The upcoming 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 has once again been spied undergoing real-world testing on public roads. The new Silverado ZR2, possibly called the Silverado Trail Boss ZR2, will slot above the current Silverado Trail Boss as a more-capable off-roader in the 2022 Chevy Silverado lineup.
To help back its claims of enhanced off-roading prowess, the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 is expected to feature upgraded suspension pieces, specifically MultiMatic DSSV dampers similar to those featured on the Chevy Colorado ZR2.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 will also come with a number of exterior upgrades, starting with a revised front fascia that includes a new front bumper with a higher cut-off point. The rear will also be revised for greater clearance, thus providing the pickup with a higher approach and departure angle.
Also notable is the Chevy Silverado ZR2’s massive front skid plate and deleted front air dam, while a set of red tow hooks can be seen just under the camo in the front end.
This particular prototype is also notable for its side steps, while the wheels are the same rollers spotted on the 2022 Silverado Trail Boss prototype spied in September of 2020. The wheels are wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler rubber, which look good sitting under the raised fenders and jacked-up suspension.
The 2022 Chevy 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 producing 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
The new Silverado ZR2 will likely launch for the 2022 model year, following the launch of the “standard lineup” for the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 model refresh. As GM Authority covered in the past, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 brings a full mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) for the Light Duty pickup, including a new front fascia design (which GM Authority was the first to uncover), a new rear fascia, and new wheels. The refresh will also include an overhauled cabin with a new dash, center stack, center console, and the latest tech, including the option for GM’s Super Cruise system.