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CHEVROLET SILVERADO SKETCH FROM GM DESIGN NEEDS TO BE REALITY

Hopefully The Upcoming Refresh Will Feature This Aesthetic

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Image via GM Design Instagram.

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado design, from the outside, is a confident one. Its aesthetic uniquely stands out from both the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150, and while some critics have described it as “busy,” we have grown to like the sculpted front fascia. However, the GM Design Instagram page just posted something that we wish got the green light. And, hopefully, this look found its way into the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 refresh, capped by the upcoming Silverado ZR2 off-road truck.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado is expected to be revealed later this year, with updates to both the exterior, and a major overhaul to the interior compared to the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado. Considering the incredible functionality of the 2021 Ford F-150 interior, with its optional fully-reclining front seats, and a folding table. We don’t expect these levels of accommodation with the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado, but we do expect a much larger, landscape-oriented touchscreen that will hopefully provide more “wow” factor with the center console. But one thing that the new Silverado is expected to offer that other pickup trucks won’t have is GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous technology.

Designed to provide hands-free driving for extended periods of time on geofenced areas, high-end trim levels of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado should make interstate commutes and road trips alike less strenuous on the body, and is expected to even allow for semi-autonomous towing. Those who have ever trekked down I-75 after long weekend in Northern Michigan know how much of a relief this can be.

Also in the works for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 refresh is the upcoming ZR2. As MC&T first reported back in 2020, the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will essentially be a supersized version of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck. This means a taller, wider stance to fit bigger Goodyear Wrangler tires, fantastic Multimatic DSSV dampers, front and rear locking differentials, improved underbody protection, and superior approach/departure angles. Just don’t expect a supercharged V8 engine.

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Photo copyright Mattheus Pach, Muscle Cars & Trucks.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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