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2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Refresh - Minneapolis, MN

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Highlights

Not to be confused with the 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited, the 2022 Silverado 1500 is Chevrolet’s refreshed light-duty full size truck. The Limited fills the gap between the 2021 and 2022 model years as production was pushed back due to turbulent market conditions. The most significant changes come in the form of enhanced interior appointments and technological improvements, but also with a new face-lift and the first-ever Silverado ZR2. We can now expect the Silverado to rival the previously more upscale interiors of its fellow Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 competitors and build upon it’s already solid performance and capability . The newly redesigned Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is slated to land at dealerships in the spring of 2022.

Highlights include:

  • A fully redesigned interior for LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, ZR2, LTZ and High Country trims featuring a redesigned, sweeping horizontal instrument panel that makes the cabin feel more spacious, along with a new, more functional center console (with available electronic shift control on most trim levels).
  • A 13.4-inch-diagonal color touchscreen and new 12.3-inch-diagonal configurable digital instrument cluster standard on models with the new interior.
  • Standard on trims with the new interior, Google built-in offers access to Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play right on the infotainment screen. This new experience works with Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlay capability and offers new levels of customization and flexibility for customers.
  • Every trim features a new front fascia, which emphasizes the truck’s stability and strength with a wide, planted stance while new daytime running lamps have been programmed with animated walk-up and walk-away functions in addition to swiping turn signal functions on select trims.
  • New for 2022 is an enhanced, stronger version of the 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine that offers 20% more torque.
  • For the new 2022 Silverado, Chevy Safety Assist, a suite of six standard active safety features, is standard on every trim, and includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam auto high beams.
  • The enhanced 2022 Silverado High Country will be the first Chevy pickup offered with available Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver-assistance technology for compatible roads. It can be used on more than 200,000 miles (320,000 km) of compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada.

Elevated Exterior Design

Starting with an already bold style, the Silverado’s designers enhanced the 2022 model with elements that reinforce the truck’s wide, stable and confidence-inspiring stance.

  • Every trim receives a new front fascia and grille design that lowers the headlamps. On LT models and above, the wing-shaped daytime running lamps that were introduced in 2019 are revised and feature animated lighting sequences when approaching, starting or walking away from the vehicle.
  • The sturdy, roll-formed high-strength-steel construction of the bed floor is the foundation for a class-leading 89.1 cubic feet of standard cargo bed volume.
  • There are also 12 standard tie-downs, more than any competitor, and innovative features such as the available and industry-first power up/down tailgate and the available six-position Multi-Flex tailgate.
  • Three new exterior colors are offered with the refreshed 2022 Silverado: Dark Ash, Sand Dune and a vibrant blue recently named Glacier Blue Metallic.

All-New Interior Appointments and Technology

Silverado has a refreshed interior on the LT trim and above, incorporating new materials into a design that gives the cabin a spacious and more premium feel.  The new interior is rooted in a driver-oriented instrument panel that incorporates a bold 13.4-inch-diagonal horizontal touchscreen, along with a 12.3-inch-diagonal digital, configurable instrument cluster. Notably, the vertical elements of the 2021 model’s instrument panel have been replaced with horizontal lines and floating elements that enhance the feeling of spaciousness to the Silverado’s cabin. Additionally, the new center console incorporates an available electronic shift controller in models with bucket seats.

The look and feel of the interior are elevated with new available colors, seat designs and more premium materials throughout. That’s especially true for the top-level High Country trim, which features new and unique elements including:

  • Authentic open-pore wood trim on the console, upper glove box and doors
  • Standard leather seating surfaces with an exclusive custom perforation and stitching pattern
  • Stainless steel speaker grilles with the Bose premium audio system, standard on High Country and LTZ
  • Two interior color choices, Jet Black or Nightshift Blue

Silverado’s new infotainment screen is the centerpiece of the more intuitive technology and is paired with a new digital, configurable instrument cluster. Together, they provide customers with a bold, panoramic and at-a-glance view of the important vehicle feature readouts and infotainment settings.

