2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2: Everything We Know

With the debut of the Ram 1500 TRX earlier this year, Ford’s F-150 Raptor saw its first direct competitor. Nothing left out of the proper Detroit automaker battle, it seems General Motors is finally gearing up to release another hardcore off-roader. Known as the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, this truck promises to carry a familiar recipe for battling its cross-town rivals. Here’s everything we know so far about the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2.

Off-Road Hardware

Like the Ford and Ram offerings, Chevrolet will equip the Silverado ZR2 with some special off-road hardware. Muscle Cars and Trucks is the first to report details about the upgraded components, which mirror what is found on the smaller Colorado ZR2. The changes will reportedly include a set of upgraded next-generation DSSV Multimatic dampers, electronic locking differentials at the front and rear, as well as a reworked fascia that will provide better ground clearance. Prototype discovered by automatic blog also suggested that the truck would arrive with multiple skid plates under the underbody, as well as 35-inch all-terrain tires. The rubber is larger than what the current Trail Boss model currently uses, and hints at the capabilities GM plans to deliver this new ZR2 model. Thanks to the spy pictures taken by TFLTruckwe know that GM has compared this truck to their own Colorado ZR2 and Trail Boss models, as well as the second-generation Raptor.

This content was imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in other formats, or you may be able to find more information, on their website.

Not as Strong as the Competition

Muscle Cars and Trucks also found clues about which engine will power the Silverado ZR2. Unfortunately for those who are used to a very powerful 4×4, the ZR2 is unlikely to be able to compete on the front lines. The truck will likely arrive with the 6.2-liter L87 V-8 engine used across GM’s line of trucks. This engine is currently good for a respectable 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. That said, that rating is dwarfed by the 702 hp and 450 hp Ram on offer from the F-150 Raptor. A lower-end 5.3-liter V-8 has also been rumored, but don’t expect the 3.0-liter Duramax to make its way to trucks. The Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 has shown us that GM struggled to fit a diesel engine inside the T1 platform when it adopted a higher clearance fascia. GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission will likely be the only gearbox option.

Refreshed Truck

The entire Chevrolet Silverado lineup is slated for a 2022 model year refresh, which will include the upcoming ZR2. Based on GMA authority, this update will bring everything from a new fascia to a completely reworked interior. To that end, interior refreshes are expected to bring more real estate to the larger screen, as well as tech features like the ADAS Super Cruise system.

Talking about 2022

The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will be a 2022 model year product, with GM already confirming it. Although we don’t have a specific date for the debut event yet, it will be coming in the near future. It’s possible that the ZR2 will be the first version of the updated Silverado we’ll see, if GM’s recent social media posts are anything to go by.

This content is imported from YouTube. You may be able to find the same content in other formats, or you may be able to find more information, on their website.

Price Below Raptor and TRX

Some were quick to say that the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 couldn’t possibly compete with the Raptor and TRX based on engine performance alone. And while the trucks are incredibly powerful, they also carry a hefty price tag. The Ram starts at $70,325, while the Ford retails for $65,840. Ford still has plans to launch a more powerful Raptor R next year, which will carry a higher base price. Muscle Cars and Trucks believe the ZR2 will arrive with an MSRP of just under $60,000, while the price remains above the current Trail Boss offering. Whether the price gap is wide enough to justify a lower horsepower rating has to be seen.

This content is created and maintained by third parties, and imported to this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content on piano.io

Leave a Comment