An off-road-oriented ‘ZR2’ version of the new Chevrolet Silverado is underway. The carmaker will unveil it someday after the regular 2022 model debuts next month.
According to GM Authority, the LT Trail Boss equipment group will be a basis for the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2. The latter is a higher trim level, more off-road capable, than the existing Silverado Trail Boss the ZR2 sits above.
The Silverado ZR2 prototypes have been spotted several times, since this spring, and one day Chevy teased the model in a video.
Well, what does the ZR2 version stand out with?
It will get suspension upgrades including a 2-inch lift, MultiMatic DSSV dampers similar to the Colorado ZR2’s. The manufacturer will revise the front and rear fascia to fit the vehicle’s higher ground clearance.
Expect to meet a big front skid plate, larger tires with 33-inch rubber, tow hooks, dual exhaust, a heavy-duty air filter, a two-speed transfer case, and Hill Descent Control.
A naturally aspirated 6.2-liter eight-cylinder L87 engine will be likely seen under the hood. In the current 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, this unit produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.