The fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is here, arriving with a variety of changes and updates over the preceding 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 and pre-refresh 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited. One of the most important upgrades for the 2022-model-year refresh is a new exterior treatment, and now, we’re taking a closer look at what the 2022 Silverado 1500 High Country in the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
This is our first look at the refreshed 2022 Silverado High Country out and about in the real world. This particular model is rolling out in a Crew Cab / Standard Bed body configuration, which is draped in what we believe to be Silver Ice Metallic paint, a classy shade that looks good on the range-topping High Country trim level.
Let’s start with the front of the vehicle, checking out the revised front fascia styling introduced with the 2022 model year refresh. The 2022 Silverado High Country incorporates a new grille design that’s specific to the High Country trim level, composed of multiple horizontal styling elements that stack up across the central intake in a quartet of silver bars. The gold Chevy Bow Tie badge is mounted high in the grille between the first and second horizontal grille slates, while the corners of the horizontal bars have larger “notches” that visually tie in the rest of the fascia. The top of the fascia also incorporates a metallic trim strip that has the High Country logo subtly embossed at the top of the grille.
The lighting elements are high in the fascia with slim housings, once again incorporated into the horizontal design scheme. The lighting in general is a vast upgrade over the previous lighting used for the 2019 through 2021 model years, incorporating new LED signatures, as well as dynamic turn signals.
Lower C-shaped lighting elements feed into the lower air curtains. These new air curtains once again offer enhanced aerodynamic performance for greater fuel economy, but don’t have the same visual impact as the much-maligned “side burns” seen on the pre-refresh model.
Lower in the front fascia, we spot silver tow hooks, which jut out from a black lower fascia plate, while a faux skid plate element continues the polished lip down into a black lower air dam.
Moving over to the sides of the vehicle, we see a set of 22-inch Sterling Silver Premium Painted wheels with Chrome Inserts. These rollers incorporate a split five-spoke design and lovely finish that does well to complement Silver Ice Metallic paint. The style also pulls in a new metallic strip that runs along the lower section of the cab, further offsetting the silver and polished trim bits, such as the window surround and the door handles.
Also notice the fixed chrome running boards (available today), which seem to reflect light up onto the lower body panels. The running boards take the eye rearwards into the rear bumper, where we spot CornerStep cutouts providing access to the bed section. The taillights bracket the 2022 Silverado’s Multi-Flex tailgate.
In addition to a pair of CornerSteps, the rear bumper section also has two lower indents to accommodate a pair of chrome exhaust tips.
Stay tuned as we pick apart every detail of the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Silverado news, Chevy news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.