The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited was introduced as a stopgap model that bridges the pre-refresh 2021 model year and the as-of-yet-unreleased fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500. The Sierra Limited is offered with the same trim levels, options, and colors as the 2021 model year. Now, however, the 2022 GMC Sierra Limited Regular Cab is no longer available in Dark Sky Metallic.
The Dark Sky Metallic exterior color for the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited is tagged with paint code GJI, and was previously offered on all trim levels of the interim-model-year pickup. It’s currently unclear how many regular cab Sierra Pro orders were processed with this paint color for the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited, if any at all.
The refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 has been delayed as the result of multiple factors, including the ongoing global microchip shortage, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited arrives with more or less identical specs and options as the previous 2021 model year, helping to bridge the gap to the full model refresh expected late in the model year.
That said, there are a few changes and updates worth pointing out. For starters, the base-level Sierra 1SA trim level was renamed to Pro, while the naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV3 gasoline engine and naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82 gasoline engine were both deleted from the powerplant lineup. The six-speed automatic transmission (MYC) was also deleted.
Engine options that are offered include the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax. Transmission options including the 8-speed automatic and the 10-speed automatic, with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive to put the power down. Under the skin, the GMC Sierra rides on the GM T1 platform.