Chevrolet Silverado 2022 lineup includes ZR2 all-terrain model
The Chevrolet brand of General Motors Co. of Detroit introduced its redesigned 2022 Silverado pickup line that includes the very first Silverado ZR2, Chevrolet’s new flagship off-road truck.
“The Silverado is legendary and continues to thrill new and loyal customers,” said Kelly MacDonald, Director of Truck Marketing at Chevrolet. “For the new 2022 model, we have enhanced the Silverado lineup to build on its success, offering customers more choice, a refined design and new technology options. The addition of the all-new Silverado ZR2, Chevrolet’s flagship off-road truck, builds on an already strong portfolio of Chevrolet factory-lifted pickup trucks that are attracting new buyers.
The Silverado ZR2 delivers race-proven off-road performance that customers can purchase right in the showroom, according to the company. The ZR2 brings together a premium interior, immersive technology, a number of standard safety equipment features, and all-terrain prowess.
The suspension upgrades, improved off-road technology and exterior enhancements of the ZR2 have been developed to optimize performance and off-road capability while balancing everyday ride comfort.
The highlights of the ZR2 include:
- Standard 6.2L V8 engine, developing 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
- Silverado-first application of Multimatic 40mm DSSV spool shocks.
- Uniquely tuned springs which, together with Multimatic shock absorbers, increase the maximum travel of the front and rear suspension.
- Front and rear electronic lockers.
- All-terrain chassis and suspension specific calibrations, including Terrain Mode, which allows crawling on a single pedal.
- 33-inch MT-specific all-terrain tires.
- Unique set of skid plates.
- New high approach steel front bumper designed for strength, durability and off-road clearance that allows for a 31.8 degree approach angle.
“Chevrolet has done some of the most grueling and challenging off-road courses with a Silverado ZR2 prototype in the Best in the Desert racing series,” said Dom Lester, chief engineer of performance variants, parts and equipment. motorsports engineering at GM. “We’ve applied what we’ve learned in racing and Moab testing to the new ZR2 to deliver a package that performs extremely well and inspires confidence, but that doesn’t beat you on the highway with its ride quality. He is just as capable and comfortable.
In addition to its functional features, the new Silverado ZR2 features several aesthetic elements, including a new black hood insert, a unique grille with integrated lighting and a flow-tie emblem, ZR2 badges, 18-inch rims and a Jet Black / Interior trimmed in stone gray leather, with complementary dark trim.
Other Silverados in the 2022 lineup, expected to hit dealerships by spring 2022, promise customers more choice, more technology and more premium touches on the brand’s best-selling pickup trucks, according to the automaker automobile. They feature a raised exterior design and a new interior with improved technology.
Changes include a 13.4-inch diagonal touchscreen standard on LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, ZR2, LTZ and High Country models and Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology with towing on High Country . Also new for 2022 is an improved, more powerful version of the high-output 2.7L turbo engine that delivers more torque than any base engine in its class, according to Chevrolet.
Other highlights of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado include:
A completely redesigned interior for the LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, ZR2, LTZ and High Country trims with a redesigned horizontal instrument panel that makes the cabin more spacious, as well as a new, more functional center console (with available electronic shift control over most trim levels)
and the new 12.3-inch configurable digital instrument panel standard on models with the new interior.
Standard on versions with the new interior, Google is integrated, which offers access to Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play on the infotainment screen. This new experience works with Android AutoTM3 and Apple CarPlay capabilities and offers new levels of customization and flexibility for customers.
Each new Silverado trim set includes a new front fascia, which emphasizes truck stability and strength with a wide, planted stance, while new daytime running lights have been programmed with animated climb and shift functions. works in addition to the flashing light functions. select the toppings.
Three new exterior colors are offered with the refreshed Silverado 2022: Dark Ash, Sand Dune and a vibrant blue recently named Glacier Blue Metallic.