You may have seen several reports that suggest the redesigned 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks are being delayed due to chip shortages and other factors. Here is a report from GM-trucks.com that suggests the delay is possible.
Is that true? We reached out directly to the Chevrolet team for comment and here is what we got back.
Chevrolet spokesperson says “As we’ve already confirmed, Silverado will have significant updates in terms of design, capability, and technology coming very soon, which we will announce later this year. Our plans for model year updates remain unchanged; we have nothing new to share at this time. Stay tuned for more updates as we make them available.“
Generally speaking, manufacturers do not comment on future plans or future vehicle features and schedules. Chevrolet’s statement sheds some light on the subject, but it still remains a bit vague. Just to be clear this statement refers specifically to the Chevy Silverado 1500 light-duty trucks. This may or may not apply to the GMC Sierra 1500 trucks.
Chevrolet does not yet say that the redesigned trucks will be labeled as 2022 or any other specific model year. It’s good to know that “significant updates” are being planned. The company says we will see these updates before the end of this year.
It’s no secret that GM has been testing camouflaged prototypes of the next Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 trucks in public for months, perhaps for about a year. Take a look at the video below where Roman catches several new GM truck prototypes testing in the high elevations of Colorado. I go over the changes that we expect to see for the new truck.
We really hope that the updates include the new Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 off-road truck.