The refreshed 2022 Silverado was just caught testing on public roads in prototype form, giving us a preview of the upcoming pickup prior to its debut. This particular 2022 Silverado prototype is the base-model Work Truck, or WT, in a Regular Cab, Long Bed configuration.
These latest spy photos reveal the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado’s halogen headlights and new grille treatment, all of which are hidden underneath a thick layer of camouflage. Back in May, GM Authority was the first bring you camo-free images of the refreshed pickup’s front fascia, which includes deletion of the controversial “sideburn” air curtains, as well as a new grille insert with a high-mounted crossbar containing the Chevrolet branding script.
The refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 will also come with a restyled rear end.
This particular prototype model is equipped with a set of six-spoke 17-inch wheels, specifically the 17-inch by 8-inch Bright Silver Painted aluminum wheels, tagged with RPO code Q5U. The wheels are wrapped in 255/70R17 rubber.
The primary focus of the refresh will be in the cabin, where the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 will boast a completely overhauled interior featuring a new dash, a new center stack and larger center screen, a new center console, a new gauge cluster, and a new gear selector.
Under the skin, the refreshed 2022 Silverado will drop the naturally aspirated 4.3L V8 LV3 gasoline engine and naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82 gasoline engine from the model lineup, as GM Authority reported previously.
Additionally, the new ZR2 off-roading trim level will join the lineup. The new 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 will be based on the LT Trail Boss trim level and will be equipped with the Preferred Equipment Group (PEG) 3LT. The new Silverado ZR2 will slot in above the current Silverado Trail Boss as a more-capable off-roader trim in the refreshed pickup lineup.
Look for the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 to debut at 4 p.m. EST on September 9th, 2021.