2022 GMC Sierra Overall, GM’s current full-size twin trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, are good trucks that in many ways compete with the sales-leading Ford F-150 and the new Ram 1500 which regularly nibbles the back of Bowtied trucks.
Considering the cash flow generated by the segment, it’s no surprise to see a new version of the GMC Sierra test with some light camouflage hiding some of the improved bits and pieces.
We’ll see what we can see in a moment, but first, we’ll show what we can’t see in this eyeshot. What the GM partner needs is a competitive interior.
The Silverado and Sierra are currently limited by a dashboard, door panels, and instrument family that doesn’t quite compare to their Ram and Ford competitors.
We’ve spoken to a few designers from GM, and they’re well aware of the criticism that’s been imposed on their duo of full-size trucks, so we’d be surprised if there weren’t any highly revised interiors lurking for the trucks. ‘next refresh.
Hopefully, future eye-eye photo sets will give us a better view of what’s inside because from afar, the windshield display doesn’t give us much information.
2022 GMC Sierra: All-New Sierra Redesign First Look
Will Sierra share the interior with the redesigned Yukon? We’ll just have to wait and see, but suffice it to say that any fix will be welcome.
General Motors plans to upgrade its full-size half-ton trucks – Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 – for the 2022 model year. And now, we’re seeing the GMC Sierra 2022 for the first time thanks to a fresh new set of spy photos.
The prototype model seen here wears ample camouflage on the front which completely obscures the changes underneath. However, the exterior design updates will pale when compared to what is available for the interior, as well as the various in-vehicle technologies.
2022 GMC Sierra Interior
Inside, the GMC Sierra 2022 is expected to feature a revised cockpit, complete with a center stack similar to the one on the 2021 GMC Yukon.
That will include a revised infotainment system cluster running the same general software as the current Sierra 1500 models 2019, 2020, and 2021, albeit presented on a different and potentially larger screen.
What’s more, expect various upgrades in the gauge cluster department, with the fully digital gauge cluster or the larger Driver Information Center displays being offered.
Additionally, GM’s semi-autonomous Super Cruise system will eventually make its way to the GMC Sierra 2022, enabling hands-free driving on the road.
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The GMC Sierra 2022 will have a suitable job for that, as it goes up against the well-received Ram 1500 as well as the all-new Ford F-150 2021.
Similar updates are expected for Sierra’s corporate cousin and T1 platform partner, the Chevrolet Silverado.
Despite criticism of the interiors of all-new models unveiled for the 2019 calendar year, the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado are selling well.
Sierra sales increased 10 percent to 106,833 units during the first six months of the calendar year 2020, while Silverado sales increased 4 percent to 267,166 units in the same period.
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2022 GMC Sierra Exterior
Moving on to the exterior, we can see that the checkered and angular look of the current Sierra will continue through this refresh.
A small look through the thick tarp covering the front of the truck reveals a black plastic grille, but we’re sure there’s a lot of chrome lurking under there too.
We wondered if that opening would allow cameras or radar to peek at it, but rumors suggest GM’s revered Super Cruise could be on the menu in the next few years.
2022 GMC Sierra Engine
We don’t know what’s under the hood of this test truck, but we don’t imagine there will be many changes to the truck’s current list of powertrain options.
Here we expect the 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six diesel engine to get the cooling it needs to raise its crane rating to match its class-leading efficiency, as it is arguably America’s best light-duty diesel offering.
We know that the carmaker is also working on electric powertrains, but we hope to see its debut for the first time in the Hummer-branded truck that will go on sale at GMC dealerships. We look forward to what we think will be the inclusion of spy photos soon as this truck continues to carry out tests.