We have seen many 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 prototype trucks recently, but these images from the Arizona desert provide a glimpse at the capability that GM is shooting for with their upcoming full-size off-road truck lineup. This 2022 Silverado or Sierra prototype is running the desert alongside a 2nd-generation Ford Raptor.
Big thanks to JC from JC Travel Stories for sending us some video clips and images. This group of trucks is captured running test loops in the desert near Valley of the Name, California. The group of trucks includes a factory-looking Silverado 1500 Trail Boss, a factory-looking Colorado ZR2, a 2022 GM prototype, and a 2nd-generation Ford Raptor crew cab.
Could GM be testing a Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 with off-road capabilities that may rival those of the Ford Raptor? Well, this GM truck may use the latest DSSV Multimatic spool-valve shocks we saw previously on their Silverado racing trucks. This GM truck may also be running 34-inch or 35-inch tall all-terrain tires. However, this prototype does NOT appear to have a wide body to house a long-travel suspension system. Let us know what you think.
Here are some other news related to the upcoming 2022 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. GM made a recent announcement at the 2021 Work Truck Show that the 4.3-liter V6 and the older 5.3-liter AFM V8 are being discontinued from the GMC work truck lineup. Also, the new 2.7-liter turbo I4 engine will be the base engine for the 2022 GMC half-ton trucks, including the 2022 Silverado Trail Boss Custom. Check out the video below for all the details.