The upcoming 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss is getting additional changes and upgrades. According to the latest reports, this model will gain a new engine, a turbocharged unit to be more precise. On the other hand, some engines won’t be on offer anymore. As you know, the current Trail Boss model arrived with a new Premium Package, so this pickup truck has so much to offer.
It is a very popular model as the Trail Boss is not expensive at all, like Ford Raptor and some other popular off-road variants. The price is affordable, given the vehicle’s specs. Unlike the Z71 version, the Trail Boss comes with nice-looking black wheels and a two-inch lift with monotube shocks, which is the biggest difference.
New Engine and Transmission
General Motors announced a new engine lineup for its Silverado 1500 pickup. From now on, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trial Boss and some other trim levels will offer a 2.7-liter turbo-four engine. On top of that, a 6-speed automatic transmission is replaced with a new 8-speed automatic gearbox. Some engines are not available anymore, including the 4.3-liter V6 gasoline. Moreover, larger and aging 5.3-liter V8 gasoline with active fuel management is also dropped.
As for the new 2.7-liter engine, this output generates 310 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque. According to GM, the new Silverado and its Trail Boss variant will provide smoother power delivery and shifting. As for the 5.3-liter V8, 6.2-liter V8, and 3.0-liter diesel engines, all three powertrains will remain in the offer.
2022 Silverado 1500 Trail Boss Accessories and Packages
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss is an off-road-oriented pickup truck. It delivers a lot of standard features and additional off-road equipment. For a start, Trail Boss comes with the two-inch lift and off-road Goodyear tires. The Z71 off-road package can be had with the Trail Boss variant. This package comes with the hill descent control, skid plates, and a part-time four-wheel-drive. It is a perfect combination and we’d recommend you to buy this optional package that delivers instant off-road capability.
The Convenience Package II is also a popular option. This package will provide better infotainment and generally, a better interior with more modern amenities. That includes a power sliding rear window and some aids from the Safety Package. We are talking about a driver-assistance system such as cross-traffic alerts and blind-spot monitors. Leather upholstery is available, along with the power tailgate and bed protection.
2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss Price, Release Date
The price and some other details are not available yet. However, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss will most likely cost below $50,000 once again. We’d strongly recommend you to buy one of the packages. There will be four packages, priced from $800 to $1700.
As you know, the Trail Boss model is available in Custom and LT variants. We expect additional changes on the regular Silverado, but most of the updates will be applied to the Trail Boss. The sales will begin later in 2021, most likely in the last quarter of the year.