chevy Suburban has a standard 10-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has an optional Wi-Fi hotspot and tons of charging ports. The Silverado could get the digital gauge cluster that the Sierra Denali has too. 

How much power will the new Chevy Silverado have? 

A white 2021 Chevy Silverado High Country four-door pickup truck traveling on a two-lane highway toward mountains on a foggy day
2021 Chevy Silverado High Country | General Motors

The 2022 Chevy Silverado is expected to continue offering five different engine options: 

  • The 4.3-liter V6 engine provides 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. 
  • The turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine pumps out 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. 
  • The 5.3-liter V8 engine is a powerhouse with 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. 
  • The 2.0-liter inline-six diesel engine provides 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. 
  • Last and definitely not least, the 6.2-liter V8 engine serves up 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. 

But rumors are claiming that the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 is in the works. This could be a new super truck to compete against the Ford Raptor and Ram TRX. But it could also be an off-roading variant like the Ford F-150 Tremor. 

According to GM-Trucks, the Chevy Silverado Z2R was captured in photos and videos while being put to work. They suggest that you can hear the faint rumble of a V8 engine. The truck also looks like it’s sitting on 35-inch tires with Multimatic spool valve dampers. 

The new rock crawling truck could include front and rear locking differentials and tons of underbody plating. It’s expected to be like the Chevy colorado ZR2, only larger. But, unfortunately, we will have to wait to learn more. 

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