A few days ago, we saw a prototype of the all-new 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2. This impressive pickup truck was spotted testing and some novelties were visible at first glance. It seems like the styling is more aggressive and some new exterior elements are also visible. The latest changes on the Silverado 1500 will be applied to the ZR2 variant as well.
That also includes the interior changes and some of the upgrades are more dramatic. Unfortunately, nothing will change under the hood. The Silverado ZR2 runs on the same 6.2-liter engine. However, some reports are strongly suggesting a supercharged unit. This makes perfect sense as Chevrolet will have to match the performances of the Ram Rebel TRX and Ford F-150 Raptor models.
2022 Silverado ZR2 Spy Shots
The 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 has been spied for the first time. And while the prototype wears heavy camouflage, some updates were easy to spot. For a start, the front fascia seems to comes with more ground clearance and the approach angle is improved as well. The front bumper is redesigned and a new skid plate is also visible.
And while we couldn’t spot the lower air dam, a set of red tow hooks are definitely there. The hood is taller as well, and we saw a glimpse of the new hood bulge that should add more aggressiveness as well. A new supercharged engine is just a rumor at the moment. However, an elevated hood clearly suggests some changes under the hood. Lastly, Silverado ZR2 will wear a new lighting system.
Interior Gets More Drastic Upgrades
The interior of the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 will also get a brand-new design. As we said, Silverado 1500 is getting a redesign and the ZR2 will gain a lot of the same upgrades. General Motors will provide more tech, more modern design, new upholstery, and much more.
The center stack is revised and even the dashboard will be different. Chevy will offer larger displays, both standard and optional. The biggest addition could be the brand-new Super Cruise system. This hands-free feature will be optional, but we are still waiting for Chevrolet to confirm this.
New Supercharged Engine Still Rumored
We already said that the new supercharged engine is a possibility. While this is just another speculation, spy photos are showing some changes around the hood. Reportedly, a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine will be in the offer. The goal is to match the performances of the Ram Rebel TRX and Ford F-150 Raptor.
At this moment, the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 is using a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. As you know, Ram offers 707 horses and Ford will introduce a new engine with 760 horsepower. Because of that, a supercharged engine is a must. We don’t know if this will truly happen or how much power will this engine produce.
2022 Chevy Silverado Release Date, Price
Thanks to the significant changes, the new 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 will cost more than its predecessor. However, the price is still a mystery. Some reports are suggesting a price that starts at around $65,000. The sales will begin in the last quarter of 2021 or in the first quarter of 2022.