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.
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.