The upcoming 2022 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss has once again been caught undergoing real-world testing in prototype form.
Previously, we spied the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss conducting some off-road testing alongside the all-new GMC Hummer EV pickup. Now, we’re getting a look at the refreshed pickup truck as it hits the blacktop.
This particular model is the 2022 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss LT, as indicated by the body-colored door handles and high-gloss black sideview mirror caps.
In the corners, we see that the pickup is equipped with split-six-spoke wheels and rides high thanks to a substantial suspension lift.
Under all the camouflage, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 will introduce revised exterior styling, including a new front end, which GM Authority was the first to uncover. The new fascia will delete the controversial “sideburn” air curtains seen on the current pickup truck, moving the air intakes over into squared-off “dimples” below C-shaped lighting elements. The grille will also incorporate a crossbar with “CHEVROLET” proudly displayed high in the insert.
The rear end will also be revised compared to the current model.
Beyond the new exterior, one of the most important updates slated for the 2022 Chevy Silverado is a brand-new interior, highlighted by a new center stack, a larger infotainment screen, a new dash, a new center console, and tons of new tech. The column shifter will also be replaced with a new gear selector.
Under the hood, the the 2022 Chevy Silverado will no longer offer the naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV3 and naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82. Instead, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B will join the lineup with 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque.
Unfortunately, the ongoing global microchip shortage is expected to delay the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 refresh, albeit slightly. As a result, the 2022 model year will likely see the continuation of the 2021-model-year vehicle for a few months, likely under the “Limited” moniker.