General Motors debuted the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 in October of 2021, unveiling the fully updated pickup truck with a long list of changes and upgrades. Notably, refreshed 2022 Sierra 1500 models with a Regular Cab Standard Bed configuration will be available with only a single engine choice.
As it stands, refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 models with a Regular Cab Standard Bed body style will only be available with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. As GM Authority covered previously, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine now produces more torque, officially rated at a maximum of 430 pound-feet at 1,500 rpm. Output remains static at 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm.
It’s also worth noting that refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 models with the Regular Cab Standard Bed body style will only be available in the base Pro trim level.
That said, although refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 models in the Regular Cab Long Bed body style are equipped as standard with the L3B, the configuration is also offered with the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine as an optional upgrade. The naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine is rated at 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm.
Further engine options elsewhere in the lineup include the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. Transmission options include the GM 8-speed automatic and GM 10-speed automatic, depending on the configuration selected.
The refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform, with production set to take place at the GM Silao Plant in Mexico, and the GM Fort Wayne Assembly facility in Indiana. However, as GM Authority reported previously, production of the refreshed pickup has been delayed slightly.