The fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is just around the corner, with a debut scheduled for October 21st. Now, General Motors is teasing the upcoming pickup with a new teaser video featuring the forthcoming 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate.
General Motors has yet to announce anything official regarding the new 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate, but there are a few things we can point to here. For starters, the Ultimate will be a new package upgrade for the range-topping Sierra Denali trim level, which means it will include all the usual Denali goodies, including the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali’s unique cabin treatment. What’s more, the package is expected to incorporate higher-quality materials inside the cockpit, as well as a suspension upgrade, the latter of which will take the form of either new Magnetic Ride Control components, or new Air Ride Control components.
The teaser video also provides a brief glimpse of the exterior design in store with the arrival of the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500. As GM Authority covered previously, the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 will feature revisions to the front end with a larger grille, new bumper, and thinner lower fascia, while the headlights will feature new C-shaped lighting signatures angled down towards the bumper. This latter bit is clearly visible in the latest teaser video.
The big headline change will be inside the cabin, where the fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 will feature a completely overhauled cabin space with a larger center screen, the latest infotainment features, and new technology, including GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous drive system. As stated above, the Sierra is expected to offer at least two interior layouts, with a unique design specific to the range-topping Denali trim level.
The 2022-model-year refresh is also expected to introduce a few changes to the powertrain lineup with deletion of the naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV3 gasoline engine and naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82 gasoline engine. What’s more, the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine will get boosted tow ratings, while the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine will produce more torque, up to 420 pound-feet.