As GM Authority covered previously, General Motors will offer the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited as a sort of “stop-gap” to bridge the 2021 model-year vehicle with the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited LT Trail Boss will also offer an optional diesel engine.
Previously, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss was equipped with either the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 as standard, or the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 as optional. Now, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited LT Trail Boss adds the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax to the trim’s engine lineup.
Under the hood of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited LT Trail Boss, the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax will mate to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
As a reminder, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited carries over several aspects of the 2021 Chevy Silverado into the 2022 model year, ushering in the new model year prior to the arrival of the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado, the latter of which has been delayed due to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 will introduce new exterior styling and a completely overhauled cabin space, as well as the inclusion of the new Global B electronic architecture, which will enable the Silverado to offer the very latest tech features, including GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system.
However, prior to the arrival of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited will bridge the gap from the 2021 model year, offering the same trim levels, exterior colors, and interior colors. Order books open July 15th, while production of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited will kick off at the GM Silao plant in Mexico on September 20th, 2021, and the GM Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana on September 27th, 2021.