Production Start Date Of 2022 Full-Size GM SUVs Revealed34
The planned production start date of the 2022 model year full-size GM SUVs has been revealed.
Production of the 2022 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, 2022 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL and 2022 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV will begin at the GM Arlington Assembly plant in Texas on October 6th.
While many GM plants have experienced shutdowns and production delays due to the global chip shortage this year, Arlington, which builds only full-size GM SUVs, has mostly been spared due to the high popularity and strong profit margins of the products it produces.
A number of small changes and updates have been applied to the 2022MY full-size GM SUVs. Let’s start with the 2022 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, which will introduce a new Sport Performance Package, a new Off Road Performance Package, five new alloy wheel options, three new available exterior colors, a standard buckle-to-drive feature, a new available 12-inch digital driver information center, a new available electronic limited slip differential and expanded availability for the 6.2L L87 V8 engine.
Meanwhile, changes for the 2022 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL include the addition of a new Denali Performance Black Package, standard lane keep assist with lane departure warning, five new alloy wheel options, expanded availability for the 6.2L L87 V8 engine on AT4 trim level models and a new standard 12-inch driver information center. Two exterior colors, Dark Sky Metallic and Smokey Quartz Metallic, will also be discontinued.
Finally, there’s the 2022 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. The 2022MY Escalade will receive more standard active safety features from Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels, a renamed Touring Package, a new Buckle to Drive feature, and three new exterior paint colors. The Near Field Communication phone pairing feature will also be dropped from the vehicle as it is considered outdated.
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Not clear why production begins despite the continuing chip shortage. GM has a stockpile of unfinished 2021 SUVs sitting on lots waiting for hard-to-find chip sets.
With or without the 3L Duramax?
That’s what I was wondering .. I ordered the 2022 Escalade ESV and was told recently that they stopped the production of the diesel indefinitely.
That sucks. Are you going to still keep your order or cancel it?
We sold our 2019 gas Escalade so we could get a diesel. We are going to keep the order, it just gives us more time to save more money for the down payment.
I hope you get it soon then.
I know the diesel production was stopped til the end of December due to supplier issues. I sure hope they start right after that cause the diesel by far is the best choice for me. If not 6.2 with the sport package is next in line.
Looking forward to the diesel. We live in Montana and our daughter is still in California so we are hoping for better fuel economy.
I love Montana it’s such a beautiful state
I’m gonna order my 2022 RST Suburban in October but I’m just wondering will it be built and then transported to the outside storage lot sitting there until a chip arrives? That’s the $78,000 question.
From my experience working for a GMC Buick Dealership in S.C. the short answer is yes. With the exception of perfect timing upon completion of your vehicle and the chip being readily available at that time. These are all case by case basis and we have seen a range of hold times after vehicle completion. To date the most wait time was from completion on 4/20/21 and delivery to dealer on 9/18/21. This was an Acadia SLT ordered for retail stock and not ordered for a specific customer to be clear in case GM has different action plans which is not anything that has been relayed to our owners or General Manager at this time. I hope this is helpful.
There is a delivery problem as well.
Waited from March / April for a chip in the Sierra Denali. Finally chips in place and invoiced and sent from MX to Ohio. It has been sitting (with 7 others just like it due to the MS dealer ) in Ohio since late August, just hours from the dealership were all 8 have been sold since May.
Looking forward to the updates coming to the 2022 MY SUVs.
When is the Start of production of the 2022 Chevrolet TRAVERSE ????
This was from an article dated August 9th:
“According to the most recent figures, the SUV backlog has reached more than 10,000 units parked around Arlington and in the nearby town of Midlothian, Texas.”
They haven’t shut down the Arlington plant. They just keep cranking out “build-shy” vehicles. They come off the line & are loaded onto car haulers and taken to staging areas near the plant, to wait for microchips to show up.
I hope they don’t park any near that lake that had the bug infestation issue last fall. I received my 2021 Yukon XL Denali early last December. I ordered it last June! Thankfully, the paint on mine wasn’t ruined by the bugs!
I would hate to have one on order now.
