When General Motors first announced the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, it only shared photos of the light-duty pickup in the ZR2, High Country and LT trim levels. GM Authority has since captured photos of the sporty RST trim as well as the rugged Silverado Custom Trail Boss. Now, we’re bringing you images of yet another unseen-before trim – the 2022 Silverado Work Truck (WT), which serves as the base model of the Silverado family.
The model seen here is the Regular Cab, Long Box configuration that’s only available on the Work Truck trim.
The 2022 Silverado Work Truck incorporates a restyled front fascia with an updated version of the ‘CHEVROLET’ script-style black grille. Instead of being embedded in the thick crossbar of the front grille, like on the current WT, Custom and Custom Trail Boss, the ‘CHEVROLET’ lettering is now more neatly integrated into the overall grille design and resides higher on the front fascia.
Moving the crossbar higher within the grille is in line with the higher-up placement of the Chevy bow tie on the refreshed upper-level trims like LT, LTZ and High Country. In fact, the crossbar itself has also been toned down to take on a thinner and more nuanced shape.
The small, gold Chevy Bow Tie continues to reside within the lower corner of the grille, as are a set of black recovery/tow hooks. The halogen headlights are present and accounted for, much like they were on the Silverado WT for the 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 (Limited) model years.
The reworked front renders do away with the controversial “sideburn” aesthetic by reconfiguring the fender and front fascia, along with the front air curtain treatment. Additionally, this model features the chrome front bumper.
Also note the ‘Silverado’ hard badge on the front fender, followed by a set of black door handles and mirrors. This truck rides on the 17-inch Ultra Silver painted steel wheels (RPO code RD6) standard on the Work Truck trim (and not offered elsewhere within the lineup).
The base engine in the 2022 Silverado Work Truck will be GM’s turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which has received numerous updates for 2022 and now produces 20 percent more torque than before for a total output of 310 horsepower and 420 pound-feet. The four-cylinder will come paired with a revised version of the GM eight-speed automatic.
The refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado family will enter production during the first quarter of the 2022 calendar year, with order books set to open in December. As we reported previously, the truck will be available in the WT (Work Truck), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, LT Trail Boss, ZR2, LTZ and High Country trim levels.
LT and above models will feature a completely redesigned cockpit, highlighted by a new 13.4-inch center screen and a digital gauge cluster.
Meanwhile, WT, Custom and Custom Trail Boss models will continue with the interior seen on the pre-refresh models.
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