Back in August 2019, GM Authority was the first to report that General Motors was planning to bring various updates to the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado interiors. In that report, we stated that the updates will arrive for either the 2021 or 2022 model years. Now, we have learned that the updates will not come for the 2021 model year, but rather for 2022.
The upgrades will synchronize with a refresh, known in GM terminology as a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE), that will also deliver a few minor updates to the exterior. The interior enhancements, meanwhile, will be focused around the mid- and high-end trim levels of each vehicle, though all models should benefit from the updates. Enhancements to the interiors of the Silverado HD and Sierra HD should follow roughly a year after that the light-duty Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 models. The release of the offroad-focused Silverado ZRX should follow around the same timeframe.
Since their release in the second half of 2018 as 2019 models, the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 GMC Sierra pickups have been criticized for having interiors that aren’t different enough from those of the last-generation K2 models. Meanwhile, others have praised the interior of the Ram Pickup, also all-new for the 2019 model year, as being more attractive and luxurious than that of the Silverado and Sierra. Meanwhile, others have offered a different take on the Sierra and Silverado interiors, stating that the cabins of GM’s new pickup trucks are just fine.
Furthermore, our sources told us that the interior updates will draw upon the cabins of the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe / 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 GMC Yukon, while still remaining “truck-like.” It’s also worth noting that the upcoming GMC Hummer EV will make its debut in 2021 for the 2022 model year. As such, it’s possible that incoming updates for the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado interior upcoming EV pickup will also benefit from the cabin of GM’s first electric pickup truck.
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