2022 GMC Sierra Refresh Caught Undergoing Testing: First Look64
As GM Authority was first to report, General Motors is planning to update its full-size, half-ton trucks – the Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 – for the 2022 model year. And now, we have our first look at the 2022 GMC Sierra thanks to a set of fresh new spy shots.
The prototype model seen here is wearing a healthy amount of camouflage on the front end that completely obfuscates the changes underneath. However, the exterior design updates will pale in comparison to what’s in store for the interior, as well as various in-vehicle technologies.
Inside, the 2022 GMC Sierra is expected to feature a heavily-revised cockpit, complete with a center stack similar to that of the 2021 GMC Yukon. That will include a revised infotainment system cluster that runs the same general software as the current, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Sierra 1500 models, though presented on a different, potentially larger screen.
What’s more, expect various improvements in the gauge cluster department, with either a fully-digital gauge cluster or a larger Driver Information Center display on offer.
Additionally, GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous system will finally make its way to the 2022 GMC Sierra, allowing hands-free driving on the highway.
The 2022 GMC Sierra will have its work cut out for it, as it battles the well-received Ram 1500 as well as the all-new 2021 Ford F-150.
Similar updates are expected for the Sierra’s corporate cousin and T1 platform mate, the Chevrolet Silverado.
Despite criticisms of the interiors of the all-new models launched for the 2019 calendar year, the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado are selling quite well. Sierra sales are up 10 percent to 106,833 units during the first six months of the 2020 calendar year, while Silverado sales have increased 4 percent to 267,166 units during the same timeframe.
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It can’t come soon enough for these ugly ba$tards!
I couldn’t disagree more.
The interior space is where GM’s new half-ton trucks are lacking right now. Hopefully this refresh will greatly address the interior quality issues that their new T1 pickups have had from their official reveals. Their new full-size BOF SUVs, by comparison, have amazing interiors, especially their top trim levels versions of the Suburban Premier/High Country, Yukon/XL Denali, and of course the Escalade.
if you zoom in on the 3rd photo you can see it has the same old interior
You must have Superman vision
Kyle – who said this model is testing the interior? Nobody.
But there will be a new interior on it.
More than likely the new interior is in the vehicle, and it keeps the “same layout” with everything else updated, IE, no dumb iPad look, blocky center stack with bigger screen flanked with aluminum, more leather on the doors and especially the undersides of the dash and seats and a deletion of the 2009 style glove boxes, replaced with newer styles boxes with faux for the sle and actual wood inlays on the Denali at4 and SLT
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no its called zooming into the picture. unless you wear glasses I don’t understand how you can’t see that it is the same interior..
Not saying you are wrong but I did and I just can’t make out much of anything.
GM is well aware of the fact that the initial introduction of the interior was not well received so you will not see more of the same by mid or late next year when it comes out.
I was seeing the same thing, nothing there on the center stack seems to have changed.
I honestly love the new SUV interiors, but I hope they don’t carry over to the trucks without some changes.
The SUV interiors don’t seem to have as much small item storage as the truck do. Almost all of the buttons and knobs in the center stack could be a bit bigger and more rugged as well. Especially on the base trims.
That 10 speed better be standard across the board at this point. Even the titan has a standard 9 speed, and gm is still f-ing around with their old clunky shifting 6 and 8 speeds. And go ahead and drop the damn 4.3. Everyone who gets these trucks gets the 5.3, no one is gonna miss the 4.3.
Factories will miss the 4.3, and I’d rather have a clunky reliable transmission over a shop cow for the latest model. Just look at how many tundras sell because of time proven hardware alone. That’s why the custom offers the 5.3 AFM with the six speed vs the 5.3 DSF with new transmissions. That’s also why Chevy offered the 6.0 engine so long, almost 20 years long. I do agree that the 10 speed is looking more proven be the day and I hope they offer it standard on all but the “factory trucks”
The technology package needs to be available on the SLT models.
It’s insane that Denalis don’t have full digital gauge clusters. So many value brand compact cars and SUVs offer them, not to mention every luxury brand. And yet you can spend $81,000 on a Yukon Denali or Sierra Denali and have old-style gauges. Just a sign of not sweating the details. Hopefully the Escalade team has been working on these trucks.
Thats the problem, first GMC is not a luxury brand and second GM has to give you a reason to pay more for a Cadillac.
GMC not a luxury brand? It’s above Chevrolet and has always been considered the Cadillac of trucks at GM. Sierra doesn’t need a face lift the Silverado on the other hand does
Yea, and Mercury was above Ford but that didn’t make it a luxury brand. The base Sierra starts out as a single cab with cloth seats. On what planet is that considered luxury?
Well, even worse, in other markets Mercedes will sell you an S-Class with vinyl seats, and make them for taxi and fleet use too, complete in light yellow. Hell, the brand even sells plumber’s vans and dump trucks… But get this, people still considers Mercedes as luxury, go figure…right?
No S-class comes with vinyl seats. Also, anyone can sell anything. The only pickup truck that would be considered a luxury line was the Lincoln truck. The base Lincoln truck was four doors with leather. You could consider the Cadillac but it was more a sport utility vehicle.
GMC themselves say Denali is luxury. Don’t let them off the hook.
The 2020 Denali and AT4 2500 HD models have a hybrid analogue/ digital gauge clusters. Everything works great and easy to read. This segments buyer is more concerned about performance capabilities and reliability. That’s where these vehicles excel. The interiors are very comfortable and well appointed. I don’t expect the same finish level as my Audi. I love my truck.
