Refreshed 2022 Sierra 1500 Production Dates Revealed16
GMC’s refreshed 2022 Sierra 1500 will go into production between February and March of 2022, GM Authority has learned from sources familiar with the matter.
The dates vary by cab, with Regular Cab and Crew Cab models scheduled to start production on February 7th while Double Cab models are set to go into production a month later on March 6th.
It’s worth noting that GM has consistently pushed back production dates of most of its vehicles as a result of the ongoing global semiconductor microchip shortage, along with other disruptions to the automaker’s supply chain. Hence, these dates are subject to change.
Additionally, the Sierra’s corporate cousin, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, is also set to go into production on the dates listed above.
Starting prices (including destination charge) for the refreshed 2022 Sierra are:
- $32,495 for Sierra Pro (base model, formerly called “Sierra”)
- $43,895 for SLE
- $45,495 for Elevation
- $50,895 for SLT
- $60,995 for AT4
- $61,295 for Denali
- $74,995 for AT4X
- $80,395 for Denali Ultimate
Reservations for the refreshed 2022 Sierra 1500 are now open at GMC.com. The automaker will announce complete pricing details (such as package and option prices) closer to production start.
In the interim, production of the “stop-gap” 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited began on October 4th at the GM Silao plant in Mexico and on October 11th at the GM Fort Wayne factory in Indiana.
As a reminder, the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 differs from the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited, with the Limited model bridging the gap between the pre-refresh 2021 Sierra 1500 and refreshed 2022 Sierra 1500. The reason for the existence of the Limited model is that the refreshed Sierra 1500 was originally slated to arrive early in the 2022 model year, but was then delayed due to a variety of business complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 refresh was officially announced on October 21st with a long list of changes and updates over the preceding 2021 model year and pre-refresh Sierra 1500 Limited. Highlights include new front end styling, a completely overhauled cabin, and powertrain improvements.
Besides the all-new interior, perhaps the biggest news was the announcement of the first-ever 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate as the most luxurious Sierra 1500 yet as well as the first-ever 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X as GMC’s equivalent to the new Chevy Silverado ZR2.
Outside, the refreshed 2022 Sierra receives a new front end consisting of revisions to the front bumper, grille, and headlights. The new headlights house dual-projector LEDs and reshaped C-shaped lighting signatures, while an animated lighting sequence activates when the driver is walking towards or away from the vehicle, as well as during vehicle start. The 2022 Sierra also offers new wheel designs for SLT and Denali trims, while three new optional exterior paint options (Titanium Rush Metallic, Dynamic Blue Metallic, Desert Sand Metallic) join the lineup.
Arguably the most important update to the refreshed 2022 Sierra is inside the cabin, where GMC delivers a overhauled cockpit on all models with the exception of the base-model GMC Sierra Pro. In other words, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4 and Denali (as well as the new-for-2022 AT4X and Denali Ultimate) get the new cockpit.
The new interior addresses criticisms levied against the pickup since its introduction of the 2019 model year, while also incorporating a wealth of new technologies. Highlights here include an all-new 13.4-inch center infotainment screen and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as standard on trims with the new cockpit. There’s also a new center console, Electronic Precision Shift for models with front bucket seats (column shift available for models with a front bench seat), and a standard power-adjustable steering column for up-level trims.
Further tech highlights include built-in Google compatibility as standard on all models except Pro, as well as GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous drive system with trailering capabilities included as standard on 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate and optional on Denali.
The powertrain lineup mirrors that of the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine included as standard with 420 pound-feet of torque, which is 20 percent more than before. Horsepower for L3B remains unchanged at 310 horsepower, but max towing ratings get a boost to 9,600 pounds for two-wheel drive models and 9,300 pounds for four-wheel drive models.
2022 Sierra models equipped with the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax are also offered with the max tow package. The combination, which was not offered in prior models years, increases max tow ratings to 13,200 pounds.
