2022 GMC Sierra & Chevrolet Silverado Refresh Delayed, New Limited Models Set to Arrive


For those looking to upgrade into a new 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 or 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer. These previously announced upgrades to these trucks (including refreshed exterior and interior styling) have been pushed back. The good news, though, is that to satisfy those GM drivers who still want the latest and greatest for a new model year, both a 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited and 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Limited model upgrade will arrive in the meantime, entering production in September 2021. These Limited editions will run for a short amount of time, just to hold you over until the full 2022 Sierra & Silverado models are introduced later in 2022 with a complete refresh.

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Why Have the 2022 Sierra & Silverado Model Upgrades Been Delayed?


Just like much of the world has seen delays and adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the automotive world has also been majorly affected. The 2022 model timeline has faced pauses in production, worker shortages and the semiconductor microchip crisis, which has been a severe issue due to the lack of this vital chip needed to produce modern vehicles. Though extremely challenging,  there will be no gap year for the Sierra and Silverado, instead just a shortened window where the added Limited models will fill the space until the newly upgraded models arrive near the end of the 2022 model year.


When Will the 2022 Sierra & Silverado Trucks be Available?


Since you won’t be able to expect the newly revised 2022 GMC Sierra and 2022 Chevrolet Silverado trucks at the start of the 2022 model year like you previously would, when can you expect them to arrive? While no official dates have been confirmed as of yet for the updated Sierra and Silverado trucks, they won’t be available for sale until later in 2022. To hold you over until then, the Limited Sierra & Silverado trucks will take over that shortened model year.


What Upgrades Will There be on the Refreshed 2022 Sierra & Silverado Models?


When the completely refreshed GMC Sierra & Chevrolet Silverado models do arrive in 2022, what can you expect? An entirely new experience with a multitude of upgrades on both trucks. These include:

  • Brand-new exterior styling
  • Brand-new technology
  • Total overhaul of the interior (including new centre rack & dash)
  • Shifter moved to a centre console layout
  • Super Cruise semi-autonomous drive system (available)


What are the 2022 GMC Sierra Limited & 2022 Chevrolet Silverado Limited Models?


The 2022 GMC Sierra & 2022 Chevrolet Silverado aren’t here yet, but what soon will be in their place for the time being are the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited and 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Limited. As a bridge between the 2021 and upgraded 2022 models, these pickups will carry over with the 2021 model’s features and trims that drivers have loved from this current generation. These Limited models give modern buyers an extended window to these 2021 and 2022 Limited features, with their full options announced soon. 


When Will the 2022 Sierra Limited & 2022 Silverado Limited be Available?


If you’re interested in the 2022 Sierra Limited or 2022 Silverado Limited before the upgraded models touch down, you won’t have to wait much longer. The Sierra and Silverado Limited models will enter production in September 2021, with full details on these pickups scheduled to be available by mid-July.


The world hasn’t been too kind over the last year and a half, and automakers have taken their fair share of setbacks. While plans may have to change, GM is always adapting to the modern landscape, where the fully upgraded 2022 Sierra & Silverado trucks may be a bit delayed, coming in their place is the Limited models to hold you over for the 2022 model year. If you have any questions about these models, and want to stay up-to-date as to when they’re available for purchase, connect with us here at Ernie Dean Chevrolet Buick GMC, your local GM pickup truck superstore.