The upcoming 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss was just caught undergoing some off-road testing, giving us an early look at the dirt-duty pickup truck.
As we can see in these new spy photos, there are actually two 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss prototypes undergoing off-road testing here. The all-new GMC Hummer EV pickup is also seen testing alongside the internal-combustion Chevy pickups.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss prototypes were spotted tearing it up in the rough stuff, putting the off-road equipment to task with steep climbs and splashes through mud hole hazards. Notably, one of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss prototypes was equipped with a sensor on the rear wheels that was used to monitor what the wheels were doing while playing off-road, including suspension travel. It also appears as though one of the rear exhaust finishers was crushed while testing, likely while transitioning into the steep climb test.
These 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss prototypes are the “regular” Trail Boss models, equipped with the more traditional front bumper treatment and plastic air deflector, as opposed to the Silverado ZR2 / Silverado Trail Boss ZR2 model that we caught testing earlier in the year.
For those readers who may not remember, the upcoming Silverado ZR2 / Silverado Trail Boss ZR2 differs from the “regular” Trail Boss with a more aggressive design, including a sturdy front skid plate treatment and removal of the lower front air dam, plus more ground clearance.
As GM Authority covered previously, the upcoming Silverado ZR2 / Silverado Trail Boss ZR2 is also expected to come MultiMatic DSSV dampers, similar to those found on the Chevy Colorado ZR2. Essentially, the Silverado ZR2 / Silverado Trail Boss ZR2 will arrive as a more capable Trail Boss model – a Trail Boss on steroids, if you will. The Silverado ZR2 / Silverado Trail Boss ZR2 is expected to launch either as a late 2022 model year vehicle, or for the 2023 model year.