Earlier this week, General Motors released a teaser video and images of the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 ahead of its official debut on October 21st. The shadowy teasers left quite a bit to the imagination, so we went ahead and brightened the images up a bit, revealing some of the updated truck’s design secrets.
As our enhanced images show the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500’s new front fascia, which includes a larger grille, different bumper and a thinner lower fascia section. It also features new headlights with a rounded C-shaped signature, which extend into the lower portion of the front grille to give the pickup a more commanding presence. The model pictured in this teaser image also retains the Sierra’s large hood air intake. Trim-specific grille treatments will continue to be offered on the truck as well, helping to differentiate range-topping Denali and Denali Ultimate trims from lesser variants. It’s also worth noting the revised front air curtain treatment, which GM Authority first brought to light back in August.
Between our enhanced teaser images, along with exclusive spy images previously obtained by GM Authority, we now have a very good idea of the exterior design changes that are in store for the updated GMC Sierra 1500. The side and rear ends of the 2022 Sierra refresh will not see as many changes as the front end, with the cab, bed, taillights, tailgate and exhaust cutouts set to appear very similar to the pre-refresh models.
While exterior styling changes are welcome, consumers will likely be most excited about the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500’s completely overhauled interior, which will introduce a new digital cockpit display, a widescreen infotainment display, and new technology like GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist feature with towing capabilities.
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 will also drop the 4.3L V6 LV3 gasoline engine from its powertrain lineup, as well as the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82 engine. Just as with the updated 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, the available turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine will get a substantial torque boost to 420 pound-feet, while the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine option will get a significant tow rating upgrade.
GM Authority will have full details on the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 immediately following its debut next week. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe for more GMC Sierra news, GMC news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.