2022 CHEVROLET SILVERADO ZR2 - Full-size Chevy pickup with powered by the familiar 6.2-liter V-8 | Cars Blog




Starting price is about $31,000 USD

DETROIT - General Motors will add a new off-road version of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to its highly profitable truck lineup next year, in light of the brand's push into electric pickups.




The automaker announced the Silverado ZR2 2022 online on Thursday as a new vehicle as part of an updated lineup for the Silverado that is expected to go on sale next spring.

The changes to the pickup come ahead of GM offering at least three electric pickups, including the Silverado, in the coming years. Chevrolet officials declined to discuss an electric version of the pickup, the brand confirmed but revealed some details about it.




I think it's fair to say that GM has played it right by dropping the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 now with front and rear e-lockers, those fantastic Multimatic DSSV dampers, and a still-respectable 6.2-liter V8 with plenty of oomph to have a blast off-road.

Also, it just looks tough. Design is always a divisive subject but there's no mistaking the ZR2 for a lowly work truck with its Camaro ZL1-like grille, 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires, and Lung fenders. In some ways, it's a more traditional pickup for the V8 crowd that'd rather not deal with the complexities of forced induction, or drive something with a V6.




The powertrain is a familiar one with Chevy's 6.2-liter V8 making 420 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque. Those figures are the same as they are in any other application, and the 10-speed automatic transmission remains largely unchanged, too, save for a bit of strengthening here and there. While not quite as potent as the regular Raptor's EcoBoost engine, which makes 450 hp and 510 pound-feet, the ZR2's setup is appropriately punchy for trail wheeling.

What's more, when asked during the truck's reveal if the 3.0-liter Duramax diesel would ever be an option on the Silverado ZR2, Chevy essentially said it's not counting anything out. Take that as you will.




The Silverado ZR2 also has a better off-road angle with a tilt angle of 31.8 degrees on approach, 23.4 degrees on breakout and 23.3 degrees on departure. Ground clearance is rated at 11.2 inches, lower than the flat 12-inch figure listed by the Ford Raptor. Keep in mind that the Raptor rides on 35-inch tires and even has 37-inch BF Goodrich rubber as an option; In turn, the difference here can be attributed to the Silverado ZR2's smaller Goodyears.

With Terrain Mode, Chevy can complete obstacle courses by driving a pedal. This causes the truck to slow down when decelerating, allowing drivers to worry about the distance they're traveling rather than applying the brakes. The steel front bumper helps with movement, as do underbody skids to protect important components like the gearshift box.




These features do not prevent the Silverado ZR2 from operating like a normal truck. Maximum payload is 1,440 pounds, and it can tow 8,900 pounds — more than either Ram or Ford. I doubt many people will ship gear with one of these, but it can pull a giant boat.

All LT models and beyond have built-in Google compatibility, which is activated by saying "Hey Google" or pressing the push-to-talk button on the steering wheel. With Google Actively Featured available, customers can change the vehicle's environment, set reminders, use their voice to call, text friends or listen to music. This new Google plug-in complements the technologies that Silverado buyers already use, including wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa built-in.




As we predicted earlier, Super Cruise is available on Silverado High Country. Other driver aids offered in Silverado 2022 include Front Left Zone Alert, which includes the length of lane change method, and an enhanced adaptive cruise control system. Street. Chevy Safety Assist, an active safety feature six, is standard on all trims. HD directional view camera and full "Key to driving" feature are also standard on the new 2022 product line.

Chevy says the Silverado ZR2 2022 will start hitting dealerships next spring, though pricing has yet to be announced. Don't be surprised if it costs around $60,000 or more, putting it close to the Ford Raptor not Rs. You know, the one you can actually buy right now.





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