General Motors officially unveiled the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 in September of the 2021 calendar year, debuting a long list of changes and updates over the preceding 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited and 2021 model year. Now, GM Authority has the first exclusive photos of the updated 2022 Silverado 1500 LTZ out and about on public roads.
This is the first time we’ve seen the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 LTZ driving on real-world roads. Up front, we see the updated Silverado’s new front fascia, highlighted by a chrome grille and gold Bow Tie emblem, as well as a prominent chrome upper cross bar and chrome horizontal bars for the insert. C-shaped lighting elements are placed on either side of the grille, while below the air intake is a chrome bumper. The lights incorporate LED reflector high-intensity forward lamps with LED signature curtain Daytime Running Lamps and White tracer animations.
Moving to the profile, we see the refreshed 2022 Silverado is equipped with chrome door handles, chrome mirror caps, and chrome window surrounds, complementing the polished body elements up front. In the corners, the truck is riding on new 20-inch Sterling Silver alloy wheels (RPO code RHO), which are included as standard. This truck is also equipped with optional Power-retractable assist steps with rearward articulation (RPO code BRS), providing access to the bed.
Speaking of the rear, the refreshed 2022 Silverado LTZ is equipped with a chrome rear bumper, as well as a single exhaust tip. The body panels are painted in Cherry Red Tintcoat (paint code GSK).
Under the hood, this 2022 Silverado LTZ is motivated by the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine with Dynamic Fuel Management. The naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax can be specified in the LTZ as well, which add a dual exhaust setup. More affordable trim levels of the updated Silverado also include the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline, now with 430 pound-feet of torque.
To note, the LTZ trim level is positioned between the off-road-ready Silverado ZR2 and range-topping Silverado High Country with regard to the Silverado’s trim level hierarchy.
Under the skin, the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Silao plant in Mexico, the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, and starting in the spring of 2022, the GM Oshawa plant in Canada.