The rest of the powertrain lineup consists of the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine (355 horses, 383 pound-feet of torque) and naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine (420 horses, 460 pound-feet of torque). The naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV3 gasoline engine and naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82 gasoline engine have been discontinued for the 2022 model year.
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I was hoping they were going to switch over to the 2022 a little quicker.
The GMC simply looks worlds better than it’s cheaper Chevy twin Silverado at any rate date or time
At the earliest we can expect our trucks to arrive late February/early March
Don’t count on it! I would still expect early Summer 2022. Expect for their to be quality control delays and the chip shortage to complicate matters.
I wanted the refresh because of the interior change but I couldn’t wait, so I Laramie in now in my driveway. My avatar picture was my truck when brand new in 2012 that I traded on. I do not know how this picture was uploaded and GM authority does not have any settings configuration tool.
Ordered a 2022 GMC Sierra HD , 4×4 crew cab
Duramax SLE in September of 2021 , truck was built first week of December 2021 . I have contacted GM and asked what’s the hold up . Their answer to the problem is shipping and delivery problems. What sorry way to run a business. The truck literally sits 90 miles from the dealership I ordered it from in Michigan. Looking at Ram with a Cummins as an alternative. The dealer said they’ll give me back my deposit. Pretty sad!
I couldn’t wait purchased a 2021 Chevy Silverado Ltz , Z71 optioned with all the all packages same interior as my 2014 Silverado.
I find the bed length on my current 2012 Crew Cab to be rather annoying and not user-friendly at times. The bed length on a double cab would be acceptable, but the reduction in leg room (3.5″) in rear seats is kind of disappointing too. With other vehicle options available for carrying passengers, I am really leaning toward “downsizing” to a regular cab long bed. But sorry to see that the Pro version won’t get the new interior. Using the “Build and Price” option I was able to spec. a Pro model that doesn’t look like a stripped down plain jane W/T on the exterior. Maybe in a few years the interior will change? I can’t really justify the expense of a crew cab with a standard (79.4″) bed.
Stupid console shifter spoils the whole cabin.
Consoles in general are annoying, at least to me. They have grown so massive they make the seats smaller and lateral leg room is gone.
Still waiting for a 2021 Denali Ultimate. Tried to order in May, but the features in
Included in the Ultimate were “ on constraint” and blocked from ordering. The dealer had several of the exact Denali Ultimate that I wanted to order that they had ordered in February- March and they were assembled all ready but designated “MP”. (waiting on microchips ) in May . They assigned one those Denali trucks to me. In late August , the invoices were sent to the dealership and designated “ in transit” ( This usually means they will be delivered in days to a week) . An inventory search with a 500 mile radius for a 2021 Denali Ultimate truck shows hundreds and hundreds of the Sierra Denali trucks with Ultimate trim level “ in transit” for the past 9 weeks.
My point is this , they can not even deliver the 2021 Denali Ultimate for now almost the entire 2021 model year, how are they going to deliver a 2022 before this time next year. By the way, all of the trucks have customers waiting for them and these are $70K trucks with high profit margins. The dealerships are beyond frustrated and can not get an answer to why they are sitting in Marion Ohio .
It is very difficult to watch commercials of the new Sierra’s when they can’t deliver the 2021 trucks assembled over six months ago
No mention if the refresh 2022 high country will have the massaging seats ?? If not will buy 1st gmc in 34 years of driving chevy.
I pre-ordered the hummer ev edition 3. Now that I see a Denali ultimate 30k cheaper with a better interior, I know which one in going for. So I can’t do 0-60 in 3 seconds, probably will save my life.
Do they still have 24 gallon tanks with no option for an acceptable size?
I talked to Titan tanks three weeks ago and they said they are working on a possible 42 gal tank for 1500 gm trucks.As a long life GM buyer I’m coming close in getting a Ram 1500 limited 3.0 diesel
Making sure I read that correctly. Regular cabs will be in production alongside the crew cabs in February. Is that just for the Saudi Arabia market? I’m assuming so. But I still miss the ol’ SWBSC.