General Motors will drop HD Radio from the feature list for the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD and 2022 GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks. The deletion of the feature is likely the result of the ongoing global microchip shortage.
For now, there is no indication whether or not the feature will return during the 2022 model year for either heavy-duty pickup model.
For the 2021 Chevy Silverado HD, HD Radio (RPO code U2L) is offered as part of the Convenience Package II (RPO code PCM) and Advanced Trailering Package (RPO code ZL6), both of which are as optional on the LT trim level. The HD Radio radio feature is also standard on the LTZ and High Country trims.
Meanwhile, 2021 GMC Sierra HD models offe rHD Radio as part of the Preferred Package (RPO code PDQ) and Advanced Trailering Package (RPO code ZL6), both of which are optional on the SLE trim level. What’s more, HD Radio is standard on the SLT, AT4 and Denali trims.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 also no longer offer HD Radio, once again due to the global microchip shortage. Light-duty trucks affected by the change will come with a window sticker displaying RPO code RG0, indicating that HD Radio was not installed. Additionally, a $50 credit is applied to the MSRP.
Both the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD and 2022 GMC Sierra HD will introduce just a handful of small updates to their respective model lines, unlike the Light Duty 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 and Light Duty 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, both of which will introduce full model refreshes. As such, the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD and 2022 GMC Sierra HD are expected to include only minor changes like new exterior colors and a slight re-arrangement in equipment and features. Looking ahead, both Heavy Duty trucks will usher in full model refreshes for the 2023 model year.