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General Motors Will Flank The Ford F-150 Raptor With Not One, But Two Trucks

2022 GMC Sierra AT4 AT4X 1500
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MC&T is pleased to report that General Motors will be entering the more extreme ends of the off-road half-ton pickup space with a familiar two-truck strategy. We first reported on the mysterious details surrounding the upcoming 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2. And now, we have exclusive details to share about the upcoming 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X.

The GMC Sierra AT4X will launch alongside the upcoming (and finally confirmed) Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 for the 2022i model year, next year. This will happen once the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD and GMC Sierra 1500 Limited run their course. These two variants are being used as placeholder models to cover up for COVID and microchip shortage production setbacks that have been observed over the past 30 months.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 GMC Canyon AT4X Multimatic DSSV Dampers
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2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X Details

As we have currently seen through decades of shared hardware between GMC and Chevrolet, the same will be the case when it comes to the Sierra 1500 AT4X and Silverado 1500 ZR2. But they’ll be sold in different dealerships, most of the time. With that said, here are some exclusive details we can share about the upcoming Sierra AT4X, which will be the most off-road capable pickup truck ever from GMC, save for the upcoming Hummer EV. The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X will have:

For those looking for a supercharger on the V8 like with the Ram 1500 TRX, or 35+ inch tires around the wheels like the new Ford F-150 Raptor, sorry. This ain’t it. However, the GMC Sierra AT4X, as well as the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, are expected to undercut both trucks when it comes to price. This alone should be enough to help bring in would-be Raptor and TRX customers through the door. That’s especially true for those interested in low-speed rock crawling, based on GM’s fantastic engineering of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, and applying this proven formula to a larger scale.

MC&T will have more details to share on the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X soon, especially as the calendar creeps closer to the reveal date of the refreshed Sierra 1500 lineup, which is expected to be this fall.

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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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  1. Curious…. There is a GM site reporting that this is going to be an AT4-X “Limited”…. Which would indicate this is not going to be the refreshed truck? There has also been no confirmation that the ZR2 will have locking diff or multimatic shocks (although it make sense it should)… So is this speculation or did this come from a legit credible GM source? Just wondering, thanks!

  2. Let me know the Diesel is added and then I will buy one immediately. The 6.2 is incredible, but with this platform, I’d expect single digit MPG numbers.

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