The fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 introduce a wealth of changes and updates over the preceding 2021 model year and pre-refresh 2022 Limited models, including an overall reduction in greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions across the powertrain lineup. Looking ahead, General Motors will continue to cut GHG emissions with new powertrains under the hood of the next-generation Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra expected to debut in 2025.
During the recent GM Investor Event, General Motors President Mark Reuss addressed the automaker’s efforts to increase efficiency and lower GHG emissions with the upcoming next-gen pickups.
“It will include new powertrains with major improvements and efficiency, and performance,” Reuss stated. “The next engine portfolio update in our next-generation full-size trucks will deliver better than a 10 percent reduction in greenhouse gases compared to today’s offerings.”
Furthermore, the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra are already delivering reduced emissions with the introduction of the latest model refresh for the 2022 model year, as Reuss detailed during his presentation.
“The mid-cycle enhancement we launched for model year 2022 has a 5.8 percent reduction in greenhouse gas and the next-gen models in ’25 are expected to have a further 4.7 percent reduction.”
That 5.8-percent GHG emissions reduction which Reuss is referencing is likely due to deletion of the naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV3 gasoline engine and naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82 gasoline engine from the 2022 Chevy Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra powertrain lineup, as well as deletion of the six-speed automatic transmission. Check out a complete breakdown of the 2022 model-year pickup powertrain offerings in the table below:
|Engine||2.7L Turbo I4||5.3L V8||6.2L V8||3.0L I6|
|Transmission||8-speed automatic||10-speed automatic||10-speed automatic||10-speed automatic|
|Power (hp @ rpm)||310 @ 5,600||355 @ 5,600||420 @ 5,600||277 @ 3,750|
|Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)||420 @ 3,000||383 @ 4,100||460 @ 4,100||460 @ 1,500|
|Max Towing Capacity (pounds)||9,500||11,200||13,300||13,300|
|Custom Trail Boss||S||-||A||-|
|LT Trail Boss||-||S||A||A|
- Standard on RST Double Cab
- Standard on RST Crew Cab
Finally, as General Motors ramps up its efforts to pivot to all-electric power, popular models like the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra will help to fund the transition in several ways. That includes General Motors’ new businesses and subscription services, which won’t be constrained to the automaker’s EV offerings, and will provide a wealth of new profit opportunities and revenue streams.