The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited pickup truck will go into production in the second half of September 2021, GM Authority has learned from sources familiar with the matter.
For those unaware of the situation, the existence of the 2022 Chevy Silverado Limited is due to a familiar story. As with many other GM vehicles, an update to the Silverado – by far the most popular of The General’s vehicles in the United States – has had to be delayed due to issues arising from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The truck was due to receive a comprehensive revision, otherwise known as a mid-cycle enhancement or MCE, for the 2022 model year.
This would include revised exterior styling, an overhauled cockpit and the introduction of the new Global B electronic architecture, which will allow Chevrolet to introduce the Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assistance system.
However, the 2022 Silverado refresh has had to be pushed back, and the new model will not arrive until late in the 2022 model year. The introduction of the Silverado 1500’s corporate cousin, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, is also being delayed until roughly the same timeframe.
As a result, GM will introduce the 2022 Chevy Silverado Limited as a stop-gap measure until production of the refreshed 2022 Silverado can begin. Although nominally a 2022 model, the 2022 Silverado Limited is essentially a continuation of the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500, with the same trim levels, options exterior paint colors and interior colorways. Order books will open on July 15th.
Sales Results - Q2 2021 - USA - Chevrolet
|MODEL||Q2 2021 / Q2 2020||Q2 2021||Q2 2020||YTD 2021 / YTD 2020||YTD 2021||YTD 2020|
|LOW CAB FORWARD||-1.43%||1,515||1,537||+2.83%||2,472||2,404|
U.S. sales of the Chevy Silverado (including light duty 1500, HD and Medium Duty versions) rose by 35 percent in Q2 of 2021 and nine percent for the first half of the year. At 291,322 units, the Silverado represents 34 percent of Chevrolet sales and 22 percent of all GM sales in the country for the first half 2021.
Chevrolet Silverado Sales Detail - Q2 2021 - USA
|Model||Q2 2021 / Q2 2020||Q2 2021||Q2 2020||YTD 2021 / YTD 2020||YTD 2021||YTD 2020|