A blue 2022 Chevy Silverado HD is shown from the side after leaving a New Jersey truck dealer.

Chevy Trucks Preview: What’s New for 2022?

Whether you’re plying your trade renovating homes in Newark and need a truck to haul all your equipment, or you just love cruising down Route 4 with your family in a great pickup, then you need to stop by your New Jersey truck dealer to see what Chevrolet has in store for you in the coming year. The lineup of new Chevy trucks heading your way in 2022 is going to blow you away, bigger than a Jets tailgate over at the Meadowlands and more powerful than a Devils power play.

Even if you aren’t looking for a new truck, these models that Chevy will be rolling out soon may make you change your mind. That is because Chevy has taken steps to make its lineup of Silverado and Colorado trucks even better, not content to keep turning out the same trucks with the same features year after year, despite the great success of the Chevy truck lineup. The folks at Chevrolet understand the needs of its drivers and are quick to make the incremental changes that keep Chevy trucks ahead of the pack all over the State of New Jersey, making them the vehicle of choice for truck enthusiasts all over this great state.

A red 2022 Chevy Colorado is shown from the front driving on an open road past a lake.

Getting Rocky Mountain High in a 2022 Chevy Colorado

You may be living in Manalapan, but that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy driving a midsize pickup truck like the 2022 Chevy Colorado. This truck will get your Rocky Mountain High with its ability to carry up to 1,550 pounds of cargo in its payload box. That is will definitely help you if you’re heading back from Home Depot to do a little home improvement.

Chevy offers the Colorado with a choice of three great engines, each with your choice of rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. The standard engine is a 2.5-liter DOHC I-4 gas engine that comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, able to give you 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. If you want a little more speed, you can get your Colorado with a 3.6-liter DOHC V-6 gas engine that has 308 horsepower and 275-pound-feet of torque. The 8-speed automatic transmission will give you the control over engine performance you need when you’re beating guys in muscle cars off the light down by the Jersey Shore. On the other hand, if you want a midsize truck that can pull a trailer with a camper or boat, then the 2022 Colorado with the 2.8-liter Turbo Diesel is your best choice. This engine gives you 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, making your Colorado capable of towing up to 7,700 pounds of trailer.

The Colorado comes with a choice of four different trims. The WT, for work truck, may be the best choice if you are looking to use your Colorado for commercial purposes. The LT is ideal for folks who want to use their truck for work during the week and then as a family car on the weekend. The final two trims, the Z71 and ZR2, are ideal for drivers who love off-roading.

Chevy is also offering a brand new Trail Boss package on the 2022 Colorado LT and Z71 models. This includes a 1-inch suspension-leveling kit to boost your truck’s clearance. It also adds front and mid-vehicle skid plates to better protect critical undercarriage areas from damage caused by rocks and other obstacles. 17-inch ZR2 accessory wheels in black will give your truck a more rugged look. Finally, red tow hooks will come in handy when you’re out in the trail.

If you are really dedicated to the off-roading lifestyle, then the 2022 Colorado ZR2 is the truck for you. This comes with a choice of the 3.6-liter V-6 gas engine and the 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel, so you have the torque you will need for traction provided by the four-wheel drivetrain. The Colorado ZR2 has a 2-inch higher suspension and 3.5-inch wider front and rear tire tracks than the standard Colorado, giving it a higher and broader stance you will need when out on the trail.

The ZR2 also features front and rear electronic locking differentials to improve wheel articulation so you can get up and over the toughest obstacles on the trail. At the same time, the Multimatic Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve damper technology will give you a smooth ride even if the trail turns rough. Chevy also makes the ZR2 available in the Bison edition, adding specialized front and rear bumpers, fog lamps, and other equipment to make this the ultimate in off-road midsize trucks.

A black 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is shown from the side parked in a field.

Heavy-Duty to Get You Through Heavy Traffic

One thing those of us in the Garden State have to deal with is heavy traffic. We’ve all been there on the Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. However, if you need a heavy-duty truck to get you through this while helping you get the job done, then the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD trucks are the ones for you. The 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD are two of the most powerful heavy-duty trucks on the market. You get a choice of two exceptional engines, each with a choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive for improved traction.

The standard engine on 2022 Chevy Silverado HD trucks is a 6.6-liter V-8 gas engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This will give you 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque. That will allow you to tow up to 17,370 pounds. If you are in the need of more towing power, then Chevy offers these two great heavy-duty trucks with an available 6.6-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel. This engine comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, giving you greater control over engine performance. With 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD with this diesel engine can easily tow up to 18,510 pounds, while the 2022 Silverado 3500HD can tow up to 36,000 pounds. That is ideal whether you are looking to tow heavy machinery for your job or just a mobile home if you’re looking to go camping out in the Watchung Mountains.

Chevy has decided that these two great trucks needed to get even better, so for 2022 they are offering some new features. The first is the available Multi-Flex tailgate. This will make loading and unloading cargo from your 2022 Chevy Silverado HD truck even easier. Now you can see how easy it is to get at the 7,442 pounds of stuff you can load on your Silverado 3500 or the 3,979 pounds of cargo you’ve loaded on the bed of your Silverado 2500. Chevy makes it easier than ever as the Multi-Flex tailgate can be operated using your key fob or one of the two buttons mounted right on the tailgate itself.

The 2022 Chevy Silverado HD trucks will also offer improvements in personal cabin comfort. For example, the Custom trim will now feature a power seat, so you can easily adjust between your preference and that of another driver. Chevy will also offer the 2022 Silverado HD in a brand new Greenstone Metallic exterior paint that gives this truck an even sportier appearance.

Chevy Is the Future of Trucking

For folks from Parsippany to Trenton, there is really only one name to look for in trucks, and that is Chevrolet. With new improvements in the Colorado and Silverado HD truck lineups, Chevy is showing that it is always moving its trucks forward into the future.

For folks who want to use their truck for off-roading, you can get a 2022 Colorado ZR2 or Z71. For those who need a heavy-duty truck for their work, there is the unmatched performance of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD. If you want a great midsize truck for work or play, then the 2022 Colorado WT or LT will be ideal for you. Also, we should mention that if you are looking for versatility and dependability, you can never go wrong with the full-size Chevy Silverado 1500. No matter your needs, if you are looking for a great truck in New Jersey, then you are looking for a Chevy.