The 2022 Chevy Silverado is “officially” being introduced early next month. Today, however, we’re getting an “almost done” look at a few of the trim levels undergoing final testing, including the much anticipated Silverado ZR2.
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Slated to be introduced on September 9th, the refreshed 2022 Silverado is getting some final testing and validation work wrapped up with “almost ready to sell” trim. Only a layer of camo hides what the new Silverado will look like from the world. Unlike past photos we’ve captured of the new model, these trucks are sporting production-ready headlights and trim details.
Our spy photographer reports the following from their encounter where they photographed multiple trim levels of the new and refreshed Silverado:
GM engineers are in the home stretch before the reveal of the facelifted Chevy Silverado 1500, and visible public testing has ramped up over the last weeks. We caught the most production-spec Silverado facelifts yet, with new details showing through the camouflage, and all-new wheel designs on display.
This chromed-out Silverado gives us our best look yet at redesigned front bumper air-curtain treatment that does away with the “sideburns” of current Silverado. This LTZ appears to be wearing an all-new, chrome-accented open-five-spoke wheel design. The bulk of the chrome trim appears consistent with the current Silverado LTZ trim, but the black tape along with length of the truck’s cab suggests a new trim detail along the lower section of the doors.
The stripped-down spec of the WT trim shows through on this Single Cab/Long Bed prototype. Halogen headlights and a new grille treatment are behind the camouflage mesh. The truck is riding on 255/70R17s.
As Chevy engineers were testing multiple Silverado 1500 configurations, the new ZR2 variant joined the convoy. The ZR2 gets a new grille treatment, and a front skid plate for better off-road clearance. The prototype still maintains its faux outer caps on the front bumper, but proper ZR2-spec bumpers are expected to yield improved approach angles with a nearly unobstructed tire-to-obstacle design.
The prototype stays true to prior ZR2 test trucks, with taller Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, and a more robust four-leaf-spring set-up. Wheel well camo hides the ZR2’s expected Multimatic shocks.
A production-spec Trail Boss prototype joined the convoy, and shows some details that differ from the range-topping ZR2 off-road truck.
Most interesting is that this Trail Boss prototype appears to have reverted back to the current truck’s two-leaf-spring design, while early prototypes appeared to have the ZR2’s four-leaf design. The Trail Boss runs on Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, and its Rancho shocks are clearly on display, as it holds true to the overall design and spec of the current Trail Boss model.
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