If we look at some of the latest trends in the automotive industry, it looks like hi-performance pickups are becoming a common thing. Simply, they are some kind of prestige among truck makers. Ford has been offering Raptor for years, while Ram now comes with the monstrous Rebel TRX. So, we are pretty sure that GM is cooking something as well. At this point, the officials are still quiet, but rumors suggest a model called the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX. That would be Chevy’s most capable truck in the offer.
From what we can hear, this is likely going to be a high-performing off-roader, designed in a similar fashion to models from the aforementioned rivals. So, we count on all kinds of upgrades, starting from a full load of off-road hardware. Furthermore, we also count on a new engine, as well as on plenty of styling upgrades. Allegedly, the new model will come by the end of 2021.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX would come with all kinds of upgrades over the standard model. One of the first things that come to mind is suspension. Naturally, we count on performance shocks, with longer travel and higher ground clearance. Also, we count on typical off-road features, such as standard 4WD system, locking differentials, two-speed transfer case, skid plates, hill descent control and similar things. Furthermore, the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX should come with massive off-road tires, probably in a combination with 17-inch rims.
All these things are typical for off-roaders, and another thing that is also typical is an upgraded styling, which emphasizes the model’s off-road character. We already mentioned goodies that have an impact on performance, but also make vehicles look better. Those are things like off-road tires, skid plates etc. We also count on a new body kit, with new bumpers and other parts. Bumpers should be particularly interesting, as they won’t just look more aggressive, but should provide better approach and departure angles as well.
Furthermore, we expect to see unique styling features, such as a different grille design, exclusive color options, graphics and similar things. Although it’s still easy for more precise predictions, we also believe that this model will come in a crew cab layout exclusively.
On the inside, the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX would probably feature a couple of unique styling details. Some of the things that come to mind are unique color schemes, some exclusive materials, upgraded seats and pedals and similar things. Naturally, the list of standard equipment should be pretty long as well. Other than that, things shouldn’t be much different compared to standard models.
Another thing you should consider is that the next year’s Silverado could get a completely new cabin design. As you probably know, the interior remained untouched after the last overhaul, so the current dashboard looks pretty much the same as in the previous generation. Many see that as a drawback, especially when compared to Ram’s super-fancy cab design. The latest rumors suggest a completely new dashboard design, which would look a lot like the one in the new Suburban. If that happens, we have no doubt that the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX would implement all those novelties as well.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX Engine
Another interesting aspect of this pickup would be the engine. The latest performance editions tend to offer tremendous amounts of power. The new Rebel TRX is good for 702 horsepower, which the upcoming next-generation Raptor will probably use the same engine as Shelby GT 500. So, we might expect something similar from the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX. At this point, the first engine that comes to mind is the upgraded version of the familiar 6.2-liter V8. Of course, we are talking about the version found in Camaro, which gets help from a supercharger and delivers a total amount of 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the standard engine that puts 420 horsepower, that’s definitely a significant increase. The engine would come in pair with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX Release Date and Price
Despite that rumors suggest this truck could arrive already by the end of this year, chances to see it that soon are actually pretty small. The officials are still quiet about this model, so we suggest you stay reserved until spokesmen come up with something. If it arrives one day, we presume that the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX would go around 65.000 dollars.