Unlike the fully refreshed light-duty 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, the upcoming 2022 Chevy Silverado HD is set to introduce just a few small updates and changes over the current 2021 model year. One of the changes slated for the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD is the deletion of the Oxford Brown Metallic exterior color.
Currently, the Chevy Silverado HD offers Oxford Brown Metallic as a no-cost paint option for the 2021 model year. The exterior color is also available with both interior color options, which include Jet Black, and Gideon/Very Dark Atmosphere.
With the introduction of the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD, Oxford Brown Metallic will be replaced with a new exterior color, namely Greenstone Metallic.
Late in May, GM Authority uncovered the 2022 Chevy Silverado production timeframe, including the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD. As mentioned previously, the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD will start rolling off the line as early as July 12th, 2021. However, that date may still change, given possible interruptions and delays stemming from the ongoing global microchip shortage.
Production of the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD will take place at GM’s facility in Flint, Michigan. Meanwhile, later this year, production of the light-duty Silverado will be extended to GM Oshawa Assembly in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
What’s more, the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD will offer the Multi-Flex tailgate across all trim levels. Per an announcement released in May, both 2500HD and 3500HD Silverado models will offer the feature alongside to the segment-exclusive Power Up/Down Tailgate option, the latter of which is available on LT, LTZ, and High Country Silverado HD trim levels.
GM Authority was the first to report that the Chevy Silverado would offer the Multi-Flex tailgate. Like the GMC MultiPro tailgate, the Chevrolet Multi-Flex tailgate offers multiple positions to accommodate a variety of conditions, including a Full Width Step, an Inner Gate Load Stop, and, an Inner Gate Work Surface.