The current generation of Chevy’s light-duty pickup has been around since 2019 and it’s time for updates. The next year is about to bring a mid-cycle refresh and if we can trust the latest reports, a part of this mid-cycle refresh will be also a new performance version, called 2022 Chevy Silverado SS. Allegedly, the company is about to bring back the legendary badge, which usually brings a lot of interesting upgrades to the table.
At this point, the officials are quiet about this version. We can only rely on rumors, so we suggest you take the following paragraphs with a big reserve. Allegedly, this version would come with all kinds of upgrades, particularly in terms of mechanics. However, visual updates should come as well. We count on a lot of details that accentuate the model’s sporty character. On the other hand, we probably won’t see changes under the hood.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado SS is expected to arrive along with other models from the lineup, later this year.
2022 Chevy Silverado SS Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Chevy Silverado SS should be a part of the upcoming mid-cycle refresh. The new model is about to bring a lot of styling novelties, starting front the new front end design, and this particular version should adopt all of them. Also, we count on additional design solutions and features.
Some of the first things that come to mind are visual updates. Besides the legendary “SS” badge, we also count on things like exclusive grille design, wheels etc. Unique color options are possible as well.
When it comes to mechanical upgrades, the 2022 Chevy Silverado SS probably won’t feature more power. On the other hand, we count on some serious chassis modifications, particularly in terms of suspension and brakes. This should be a capable street racer, with lower ground clearance, stiffer suspension and similar things.
The upcoming refresh is bringing big interior updates as well. The new cabin has been spotted and spy photos show that the new version will feature a bigger infotainment screen compared to the current 8-inch unit. Another big change is the new gear shifter, which won’t be positioned on the steering column anymore, but rather on the center console.
Of course, the 2022 Chevy Silverado SS will come with all those updates, but we also expect to see several unique features from it. This particularly refers to things like unique color schemes and materials. Also, a few more standard features are possible too. Other than that, things shouldn’t be significantly different compared to the rest of the lineup.
2022 Chevy Silverado SS Engine
Most likely, the 2022 Chevy Silverado SS won’t come with engine upgrades. This means it will probably come with a well-known 6.2-liter V8, which puts out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission and we presume we could see paddle shifters for this occasion.
On the other hand, we can hear rumors that suggest a supercharged version of the engine, with a max output of around 650 horsepower. The same engine can be found in models like Camaro and Corvette. However, we don’t find this scenario particularly likely.
2022 Chevy Silverado SS Release Date and Price
We presume that the 2022 Chevy Silverado SS would come along with other models in the lineup, later this year. When it comes to the price, some rough estimation goes around 60.000 dollars. Still, keep in mind that the officials are still quiet and take the previous paragraphs with a big reserve.