General Motors will introduce a 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited based on the current version of the full-size pickup before releasing the mid-cycle enhancement model at a later date, GM Authority can confirm.
The automaker was previously set to introduce an updated version of the Chevy Silverado 1500 for the 2022 model year, which will feature revised exterior styling, an overhauled interior and other changes. GM Authority has now learned this mid-cycle enhancement for the Chevy Silverado 1500 has been pushed back, with a 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited continuation model set to arrive in its place.
The Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited will carry over all aspects of the pre-update 2021 model year Chevy Silverado 1500, including trim levels, options and exterior and interior colors. The Limited will serve as a stop-gap to the mid-cycle enhancement model, which now may not arrive until late in the 2022 model year or at the start of the 2023 model year. Production of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited will begin at the GM Silao plant in Mexico on September 20th and at the GM Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana on September 27th. Order books for the 2022 Chevy Silverado lineup will open on July 15th.
This is the same strategy GM is taking with the updated 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, which was set to arrive at the same time as the updated Silverado 1500. Like the Silverado, the updated Sierra has been delayed indefinitely, with a Sierra 1500 Limited continuation model set to arrive in its place. The updated GMC Sierra 1500 likely will not arrive until late in the 2022 model year or the beginning of the 2023 model year.
GM used a similar strategy when the T1 platform GMC Sierra 1500 was released for the 2019 model year. The automaker briefly offered GMC Sierra 1500 Limited model at the time, which was based on the previous-generation Sierra 1500 and offered customers a budget alternative to the newly updated truck. So while this strategy isn’t too common in the industry, it’s not unheard of for GM’s line of full-size pickups.