As summer comes to a close, Chevrolet has finally pulled the cover off of the 2o22 Silverado lineup. The lightly refreshed pickup doesn’t look a whole lot different than before, aside from a few fascia tweaks and some running lights on LT and up models. GM has provided customers with an entirely reworked interior which packs much more tech than the outgoing model. And while that is all exciting stuff, nothing is more notable than the new Silverado ZR2 joining the lineup.
The 2022 Silverado ZR2, like the smaller Colorado ZR2, is a dedicated off-road machine. A set of Multimatic 40mm DSSV spool-valve dampers find their way to the Silverado for the first time in ZR2 trim and come paired with a unique set of springs. GM says that these suspension tweaks ensure that the ZR2 has greater suspension travel than the Trail Boss both front and rear. The front fascia has been adjusted to account for the longer travel and features a unique steel bumper. This allows the truck to have a 31.8-degree approach angle when paired with the standard 33-inch off-road MT tires. Each axle also features an e-locker, while the truck’s skid plate package keeps everything safe down below. Under the hood sits a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. That’s not quite on par with F-150 Raptor or Ram 1500 TRX, but it remains a sufficient amount of power for fooling around off-road. A ten-speed automatic is the sole transmission option. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.