  •  The available Rear Camera Mirror and Head-Up Display take the total to four technologically advanced screens, each helping provide an engaging and comprehensive driving experience.
  • The standard four user-selectable cluster layouts enable flexibility for a display that meets individual needs: the simplest layout for long, flat highways or more information for technical trails or heavy traffic. And if a driver is preparing for snow, ice or off-roading ahead, engaging visuals can represent the terrain mode selected.
  • All Silverado trims LT and above are equipped with Google built-in compatibility. With it, customers can control certain vehicle functions by saying, “Hey Google” or pressing the “push to talk” button on the steering wheel. Customers can use their voice to call or text friends, listen to music, set reminders, or even change the temperature in the car. Google built-in complements technologies Silverado customers have already come to love, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, as well as available Amazon Alexa.

Silverado Performance and Capability

2.7L Turbo High-Output Engine

The Silverado’s propulsion lineup is strengthened and streamlined for the new 2022 models, starting with significant enhancements to the 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine. It leads with more torque than any base engine in its class and has a maximum trailering rating of 9,500 pounds in a two-wheel drive configuration. A new, more rigid cylinder block casting is the foundation for the refined 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine and it’s complemented with a 30-percent-stiffer crankshaft. The engine maintains its fully forged bottom end as well as technology used in diesel engines to deliver on truck durability. These enhancements enabled engineers to reduce noise and tune the engine for greater torque production, particularly in the usable low-mid rpm range. Maximum torque is GM-estimated at 420 lb-ft (569 Nm), over a 20-percent increase compared to the current engine. There also have been shift scheduling revisions of the 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine’s complementing eight-speed automatic transmission to offer smoother shifting, along with quicker downshifts, for a greater feeling of refinement and power on demand.

3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine

The other engine that sees improvements is the popular 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel. Chassis changes now allow inclusion of the max tow package, so the 3.0L Duramax now has a max tow rating of 13,300 pounds in a two-wheel drive configuration. This is a 4,000-pound improvement over the 2022 Silverado LTD models and brings new capability to an engine praised for its smooth ride and impressive efficiency. Both engines are part of a propulsion lineup that also includes the proven 5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management and the 6.2L V-8 — the most powerful naturally aspirated V-8 engine in the segment. All V-8 engines and the 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel are paired exclusively with a 10-speed automatic transmission for retail customers.

First-Ever Silverado ZR2

The first-ever Silverado ZR2 drives into the flagship position of Chevy Trucks’ factory-lifted off-road lineup, offering race-proven off-road performance customers can buy right from the showroom floor. The ZR2 brings together a premium interior, immersive technology, a number of standard safety equipment features and off-road prowess in a comprehensive package. ZR2’s suspension upgrades, enhanced off-road technology and exterior enhancements were developed to optimize off-road performance and capability — whether desert running or rock crawling — while balancing everyday driving comfort and supporting comparable payload and trailering capability to other Silverado off-road trims. ZR2 max payload is 1,440 pounds and the conventional trailer weight rating is 8,900 pounds.

ZR2 highlights include:

  • Standard 6.2L V-8 engine, delivering 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Silverado-first application of Multimatic 40mm DSSV spool-valve dampers, which feature:
    • Three separate spool valves to control damping
    • Three connected chambers for fluid flow
  • Uniquely-tuned springs that, with the Multimatic dampers, increase maximum front and rear suspension travel, compared to the Silverado Trail Boss
  • Front and rear e-lockers
  • Specific off-road chassis and suspension calibrations, including Terrain Mode, which allows one-pedal5 rock crawling
  • Specific 33-inch off-road MT tires
  • Unique skid plate package
  • New high-approach steel front bumper designed for off-road strength, durability and clearance that enables an improved 31.8-degree approach angle compared to other Silverado off-road models

Chevrolet has been competing on some of the most grueling, toughest off-road courses with a prototype Silverado ZR2 in the Best in the Desert race series,” said Dom Lester, General Motors chief engineer, Performance Variants, Parts and Motorsports Engineering. “We applied what we learned in racing and Moab testing to the new ZR2 to offer a supremely capable and confidence-inspiring package, but one that doesn’t beat you up on the highway with its ride quality. It’s equally capable and comfortable.

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