General Motors unveiled the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 in September of 2021, followed by the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 in October of 2021. Production was originally slated to kick off on February 7th, but now, GM Authority has learned from sources familiar with the matter that production of the refreshed 2022 Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra will be slightly delayed.
As it stands now, production of the refreshed 2022 Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra will kick off at the GM Silao Assembly facility in Mexico on February 21st, rather than February 7th, as originally reported. Afterwards, production of the pickups will begin at the GM Fort Wayne Assembly facility in Indiana on March 14th, rather than March 6th.
The later production start dates will give General Motors additional time to properly set up mass production of these two critical nameplates in the current highly fluid and unpredictable operating environment. To note, the refreshed 2022 Silverado and refreshed 2022 Sierra were originally slated to debut early in the 2022 model year, but were delayed due to complications, resulting in the 2022 Silverado Limited and 2022 Sierra Limited.
As GM Authority reported earlier this month, the online configurator for the refreshed 2022 Silverado is expected to go live on March 3rd. The configurator was originally set to go live on January 5th, but was pushed back.
As for the specs, the refreshed 2022 Silverado and GMC Sierra will feature the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which now produces 20 percent more torque for a total of 430 pound-feet. The two trucks will also offer the atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, the atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax. Under the skin is the the same GM T1 platform as the pre-refresh models.
In addition to the GM Silao Plant in Mexico the GM Fort Wayne Assembly facility in Indiana, the refreshed 2022 Silverado will also be produced at the GM Oshawa Plant in Canada in the spring of 2022.