The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is currently unavailable to order with the optional Tubular Sport Bar, GM Authority has learned.
The bed-mounted Tubular Sport Bar (RPO code SBY) for the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is an LPO-level, dealer-installed option that is typically offered on the Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss and ZR2 trim levels. The Tubular Sport Bar is intended to give the truck a more rugged, utilitarian exterior appearance and features a cut-out ‘Silverado’ script on the side, along with stylized rectangular accent cutouts. The bar should not be used as a roll bar or to secure cargo, the automaker points out, but can be used to mount small LED off-road pod lights. Chevy says the bar is manufactured from a high-quality, corrosion-resistant metal and has a protective black finish.
This Tubular Sport Bar was installed on the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 that Chevy displayed at last year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, which is pictured in this article. This same truck was also equipped with new available rocker guards that GM developed for the off-road pickup.
It’s currently unclear when the Tubular Sport Bar will return to the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500’s order books. It’s not clear why it was removed, although it’s probably safe to assume this change is tied to a supply issue. While an item like this would not be affected by the semiconductor chip shortage, which has affected automotive production output the world over, lasting effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, along with continued COVID lockdowns in China, have resulted in various supply chain backlogs in recent months.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is produced at the GM Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana, as well as the GM Silao plant in Mexico. Production of the pickup is also set to commence at the GM Oshawa Assembly plant in Canada this spring