General Motors is gearing up to release a swath of new and updated vehicles for the 2022 model year, with a variety of sporty luxury sedans, EVs, and trucks headlining The General’s upcoming lineup. As such, GM Authority has outlined the expectations held for each of the new GM vehicles in the following list.
Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing
First up in our list of new GM Vehicles is the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing. As the new range-topping performance model in the CT4 lineup, the CT4-V Blackwing will feature a twin-turbo 3.6L V6 gas engine, which is expected to be similar to the LF4 used previously in the Cadillac ATS-V, which produced 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. The new CT4-V Blackwing will also feature a 10-speed automatic and a six-speed manual with regard to transmission options, with RWD to put the power down, and possibly the option for AWD as well. Rivals will include the Audi RS 3, Mercedes-AMG CLA45, and Mercedes-AMG A45. Production will begin in Summer 2021.
Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
Like the CT4-V Blackwing, the new CT5-V Blackwing will sit at the top of its respective model lineup as the best performer of the bunch. Providing the muscle will be a supercharged 6.2L V8 similar to the LT4 found in the third-generation CTS-V, which produced 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic or six-speed manual will provide the cog swaps, feeding the rear wheels, and possibly the option for AWD as well. Rivals will include the BMW M3, Mercedes-AMG C63, and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Production is set for Summer 2021.
Cadillac XT4 Refresh
Caddy’s smallest crossover was set for a refresh for the 2021 model year, but was pushed back as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If the Cadillac XT4 refresh does move forward for the 2022 model year, we expect it to include a revised front and rear fascia design, as well as updates to the interior, all of which will help it gain footing in the highly competitive luxury crossover C-segment. Unfortunately, no high-performance model variant is currently in the works.
Chevy Bolt EV Refresh
The Bolt EV is set for a refresh that will include new exterior styling front and back, as well as a new interior with new seats. Meanwhile, the powertrain and battery will remain unchanged from the 2021 model-year vehicle. Production will begin in Summer 2021.
Chevy Bolt EUV
Joining the new GM vehicles all-electric lineup will be the Chevy Bolt EUV, or Electric Utility Vehicle, which will be similar to the Bolt EV, but seven inches longer, offering greater utility. Production kicks off in Summer 2021.
Chevy Blazer Refresh
Although it’s not yet certain, the Chevy Blazer may get a refresh for the 2022 model year. If it does, we expect small changes to the styling and interior, as well as the possible deletion of the base naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV engine. We also expect an Activ trim level to hit the lineup.
Chevy Equinox / Chevy Traverse Refresh
Both crossovers were originally slated to receive a refresh for the 2021 model year, but were delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, with the upcoming 2022 model year, both nameplates will get new front and rear end styling that brings them in line with the latest Chevy Blazer crossover. The Equinox will also offer a new RS trim level.
Chevy Malibu Update
Chevy’s last remaining sedan model is set to receive one final round of changes before it’s discontinued in 2024. As such, it’s included in the list of new GM vehicles.
New Chevy Small CUV
The Chevy Spark is expected to be discontinued following the 2022 model year, if not before. An as-of-yet unidentified new A-segment CUV will take its place, but as a crossover. The new model will be similar to the Spark Activ, but designed from the get-go as a crossover with a brand-new name.
Chevy Corvette C8 Z06
Chevy Silverado 1500 / GMC Sierra 1500 Refresh
The list of new GM vehicles for the 2022 model year also includes General Motors’ full-size pickups, which are slated to get freshly restyled front and rear ends, as well as completely redesigned interior treatments, the latter of which is intended to address the perceived shortcomings of the latest generation launched for the 2019 model year. It’s possible the new Silverado may offer a Chevy-branded version of the Sierra’s CarbonPro composite box technology. Additionally, Silverado will be offered in a new ZR2 trim level, rather than ZRX as believed previously following a name change.
GMC Hummer EV Pickup
Following its official world debut on October 20th, the GMC Hummer EV pickup will highlight the automaker’s upcoming EV product onslaught. Riding on the General’s new BT1 platform, the Edition 1 variant of the new Hummer EV will go on sale in the fall of 2021, equipped with a three-motor setup said to develop more than 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of wheel torque.
GMC Terrain Refresh
A refresh for the GMC Terrain was also pushed back to the 2022 model year, and is set to offer restyled front and rear ends, small interior updates, a new head-up display, and a new, rugged AT4 trim level.
Three-Row Buick Envision GX
Buick Enclave Refresh
Launch of the Enclave refresh was also delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but unlike the other crossovers already mentioned, the refreshed Enclave was not revealed for the 2021 model year, then pushed back. Nevertheless, the 2022 Enclave will come with updates for the front and rear end styling, as well as the interior.
GEM-Based Tracker / Encore / Onix For The U.S.
While unconfirmed, GM Authority has heard whispers that the new GM vehicles lineup will also include a new model based on the GEM (Global Emerging Markets) platform, which was not intended for sale in developed markets. Now, it’s possible this new GEM-based vehicle could be sold in the U.S. and Canada as an affordable sedan model, and as a continuation of the two-vehicle strategy in the B-crossover segment (i.e., Buick Encore / Encore GX, and Chevy Trax / Trailblazer). The Trax could become the Tracker, while the Encore will continue as the Encore.