We got another look at what we believe to be the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2. Our latest look gives us a better look at the details of the prototype, including a look at the suspension, tire size, and even a quick video of the test truck leaving a parking lot. These new shots answer a lot of the questions that had arisen from our initial, quick encounter with this new Silverado variant.
ZR2-Style Bumper and Front Skid Plate Hidden By Fake Bumper Corner Caps
The most noteworthy visual element of the new Silverado prototype is its redesigned front bumper, which offers much better off-road clearance. We have close-up details of the phony corner caps that sit at the outermost lower corners of the bumper. The caps are bungeed into place for easy removal for more extreme off-road testing. Remove those fake bumper caps, and it’s easy to see a front bumper shaped much like the Chevy Colorado ZR2, with heavily exposed front tires for optimum approach angles. Also noteworthy is the bold skid plate, which isn’t found on a standard Trail Boss.
Prototype Undercarriage Spied
We managed a quick peek underneath the new Silverado prototype, while we have noted a beefed-up four-leaf-spring design, it doesn’t appear to use the Multimatic shocks found on the Colorado ZR2.
Tire Size Revealed
The tires on this prototype are 275/70R18 Goodyear Wrangler Territory rubber, which differs from the current Trail Boss’ 275/65R18. So while not a match for the Raptor’s 35-inch and 37-inch tire options, this apparent Silverado ZR2 prototype has seen an increase from 32-inch to 33-inch tires. It’s still early in the development of this particular model, and it is new to the test circuit, so we may still see taller tires, and more advanced suspension components appearing as development continues.