For the base and SLE but not when you are talking SLT and Denali. Come on man, we know people go to upper trims for luxury features.
They need to fix those wheel wells, they are just horrible. Also make that tailgate on the Denali optional and stop pretending that everyone wants it.
Who doesn’t want the Multi-Pro Tailgate?
Here’s the deal. It’s really a piece of krap. Just another trinket to entice the “car” truck buyer. Wait another year, and see how the chips in the seams all start to rust. Then take it back to the dealer…Good luck with that. Just sayin’
I dont !!!! more moving parts on the tail gate and more problems as time goes by…….it wont last
For the last time……THE 2021 FORD IS NOT ALL NEW……same for the Ram heavy-duty.
Ford can put a new color on their vehicle and it is “all new”.
Correct, they are more face-lift than “all new”
For the last time……THE 2021 FORD IS NOT ALL NEW……same for the current Ram heavy-duty.
Ford can put a new color on their vehicle and it is “all new”.
“Sharing a strong visual resemblance to the thirteenth generation, the 2021 F-150 underwent a redesign of 92% of its parts, carrying over only its cab and pickup box structure.”
Just because it looks like the previous version, doesn’t mean it isn’t new.
Maybe this will be a regarded as a mistake in a couple of years time, but I guess we’ll see.
Yeah and give the 5.3 a 30 or 40 hp boost make the damn steering wheel tilt again not just go up and down at same angle
You can see that it has a huge center stack, surrounded by aluminum. This is the sly trim, which if they just add a bigger screen and fix the doors and undertrimmings, it would be a decent upgrade. I personally like the interior general layout and hope they don’t do the stupid “iPad” look. That would suck major. I also hope they add the valriable valve lift, like in the 2.7 turbo. Having a hot cam profile mode might bring the 6.2 up to the torque of the new corvettes 475 tq, and bring the 4.3 into the 400 range.
Hope they increase the size of the fuel tank, 24 gallons on a half ton truck is plain stupid.
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If GM would make the stereo system convenient to upgrade to aftermarket system, that in itself would increase reasons to purchase the vehicle.
Nobody has made that easy for well over a decade. Maybe someone could start and people might see that as a plus, but I really doubt that’s going to happen.
I just wish the Sierra would come out with Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers and a bigger gas tank in the short bed trucks. The rain sense wipers should already be on the Denali models for the money that it costs to own one.
Wow!!!!!! Some heavy krap about the “New ” GMC. The more they change things, the more it costs. AND….. You really can’t get what you want in a $70, 000.00, plus truck. All the’er doing is, putting more electronics in these things, and adding costs AND repair headaches. Has anyone had to deal with some of these little problems, the dealer wants nothing to do with? Stop making trucks into cars! Start making real trucks again for guys who want them. Enough already!!!!!! Just sayin’
You’re free to buy a work truck. They cost considerably less anyway.
Looking at the industry, the midsize truck has become the “common man’s” truck if you will. They are about as big as the old 1500 trucks use to be and have a cheaper base price. You can’t get a moonroof in the Colorado so I think it’s time for a lot of us to start looking at midsize trucks.
I agree. The New 4500-6500 series are really built like the 1970’s Chevy’s USED to be. My ’76 Stepside 4×4 is STILL running. The last year for real Chevy engines (400 ci) before they went tor the Blue Corp engines. The frame is ten times better than anything coming down the pike these days. PLUS, it’s got a solid Dana 44 front axle! No IFS. To get anything close, one has to go big or stay home. Sad, sad, sad! Just sayin’
Most the parts and pieces made in Japan really starting to favor the Tundra
I’ve been a Sierra Guys for over 35 years; simply stated, GM seems to blow the budgets creating great working machines and technologies to later compromise by using the cheapest plastic materials china can offer. Their cheap plastic consoles continue to deteriorate in a a bout two years time, and the chassis and body work metal is so thin, it seems the paint is the only thing holding together.
I put about 400k miles on my 1994 GMC 2500, and that thing was a beast I could not kill it, my 2012 GMC Sierra not so good. The cheap plastic parts I described above are all failing. My neighbor has replaced the plastic dash board twice on his 2018 GMC Sierra . I hope they truly come out with a “Professional Grade” GMC truck worth spending the money GM is asking for these trucks. Otherwise it is almost worth getting a solid LS motor and Transmission and custom build that strong truck.
That being said, I’ll keep an eye on it as I will be in the market for a 2500 GMC in late 2021 early 2022.
Come on! Josh, the Ford 10 trans. Is a GM, built, designed, and sell it to Ford. They put behind a big block 500.HP.engine, ran it 24 hrs. For over
A hundred thousand miles! NO PROBLEMS! FORD SAID SOLD! OH! That was a 3/4 ton truck also!
Tell Pete to stop with the ” Just Saying”….GM has been dabbling into the touch screen for HVAC and external features. This would give them the mega screen everyone is demanding. Unfortunately the technology comes with durability price issues…time will tell…..
Ford took the lead on that 10 speed design do your research!
They fixed the interior,but seemed to forget putting the mirrors back where they belong.
As someone who works at a GM dealer and drives these trucks every day, I for one greatly appreciate the mirror placement. In my mind, the placement is easier for the driver: it creates a less obvious blind spot since the mirrors are large and they have aerodynamic benefits to squeeze every bit of mileage out of your gallon of gas.