First Look: 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with NEW InteriorSep 14th, 2021
When the current generation Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (and it’s twin, the GMC Sierra 1500) were first unveiled in 2018, they were criticized for having a plan looking interior. General Motors listened to their critics and has updated the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s interior; among other things.
The New Interior
The new interior of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is rooted in a driver oriented instrument panel that incorporates a 13.4-inch touchscreen along with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster. The dashboard has more horizontal elements and features authentic open-pore wood trim. The new interior features leather seating surfaces, stainless steel speaker grilles, and either Jet Black or Nightshift Blue colours.
The new touchscreen is the centerpiece of the redesigned 2022 Silverado interior. It operates with a new infotainment system that can support wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and Google built-in technologies.
The Silverado already had a bold and expressive exterior design but the 2022 Silverado builds upon it. Every trim of the 2022 Silverado receives a new front fascia and grille design that lowers the headlights to emphasize the Silverado’s strength and stability. The LED daytime running lights have been revised and feature animated lighting sequences when approaching, starting, or walking away from the truck.
There are a few things that have not changed, however, which include the class-leading 89.1 cubic feet of cargo bed volume and the available six position Multi-Flex tailgate.
Following the success of the Colorado ZR2, the 2022 Chevrolet SIlverado will adopt the ZR2 nameplate as well. It will become the flagship Silverado model that will offer race-proven off-road performance.
The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will use Multimatic 40mm DSSV spool valve dampers along with uniquely-tuned springs that increase front and rear suspension travel when compared to the Silverado Trail Boss. To make sure that you won’t get stuck in mud or sand, the Silverado ZR2 comes with front and rear e-lockers, 33-inch off-road tires, Terrain mode (which allows for one-pedal rock crawling), and unique skid plates.
The 2022 Silverado will be the second Chevrolet vehicle - after the Bolt EUV - to feature Super Cruise driving technology. First appearing on Cadillac vehicles, Super Cruise is a hands-free driver assistance technology that can be used on over 320,000 km of compatible roads throughout the United States and Canada.
Super Cruise employs many advanced technology features, including a Driver Attention System and precision LiDAR map data. The Driver Attention System uses a small camera located on the top of the steering column and works with infrared lights to determine where the driver is looking whenever Super Cruise is in operation. If the Driver Attention System detects the driver’s gaze has turned away from the road ahead for too long, the steering wheel light bar will prompt the driver to return their attention to the road. If the system determines continued inattentiveness, it will use visible and audible alerts to notify the driver to take back control of the wheel.
Super Cruise can be used when trailering with the Silverado, with specific calibrations designed to account for the additional drag and increased braking distance that comes with trailering. When not trailering, Lane Change on Demand and Automatic Lane Change are also available with Super Cruise.
In total, there are now four engines to choose from. The 5.3L & 6.2L V8 engines remain unchanged for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado but they are now paired exclusively with the 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 3.0L Duramax inline-6 diesel engine is also unchanged but thanks to chassis upgrades, the 2022 SIlverado can now be optioned with the Max Tow package. This allows the Duramax diesel engine to have an increased tow rating of up to 13,300 lbs; up by 4,000 lbs.
The 2.7L turbo engine sees the biggest changes. Thanks to updated internal components and a more rigid cylinder block, the 2.7L turbo engine now produces 310 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. That’s a 20% increase in torque. The increase also improves the towing capability up to 9,500 lbs in a 2WD configuration. The 2.7L high output turbo engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
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