Following the launch of a completely revamped Ford F-150 and a very high-aiming RAM 1500, the bow-tie brand has decided to launch the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado. The model has been conveniently updated in both its 1500 version and the powerful ZR2 version.
If all goes according to plan, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will go into production early next year and is scheduled to hit dealerships in the spring. On an aesthetic level, it receives a redesigned grille and a front that inherits the main features of the Tahoe and Suburban.
The headlights have a new location and starting with the LT trim we also find new daytime running lights. The set is completed by the three new exterior colors Dark Ash, Sand Dune, and Glacier Blue Metallic; as well as the revamped six-position Multi-Flex tailgate.
The biggest changes are in the interior, where the quality of the materials and settings has improved a lot, especially in the high finishes. There’s a fresh design and lots of techs, including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 13.4-inch infotainment system.
Both are customizable and feature various animations. The multimedia system now has integrated Google and wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. The completely new center console now integrates an electronic gear lever.
New engines for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado
Another great novelty in the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the revamped 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In it we see 10 key changes, including a 30% stiffer crankshaft and a stiffer cylinder block cast, delivering 314 PS (231 kW) and 569 Nm of torque.
Thanks to the changes, it has more torque than any entry-level engine in its class. The 5.3-liter V8 block with 360 hp (265 kW) and 519 Nm of torque and the 6.2-liter V8 with 426 hp (313 kW) and 623 Nm of torque are also maintained. By contrast, the 4.3-liter V6 disappears.
In the diesel branch, we find the 3.0-liter Duramax V6, which can now tow up to 6,033 kg thanks to a revised rear differential, cooling improvements, and changes to the chassis. Finally, the derailleur has been readjusted to be smoother, faster, and more refined.
The latest big news is the introduction of the Super Cruise on the Silverado. The system is available exclusively on the Silverado 1500 High Country and uses a variety of cameras and sensors, as well as LiDAR map data to allow the truck to drive itself and make automated lane changes.
At the level of driving assistance and safety, adaptive cruise control has been improved, which now works when towing; the trailer side blind zone warning system and the Chevy Safety Assist package (frontal collision, automatic emergency braking, IntelliBeam headlights…).