We have exciting news for Chevrolet fans! The refreshed Chevy Silverado family will debut on September 9th, giving the new Toyota Tundra some spicy competition. But you can catch a glimpse of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500’s new look ahead of schedule.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado gains a new face
Oops, the new front end of the 2022 Chevy Silverado was leaked. The refreshed front end can be spotted in a General Motors parts diagram. Someone must have forgotten to tell the parts department not to push out new dealership diagrams until the Silverado launches on September 9th.
The front end was expected to gain a radical redesign, but the updates are a little more subtle. Some fans thought that the Chevy sideburns and air curtains would disappear, but they are here to stay.
Instead, the 2022 Silverado gains multiple grille designs that feature just a bowtie and or the word “Chevrolet” across the front. It does provide more confidence and a more attractive look, though.
Also, there is a new hood scoop feature above the front grille with a full-width accent stripe. The fog lights are now closer together, and the headlights serve as one fully exposed piece. There is a new mail slot grille insert placed above the crossbar too.
The rest of the diagrams for the 2022 Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra show the 2021 models in their place. We also aren’t sure what the front-end clip of this model was updated to the new design in GM’s parts system.
What else is new for the 2022 Silverado?
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 shouldn’t be confused with the 2022 Silverado LTD. It’s a carryover model serving as a solution to the timeline that’s been disrupted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and supplier issues. The refreshed Chevrolet truck carries the 2022i designation.
So far, the most exciting part to expect is the introduction of the 2022 Silverado ZR2 variant. It’s expected to be equipped with the L87 6.2-liter V8 engine. It pumps out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. However, it will need a little more muscle to take on the Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram 1500 TRX.
We can also expect the addition of a two-inch lift, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrace tires, Multimatic DSSV dampers, and bumper cutouts. Imagine the Chevy Colorado Z2R in a larger package.
Does the 2022 Silverado have a new interior?
Yes, the 2022 Chevy Silverado is gaining a refreshed interior. However, it’s been tightly kept under wraps. It should have an entirely new dashboard, overhead console, and a center console-mounted gear selector.
The interior materials should have a higher quality design for a more modern and luxurious feel. It’s safe to expect that the cheap plastic materials will be replaced. The outdated interior is one of the most significant complaints about the outgoing model.
We’re hoping to see tons of new tech, including the General Motors Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system and a multi-functional tailgate that the GMC Sierra has. A larger infotainment screen, Wireless Apple CarPlay, and head-up display are also possibilities.
We know one thing for sure, the new Silverado will look and feel different. Everything about it will be revealed in just a few days. We will update you with more information as soon as it’s available.