Refreshed 2022 Silverado Interior Won’t Come With A Column Shifter61
The refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Silverado is coming, and with it, an overhauled design for the pickup’s cabin space. We’ve already spotted prototypes of the up-and-coming Silverado out in the real world undergoing testing, revealing a few interesting tidbits about the truck, including the news that that the 2022 Silverado interior won’t come with a column shifter.
Although the prototypes seen thus far have come draped in heavy layers of camouflage, it appears as though the 2022 Silverado interior does indeed lack a shifting stalk on the steering column. This suggests that the 2022 Silverado interior instead comes with a push-button shifter layout, much like the all-new 2021 GMC Yukon.
While some Silverado fans will no doubt miss the old-school shifter stalk mounted to the steering column, the 2022 Silverado interior will drop in with a completely overhauled design that will address the perceived weak points of the vehicle.
In addition to moving over to a push-button shifter setup, the 2022 Silverado interior will also likely come with a larger, integrated infotainment screen, and Google Infotainment Services, as GM Authority covered previously. The addition of the Google Infotainment features will arrive as a replacement for existing General Motors infotainment features, likely offering things like Google Voice Assistant and Google Navigation.
What’s more, the overhauled 2022 Silverado interior also looks as though it offers GM’s Super Cruise technology in conjunction with towing duties. As a reminder, Super Cruise is a semi-autonomous driver assist feature that allows the driver to take their hands of the steering wheel during extended highway driving. The feature has not previously been used in conjunction with a vehicle that’s towing.
In addition to the overhauled 2022 Silverado interior and the fresh tech features mentioned above, the upcoming pickup will also debut with revised designs for the front and rear fascias.
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The column shifter is going away as the clutch pedal has. Too bad for many.
Real Men don’t shift gears with buttons.
Eventually gasoline and diesel engines and their associated transmissions will go away entirely whether we like it or not.
just put siri in the truck you can tell her to put your truck in drive and not have to push a button lol
Gmc trucks are great, owners are loyal, but this is the dumbest idea ever put forward as a shifter. I prefer a console shifter in my trucks and gm for years has basically avoided this claiming it takes up space in the front. The truck I buy next will have a console shift and will either be a Toyota or Ford since they still offer that as a shifter. Gm also has stopped making double cab trucks such as the at4 because the loyal customers that made gm and want that type of truck now have been forgotten by gm. I want to thank gm for helping me make my next truck buying decision easier, it will not be gm. Thanks.
Console shifters are feminine and do waste space.
Ummm that’s push buttons.
No, column Miss Evan.
I’m pretty much a loyal GM truck owner, however these stupid buttons are a DEAL BREAKER. I’m either keeping my 2018 Sierra 1500 Denali for the rest of my life or buying a Ford or mabie a Toyota. Unacceptable dumb and ill conceived. The fools in charge of this decision should be fired.
Shifters have literally No mechanical linkage now. Why put a big chunk of plastic hanging out there on the column or in the console for a wiring connection. A button is actually far more logical going forward. If there was still a mechanical linkage, it would be different. There’s no speedometer cable either now. Just wires and sensors, yet nobody complains about it.
Careful, spouting out logic and common sense like that is dangerous round these parts.
For me it has little to do with the linkage and more to do with the location and workings.
History is that the floor shifter was replaced by the column shifter do to space savings.
However it was a location that could be ran with your eyes on the road.
I think anything people do will be OK after a learning curve yet, like the dash location, if it can not be reached easily while looking at the road and sitting in the seat.
need that column shifter, suppose the Chicago police are chasing you all over while your trying to pay your property tax. How are you going to slam in reverse for 180s and back into drive, and do J burn turns and Rockford change directions. Pushing a bunch of buttons and the red light starts flashing………
Matt, Thought I was alone with that.
Yep! had to get the steering column out of the way to make room for the 65” big screen that people have wanting so bad.
LOL! this is so accurate.
The buttons should prove to not be an issue 98% of the time as nearly everyone drops into drive or 4×4 low.
The one area affected is snow plowing. This will make plowing a pain reaching for the dash when a shifter on the floor or column was much easier to use.
The Ram knobs were not much fun either for plowing.
I just started driving a GM vehicle with the button shifter. I cursed it for about 1 day. The reason was that I had to look on the shifter whenever I am shifting gears. Then I thought about the design and realized that I can actually shift by touch without having to look down at anything. D and R you pull to engage, and they are separated by a good distance. If you remember R is on top of D, you can differentiate it pretty handily. You can engage R and D very simply and positively by pulling on the toggle. Now I’m on board. This is a superior design over the rotary for sure.
Maybe they should get rid of the regular transmission and just make it hydrastatic, like a lawnmower. Push the pedal forward to go forward and backwards for going backwards. Oh wait a minute, that’s how all the electric vehicles will be like when the tree huggers ban fossil fuel vehicles
Bad take is bad. Literally no one is saying an electric vehicle should have a hydrostatic transmission. The closest is the one pedal driving, where removing your foot from the accelerator causes pressure on a flywheel attached to the axle, and allowing for regenerative braking. Electric vehicles aren’t so alien to use as you are implying.
