U.S.-based Chevy Silverado fans eager to get the Bow Tie brand’s iconic pickup truck with a Regular Cab, Standard Box body style will be happy to learn that General Motors will offer that very soon with the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500.
According to GM Authority sources, General Motors will once again offer a Regular Cab, Standard Box configuration of the Chevy Silverado in the U.S. with the launch of the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500. However, the Regular Cab, Standard Box will only be available on the base-model 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Work Truck trim level, also known as the WT.
Notably, General Motors already sells Chevy Silverado Regular Cab, Standard Box model variants in a number of markets around the world, including in South America and the Middle East. Notably, the Middle East also gets offers the Regular Cab, Standard Box configuration in the RST and Trail Boss trims.
For those fans that have longed for the return of the Regular Cab, Standard Box Silverado in the U.S., this no doubt comes as great news. That said, the fact the body style will only be available with the base-model WT trim level may dampen the excitement a bit for some.
As a reminder, General Motors unveiled the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup truck in September, debuting a variety of changes and updates over the stop-gap 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited and pre-refresh 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500.
The refreshed 2022 model year is headlined by the introduction of a completely new interior, which is offered on LT trims and above (LT, LT Trail Boss, RST, ZR2, LTZ, High Country).
Highlights inside include a revised cockpit, including a new a digital 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster, a large 13.4-inch color touchscreen, a range of new tech features plus a new console-style shifter (for models with the front bucket seats, as the column shifter will remain available on trucks with the front bench seat). Additionally, the range-topping High Country trim will offer the GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system with towing capability.
The refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado also includes revised exterior styling on all models, more power and torque from the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, and greater towing capacity for the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine. Finally, the refreshed Silverado also introduces the new ZR2 off-road trim level.
Editor’s note: an earlier version of this article referred to the body configuration in question as the Regular Cab Short Bed/Box, which is technically not correct. First, we should note that that the Silverado offers three box sizes:
- Short: 70 inches long
- Standard: 80 inches long
- Long: 98 inches long
With that in mind, the configuration that GM will add for the refreshed 2022 Silverado in the U.S. market is the Regular Cab with the Standard Bed (80 inches). This is where things get dicey: since the Standard Bed is the shortest available box for the Silverado Regular Cab, it’s also sometimes referred to as the Short Bed. In any event, the Regular Cab and the 80-inch-long Standard Bed is what’s being added for the 2022 model year. Meanwhile, the Regular Cab Short Bed (70-inch-long box) configuration is not available in any market.