Not long to wait now.
The Chevrolet Silverado is one of GM's most profitable products and enjoys a massive following in the US. Along with its sibling the GMC Sierra 1500, the popular truck is long overdue a refresh, but delays have been pushing release dates back. According to GM, the semiconductor shortage has caused the most significant delay, but now a production time frame has finally been released.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 will enter production on September 20, 2020. Regular and Crew Cab models will be the first in line, with Double Cab vehicles following on September 27.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado HD will hit production a month before on July 12 but will be a rolling model year update with only a few things changing on the standard feature list. The Silverado HD is expected to get a refresh in 2023. So what does the refreshed Silverado 1500 bring to the table?
Firstly there's new front and rear fasciae alongside some new wheel designs and some interesting new paint colors. On the inside, the Silverado 1500 gets a brand new look thanks to a new dashboard design, gauge cluster, and optional digital cluster display. Chevrolet has removed the classic column shifter setup and added advanced driver assistance tech such as GM's Super Cruise, which will allow the Silverado 1500 to drive in semi-autonomous mode.
The Silverado will still be offered with a great range of engines, including the base 4.3-liter V6 that produces 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, and the 5.3-liter V8 engine with 355 hp and 383 lb-ft. The only four-cylinder on offer is a 2.7-liter turbodiesel with 310 hp and 348 lb-ft. For the power-hungry, the Silverado 1500 can be optioned with a 6.2-liter V8 producing 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. This engine is paired exclusively with a ten-speed automatic transmission.
Prices for the refreshed 2022 Silverado are yet to be announced.