Refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss Gets 2.7L Turbo Engine As Standard14
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 ushers in a full refresh for the full-size pickup, introducing a long list of changes, upgrades, and updates. Among these are changes to the powertrain lineup, with the 2022 Silverado LT Trail Boss now equipped with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine as standard.
By contrast, 2022 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss Limited models are equipped as standard with the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. As a reminder, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited serves as a “stop-gap” model between the pre-refresh 2021 Chevy Silverado and fully refreshed 2022 model year.
Fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss equipped with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine are rated at 310 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The latter figure is a substantial torque boost compared to pre-refresh 2022 Chevy Silverado Limited models equipped with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which are rated at 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque.
As for the powertrain options, the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss is available with the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, as well as the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
The turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine connects to an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax connect to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Further updates for the 2022 model year refresh include revised exterior styling, a completely overhauled cabin space, new technology, and the introduction of the off-road-ready 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2. Under the skin, the 2022 Chevy Silverado rides on the GM T1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Fort Wayne Assembly facility in Indiana and the GM Silao Plant in Mexico.
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When will we get to see the 22.5’ trail boss? I’m curious how it will look compared to the other models.
While the Refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss will now come standard with the 2.7 that does not mean GM is doing it to phase out the v8 but to rather push customers toward the more expensive truck the ZR2 Silverado. They already made this change on the custom trailboss before to drive sales of the LT trailboss. So this is nothing new or surprising.
Ditto. The 2.7+8 speed is what? 1500$ less than the V8? This is about additional sales.
If they continue with their MO of giving a $2000 “credit” for accepting the base engine a 5.3 actually will cost you $3500.
All of this Craziness will settle down once that next election comes around………. In the meantime GM is structuring the brand for a blue outcome. That 2.7 even in its “upgraded” form is no 5.3 and everyone agrees that MUCH is left on the table of that engine. But it does turn the rollers “cleaner” for CAFE.
Everything has its place INCLUDING electric cars. Not everyone needs or wants a minivan. That doesn’t mean that they don’t have a market. Just as this 2.7 has a market. Incentivizing ONLY that engine as GM has done in the past and continues to do is artificial demand.
The virtue signaling for government “Infrastructure Funding” is STRONG across the market unilaterally.
I have faith things will return to normality.
There was a time elections dictated higher or lower CAFE and emissions standards. Unfortunately that is no longer the case anymore.
Automakers used to fight making the changes and would just do some token EV projects that they still did not have the tech or funding to make viable.
Today that has changed, today automakers not only stopped fighting higher standards they are embracing them.
What happened? Well now after stepping up the billions needed the now see a path to high er profits and EV products that will be cheaper to build.. they also see that by 2030 to 35 most car buyers will find most of their needs met by EV models.
To continue building ICE the development cost will continue to run away as battery cost continue to drop. We are in the day and age of a $40k Malibu and with ICE the price will soon be $40k.
Also you have global regs too that would prevent GM from going overseas ever again.
There was a time I said RWD would never vanish. I also said the V8 would never be out sold by the 4 cylinder. Well both have come to pass.
I never expected EV models to do what they are now doing and I can see them easily replacing ICE once they bring the cost to the same or slightly lower. With batteries going down to $36 KWH in the next 10 years it will drastically cut cost.
They said when batteries were $1300 per KwH it would never hit $100 KwH and this year we just reached that. More range and faster charging is already on the way.
I had denied it for a long time but it is coming no matter how I feel about it and it is not going to change.
While the technology of EVs and batteries is no longer a barrier there is a huge question as to what the cost of the raw materials (i.e. cobalt, lithium, copper, etc) will be if the forecast EV volumes were to occur. Each EV will require at least 1500 lbs of these high cost materials (for batteries, motors, wiring, etc) and when the volume becomes MILLIONS of EVs worldwide every year it will have a huge impact on world material prices (and thus vehicle production costs) as well as availability (look at the current microchip shortage). Elon Musk has already made large financial commitments to secure lithium supplies in preparation for this and the trend will likely expand to entire countries competing to lock down material supplies. As good as current EV technology is today it will need to take another step forward to drastically reduce or change the material requirements (particularly for batteries) if the worldwide EV volumes are to meet current targets. Could be similar to cell phones, remember them being the size of a size 12 shoe? Most likely direction until a technology break-thru in energy storage is reached is hybrids (as Toyota seems to be directed).
