Just yesterday, GM Authority brought you new spy photos of the refreshed 2022 Silverado Work Truck, caught in prototype form testing on public roads ahead of a debut next month. Now, we’re checking out the interior of this refreshed model prototype, and things are, well, a little strange.
Although the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado is expected to introduce a completely interior overhaul, this particular Work Truck prototype appears to have a layout that is identical the current Silverado. The center stack, dash, and control layout are all unchanged. Even the shifter, which is expected to move to a new push-button configuration similar to the next-generation 2021 GMC Yukon, is the old column-mounted mechanism.
It should be noted that this isn’t our first glimpse of the refreshed 2022 Silverado cabin space. Back in October of 2020, we brought you spy photos of a different 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 prototype equipped with a large infotainment screen in the center stack, no column-shifter, and a green-rimmed steering wheel, the latter of which indicates the presence of GM Super Cruise. These new photos don’t show any of that (as a reminder, Super Cruise is expected to be offered as an option for the High Country trim level, and will not be available for Work Truck models).
All of this leads us to two possible conclusions. The first is that this particular 2022 Silverado 1500 Work Truck is an older prototype with the old interior layout. Another possibility is that the 2022 Silverado Work Truck trim will not receive the updated interior, unlike higher trim levels. However, from what we know, all refreshed 2022 Silverado models will get an updated cockpit, albeit in different guises (that is, the High Country trim will have a different interior than the Work Truck).
Either way, we won’t have to wait too much longer to get some official details, as the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is set to debut on September 9th. When it arrives, the new pickup will feature a restyled front fascia and rear end, new wheels, and new exterior colors. The refresh will also introduce the new ZR2 off-roader trim, while the naturally aspirated 4.3L V8 LV3 gasoline engine naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82 gasoline engine will be deleted from the powertrain lineup.