Although the current Silverado has a couple of optional packages that comes with off-road hardware on the offer, we can’t say there is actually a version that can match the Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram Rebel’s level of capabilities. Therefore, it’s no wonder that various reports suggest that the performance version could finally come in the form of the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX. This model has been rumored years ago, but we are still waiting for it.
If this model arrives, it will feature several upgrades compared to the standard Silverado. Of course, off-road upgrades are the first things that come to mind, but we also count on more power. Allegedly, this version would use a supercharged version of the well-known LT engine. Also, keep in mind rumors that suggest a new interior for the whole lineup.
Despite the numerous reports, the officials are still quiet about this performance version. Therefore, make sure to take the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX Redesign
As we are talking about the off-road pickup truck, the first thing that comes to mind is hardware. On one side, the overall design will certainly be based on the standard model. You may count on the same platform, same exterior design etc. On the other side, we would see some pretty serious off-road upgrades. Of course, 4WD would be standard, while we also count on things like two-speed transfer case, locking front and rear differentials, upgraded suspension, skid plates, hill descent control etc,
Naturally, this model would also come with lots of additional styling details, which would accentuate its performance character. This refers to things like wheels and tires, as well as bumpers and other parts of the body kit. In order to stand out, this model would probably also feature a unique grille design.
When it comes to the interior design, the first thing we should mention is the rumored refresh, which is allegedly planned for the next year. Allegedly, all 2022 Silverado models will come with a completely new dashboard, which is no surprise, considering that the current dash looks the same as the previous generation. We would see new shapes and design solutions, new materials, new tech features and other things that can make this cabin look more upscale.
Of course, the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX interior would include all these updates. Furthermore, it would also include all kinds of additional, exclusive features. Some of the things that come to mind is exclusive upholstery, unique color schemes, upgraded seats, new instrument cluster etc. Also, we expect that this version would be offered exclusively in a crew cab layout.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX Engine
This is definitely the most interesting part of the rumored 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX. In order to compete with the recently introduced Ram Rebel TRX and the upcoming F-150 Raptor R, Chevy has to offer something way more powerful than it has current in offer. Therefore, all eyes are on the well-known LT4 engine, equipped with a supercharger. Of course, we are talking about the well-known 6.2-liter V8, which delivers around 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the engine would come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Still, we believe that this engine would be an option. On the other side, standard ZRX models would probably come with a naturally-aspirated version of this engine, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Some sources even suggest the possibility to see a diesel version in the offer. That model would use a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, which puts out 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the officials are still quiet about this model. So, even though there are numerous unofficial reports about this truck, chances to actually see it in the next year are very small. If it arrives, we presume that base versions would go around 55.000 dollars, while the models with a supercharged V8 would be far more expensive.