Last year, GM Authority was the first to exclusively report that the two light-duty, half-ton GM pickup trucks – the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 – would get updated interiors, either for the 2021 or 2022 model years. Now, we’ve managed to obtain details surrounding the interior updates for the 2022 Silverado – which will also deliver a midcycle enhancement / refresh to the full-size truck.
Sources familiar with product plans tell GM Authority that the 2022 Silverado will receive a nearly identical console and center stack as the all-new, 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, though a few minor changes will be made, particularly for trucks with the front bench seat option.
Photos of the updated center console and center stack for the refreshed Silverado are currently not available, but we’ve learned that the setup will mimic that of the new SUVs, pictured below.
Besides the standard fixed center console, the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban also offer an optional power-sliding center console. It’s unclear as of this writing whether this option will make its way to the 2022 Silverado interior update. Additionally, the 2022 Silverado will gain the option of upfitter switches on entry- and mid-level trims.
In the meantime, model year 2021 Silverado will see the same interior as the 2019 and 2020 models, while gaining expanded availability of active safety features as well as the power-operated tailgate. The feature will become available on LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss models. For the 2019-2020 model years, this power up/down tailgate is only available on the high-end LTZ and High Country models.
Since their introduction for the 2019 model year, the T1 platform Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra have been criticized for lackluster cabins, particularly on higher-end trim levels like LTZ, High Country and Denali. Some have derided the all-new GM trucks for having interiors that do not compare well to the competition, particularly the Ram Pickup, which was similarly overhauled for the 2019 model year. The 2022 Silverado interior enhancements will be aimed at addressing those criticisms.
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Meanwhile, the Silverado HD and Sierra HD will gain the aforementioned interior updates for either the 2022 or 2023 model years. In the meantime, both trucks will receive many minor updates for the 2021 model year:
We’ll have a lot more on both the 2021 Silverado and 2022 Silverado shortly, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for the latest Chevrolet Silverado news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
Editor’s note: an earlier version of this story stated that the 2021 Silverado will gain the revised interior elements. We have since learned that these updates will instead arrive for the 2022 Silverado.