The truck market is going crazy! For a long time, these vehicles are much more than work mules. Besides the standard version, there are all kinds of luxurious variants, as well as several models that put performance in the first place. Most of them put focus on off-roading and it looks like Chevy could take a little bit different approach. During the ‘90s and ‘00s, street-oriented pickups were a pretty common thing and it looks like these times could come back, with the 2022 Chevy Silverado SS. This model has been rumored and we are now waiting for the officials to say something on this subject.
At this point, we can only speculate about the new version. Of course, it would be a classic street racer, a pickup truck with a variety of upgrades. Naturally, the engine is the first thing that comes to mind, but we also expect all kinds of other upgrades, such as styling, suspension etc. Practically, this should be a modern iteration of the legendary 454 from the early ‘90s.
2022 Chevy Silverado SS Redesign
As we already mentioned, bringing back the legendary SS badge means we should expect a modern iteration of the Silverado 454, which was in production between ’90 and ’93. So, what we are about to see is a pickup truck that puts focus on street performance, unlike most rival companies that are all about off-roading with their performance pickups.
This means a little bit different approach in terms of upgrades. This particularly refers to the suspension setup. Of course, we count on a significantly lower ground clearance compared to the standard model, as well as an additional chassis reinforcement. All these things will lower the center of gravity and improve the truck’s performance in cornets, as well as in terms of braking and acceleration.
Besides significant chassis upgrades, we also count on a variety of styling enhancements. Of course, the standard model will serve as a basis, but we count on a completely new body kit, with new bumpers, side skirts and similar things. Furthermore, we also believe that the grille could get a new, more prominent design.
It’s hard to imagine such a pickup without new wheels and tires. Of course, we count on a bigger radius and lower profile, which would definitely have a big impact on visual appearance. Naturally, things like exclusive color options are also possible, while we could also see things like unique graphics, stipes and similar things.
Some interior upgrades could happen as well. Of course, the overall cabin layout would remain the same. One of the most intriguing things is the cab style. The 454 Big Block was available in a single cab layout but we don’t believe that would be the best choice these days. Instead, we would rather see a double cab layout, with two rows of seats and a capacity for five passengers.
The dashboard could receive a couple of upgrades. For example, we could see a new instrument cluster, as well as things like new materials, color combinations etc. The same thing goes for the rest of the cabin. Other upgrades that come to mind are things like new seats and upholster, some stitching etc.
2022 Chevy Silverado SS Engine
The older generations remember very well the good old 454 Big Block but the 2022 Chevy Silverado SS would come with a little bit more modern approach. We presume that the first pick would be a good-old 6.2-liter V8, which is already available in the standard model, in a configuration with 420 horsepower. Of course, this particular version would get a significant power upgrade.
From what we can hear, Chevy would use a familiar recipe. This means adding a Supercharger to this engine, which would provide a significant power boost. At this point, it’s hard to talk about the exact numbers, but we presume something like 700 horsepower sounds very likely. Of course, the power would be sent via 10-speed automatic transmission, to the rear or all wheels.
2022 Chevy Silverado SS Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2022 Chevy Silverado SS is just a rumor. So, take the previous paragraphs with a big reserve. For the same reason, we won’t make any estimations in terms of price. If it arrives, it won’t have direct rivals, considering that models like F-150 Raptor and Ram Rebel are rather focused on off-roading.