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This Mid-Cycle Refresh Is Looking Pretty Compelling

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We’ve already covered some of the significant updates coming to the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado, but now there’s proof the refresh will include some exterior styling changes. A video from Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk shows a camo-covered Silverado out testing, confirming the exterior revisions. While we can’t see much of the truck thanks to the heavy camo, here’s what to expect on the 2022 Silverado, inside and out.

The 2022 Silverado will see the textbook facelift treatment on the outside: slightly different headlights, tail lights, grill and bumpers. In addition, the test mule seems to have a bed step to allow easier access to reaching things from the side of the bed – similar to what we see on the current Silverado HD and Sierra HD trucks. Speaking of which, we don’t have any spy shots of the updated 2022 GMC Sierra yet, but now that the 2022 Silverado 1500 is out testing, it should be out there, somewhere.

As we’ve already reported, the most significant changes are coming for the interior. The current crop of GM trucks’ biggest weakness compared to the competition is overall interior design and quality. Luckily, the new GM full-size SUV cousins don’t have that issue. Expect the new Silverado and Sierra interior to take a similar style of the 2021 GMC and Chevrolet full-size SUV lineup that’s launching right now.

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The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado will also get the Sierra’s MultiPro tailgate, as confirmed by recent spy shots. It’ll probably be called the MiltiFlex Tailgate in the Silverado, and have more functionality than any other brand. Features include extending the truck bed, making a step for easier entry to the bed, and more. It’s about time all of GM’s trucks had it as an option.

Finally, there’s a not so great update coming for 2022, and it’s Global B architecture. This cybersecurity system will effectively block any and all tuning options for these trucks, just like the C8 Corvette and aforementioned full size SUVs. Tuning companies were just beginning to crack into the current GM trucks, and it looks like they will have to stick with the pre-facelift models from 2019-2021.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST Texas Edition Plus

Written by Sam Krahn

Sam graduated with a communications Degree from Wayne State University, where he was also a member of the swim team. He's interested to see how new technology will affect the American performance vehicle landscape.

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