I’m just saying is that why should electric vehicles have transmissions, they won’t. Probably have motors on all four wheels for direct drive. So eventually all the shift levers and buttons will go away. Again it will be like driving a lawnmower with hydrostatic drive.
Will the HD have column or push button shifters ?
For a pickup truck I dont think this makes sense … has nothing to do with the actual working of the shifter… the column shifter is very easy and convenient especially when towing. You dont have to reach to the dash, like messing witht he radio, to backup .. go forward and backup again. I really like have it close to the steering wheel.
I Was really looking forward to the refresh, I think the push button shifting works on the new Yukon/tahoe.. but on the pickup.. NO.
Gotta tell you, I was in your camp until I started driving one. I thought the column shifter was perfect and why fix something that’s not broke? I had to think about the design for a while before I realized how ingenious it was. There are two toggles you pull for R and D. When you’re maneuvering, you don’t even have to look at anything to know that you’ve engaged R or D when you’re going forward and back. You can do everything by touch. Once I realized it, I started to like it very much. My only concern would be how it’d handle thick fingers that’s covered with a glove.
Frankly what does it matter, the cost of a new truck is so high that most people that truly use a truck for making a living can’t afford a new one anymore. Yes you heard me correctly trucks are no longer built for the working man but Yuppies love them. I don’t need any of that fancy crap just give me a solid frame, strong engine and drive train, and a 8′ bed. The rest is just yuppie candy that has done nothing more than drive the price out of reach
I got an idea, just take the two wires coming from the volume up down on the finger tip use on the steering wheel and jumper them to the drive – reverse on the dash. Quick and easy for most things, I will be doing something different than dash buttons if the HD goes to push button.
Its just something different to get used to.
Please do not blame the larger screen for this, that has nothing to do with it.
It is again GM and their being so da/\/\ CHEAP !!
GM simply wants to use the one interior in the trucks and Full-sized SUV’s, that is IT !!!!
Also, even the high end GM truck SUV screen is not that large, but just right in the 10″ to 12 ” range
What a great looking vehicle, now if you can show a good looking instrument panel and can picture it would make if easier to make a decision for purchase. The more you show the easier it is to make a trip to the Dealership and final purchase. That’s for all your help.
1956 dodge had push buttons instead of a shifter
I would prefer a shift lever. You can find that by feel without taking your eyes off the road. It is like so much these days…. there is no distinction, just sreen so you can’t watch the road while searching for the right spot on the screen.
I just started driving a GM car with the toggle shifter. I cursed it at first, I like it a lot now. You can do everything by touch, with better and more positive engagement than the column shifter. There are 2 holes that you pull on the toggle to engage R and D. If you just remember their relative locations, you can do it without having to look at all.
The 1961 Chrysler Imperial Southampton had push button transmission but that’s a car. I believe the Ram has a dial belongs in a mini van. It’s girlish to have dials and buttons instead of a shifter.
What if you’re doing 75 on the Interstate and accidentally hit “Park” instead of the heated seat button? 🤔
I had wondered the same thing…. I know I would be 🤬 if I blew my transmission by trying to warm my ass man!
I HATE column shift stalks. What took so long.
I have a 2020 GMC Acadia with that same push button shifter. I -HATE- it in every way imaginable. It’s actually a push/pull button, for reverse and drive you have to pull the switch. I would much prefer a regular console shifter with a regular pattern (the Buick Enclave has a console shifter with a weird non-standard shift pattern). There is nothing intuitive about the push button unit. You have to take your eyes off the road and look at the center of the dash, then think about it for a second, then shift, every time. Just another *feature* no one asked for so they than can increase the cost of the new model.
Having used the push button shift on some vehicles I test drove you need to be sure you have it in park after backing up. It takes being alot more careful to engage than the stalk. Other than that it does save some space but with all the high tech mounted on the IP and steering wheel I expect cost will go higher. No mention of trans gears here so what are they 8, 9 or 10 speed?
I’m sure as with the Ram truck, if your are in gear and open the drivers door the system automatically places it in park, that is if your are standing still not going down the road. It’s all computer controlled. It won’t go into Park doing 70 MPH.
George I am saying back up and have vehicle still running so you hit the park button thinking it is in park take foot off brake and the vehicle is still in reverse. You have not opened the door just sitting there getting ready to exit or check messages on phone.. Test vehicle I drove did this. I was with GM 43 years so I am saying the button to hit park is not that clear as to actually being in park.
I think it takes some time to adjust. I thought column shifter will never go away, and cursed the button shifter. Now I like it a lot. You pull on the 2 toggles for R and D. Push the button on top for P, and I haven’t used N yet. But you can do everything by touch and it’s so much more positive. You pull on the switch and you know that you hit R or D. Push on the button on top of R and you know it’s P.
I don’t like the parking brake button though, but that’s just a minor annoyance for me.
GM keeps coming up with more reasons every day for me to switch my loyalty to the competition. I HAVE BEEN buying the double cab with Navigation – no longer available in ANY trim. Push buttons just offer something else to go bad; I’ll stick with a column shifter, thank you. And I can find all that at the Dodge dealer.
Umm, Thomas Dowding, have you heard of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto? Use your smart phone and save some money. Google Maps is very easy to use. Ram doesn’t have a console shifter, it’s only available with a knob shifter.