Assigned RPO code GTL and touch-up paint code WA-661G, Desert Sand Metallic is one of 10 exterior colors offered on the full-size light duty pickup truck, which include:
- Cardinal Red
- Cayenne Red Tintcoat
- Onyx Black
- Pacific Blue Metallic
- Quicksilver Metallic
- Summit White
- White Frost Tricoat
- Desert Sand Metallic (new for 2022)
- Dynamic Blue Metallic (new for 2022)
- Titanium Rush Metallic (new for 2022)
The Desert Sand Metallic color is an extra-cost item that adds an additional $495 to the vehicle’s price. This color is available on Elevation, AT4, and AT4X, but not available on Pro (base), SLE, SLT, Denali, and Denali Ultimate. It can be combined with the following colorways and trim levels:
- Jet Black on Elevation
- Jet Black with Kalahari accents on AT4
- Obsidian Rush on AT4X
For reference, here are all six interior colorways offered on the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500:
- Alpine Umber
- Dark Walnut/Slate
- Jet Black
- Jet Black with Kalahari accents
- Obsidian Rush
Revealed on October 21st, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 receives a mid-cycle refresh that introduces a long list of changes and updates to the nameplate, including updated exterior styling, a completely overhauled cabin, powertrain improvements, as well as the addition of the off-road 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X trim and new ultra-luxurious Sierra Denali Ultimate range-topper.
The all-new interior features the latest technology, such as a 13.4-inch diagonal screen for the Premium GMC Infotainment System with built-in Google apps, and a 12.3-inch diagonal multicolor driver information center (instrument panel). The new Sierra Denali Ultimate trim level also features the semi-autonomous GM Super Cruise system as standard (optional on Denali trim). Super Cruise delivers semi-autonomous driving and trailering capabilities.
The refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 offers four engine options, starting with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine that now produces 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet total, followed by the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax. Under the skin is the same GM T1 platform as the pre-refresh models.
U.S. pricing for the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 starts at $36,295 including the destination freight charge for the entry-level Sierra Pro trim level. Production takes place at the GM Silao plant in Mexico and GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, USA.