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Chevrolet Introduces Redesigned 2022 Silverado

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2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2. PHOTO Chevrolet

The new 2022 Chevy Silverado is an updated version of the brand’s best-selling truck offering more choices, technology and premium touches.

The refreshed Chevrolet Silverado arrives at Canadian dealerships in spring 2022.

“Chevrolet has a reputation for building trucks that have incredible performance and capability that Canadians rely on for work and play”, said Michael MacPhee, Brand Director for Chevrolet Canada.

“With the reveal of the new 2022 Silverado we build on our legacy and introduce the First-Ever Silverado ZR2 – Chevrolet’s ultimate full-size off-road truck ready for any adventure.”

First-ever Silverado ZR2

New for 2022 is the first-ever Silverado ZR2, Chevy’s new flagship off-road truck and the latest addition to a successful lineup of off-road and factory-installed lifted trims.

ZR2 highlights include:

  • Standard 6.2L V-8 engine, delivering 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Silverado-first application of Multimatic 40 mm DSSV spool-valve dampers, which feature:
    • Three separate spool valves to control damping
    • Three connected chambers or fluid flow
  • Uniquely tuned-springs that, with the Multimatic dampers, increase maximum front and rear suspension travel, compared to the Silverado Trail Boss
  • Front and rear e-lockers
  • Specific off-road chassis and suspension calibrations, including Terrain Mode, which allows one-pedal rock crawling
  • Specific 33-inch off-road MT tires
  • Unique skid plate package
  • New high-approach steel front bumper designed for off-road strength, durability and clearance, that enables an improved 31.8-degree approach angle, compared to other Silverado off-road models.
    • The bumper is designed with removable end caps, for easier replacement in the event of close encounters with rocks or other off-road objects.
    • The dual exhaust has been placed before the rear bumper to eliminate potential damage.

In addition to its functional features, the new Silverado ZR2 is distinguished by several aesthetic cues, including a black hood insert, a unique grille with integrated lighting and a “flow-tie” emblem, wheel moldings, ZR2 badges, unique 18-inch wheels and a unique Jet Black/Graystone leather-trimmed interior, with complementing dark trim.

Silverado propulsion and capability

The Silverado’s propulsion lineup is strengthened and streamlined for the new 2022 models, starting with significant enhancements to the 2.7L Turbo engine.

It leads with more torque than any base engine in its class and has a maximum trailering rating of 9,600 pounds in a two-wheel drive configuration.

A new, more rigid cylinder block casting is the foundation for the refined 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine and it’s complemented with a 30-percent-stiffer crankshaft. The engine maintains its fully forged bottom end as well as technology used in diesel engines to deliver on truck durability.

These enhancements enabled engineers to reduce noise and tune the engine for greater torque production, particularly in the usable low-mid rpm range. Maximum torque is GM-estimated at 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nm), over a 20-percent increase compared to the current engine.

There also have been shift scheduling revisions of the 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine’s complementing eight-speed automatic transmission to offer smoother shifting along with quicker downshifts, for a greater feeling of refinement and power on demand.

The other engine that sees improvements is the popular 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel. Chassis changes that now allow inclusion of the max tow package, so the 3.0L Duramax now has a max tow rating of 13,300 pounds in a two-wheel drive configuration. This is a 4,000-pound improvement over the 2022 Silverado LTD models and brings new capability to an engine praised for its smooth ride and impressive efficiency.

Both engines are part of a propulsion lineup that also includes the proven 5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, the 6.2L V-8 — the most powerful naturally aspirated V-8 engine in the segment. All V-8 engines and the 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel are paired exclusively with a 10-speed automatic transmission for retail customers.

Exterior design

On the exterior, every trim receives a new front fascia and grille design that lowers the headlamps.

On LT models and above, the wing-shaped daytime running lamps that were introduced in 2019 are revised and feature animated lighting sequences when approaching, starting or walking away from the vehicle.

The sturdy, roll-formed high-strength-steel construction of the bed floor is the foundation for a class-leading 89.1 cubic feet of standard cargo bed volume.

There are also 12 standard tie-downs and innovative features such as the available and industry-first power-up/down tailgate and the available six-position Multi-Flex tailgate.

Three new exterior colours are offered with the refreshed 2022 Silverado: Dark Ash Metallic, Sand Dune and a vibrant blue, Glacier Blue Metallic.

All-new interior appointments

The new interior incorporates a 13.4-inch-diagonal horizontal touchscreen, along with a 12.3-inch-diagonal digital, configurable instrument cluster.

The available Rear Camera Mirror and Head-Up Display take the total to four technologically advanced screens, each helping provide an engaging and comprehensive driving experience.

The standard four user-selectable cluster layouts enable flexibility for a display that meets individual needs: the simplest layout for long, flat highways or more information for technical trails or heavy traffic.

If a driver is preparing for snow, ice or off-roading ahead, the visuals can represent the terrain mode selected

Super Cruise1 driver assistance features

The enhanced 2022 Silverado will be the first Chevy pickup offered with available Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance technology for divided and compatible roads.

It is available on Silverado High Country and can be used on more than 320,000 km (200,000 miles) of compatible roads in Canada and the U.S.

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.

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.

The 2022 Silverado’s capability to tow hands-free on divided and compatible roads adds to the Silverado’s trailering technology leadership that includes up to eight available cameras.

The available Advanced Trailering System with an in-vehicle trailering app helps make trailering easier from departure to arrival.

Safety features

In addition to Super Cruise, the 2022 Silverado also offers other safety features with trailering in mind, including Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert which accounts for the length of the trailer when changing lanes and enhancements to Adaptive Cruise Control to enable use while trailering.

For the new 2022 Silverado, Chevrolet Safety Assist, a suite of six standard active safety features, is standard on every trim, and includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam auto high beams.

Additional active safety features such as HD rear vision camera and Buckle to Drive are standard across the lineup for the new 2022 Silverado models.

 

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