After the officially confirming the model’s existence and having recently been captured undisguised, General Motors has just launched the new 2022 Chevy S10 Z71 in Brazil – the only country in the world that manufactures the company’s midsize pickup for the international market. The new off-road version of the S10 strengthens the competitiveness of the nameplate and meets the high demand for trucks in the Brazilian market.
The new 2022 Chevy S10 Z71 introduces Chevrolet’s iconic off-road variant for the first time in both the model and in Brazil, where the pickup has been on sale for the past 26 years, spanning two generations. As such, the 2022 S10 Z71 boasts exclusive and functional elements that enhance its off-road ruggedness as well as raise its customization level with more than 20 unique features.
“The S10 Z71 comes at a time when people are discovering different ways to work and play. Interest in car travel, adventure sports and more contact with nature is growing,” said Marketing Executive Director at GM South America, Hermann Mahnke, in an official press release. “And to explore this off-road universe, there’s nothing better than a robust and comfortable pickup truck, which has already proven to overcome the most complex challenges of agribusiness,” he added.
Designed together by GM’s product development teams in the United States and Brazil, the new 2022 Chevy S10 Z71 stands out for its rugged, blacked-out looks that easily differentiate it from other versions. While featuring the hitherto exclusive front design of the High Country trim, the S10 Z71 has an identity of its own thanks to features such as assist steps, a sport bar, fender flares as well as distinctive decals.
Mechanically, the 2022 Chevy S10 Z71 maintains the same powertrain as in the more equipped versions of the model in Brazil, namely the Duramax turbodiesel 2.8L I-4 XLD28 engine, developing a class-leading 200 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The off-road version of the S10 logically comes standard with 4×4 traction, however it does not include suspension lift as found on the brand’s other Z71 models.
The new 2022 Chevy S10 Z71 is arriving at dealerships in Brazil this week with a wide range of technology, safety and convenience features. The Z71 trim is positioned as a midrange variant in the S10 lineup, right between the LT and LTZ trims, to meet the high demand for adventurous pickups that exists in the South American country. The price is 260,490 BRL, about $46,850 USD at the current exchange rate.