Chevy’s refreshed 2022 Silverado 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 style, with Regular Cab and Crew Cab scheduled to go into production on February 7th. Double Cab models are scheduled to go into production a month later on March 6th. As GM Authority was first to report, order books for the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 are set to open in December.
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. As such, these dates are subject to change.
As a reminder, the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 differs from the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited, with the Limited model bridging the gap between the pre-refresh 2021 Silverado 1500 and refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500. The reason for the existence of the Limited model is that the refreshed Silverado 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 refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup debuted on September 9th, introducing a long list of changes and updates over the preceding 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Limited models, including an overhauled interior. This was perhaps the most anticipated update to the fourth-generation Chevy Silverado 1500 which was introduced for the 2019 model year. The new cabin can be found on LT trim, and higher.
The new cockpit now includes a 13.4-inch center infotainment touchscreen as standard on LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, High Country and the new-for-2022 ZR2. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is standard on all models equipped with the updated interior, as is a range of Google-powered infotainment features such as Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is also included.
Making the list of tech options is the GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver-assist system. It will be optional on the range-topping Silverado High Country model. Notably, the 2022 Chevy Silverado will also offer trailering capabilities in conjunction with Super Cruise. Additionally, Chevy Safety Assist will be standard on all trim levels of the refreshed truck. The suite includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam auto high beams.
On the outside, the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 features a revamped front fascia, including new headlights with animated walk-up and walk-away features along with swiping turn signals on certain trims. Three new exterior colors join the lineup, including Dark Ash, Sand Dune, and Glacier Blue Metallic.
The 2022 Silverado 1500 refresh also introduces an update to the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. The boosted four-cylinder, which becomes the standard engine on the Work Truck, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT (LT and 2FL), and RST now features 20 percent more torque for a total of 420 pound-feet. Additionally, models equipped with the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine get an increase in towing capacity of up to 13,300 pounds.
The new Silverado ZR2 features a high-approach steel front bumper with removable end caps, which gives the truck a more aggressive exterior appearance and enables a 31.8-degree approach angle. Other off-road-focused equipment includes 18-inch off-road alloy wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires and additional underbody skid plates.
Mechanically, the new Silverado ZR2 features front and rear e-lockers, a taller ride height, and Multimatic DSSV dampers. Finally, the exit area for the dual exhaust system has been relocated behind the rear wheels, reducing the chance that it will get dented or damaged when off-roading.
The only available engine option in the new Silverado ZR2 will be the aforementioned 6.2L V8 L87 engine mated to the standard GM 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. A new Terrain Mode setting, also standard, allows for one-pedal driving on trails, particularly useful when rock crawling.