There’s a major, major update coming for both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. And while these updates are still launching in time for the 2022 model year, the past 16 months have delayed things a bit, with the coming changes being internally known as the 2022i model year. Of course there was Covid to blame. And then came the global microchip shortage. The sun might burn out next. And, should that be the case, the GMC Sierra Denali trucks will be able to glow in the dark. Here are the details of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited Denali Illumination Package, also available on the Sierra 2500 and 3500 HD Denali.
2022 GMC Sierra Denali Illumination Package: Details
The Denali Illumination Package is the only update in the near term for the 2022 model year GMC Sierra 1500, dubbed the Sierra Limited to help dealers distinguish it on paper from the heavily refreshed 2022i GMC Sierra 1500, set to debut later this year. It’s also the only real notable update that’s been squeezed in just before the big change-up. Available on the Sierra 1500 Limited Denali, Sierra 2500 HD Denali, and Sierra 3500 HD Denali, here are the details of the Illumination Package:
- Illuminated Red GMC Badge (LPO code RN2)
- Denali Illuminated Door Sills (LPO code S0M)
- GMC Puddle Lamps (LPO code S3I)
Additionally, the 2022 GMC Sierra Limited adds Forest Metallic to the color palette (RPO code GHR). Photos of the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Illumination Package are not immediately avaialble.
We previously reported that General Motors will be dropping both the LV3 4.3L V6 engine, and L82 5.3L V8 engine, as well as the six-speed automatic transmission found in its most basic work truck trims for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2022 GMC Sierra 1500.
2022i Sierra And SIlverado
The 2022i Chevrolet Silverado and 2022i GMC Sierra will deliver on big exterior changes, as well as major interior updates focusing around the center stack. Larger center screens will be what everybody immediately will notice, while beneath the skin will be GM’s Global B electrical architecture, otherwise known as GM VIP. This system is five times more powerful than what it replaces, and allows for conveniences like sharper digital screen resolutions, quicker processing power, and over the air updates, at the expense of encrypted control modules. This makes traditional tuning practices virtually impossible, as seen with the C8 Corvette.
GMC has publicly teased that the refreshed 2022i Sierra 1500 Denali will feature a new, updated version of a USDOT Level 3 hands-free driver assist, otherwise known as Super Cruise. For trucks, Super Cruise will be compatible with a trailer hitched up, which is truly some next-level technology. It’s expected that the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country and LTZ will offer Super Cruise tech alongside the updated GMC Sierra 1500. That said, full details about the Super Cruise upgrade and its towing integration aren’t yet available.
Watch this space for the latest news on the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, and the rest of the upcoming GM truck lineup.