Here’s The Refreshed 2022 Silverado Launch Timeline: Video70
Over the last few weeks, GM Authority has exclusively reported all kinds of juicy details about the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500. For instance, we told you when order books will open, when production will begin, and that the refreshed truck will be offered in a new configuration. Now, we have another ripe exclusive about the updated truck, this time in the form of GM’s internal timeline for the 2022 Silverado launch cadence:
- November 29th, 2021 – order guide goes live
- December 2nd, 2021 – orders open for dealers (quick order tool)
- December 15th, 2021
- Online configurator goes live without pricing
- Pricing goes live for dealers, but might not include all packages and options
- December 16th, 2021 – first order cycle
- January 5th, 2022 – online configurator live with pricing
- February 7th, 2022 – Regular Cab and Crew Cab production beings
- March 6th, 2022 – Double Cab production begins
As you can see, the excitement for buyers of Chevy‘s full-size light duty pickup truck begin will on Monday November 29th. That’s when GM will publish the order guide. Shortly thereafter, order books will open for dealers via the quick order tool on December 2nd. Two weeks after that, on December 15th, the online configurator will launch, but it will not contain pricing information. Instead, pricing details will be made available to dealers, though these might not include all packages and options. The following day, on December 16th, GM will conduct the first order cycle for the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500. The online vehicle configurator will then gain pricing details on January 5th, 2022.
Production of the Regular Cab and Crew Cab models will begin on February 7th, 2022. Then Double Cab will begin on March 6th, 2022.
With those dates in mind, it’s worth noting that GM has 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, keep in mind that all of these dates are subject to change.
In the meantime, production of the “stop-gap“, pre-refresh 2022 Chevy Silverado 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. However, these Limited (or LTD) models will be discontinued once the refreshed trucks go into production, something GM Authority was also first to report.
As a reminder, the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 differs substantially from the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited, with the Limited model bridging the gap between the pre-refresh 2021 Chevy 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 made its debut on September 9th, introducing a long list of highly-anticipated changes and updates over the preceding 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Limited models. Perhaps the biggest change to the refreshed model is a new interior for 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 – which includes LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, High Country and the new-for-2022 ZR2 models.
The new cockpit now includes a standard 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster plus a 13.4-inch center infotainment touchscreen running a range of Google-powered infotainment features such as Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility continues to be 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 trim. Notably, Super Cruise in the 2022 Chevy Silverado will also offer trailering capabilities. 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: Dark Ash, Sand Dune, and Glacier Blue Metallic.
The 2022 Silverado 1500 refresh also introduces an updated version of the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. The boosted four-cylinder, which replaces the deleted 4.3L V6 LV3 engine to become the standard powerplant 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 thanks to the newfound availability of the Max Trailering Package (NHT) with the diesel powerplant.
The atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 and 6.2L V8 L87 remain unchanged, with the 5.3L delivering 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, while the 6.2L putting out 420 horses and 460 pound-feet. Both of these engines feature Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM). Meanwhile, the 5.3L V8 L82 with Active Fuel Management (AFM), previously used on entry-level models, is being deleted from the refresh.
More big news for the refreshed 2022 Silverado is the introduction of the first-ever 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 as Chevy’s new flagship off-road offering to slot above the popular Silverado Trail Boss.
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.
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Cherry red tintcoat
Brown leather w/ bucket seats
Convenience pack 2
Max tow package
Bed liner protection pack
Wheel to wheel running boards
That’s my build. Just hit 200,000km on my 2012 LTZ and will be trading it in after 10 immaculate years. Only thing that broke outside of routine maintenancewasrhe coolant reservoir cap, $7 replacement
Who are you ordering with? Would be happy to place it for you here in metro Detroit if you’re close by.
P.S. I appreciate the dislikes y’all. Not that I expected anything different from the whiny comment section on GMA.
Hey thanks, I’m in Ontario, will order through Scherer. Agree with you on the comment section haha
You’re going to be disappointed by the reliability of today’s GM trucks. My 2016 Denali Ultimate crew cab short box sucks. 8 recalls. Plus $6000 in out of pocket on repairs for things that should never have broke so fast, like the entire AC system, two wheel bearings, windshield washer pump, low speed braking vacuum pump (inexcusable), transmission wiring harness, struts, etc… Can’t wait to trade it in on the new Tundra.
Wouldn’t be buried in a tundra. My 2012 silly has never been to the shop. Can’t wait to get my refreshed 22 with 3 liter baby duramax.
should have bought an extended warranty.
The Tundras are nice. I hear they come with a skirt and an appletini. LOL.
Sorry, you had so much trouble but I have to say I have never had any troubles with my GM products. We have a Hyundai that has been a nightmare with recalls. For towing the big three are the best but kidding aside if Chevy and Ford went out of business Id get one…..or if I were more into offroading than towing.
That picture in the corner of the video looks like a mug shot. Alex needs to smile. 😉
Personally I appreciate that Alex isn’t trying to be an always smiling buffoon clown like some other people making videos about cars. Compared with many of those people, Alex is on a whole different level. Keep up the great work Alex and company. Very informative and well presented.
The more I see the redesigned fascia the more I hate it.
I do hate the fascia too, but the ZR2 and maybe the RST are exceptions.
The refreshed facia is godawful. I was hoping I was being too critical since I was planning on buying one for the improved 2.7… I played a video of it at Thanksgiving yesterday and the outburst of laughter pretty much said it all, from a group of lifelong GM fans. This is as bad as the hatchet job they did on the 19′ Camaro refresh. And like the Camaro, sales will bare out that this was a colossal mistake.
I too did not think it was possible to make the Silverado any uglier…..but they did it! My gosh, do these guy just not care?
