The fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is set for a debut later this month, with General Motors planning to pull the sheets during a media preview event October 21st.
The reveal of the fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 follows the debut of the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, the latter of which serves as the Sierra’s “corporate cousin” in the General Motors lineup. What’s more, the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 will offer similar updates and changes as those in place with the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, including new exterior styling with a revised new fascia.
Previously, GM Authority brought you a preview of the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali courtesy of a set of spy photos documenting a prototype model testing on public roads. Standout features included visible front air curtains that provide improved aerodynamic performance via reduced drag, upping fuel returns in the process, as well as improving comfort inside the cabin.
Speaking of the interior, the fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 will feature a completely overhauled interior, which GM Authority managed to capture in new spy photos posted back in May. Standout features for the new interior include a brand-new center stack configuration, as well as slim, horizontally oriented air vents and a sizable center infotainment screen. It’s also worth pointing out that the range-topping 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is expected to offer a unique interior layout compared to the rest of the trim level lineup.
Under the hood, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is expected to offer an enhanced version of the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gas engine, offering an additional 20 percent more torque, similar to the enhanced 2.7L I4 L3B found in the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500. Tow ratings for models equipped with the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax are also expected to get a bump, rising from 9,300 pounds to 13,300 pounds.