What fools we have running our Country!! We developed these Chips which are crucial for military and our national industrial base and we have allowed the Chicoms to become a threat to American Military and industrial dominance. This cannot be allowed to continue. We absolutely must protect and develop and secure the safeguarding of critical technology so that it does not fall into the hands of our enemies. With fools in place in our government, our national security is at great risk
Not the Platform for this whether you make an excellent point or not.
Not buying GM any more. I had GM all my life. The new Suburban Escalade Yukon all have terrible seats adn What with the Edsel Gear shift. POS. Most of the other makers are getting wise. Gear shift a real one and better seats. GM remember the Edsel. Oh Ya probably not…
Comments/ opinions like this make me worry about one’s mental state of mind. My greatest fear is that you may actually possess a valid driver’s license.
When will 2022 Cadillac Escalade Configurator be available to support Build and Price ?
I’ve been told Oct.4
with multiple configurations coupled with trims still being on “constraint” and it now being 10/7/21 the general public may be able to configure and build, however production began yesterday in Arlington for selected trims(per gm) and orders for other trims does not have an announced date at this time.
Interesting that they’re going to go into production of the 22s with crap loads of 21s unfinished.
This works for me. It sounds like a recipe for major incentives. What fool is going to buy a 21 model if there’s new 22s there too? Hopefully it’ll be me getting >20% off MSRP.
lol. There won’t be an incentive on a Yukon or Yukon XL in the near future. The used vehicle market has increased 18% to 27% since February. While it has slowed its insane climb, Market Adjustment pricing, which is unregulated, has seen these types of vehicles being sold or at least listed anywhere from $3000 to $10,000 over MSRP in some cases. Your comment is so far fetched due to the simplicity of Dealer profit ranging from 3.98% to 4.81% excluding factors like hold back and floor plan which is the Dealers responsibility to earn and has no effect on the consumer. Also excluding items added over Sticker MSRP. If what you stated above was true then a $66,000 vehicle would have an estimated $13,000+ discount. Let me know personally if you find one like that. Too funny. This isn’t Kohl’s. lololololololololol
20% off MSRP was literally a GM promotion several times over the pre covid years. A few times it was combined with 0% Financing.
While I don’t disagree about the spike in prices, once the supply of vehicles reaches a more normal level, there’s no reason to think that those discounts won’t return. I don’t need to buy today, and have the luxury of waiting for the market to become more favorable. I feel bad for people who are forced to buy now, because they’re getting taken for a ride. In 6 to 12 months, I suspect things will be back to normal ish, and prices will have plunged.
Did they actually start today does anyone know?
I was told we could build & price the 2022 Escalade On October1, then October 4, then October 6. Do you know when we will know something??
I’m only aware that select trims are being produced across the board which would likely delay the build and price tool being available yet. No announcement on other trims production start date which will open the build and price tool for sure.
Why can’t some America get smart enough to start manufacturing the chips?? Good Lord have mercy! We seem to sit here and wait for a Chinese nation to finally make us enough chips to operate our military and our economy!! Sickening! Scary! Disgusting!
I ordered a Denali xl diesel back in January. Had to resubmit order for a 22. The dealer told me last week it is slotted for production this week – week of oct 11. I’m assuming it will have the diesel and max trailer pack since gm accepted the order. It better… I confirmed my Yukon is in line for production by giving my order number to the chat portal on gm website. Not sure if they will park it for chips. Hopefully they reconfigured the chip issue with 22s?
Ordered a 2022 GMC Yukon SLT on 11/22/2021, dealership says it should arrive next April or May. The dealership I ordered at has 26 orders in front of mine waiting for allocation.
Got my Dinali XL last month. Had everything I ordered, trailer tow , diesel, wireless phone charger. The 2022s driver information center is far better than the 2021s. I am super happy with the diesel. Getting a solid 25 on the freeway hauling kids back-and-forth with gear. Diesel has a great sound to it and good torque. It was worth the wait…be patient
Just got the build date for ours. We were originally told at least 6 months now just 3 weeks later we are hearing the build date is next month. We are getting excited.