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2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Revealed As Updated 2021 Ford F-150 Rival

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The current fourth-generation Chevrolet Silverado launched in 2018 for the 2019 model year as an all-new, completely redesigned pickup. But in the highly competitive full-size pickup segment long dominated by the Ford F-150, time moves quickly. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 launched late last year, so that means it’s time for a refreshed Bow Tie offering as well, and that’s precisely what the 2022 Chevy Silverado is.

Those enhancements start on the outside, where the 2022 Chevy Silverado gets a revised front fascia and grille with headlights that sit lower than the outgoing model. LT and higher-trimmed trucks get revised wing-shaped daytime running lights that display an animated lighting sequence when the driver is walking toward or away from the vehicle, or when starting it. These changes are capped off by the addition of three new exterior color options – Sand Dune, Dark Ash, and Glacier Blue Metallic.

The bulk of the changes to the 2022 Silverado take place inside the cabin, at least for pickups with the LT trim level and up. The new Silverado boasts a fully configurable 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, as well as a 13.4-inch infotainment screen – a bit larger than the 2021 F-150’s 12-inch screen. Meanwhile, the instrument panel has ditched its horizontal lines for vertical ones, as well as floating elements for a more modern appearance.

In models with bucket seats, a new center console holds an available electronic shift controller, while additional options include GM’s Rear Camera Mirror, Head-Up Display, and Super Cruise hands-free highway driving feature. High Country-trimmed trucks get a host of new elements including open-pore wood trim, standard perforated leather seats, Bose premium audio system with stainless steel speaker grilles, and two new color choices – Jet Black or Nightshift Blue.

In the powertrain department, the 2022 Chevy Silverado gets a significantly enhanced turbocharged 2.7L inline-four cylinder engine that is projected to produce 420 pound-feet of torque – compared to 348 pound-feet in the current model – and can tow up to 9,600 pounds. The I-4 is backed up by GM’s eight-speed automatic transmission, which has received shift scheduling revisions for smoother operation.

GM is also making its Max Tow Package available in conjunction with the 3.0L turbo-diesel, which allows it to tow up to 13,300 pounds. Meanwhile, the automaker’s 5.3L V8 and 6.2L V8 engines carry over unchanged from the current, 2021 Silverado. All three of these powerplants are backed up by the automaker’s 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 2022 Silverado is currently expected to launch in the spring of 2022.

We’ll have more on what Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Richard Novak

    Did they also ditch the ugly square wheel wells? Or did that happen long ago and I never noticed?

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    1. Roy Chile’s

      Chevrolet ditched the Ugly fish gills , Square wheel well, but not the Ugly taillights and something missing where the fake grills are under the lights

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  2. mickey

    Gm loves that cheap unfinished black plastic wheel lip moldings and the Bow tie at the top of the grill looks totally stupid.

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  3. Crabbymilton

    They make no mention of the old reliable 4.3L V6. They must have confidence in that new 2.7L 4 as the standard engine if that’s the case.

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  4. Clam Juice

    It’s over for the F-150 , what will Ford do now ? This Silverado is a beauty

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  5. Chris

    Damn, I actually really like this!

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  6. Joseph Vance

    Not to worry Ford is always upping their game when it comes to the F150 and sets the gold standard when it comes to trucks. You don’t stay the best selling truck or vehicle for over 35 years by just sitting around and not building the most reliable, dependable and durable trucks out there. #Fordgoesfurther

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  7. Stephen Ketterer

    Did anyone else notice they completely ripped off the F-150 dash design??

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    1. Glyn

      If you can’t beat them, at least you can copy them

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  8. Paul

    No powerboost competition…. No power outlets in the bed of the truck? No larger inverter? Come on Chevy….

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  9. David DeLair

    I want to see more of the 2022 Trucks and options! Not the lighting or the Maverick!!!!!

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  10. Sigurd

    Awesome! Chevy has a winner. The 2,7 looks impressive.

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    1. Stalkbroker94

      Unfortunately, the sheer size of the engine means that an increase of power diminishes the reliability. Normally, this wouldn’t be the case, but you’re not looking at an V8 or V6. You’re looking at an inline 4, which has excellent primary balance. The secondary imbalance issue, however…I can guarantee that Chevy will not be the manufacturer to fix it.

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  11. crabbymilton

    I would have thought it would have been the most cost effective way was just to make the 5.3L V8 the sole gasoline engine with the diesel as optional. The V8 has cylinder deactivation so it could be worked to run on less than 8 most of the time but all 8 when you need it and not give up balance and smoothness. That way you only need one V8 designed into it. True that we are clearly moving away from the number of cylinders and power ratings only but many people don’t trust turbo 4’s even though they are smoother, they still rev to the point where you will wonder how they will hold up compared to the traditional V8.

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