A New Budget Chevy Silverado 1500 Is Coming

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But there's one caveat.

For truck shoppers, variety is key. Whether it's the ultimate off-roader like a Ford F-150 Raptor or a basic, cheap work truck that doesn't need a fancy infotainment system, buyer profiles differ considerably. Earlier this year, we noted that there was one configuration of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 that was missing. That's the Regular Cab with the short bed - this configuration has been offered in overseas markets for some time but isn't available stateside. Instead, buyers have had to settle for the Regular Cab with the long bed. By comparison, Ford offers two bed sizes for its F-150 Regular Cab. Thankfully, it looks like Chevy has had a change of heart and listened to its customers.

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According to GM insiders, the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 will soon be offered as a Regular Cab with a short bed. It'll be the perfect solution for smaller businesses or people who don't need the extra carrying capacity of the version with the long bed. There is one limitation, however. This new Silverado variant will only be offered in the most basic Work Truck (WT) trim level. So if it's the kind of Silverado you're after, you'll have to settle for the most basic list of features. The WT makes do with manual window winders, vinyl upholstery, and manual door locks. Fortunately, it can be upgraded with several packages.

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Chevy sells a Regular Cab, short box version of the Silverado in other markets like the Middle East and South America. In the Middle East, you can even get this body style with the popular Trail Boss trim. Although the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 configurator is already live, it doesn't yet reflect the new body style. We don't yet know when it'll be available, but it should be the cheapest version of the Silverado you can buy when it does arrive. Currently, the 2022 lineup begins at $30,400 for the Regular Cab with the long bed, 2WD, the 2.7-liter turbocharged engine, and in WT specification.

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