A 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT prototype was just spotted testing on public roads, and notably, it was equipped with an entirely new wheel design currently not offered by any GM vehicle.
The wheels on this 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT prototype have an interesting split-spoke design, with 12 individual spokes fanning out from a hexagonal central section. The spokes form a flowing, geometric pattern, and bear a silver finish that gives it a futuristic sort of vibe. Closer to the center of the wheel, there’s a darker finish that offsets the silver nicely.
While the wheels on this 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT prototype are currently not offered on any GM vehicle, they do bear a striking resemblance to the rollers seen in a teaser video for the all-electric Chevy Silverado. Earlier this month, General Motors published a brief 23-second video previewing the Chevy Silverado EV’s four-wheel steering system. During the video, we get a close-up of the battery-driven Silverado’s wheels and suspension, and although they’re rolling, the design looks to be identical to the wheels see on this prototype vehicle.
As covered previously, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 introduces a model refresh for the GMC Sierra nameplate. Updates over the previous 2021 model year include a new front fascia and rear fascia design, as well as a few new exterior colors. There will also be new wheel designs on offer to complement the fresh body panels.
Inside the cabin, the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 will feature a completely overhauled cockpit, with a new dash, a new center stack, a larger central infotainment screen, and a new center console. What’s more, the gauge cluster behind the steering wheel will offer a fully digital option, while the column shifter mechanism will be replaced with a new gear selector.
Prior to the release of the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, General Motors is offering the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited, framed as a sort of stop-gap model that bridges the gap between the 2021 model year and fully refreshed 2022 model year Sierra.