The fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 made its big debut last September, ushering in a long list of changes and updates for the light duty pickup truck. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that the refreshed Chevy Silverado is unavailable to order with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine.
According to GM Authority sources, production of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 has been impacted by unavailability of the 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine. The engine is scheduled to return to production on July 18th, 2022.
Meanwhile, to complicate things even further, another 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 engine option, namely the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, is also unavailable to order for Silverado Custom Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country trim levels.
Customers waiting for their new 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 to be built with one of these two unavailable engines will likely be contacted by their local dealership with alternative solutions. Some of these solutions include delaying production of their new truck, or opting for a different engine option.
To note, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is normally offered with four engine options total. In addition to the 6.2L V8 L87 and 3.0L I6 LM2, these also include the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 430 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm, and the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. For comparison, output from the 6.2L V8 L87 is rated at 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, while output from the 3.0L I6 LM2 is rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm.