A convoy of General Motors pickup prototypes was recently spotted conducting some real-world testing, giving us an early look at several trim levels for the upcoming 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, as well as the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500.
In total, three 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 trims were spotted, as well as a single trim for the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500. The Chevrolet Silverado trims captured include the 2022 Silverado Work Truck, 2022 Silverado LT Z71, and the 2022 Silverado Trail Boss ZR2, while the 2022 Sierra pictured is the range-topping Denali model.
The 2022 Silverado Trail Boss ZR2 is particularly notable. We’ve covered this upcoming off-roader trim previously, and will provide additional information in upcoming posts, so stay tuned.
Seeing four different prototype models of General Motors’ upcoming refreshed 2022 light-duty pickup line parked side-by-side provides a nice visual comparison. All four models appear to to be Crew Cabs, with the exception of the Silverado Work Truck, which may be a Double Cab, although the angles make it unclear.
The stance and wheel spec for each of the four different GM pickups is radically different. For example, the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali rides on a set of big, chromed-out wheels, while the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Work truck gets smaller-diameter rollers. The wheel design on the 2022 Silverado LT Z71 falls in between the WT and Denali, while the Silverado Trail Boss ZR2 gets smaller black wheels wrapped in big, chunky rubber.
Although each model is covered up in camouflage, the front fascia treatment is another good point of comparison here, with notable differences for the grille treatment, headlamps, and lower fascia, including a deleted lower air dam for the Trail Boss ZR2.
The upcoming 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 will introduce a refresh for both model lines, and will introduce a new front and rear fascia design, new wheel designs, and a few new exterior colors. Critically, both model refreshes will also introduce completely overhauled interiors, with a new dash, center stack, center console, fully digital gauge option, and the deletion of the column shifter. Additionally, the top trims in both model lineups is expected to offer GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system.