The fully refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 and 2022 Sierra 1500 debut a long list of upgrades and changes over the preceding 2021-model-year vehicles and pre-fresh 2022 Limited models. However, the online configurator for both models has yet to drop, leading many to question what’s going on. As such, we’re laying out everything we know thus far.
First, let’s briefly recap. General Motors unveiled the refreshed 2022 Silverado in September of 2021 and the refreshed 2022 Sierra that following October. Then, in November, GM Authority published GM’s internal launch timeframe for the updated 2022 Silverado, indicating that the online configurator was expected to go live without pricing info on December 15th, and with pricing info on January 5th, adding that the dates were subject to change, especially when considering the massive supply chain disruptions resulting from the ongoing global microchip shortage.
Obviously, those dates have come and gone without the updated 2022 Silverado and 2022 Sierra online configurators going live. So where are we now?
Well, General Motors is clearly behind schedule, presenting us with a relatively strange scenario. As it stands, dealers can currently place orders for the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 and 2022 Sierra 1500 trucks, and in fact have been doing so since the first order cycle went into effect December 16th of 2021. However, customers can’t configure the vehicles in question. This is indeed odd, and we can’t think of any recent GM vehicle launch where this has taken place.
In any event, GM Authority sources now tell us that the updated 2022 Silverado and 2022 Sierra online configurators should go live any day now, with one source close to the automaker telling us that the configurators will be online by mid next week. Again, we repeat that the timeline is fluid and subject to change.
In the meantime, you can check out photos of every refreshed 2022 Silverado trim level thanks to exclusive GM Authority coverage.
To note, the the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2022 GMC Sierra are offered with four engine options, including the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine with more torque than ever before the atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 and atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engines, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax.
Both trucks ride atop the GM T1 platform, with production scheduled to start February 7th at the GM Silao Plant in Mexico, and March 7th the GM Fort Wayne Assembly facility in Indiana. The GM Oshawa Plant in Canada will also produce the new Silverado, but not the Sierra.
As first reported by GM Authority, pricing for the refreshed 2022 Silverado starts at $33,195, including destination and freight charges. Meanwhile, the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra starts at $32,495.