General Motors is planning to release a full model refresh for the Light Duty Chevy Silverado 1500, which was originally set to drop for the 2022 model year. As GM Authority covered previously, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 refresh was delayed as a result of the ongoing microchip shortage, throwing the pickup’s refresh date into doubt. Now, GM Authority has learned that the refreshed Chevy Silverado 1500 will indeed drop for the 2022 model year, albeit later than originally planned.
The refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 will introduce a wealth of changes and updates over the current 2021 model year, starting with new styling punctuated by a revised front and rear fascia. GM Authority was the first to reveal the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500’s new front end, which deletes the controversial “sideburn” air curtains.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 will also feature a completely overhauled cabin space, with a new dash, center stack, and center console, a larger infotainment screen, a digital gauge cluster, and the removal of the column gear shifter in favor of a new gear selector interface.
Under the skin, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 will migrate to the new Global B electrical architecture, enabling the latest technology features, such as the introduction of GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous drive system.
What’s more, the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 will also introduce the new Silverado ZR2 off-roader, as GM Authority has covered previously.
Prior to the release of the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, General Motors will introduce the 2022 Silverado Limited. Based on the current full-size 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500, the 2022 Silverado Limited will serve as a stop-gap between the 2021 model year and the delayed 2022 model year refresh, offering the same content as the pre-update 2021 model year Silverado, including the same trim levels, options, exterior colors, and interior colors.
Production of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited is set to begin at the GM Silao plant in Mexico on September 20th, 2021, and the GM Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana on September 27th, 2021. Meanwhile, orders for the 2022 Chevy Silverado will open July 15th.