As GM Authority was first to report earlier this year, GM is planning a significant refresh of its light-duty full-size pickups – the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra – for the 2022 model year. The changes will involve a refreshed exterior and interior, along with a new tailgate and several other updates. Having already brought you spy shots of the 2022 GMC Sierra, we’re now showing you the very first shots of the 2022 Chevy Silverado.
The prototype of the refreshed truck is wearing a significant amount of camouflage that covers the front fascia, hood, front fenders, box, and the entire rear end, including the rear fenders, tailgate and taillights.
Up front, it appears that the 2022 Chevy Silverado will get an all-new fascia that adopts the Bow Tie brand’s latest iteration of the two-tiered lighting setup, as seen on models like the 2020 and newer Silverado HD as well as 2019 and newer Blazer. The camo makes it difficult to see exactly in which direction the new pickup will go, but it’s clear that the new design will feature a thin LED accent and daytime running light (DRL) at the top of the fascia, followed by a primary headlight element mounted below.
The cab remains untouched, as evidenced by a lack of camo on this Extended Cab model. Moving towards the rear, it would seem that the 2022 Chevy Silverado will include an integrated BedStep adopted from GM’s 2020 model-year Heavy Duty trucks. Meanwhile, the tailgate is fully camouflaged. As we reported last week, General Motors will offer the GMC MultiPro tailgate on the Silverado under the MultiFlex (or Multi-Flex) name. Additionally, the tailgate will carry the same QK2 RPO Code as the MultiPro as on the GMC Sierra.
On various occasions, we’ve spied Silverado HD models with cut-lines on the tailgate identical to those on the MultiPro tailgate. GM Authority sources also state that the Multi-Flex could feature improvements over the MultiPro, either in functionality or by introducing a seventh position.
It’s worth noting that the camo around the box could be concealing a carbon-composite bed offered on the Sierra as the GMC CarbonPro, though this is currently unclear. Meanwhile, a new set of taillights will also be part of the mid-cycle update.
Meanwhile, the fully-camouflaged interior is where the biggest changes will reside, as some have criticized the fourth-generation Silverado 1500 – all-new for the 2019 model year – for having an underwhelming cockpit. Testers quickly covered the dashboard once they spotted our spy’s lens. However, as GM Authority reported earlier this year, the 2022 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra will feature a revised center stack similar to that of the all-new 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Suburban.
All of these changes clearly show that GM isn’t messing around with updates to one of its key products. In fact, the Silverado is GM’s best-selling vehicle in the United States and accounts for a significant amount of its earnings. And while the all-new Silverado is doing well in the marketplace, it’s clear that Chevy is looking to eliminate any potential criticism of the vehicle with this update.
We’ll have plenty more about the 2022 Chevy Silverado refresh very soon. In the meantime, make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for Silverado news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
Update: it has come to our attention that – based on the door lines – the prototype in question is a 2022 GMC Sierra underneath all that camo. We’ll update as soon as we have more.