The 2022 Silverado 1500 and 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 are set to introduce model refreshes with a host of changes and updates, including brand-new interior designs. GM Authority has covered spy photos of both refreshed models before, including the new interior designs, and judging by what we’ve seen thus far, it looks as though the two upcoming half-ton pickups will offer two different infotainment screens.
Although spy images of the 2022 Silverado’s interior are a bit hazy, the interior in the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 was recently revealed with greater clarity, providing a nearly unobstructed view of the refreshed pickup’s infotainment screen.
Looking over the latest images, we noticed that the infotainment screens located in the center stack of both vehicles appear to be different. The biggest giveaway is with regard to the dimensions, as the 2022 Silverado looks as though it’s equipped with a taller infotainment screen, whereas the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 gets a shorter screen. The screen width for both models appears to be identical.
This difference leads us to believe that the 2022 Silverado will offer the tall screen pictured in the spy shots featured here, while the 2022 GMC Sierra will offer two different center stack configurations.
With two different center stack configurations, the GMC light duty pickup will follow in the footsteps of another GMC product, namely the all-new 2021 GMC Yukon. As GM Authority covered previously, the infotainment screen in the 2021 Yukon Denali is integrated with the center stack, whereas the rest of the lineup is equipped with a stand-up “tablet” style infotainment screen.
Notably, both the 2022 Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra will also delete the column shifter, replacing it with a new “digital” shifter in the center console. As seen previously, the new shifter in the 2022 GMC Sierra looks as though it is identical to that of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV.
Further updates with the 2022 model year for both models include a new front and rear fascia, new wheel designs, new colors, and the latest tech.
The new light duty 2022 models were originally set to debut later in the 2021 calendar year, but due to the ongoing global microchip shortage, the debut has been delayed.
As for the heavy duty Silverado and Sierra, look for both to continue into the 2022 model year with minor changes compared to their refreshed light-duty counterparts, with a full refresh for the HD models set to arrive for the 2023 model year.