The biggest change to Chevy’s recently-announced 2022 Silverado 1500 is a major update to the interior, which includes the introduction of a console-mounted gear selector – a first for the Silverado nameplate. But for those who still want the column-mounted shifter, there are several ways to still get it on the updated 2022 Silverado.
The first option is to opt for the 2022 Silverado 1500 in one of the following three trim levels: Work Truck, Custom, or Custom Trail Boss. These retain the interior and cockpit of the 2019-2021 models, and as such will continue offering the column shifter.
Those who wish to have more content and features than the aforementioned bare-bones models can opt for the 40-20-40 front seating configuration on LT and RST models. Doing so will replace the center console, along with the new console gear selector, with the traditional column shifter.
All remaining 2022 Silverado 1500 models, meaning LT Trail Boss, LTZ, High Country, and ZR2 do not offer the 40-20-40 front seating option, and will therefore not be available to order with the column shifter.
Other changes to the revamped interior included a new dash, center stack, and center console, a larger infotainment screen, and an all-digital gauge cluster/driver information center, along with improved materials throughout.
While the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 debuted on September 9th, the 2022 model year truck won’t arrive for a little while longer. As GM Authority reported previously, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited – a continuation of the 2021 model year Silverado with the same trim levels, options, and exterior and interior colors – will be the first 2022 model year version of the Silverado to launch.
Production of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited is set to begin at the GM Silao plant in Mexico on September 20th, 2021, and at the GM Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana on September 27th, 2021. Order banks for the 2022 Chevy Silverado Limited opened July 15th.
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