The new, 2022 Chevy Silverado was unveiled, representing an upgraded version of the brand’s best-selling truck that provides consumers with additional options, technology, and luxury details.
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The new Chevy Silverado features unparalleled technology and performance features
The first-ever Silverado ZR2, Chevy’s new premier off-road vehicle, is set to debut in 2022, and it’s the newest addition to a popular series of factory-installed raised pickups.
The improved 2022 Silverado also has a new, expressive interior with increased technologies, as well as an elevated external appearance. On the LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, ZR2, LTZ, and High Country, a 13.4-inch-diagonal touchscreen is standard, and optional Super Cruise hands-free driver-assistance technology with trailering is offered. An improved, stronger version of the 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine, which delivers more torque than any basic engine in its class, is also new for 2022.
The first Silverado ZR2
The first-ever Silverado ZR2 joins Chevy Trucks’ factory-lifted off-road range as the top model, delivering race-proven off-road performance that enthusiasts can purchase straight off the showroom floor. The ZR2 is a complete package that includes a luxury cabin, immersive electronics, a variety of standard safety features, and pronounced off-road capability.
The suspension upgrades, improved off-road technology, and exterior upgrades on the ZR2 were designed to maximize off-road output and abilities — whether desert running or rock crawling — while maintaining everyday driving comfort and supporting comparable cargo and trailering proficiency to other Chevy Silverado off-road trims. The ZR2’s maximum payload is 1,440 pounds (653 kg), with an 8,900-pound (4 tons) conventional trailer weight rating.
Among the ZR2 highlights, we need to mention the 10-speed automatic gearbox paired to a standard 6.2L V-8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. When compared to the Silverado Trail Boss, the ZR2’s springs have been custom-tuned to enhance the maximum front and rear suspension travel. Another focus point is Terrain Mode, which enables one-pedal rock crawling, being one of the several off-road chassis and suspension calibrations.
“The Chevrolet Silverado is legendary and continues to excite both new and loyal customers. For the new 2022 model, we’ve enhanced the Silverado lineup to build on its success, giving customers more choice, a refined design, and new technology options. The addition of the all-new Silverado ZR2, Chevy’s flagship off-road truck, builds on an already strong portfolio of factory-lifted pickups from Chevrolet that are bringing in new buyers.” said Kelly MacDonald, director, Chevrolet Truck Marketing.
High-tech, dynamic features to make driving even more fun
Silverado’s new infotainment screen, which is coupled with a new digital, customizable instrument cluster, is the centerpiece of the more intuitive technology. They work together to provide consumers a big, panoramic, and at-a-glance picture of the vehicle’s key readouts and infotainment settings.
Customers will be able to connect with unprecedented levels of customization and easy interaction thanks to the customizable cluster and infotainment display. It all begins when the driver slips into the driver’s seat and the driver information center comes alive. The optional Rear Camera Mirror and Head-Up Display bring the total number of displays to four, each contributing to a more engaging and complete driving experience.
The four typical user-selectable cluster configurations provide versatility for a screen that fits individual needs: the most basic layout for long, level roads, or more information for difficult terrain or heavy traffic. Engaging graphics may also reflect the terrain mode chosen if a driver is prepared for snow, ice, or off-roading ahead.
Additionally, Google built-in compatibility is standard on all Chevy Silverado grades LT and above. Customers may use it to control some car features by saying “Hey Google” or pushing the steering wheel’s “push to speak” button. Customers may use their voice to contact or text contacts, listen to music, create reminders, and even adjust the car’s temperature.
Google’s built-in technology complements other technologies. Silverado consumers have learned to appreciate features such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Amazon Alexa.
Propulsion: power and ride smoothness
For the new 2022 models, the Silverado’s propulsion portfolio has been reinforced and simplified, beginning with substantial improvements to the 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine. It has greater torque than any other basic engine in its class and can tow up to 9,500 pounds (4.4 tonnes) in a two-wheel-drive configuration.
The revised 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine is built on a new, more robust cylinder block casting, which is complemented by a 30% stronger crankshaft. To deliver on truck durability, the engine retains its completely forged bottom end as well as technologies utilized in diesel engines.
Engineers were able to decrease noise and optimize the engine for more torque, especially in the useful low-mid rpm range, thanks to these improvements. GM estimates maximum torque at 420 lb-ft (569 Nm), a 20-percent improvement over the existing engine.
There have also been changes to the shift sequencing of the 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine’s matching eight-speed automatic gearbox to provide smoother shifting and faster downshifts for a more refined and powerful feel on demand.
The popular 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel is another engine that has seen upgrades. Because of the chassis modifications, the 3.0L Duramax now has a maximum towing capacity of 13,300 pounds (6 tonnes) in a two-wheel-drive configuration. This is a 4,000-pound (2 tonnes) increase over the 2022 Silverado LTD models, and it adds additional capabilities to an engine that has been lauded for its smooth ride and economy.
Both engines are part of a propulsion portfolio that also includes the 5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management and the 6.2L V-8, which is the segment’s most powerful naturally aspirated V-8. For retail consumers, all V-8 engines and the 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel are only available with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
A dominant physique
Starting with a strong appearance, the Silverado 2022 model was improved with features that emphasize the truck’s broad, solid, and confidence-inspiring posture while also adding refined signals that represent how many customers use their trucks today — frequently as a family’s main vehicle.
Every model gets a new front fascia and grille design that lowers the headlights to highlight the Silverado’s strength and stability on the outside. The wing-shaped daytime running lights, which were introduced in 2019, have been updated and now include dynamic illumination sequences while approaching, starting, or walking away from the car on LT models and above.
The toughness and flexibility of the new 2022 Chevy Silverado’s external design haven’t altered. The bed floor’s robust, roll-formed high-strength-steel structure provides a class-leading6 89.1 cubic foot standard cargo bed volume.
There are also 12 standard tie-downs, which is more than any competition, as well as unique features like the industry-first power up/down tailgate and the optional six-position Multi-Flex tailgate.
The redesigned 2022 Silverado comes in three new exterior colors: Dark Ash, Sand Dune, and a vivid blue recently dubbed Glacier Blue Metallic by some of the most devoted Chevy truck owners, Chevy Truck Legends.
Modern and inviting: welcome to the Chevrolet Silverado new interior
The inside of the Chevy Silverado LT and higher has been redesigned, integrating new materials into a design that offers the cabin a more roomy and luxurious feel.
A driver-oriented instrument panel with a prominent 13.4-inch-diagonal horizontal touchscreen and a 12.3-inch-diagonal digital, customizable instrument cluster anchors the redesigned cabin. The vertical components of the 2021 model’s instrument panel have been replaced with horizontal lines and floating pieces, which give the Silverado’s interior a sense of spaciousness.
Alexandre Scartezini, Chevrolet Truck lead interior designer, says: “It’s a more contemporary, refined design that elevates the premium nature of the interior. It’s also a more driver-oriented space that’s connected to our performance heritage, with a hint of Corvette influence in its design DNA.”
In models with bucket seats, the redesigned center console now has an available electronic shift controller.
New available colors, seat styles, and more quality materials are used throughout the cabin to improve the appearance and feel.