The upcoming 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 will deliver a significant refresh set to include a revised front fascia design. Now, we’re getting our first look at the updated light-duty Sierra Denali sans camo thanks to the following leaked image.
Although this new leaked image is a little fuzzy, it still provides us with a good idea of what the front end of the upcoming 2022 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 will look like.
Compared to the current 2021 model year, the upcoming 2022 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 features a new grille design that’s more square and smooth, as compared to the “notches” seen along the lower portion of the current grille design.
The new front end also incorporates redesigned headlamps, which now bear a long lighting signature that accents the fascia’s lower styling lines. The lower silver accent on the bumper is now black.
In addition to the redesigned front end, the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra is also expected to introduce a new rear fascia, new wheel designs for certain models and trim levels, and a few new exterior colors as well.
Beyond the exterior styling changes, the upcoming pickup will introduce a brand-new cabin design, including an overhauled dash, center stack, infotainment screen, and center console. The pickup’s gauge cluster will be redesigned and will offer the option of a fully digital display, while the column shifter will be replaced with a new gear selector. Further updates will include new interior storage and the introduction of a larger sunroof option.
Under the skin, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 will migrate to the new Global B electrical architecture, while the GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system will be offered as an optional extra on Denali trim levels. The upcoming Sierra is also expected to see an increase in payload capacity and potentially an increase in towing capacity as well.