Rumor has it that the new 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 is about to arrive with a better off-road package than the Colorado ZR2 model. Basically, this truck is the pinnacle of Chevrolet’s offer and is a direct competitor to Blue Ovals’ Raptor model.
However, when it comes to mechanical firepower, Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 still cannot match the Ford F-150 Raptor nor the Ram 1500 TRX pickups. Based on Colorado’s modifications, you can expect this model to feature the same 2-inch suspension lift and electronic locking front/rear differentials. On top of that, there was talk that the new ZR2 will receive a new 6.2-liter engine that could generate 650-horsepower. The same unit is available under the famous Camaro ZL1 model.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 Exterior
The new 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 is the latest high-performance pickup truck that offers excellent off-roading capabilities. This truck, from the latest news, will gain the same treatment as the Colorado ZR2 model. That means it should feature a lifted suspension by 2-inches and the new Multimatic Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) shocks.
Overall, the design is somehow refreshed, and ZR2 dominates on the front. It comes with a recognized grille and a big Chevy logo in the middle. Like its predecessor, it features the skid-plating and rock-railing similar to what we saw on the Bison upgrade. Also, expect additional functional improvements, such as integrated exterior steps and a vast number of wheels.
Cabin Offers a New 10.2-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
The most exciting news is that the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 will get a new modern cabin with better techs. Like the regular Silverado, the ZR2 will feature the same layout. However, we should expect some features to be borrowed from the Tahoe and Suburban SUVs in terms of technology.
According to some reports, the upcoming Chevy Silverado as the ZR2 package could integrate the 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system to match Ram’s 12-inch touchscreen display. Other features that we should expect to be standard on ZR2 includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, heated seats- steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, leather interior with ZR2 logo, and much more.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 Engine Specs
At this point, there is no official information about the engine of the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2. However, there are plenty of speculations about it and many possibilities. The only real candidate is a 6.2-liter engine that will generate at least 650-horsepower. As we mentioned, the same unit powers the famous Camaro ZL1 model. If that happens, the ZR2 could not match Ford Raptor or Ram TRX pickups.
The current Ram TRX deploys the 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 that produces 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. As for the Ford F-150 Raptor, the latest rumor indicates that it might use the new supercharged 5.2-liter mill found under the Mustang Shelby GT500. This powertrain is capable of producing around 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of twist.
Release Date and Price
The debut of the new 2022 Chevy Silverado will most likely happen sometime next year. However, at this point, we don’t know if the manufacturer will introduce it as a 2022 or 2023 model.
The price of this high-performance pickup truck will be definitively higher than before. More news can be expected in the coming months.