The GM Design team has shared a conceptual sketch that was completed during the development of the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500.
This sketch, which was done by GM senior exterior designer Vicente Muhlethaler, may have been completed later in the design process for the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, as it appears very similar to the production truck that will reach customer hands next year. It features a similarly-shaped grille opening, GMC’s signature C-shaped LED headlamps and the same faux front skid plate with integrated tow hooks. The horizontal slats in the grille are quite a bit different than the production truck, however, and the side mirrors are also of a different shape.
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In addition to revised exterior styling, the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra introduces a restyled cabin to the premium pickup with an all-new 13.4-inch infotainment screen and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as (standard on SLE trim levels and above), a redesigned center console with available Electronic Precision Shift, more soft touch points and additional premium materials. All models in the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 lineup are equipped with this new interior design, with the exception of the base GMC Sierra Pro, which is marketed as a fleet/work truck.
The powertrain lineup in the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 includes the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine and naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, as well as the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax.
The fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is slated to hit dealers in Q1 of the 2022 calendar year. This model is not to be confused with the 2022 GMC Sierra Limited, which is a carryover model from 2021 that will bridge the gap to the refreshed truck. GM implemented this strategy due to delays in bringing the new Sierra 1500 to market due to various pandemic and supply chain related setbacks.