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2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Spy Shots Depict Significant Interior Update

A prototype for the 2022 Chevy Silverado was recently spotted on the road, as it seems it was not that entirely long ago that we were checking out the all-new Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup and it’s bold styling. This video offers a close-up preview of the expected changes, even through the camouflage is heavy in presence from the front and rear. It appears that redesigned LED headlamps will replace the current lenses, and the design element bearing cutouts from the fenders is said to be ditched for a two-light arrangement like what is seen on the larger Silverado HD. 

Even with the heavy camouflage at the rear, some experts taking a close look with all of us here at Jim Butler Chevy of St. Louis think that this incoming model will see a version of GMC’s MultiPro tailgate, which boasts two tailgates in one, basically turning your tailgate into stairs with speakers also available for when the mobile party sees the urge to pull over and park. It also provides the perfect makeshift table for a laptop if you are collecting data or just staying connected in the wild. 

For 2022 it is expected that the Silverado will have an interior a bit similar to what is found in the Suburban, which has proven to be a comfortable and luxurious place to travel. With this being a year that saw multiple changes and delays, an official reveal is likely several months from now at the earliest. Fully reclining front seats and a stow-able gear selector that offers up a flat surface for laptops and tablets upfront are also expected to be on deck, as well as the much-in-demand larger touchscreen and sliding-center console. 

Some of our harshest critics have gone so far as to call the Silverado’s interior “bland”, and while we think it defies that notion on the daily, are constantly on the search for types of improvement. Whether it is the LT4 from the previous generation ZL1 and Corvette ZO6 or LT5 from the ‘Vette ZR1 in the engine department, it is fairly certain that the supercharging is more than enough for a small block V8. It outweighs the grunt of the EcoBoost V6 from the Ford F-150 Raptor but it will also do fierce battle with the Hellcat V8 from the Ram 1500 Rebel TRX.

To properly compete with the arrival of the 2021 Ram TRX and success of the Ford Raptor, the followed playbook has thus far been to add goodies like factory lift, bigger knobby off-road tires, expanded wheel arches, more frame width, unique front grille, and front locker with suspension. The Silverado ZRX is another “coming soon” item that is thrilling for us to anticipate and imagine: it builds on the Z71 Off-Road Package that adds locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho mono-tube off-road shocks, 18-inch wheels, and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.

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