The 2022 Chevy Silverado HD and 2022 GMC Sierra HD heavy-duty pickup trucks arrive with just a few changes and updates over the preceding 2021-model-year vehicles, including the addition of new Commercial Assist Steps.
The Commercial Assist Steps offered for the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD and 2022 GMC Sierra HD are tagged with RPO code VTP, and are offered as an LPO-level option. That means they are installed by the dealer, as opposed to at the factory when the vehicle is initially produced. Pricing for the Commercial Assist Steps option is currently unavailable.
The benefits of adding Commercial Assist Steps include easier ingress and egress from the cabin, with a ribbed surface on the face of the steps providing secure footing. The optional extra includes the ribbed step-ups, as well as all the plates, brackets, and hardware required for installation.
Further updates for the 2022 model year include new exterior paint options. For the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD, customers can now opt for Greenstone Metallic, which replaces the outgoing Oxford Brown Metallic exterior color, while the 2022 GMC Sierra HD now offers Forest Metallic, which replaces Brownstone Metallic and Carbon Black Metallic.
Notably, the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD and 2022 GMC Sierra HD both drop HD Radio from the features list. The deleted feature is likely the result of the continuing global microchip shortage. There is currently no indication if the feature will return during the 2022 model year for either nameplate.
Going forward, entry-level trim levels of the 2022 GMC Sierra HD will adopt a new name, specifically GMC Sierra Pro. Previously, the entry-level trim of the heavy duty Sierra were simply referred to as the “base” trim, or “Sierra.” The new name will help to distinguish the entry-level trim from the rest of the lineup.