I am a diehard ICE fan and I too am in denial. But, a well respected engineer friend of mine (I’m also an engineer) pointed out something to me that makes total sense. When we burn a gallon of gasoline it’s gone, forever, and leaves its mark on the environment. Once batteries are produced they are infinitely recyclable — raw materials become less of a factor. ICE days are numbered, at least for our cars. Still wonder how they will make a Boeing 777 fly on batteries. Food for thought my fellow ICE brothers.
By the way, I’m seriously considering a 2.7 LT — it doesn’t have lifters…………
Yes recycling is a big part and the cost of materials will keep them viable to recycle and help lower prices.
I had been a denier till I saw what the engineers are doing and working on. Also when I saw so many automaker commit to a major billions of dollars into the change I knew this was no longer just a token deal till the next election.
Just look at the last 20 years and how far electronic tech has gone just in our phones and computers. Cars are going to see the same. I can recall when I started at work there was no web and now that is most of our business. We have gone global now. I never would have predicted that.
There will be a lot of change a lot of new markets and many trying to find where they will fit in. I just got a product from Mahle the other day and I was shocked it was something they would make. But it is a sign they are already changing from pistons to advanced EV items.
Bill that is just it, A number of options are already on the table and in the next 15 year they already know of new technologies that will be ready to step in. The battery deal is a moving target now that investment is so great today.
Other things are in play too like one I saw was the two speed transmission. They said with the two speed it could make the car have a longer range with a smaller and cheaper battery. It is a very simple basic unit unlike the 10 speed deals we have today.
Also major recycling plans are in the works and ways to recycle the materials in use. Many valuable metals are being used just like in Phones and Computers and they make it worth the effort to recover them. Not so much to save the planet but to cut cost.
Toyota has resisted EV products but now are jumping in. Their tactic is to sell cars with range being the difference not price. Most people don’t need a 500 mile range in many situations so they will have a low range car at a lower cost. Then if you need more they will over a larger vehicle with a larger battery.
Basically with the change to EV the whole way of designing cars, Building cars, marketing cars and selling cars is forever going to change. This is a complete reset for the industry. This is what is so appealing to them.
Like I said in my other post this is not about saving the planet but for better profits and stock. Automakers were seen as a slow growth old industry with stagnate stock prices. Today GM is seeing higher stock than ever and are trying to recreate GM as a tech company not just an automaker. In time I can see these automakers expanding to other tech field they could adapt their tech too. They also are looking to expand their subscriptions to different tech products that could be down loaded or turned on in your car. Super Cruise is just the first.
Things are changing fast and it is hard to keep up as so much is not being reported as companies are trying to keep and edge. Like the last line in your post Toyota is now going EV after trying to keep to a Hybrid policy they have just changed and are now starting to move more to the EV lines. I am sure they will keep Hybrid for the third world where Electric is not 24/7 but for the rest of the world the market is changing fast.
Right now I hope that my line of work remains viable and we are not legislated out with the vintage cars.
Do we really want to rely on China for even more auto related parts? The Chinese already have us by the nuts. So, let’s now start phasing out ICE and push people to EV’s who’s batteries will be a product of the CCP. I will be the crazy ass old guy still driving his 92 Z71 in the year 2040 and be happy as a pig in $hit.
You won’t be the only crazy ass old guy out there — I still have my 2002, 4.8, LS. Regular Cab, Short Bed. Bought it new and it has been the best truck I have ever owned. Zero problems — can’t say that for my newer Chevy trucks. I’ll never sell it! It will probably out last my new LT.
Need to SEE that new LT Trailboss!!!!!