Chevy Releases Official Teaser Video For Upcoming Silverado ZR225
General Motors shared an official teaser video for the upcoming 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 off-road performance truck on Chevrolet‘s various social media pages this morning.
The short teaser clip shows a camouflaged, pre-production prototype for the Chevy Silverado ZR2 undergoing some off-road testing on a wet and muddy surface. A V8 engine can also be heard revving in the teaser clip, suggesting the Silverado ZR2 will feature one of GM’s current Gen 5 Small Block engines. As we reported previously, the Silverado ZR2 is expected to initially offer the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, which can be found in the current 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, where it doles out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
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This teaser video also gives us a look at the Silverado ZR2’s machine face wheels, which are wrapped in a set of knobby off-road tires, and its sizable non-ventilated disc brakes. The video ends with a zoomed-in shot of the truck’s grey and red ‘ZR2’ badge, which is identical to the ZR2 badge featured on the mid-size Chevy Colorado ZR2.
The 2022 Silverado ZR2 is expected to feature off-road suspension upgrades, including MultiMatic DSSV dampers similar to those featured on the aforementioned Colorado ZR2. The truck is also expected to implement a different front fascia, which will provide more ground clearance, along with a front sid plate and a different rear fascia. The truck in this teaser clip appears to feature the same rear bumper as the regular Chevy Silverado 1500, however, and features the same side assist steps.
The Silverado ZR2 will slot above the current Silverado Trail Boss in the truck’s lineup, arriving as a more capable and off-road-focused model variant. The ZR2 model will arrive alongside the 2022MY full mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) for the Silverado, which will also include revised exterior styling and an overhauled interior with new technology.
Chevy says it will officially unveil the Silverado ZR2 this fall. We’ll continue to provide updates on the highly anticipated off-roader as they become available, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Silverado news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock General Motors news coverage.
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Unimpressed. A decade to get it right and still miserably failed. Only gm.
Someone show GM how to make a hype video
Yeah. I’m losing interest in teases and camo cladding. If you have something to brag about then show the truck.
So a rebadged trail boss? GM finally “teases” a Raptor/TRX killer with 420hp…. It’s so sad to see GM lose touch with performance vehicles.
“expected to initially offer”
By the time this hits the market, supercharged v8s will be gone. Now a performance version of the 6.6 could be a possibility, or either the 3.6 from the ct4.
GM had a concept engine for the C7 Z06 that featured an “eco mode” AKA “cruising” that bypassed the blower entirely with a separate intake pipe and would let the supercharged V8 only take a 1mpg hit from the idling blower. If it really was about emissions that these engines would no longer be available, they would bring back that solution. Super chargers aren’t going away for emissions. It’s more what people are willing to buy.
That’s also why Stelantis has ended the SRT department. They want to have all that R&D go to mainstream engines. The ZR2’s success will be how many they sell VS the standard raptor, not bad the TRX or raptor R.
Tough crowd here. I’m excited for it! Nice to see something finally from GM regarding the updated trucks.
We will see what the powertrain options and prices end up being. a Trailboss, ZR2, and ZRX lineup would help get into all offroad markets.
If the Zr2 gets the 6.2L in current form, it is only down slightly on power compared to the raptor. I wouldnt be surprised if GM uprates it for the ZR2 slightly.
ZRX could get a supercharged V8 for going after the TRX.
Between ZRX vs TRX, drop the RX from both names, and you get Z vs T. Z is the 26th letter, T is the 20th. 26 > 20, therefore Z > T, there for ZRX wins. Dont argue with this logic.
I want to argue with your logic, but somehow I can’t 😂😂
I’d rather have a slightly less powerful 6.2 V8 than the 3.5 EB Ford offers.
Now, I’m hoping that GM moves this over to the large SUV segment, and improves upon the Z71 Suburban.
Changing to an e-shifter from a column shifter is the not the kind of improvement I will pay for.
Otherwise, maybe I’ll get another truck or the Expedition Timberline.
T-Rex vs Zebra. I argue with your logic.
Show us the cheap, crappy interior please!
It’s going to be on the refreshed truck. But, gm will be gm…
Better have a Sierra equivalent this time, GM dropped the ball with leaving the Canyon with no option
They don’t need 2 of everything. Get the AT4 if that’s what you want.
Personally I wouldn’t care if they ditched GMC all together if it meant they could be more competitive with Chevy. GMC designs are all pretty odd now anyways.
Or get a Trailboss if that is what you want,choices is what people want & in this scenario you get more.GMC loyalists may feel that they wouldn’t miss the Chevrolet truck line,again its a choice.GMC designs may seem odd to you but again we are back to choice & by the way,what are the oddities that you have picked up on? The fact that both truck lines are the same other than sheet metal & possibly some interior differences,I don’t understand the competitive comment.
GM always late to the party and never the the leader in anything, just a follower hoping to grab a few sales! Far cry from the innovators they were. Bad leadership for decades killing this once great company.
When GM went with variable valve trains, cylinder shutting down they lost me. I want all cylinders functioning all the time, I’ll take less mileage for more HP. only choice now 3500 series 6.6L v8 for power.
Sad that Ram is eating Chevrolet cake and frosting. I always have bought Chevy or GMC after traveling in a Ram 1500 for several day on a trip I can see and feel why they are only 58 thousand behind Ford in sells.
Lets hope this isn’t a Half you know what effort from GM.
It had better be a real competitor to the Raptor.
Look another speciality vehicle…Yawn the reason why GM is late to the party is because these types of trucks don’t sell in big numbers. I hardly ever see a Ford Raptor or RAM TRX…most of the full size trucks I see are the regular models like the RAM 1500 or Chevy 2500. Even the Corvette has a pecking order why do you think that the regular Corvette sells in better numbers and why the ZO6 is a specialty vehicle? It’s because people are not lining up in the hundreds of thousands to buy a Ford Raptor, RAM TRX or Chevy Silverado ZR2… Therefore the car companies take their time in coming out with specialty models… Besides this thing will probably cost double or triple what a regular Silverado costs.
Give us a 6.6 single cab -short bed, LTZ…!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTH, you guys asleep??????
Proud 2019 ZR2 owner here. I love the truck and we have really put it to work Overlanding. Just a great truck with a few things I’d like to upgrade.
With that said I have been waiting for the Silverado Raptor fight for almost 10 years. So much so, that when news broke I began saving for a massive down payment. I’d consider myself a serious buyer.
I’d also consider myself a little worried. From the leaked pics I have not seen a wide stance or the DSSV’s. With them showing undercarriage footage, I would have loved a second of blue and gold DSSV’s in action. That just doesn’t seem like something you would hide when it’s prolly the thing the ZR2 is known for.
I guess we will see. If it is just a slight upgrade from the trail boss. I’ll sadly pass and wait to see if the new Colorado ZR2 can take care of the small Colorado issues. If not then it looks like I am about to make the best Overlanding ZR2 rig with this extra cash (supercharger!).
Don’t let me down Chevy.