Chevy has put out the word that a new Silverado 1500 is coming, with orders now being taken for the refreshed versions of 2022 models. But those models are not yet at dealerships, and there is still a need for new trucks in the meantime. Due to the shortage of semiconductors used in many of the features in the new design, Chevy had to wait to manufacture the redesigned Silverado trucks until the parts were available. For the time being, Chevy continued to produce new trucks in the carry-over design from 2021, and they are recognized as 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited. These Limited, or LTD, models are at dealerships now and can be purchased as new trucks, a good option for those in need of a truck immediately.
Timeline of Availability for the Silverado Limited
Chevy recently released a series of dates regarding the production of the refreshed version of the Silverado 1500, which is expected to start showing up on dealership lots within the first quarter of 2022. Until those trucks are manufactured and delivered, Chevy will continue to sell the 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited models as an option for buyers to purchase a new truck right away. Though excitement is building for the new refreshed model of the Silverado 1500, you may be one of the countless buyers who can’t afford to wait. During the pandemic, with manufacturing shutdowns affecting availability of vehicles worldwide, shortages of new vehicles created problems for many people whose vehicles failed during the worldwide shutdown. Thankfully, Chevy is able to produce new trucks for those who need them now, even if they are based on the former 2021 design.
As it stands in the meantime, the 2022 Silverado Limited models are currently for sale at Chevy dealerships across the US. Anyone who needs a new truck can find 2022 Silverado Limited trucks produced since October of 2021, and Chevy will continue to produce these models until the new 2022 design is delivered in early 2022. Exact dates for delivery have still not been released for the new refreshed models of the Silverado, but buyers can expect to find 2022 Limited models up to the time that the refreshed models are released. It’s likely that buyers can expect to see both Limited and refreshed versions of the Silverado on dealership lots at the same time in early 2022. Orders are still being taken for Limited models as Chevy ramps up to begin production of the next generation, and Limited models are still being produced to fill past orders.
Trim Levels and Changes for the Limited
Eight trim levels will be offered as 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited models, which include: Work Truck (WT), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country. These trim levels reflect the same choices that were available for the 2021 Silverado 1500 models, with a few slight changes to the lineup. Custom Trail Boss trims will only be sold as Crew Cabs with a Short Box, as the Double Cab with a Standard Bed is no longer available. Engine options will also change for Limited models. Two engines are being removed from the lineup: the 4.3 liter V6 and the 5.3 liter L82 V8 EcoTec3. Purchasing the entry-level Work Truck will mean that the 2.7 liter turbocharged I-4 engine is now standard, and this engine will also be standard for the Custom and Custom Trail Boss trims.
In place of the L82 EcoTec3 engine, a 5.3 liter L84 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management will now be standard for RST models, and it will be an available option for the WT trim. Lastly, the Duramax turbo diesel 3.0 liter I-6 will now be available as an option for the LT Trail Boss trim. Special editions are available for 2022 Limited models in four options: “camo-themed” RealTree, sporty Redline, sleek Midnight, and street racer-inspired Rally. All other remaining features such as paint colors, technology, conveniences, and driver-assist features will be the same as those available for the new 2021 Silverado 1500 models. One caveat to adding certain features is that due to the continued shortage of semiconductors, some features are limited in availability.
Quick Look at the 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited
Pricing for the 2022 Limited models begins at $30,400. Trailering capability of up to 13,300 pounds is still available with the 6.2-liter V8 engine when properly equipped, and the bed will come standard with 12 tie-downs and corner steps for easy bed access. The exceptional convenience of the Multi-Flex Tailgate is an option for all trim levels, with its six configurations that include a wide step and easier fold-down access for loading into the bed. Standard tech features like a seven-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Chevy Connected access capability are found on all models. Upper trims have available features like the Bose audio system, built-in navigation, and cloud access.
Driver-Assist safety features such as Forward Collision Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert are available for all trim levels. Upper trims can add a rearview camera mirror or the Safety Alert Seat, among several other safety features. Features to assist with trailering are numerous, such as the Hitch Guidance, heated trailering mirrors, and Trailering Package available for all trims. Upper trims have access to the multiple camera angles available with features like HD Surround Vision for 360-degree views, a Bed Camera, and split-view angles to make backing up and parking simpler with a trailer.
Cargo bed lighting, a tonneau cover, and a spray-on bedliner are options that can be added to any trim, and the EZ Lift powered tailgate is a feature available for upper trims to open, close, and lock the tailgate with the key fob. 17-inch wheels are standard starting with the WT trim, and wheel sizes up to 22 inches are available in upper trims to improve performance and capability. Off-roading features are accessible in packages like the Z71 or as add-ons, including skid plates, electronic-locking differentials, and upgrades to the suspension to improve capability for handling rough terrain. In short, the 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited still has all the power, convenience, and brawn that Chevy built into recent years.
How to Get Your 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited
Buyers interested in purchasing new trucks right now can visit their local Chevy dealerships to order the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited models in any one of the eight available trims. Most Chevy dealerships have online options for searching current inventory for those who would rather remain at home to complete their purchase, and often the dealership websites offer online chat options or encourage customers to call with any questions about the online purchase process. Every dealership has its own process for purchasing, so communicating with the dealership directly is important to ensure you get the truck you want.
If you do plan to purchase a 2022 Silverado 1500 Limited, it’s best not to delay. Because some features are limited in availability, those who order their trucks may find the features they want will go quickly to those who choose to purchase sooner rather than later. Though many buyers may choose to wait until the refreshed models are available, there may still be competition for the 2022 Limited models after the fallout from continued vehicle shortages. Better to be safe than sorry by not procrastinating, especially if you rely on your truck for work and you can’t afford to go without it. Take the time to communicate with a Chevy dealership to find out how soon you can have your truck, and maybe you can be the new owner of a 2022 Limited model right away.