I love the current design. I was excited when GM Authority broke the news of the updated 2.7 w/20% more torque. I decided right then that if the refresh wasn’t hideous, at least somewhat acceptable.. I was going to replace my Silverado which is number 20 something (including a few Sierras) but this is unacceptable. The grimace face facia is a real head scratcher.
I like the truck but no 4 banger for me
To all you keyboard cry babies let’s see you design a truck . I’m sure your design and engineering excellents will produce a far Superior product..
My apologies, I didn’t realize that a design or engineering degree was required to recognize that the front of a truck is ugly.
If I designed a truck, it would be even uglier. But it would be reliable, simple, and capable of doing all the important truck things.
Touch screens? Nope. Toggle switches, knobs, and dials!
Connectivity? No way. Put your damn phone away and DRIVE.
Manual shift transfer cases with low range, manual transmissions? Standard equipment.
Regular cab, 6′ box, and the off road trimmings? My dude, all my trucks are meant to play in the boonies. I even offer a classic extended cab, and a step-side!
Engine options are a V8, and a bigger V8. Buy a car if you want 50mpg on the highway.
You want pretty? Buy a car. You want sexy? Buy a FAST car. You want a truck that can do truck stuff and not act like a sedan with a box? You want to buy my truck.
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 tell us you’re a Boomer without telling us you’re a Boomer. Nobody wants the truck you just described.
I do miss the real trucks I used to drive with shifters, granny gears, and dual tanks.
Not a boomer. GenX. But I learned to drive and wrench on boomerwagons. Sometimes the old ways, are the best ways, and judging by the ratio, more people like my ideas than yours, kiddo.
Part of the problem is yesterday’s Detroit road yachts are today’s SUVs/pickups aka money makers. Simply put you want a Impala?= Traverse, Caprice Classic?= Tahoe, 98 Regency?=Sierra Ultimate, LTD?=F150 Platinum etc.. The only good thing is you can still get a somewhat basic truck but best believe is their way of saying in business.
It is SUPER questionable why GMC was full frontal nudity with pricing and Chevy opens ordering and configuration without public pricing?
Where did GMC release full pricing for the 2022 update?
Based on this timeline. Anyone has Idea when the dealer can put the order? I would like to ensure that I’m on the head of the line, but I’m not sure when they can put the order, reservation or pre-order for us.
December 2nd is when our quick order tool opens and when we’ll be able to place the first orders (it’s actually already live with the options but orders cannot be placed). The first allocations won’t be handed out until December 16th, which would be when some of our first orders would actually be accepted for production. If you’re near metro Detroit, I’d be happy to put in an order for you.
What are the options available on the ZR2?
Hey Cole, I’m from WA, but if you can work a good price, I can work with you for a out of state order. I can fly to received it or I can pay the transportation. Please share you contact.
WA is quite a ways away from me. I can work a fair price on the truck, no add ons or markups, but with how expensive it would be to transport it to you, I’m not sure if it would make sense unless you wanted to take a long drive back home. If you have a good relationship with any Chevy dealers near you, I could arrange a courtesy delivery where the truck is delivered and prepped at a dealer out there but we’d handle all paperwork digitally through my store. My email is Cole (dot) Gagliano (at) genesischevy.com if you’d like to reach out to me, we’ll see what we can do.
Cole, What dealership are you with? Went into Serra Chevrolet today and had to show them this site. They dont have a clue on these trucks!
I’m with Genesis Chevrolet on Gratiot Avenue. I’d be more than happy to place an order for you if you’re local, I’m surprised that any Chevy salesperson could afford to not pay attention to this truck after the previous trim on the Silverado was such a let down! I only have a couple other orders so far, feel free to shoot me an email at Cole (dot) Gagliano (at) genesischevy.com and we can discuss further.
At what point does GM stop and say let’s make feature a) exclusive and only to GMC trucks? Like why even buy a GMC if the same exact stuff is available to Chevy?
You get two differently styled trucks. And now there are 3 interior layouts available sort of like the golden era 2007-2012 GM trucks.
I’ve wondered this a lot too. It does look like they made massaging seats exclusive to the Denali Ultimate (for now), as is a solid brown interior, but I’m not sure if that’s worth the price difference between that and the high country Silverado. Then again, I’m a Chevy man, always will be.
A couple of questions:
1. The timeline says the online order guide is available on November 29. Is that a public facing guide? Or only available to dealerships?
2. Are some dealerships more likely to be in front of others for putting in orders for the 2022 refresh? If so, how do we know which dealership to go to?
Order guide is publicly available. All dealers will get to place orders at the same time. Now some dealers may receive no allocations on the very first cycle, but you’d have to be a very small truck dealer for that to happen. I’d guess that a heavy majority of dealers will receive at least a few allocations on the first cycle, and those that don’t will get them a week or two later.
Can I order one without the touch screen?
Nope. All models have one, but the three lower end trims like work truck, custom and custom trail boss have a smaller one than LT and higher models.
Are these dates relevant for canada as well
The 2022 GMC Sierra order guide was live on Saturday.
Local dealer here in Alberta didnt get the order guide for the chev’s today
It’s publicly available online at gmfleetorderguide (dot) com.
Mike – the timeline outlined in the video is for the U.S. market. Canadian dates typically follow those of the U.S. by a few weeks.
When does production start at GM Oshawa for this Model?
Nothing official about that right now. Oshawa is currently exclusively building the HDs.
Oshawa will start building the LD in 2022. They already started building Non-saleable Models.
Can you get a LT with the trailer mirrors in canada
Just heard today that GM isnt releasing pricing or allowing orders now till the middle of january for Canada anyways
I would like to order a 2022 LTZ but I am afraid of the lifter issue on the 6.2’s. Has this been fixed?
Anyone know when 2022 refreshed models will be available to order with pricing in Canada