Many truck enthusiasts are wondering what Chevy is waiting for to launch a hi-performance truck, which would compete with models like Raptor and Rebel TRX. We don’t know the answer and we might see some changes in the future. Allegedly, Chevy is working on such a truck and it could come pretty soon, maybe already as the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX. This model would be Chevy’s take on the fast-growing segment of off-road performers and even though the company is still quiet, we know what to expect from it.
Compared to standard Silverado, this model would come with all kinds of upgrades. Naturally, one of the first things that come to mind is the suspension setup, as well as a full list of off-road hardware. Furthermore, we count on a significant engine upgrade. Of course, styling changes would be expected as well, in order to accentuate the model’s performance character.
At this point, the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX is just a rumor. The officials are still quiet, so make sure to take the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX Design
Of course, the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX would be based on the standard Silverado. This means all the goodies that were introduced with the last redesign, starting from the new T1 platform. However, this particular version would come with a full load of upgrades. This refers to different aspects but the first thing that comes to mind is the suspension setup. Naturally, we would expect to see performance dampers and other off-road components, which would provide higher ground clearance, much more flexibility etc.
Furthermore, we count on a full load of upgrades in terms of off-road hardware. The 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX would certainly come with standard four-wheel drive, while we would also expect to see things like a two-speed transfer case, locking differentials, tow hooks, skid plates, hill descent control and similar things. Also, we should see massive off-road upgrades and similar kinds of upgrades.
Besides significant upgrades in terms of mechanics, we also expect that to see 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX with all kinds of visual upgrades, which would make it look in accordance with its performance character. Of course, the overall styling would be based on the standard model, but we would expect to see lots of exclusive styling details, starting from a new grille design, new wheels and similar things. Furthermore, we should see exclusive color options, graphics and a plethora of accessories, such as step bars, exhaust pipes, bed accessories etc.
Also, we don’t believe that this version could come in a regular cab layout. The extended cab doesn’t sound particularly likely either, so the crew cab would probably the only version in the offer.
Interior changes would follow exterior features, we presume. So, we would probably see a couple of upgrades over the standard model. For example, there should be a unique color scheme, along with some new materials. The seats should be upgraded, at least in terms of unique stitching and “ZRX” logos. The instrument cluster could be upgraded as well.
Still, the overall cabin design shouldn’t be significantly different, which leads us to another thing. Allegedly, the standard Silverado is about to receive a new cabin design. We would see a new dashboard and few more changes, which are something fans are waiting for since the overhaul. If this happens, we have no doubt that the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX would come with the same interior as well.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX Engine
All these upgrades won’t mean much if Chevy doesn’t come with a significant engine upgrade. Therefore, we expect that the new version will feature much more power compare to the standard model. This leads us to the familiar 6.2-liter engine, which is available with a supercharged in the Camaro. It puts out around 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, which makes it perfect for this truck. The engine would come in pair with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX is just a rumor, so the actual chances to see it in the near future aren’t that big. Still, if it arrives, we presume that the starting price would go around 65.000 dollars.