Chevrolet Debuts ZR2 Version of its 2022 Silverado
|auto123.com 13 Sep 2021 at 15:41|
When Chevrolet of its best-selling model, the Silverado pickup truck, the most eye-catching element was of course the arrival of a ZR2 variant. This off-road-focused approach has been offered for the past few years with the company s smallest pickup, the Colorado.
Don t think of it as a competitor to the Ford F-150 Raptor or Ram 1500 TRX, though. Raw beastly performance is not the main goal here. The first Silverado ZR2 is equipped with a 420-hp, 6.2L V8, 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory off-road tires and advanced Multimatic shocks. Together these elements make this ZR2 variant the brand s most competent off-roader.
2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, three-quarters front
Aesthetically, the menacing looks of the Raptor and TRX are not natched here, but the Silverado ZR2 will be easily recognizable. Its styling features a distinct hood, grille and bumper up front, as well as tie-down hooks coated in red to make sure the truck doesn t go unnoticed.
The irregular height of the bumper is designed to permit a 31.8-degree approach angle for the truck. According to Chevrolet, that s more than any other Silverado, including the Z71 model and the Trail Boss version, which benefits from a two-inch higher suspension. The ZR2 variant, meanwhile, is half an inch higher than the Trail Boss. In terms of configurations, it s only available with a crew cab body and short or standard cargo beds.
2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, tailgate
In terms of capacity, towing is pegged at 9,000 lb with a conventional hitch and payload is up to 1,440 lb. In addition to the Multimatic shocks, the springs benefit from a model-specific adjustment and the Terrain driving mode will allow adventurers to go where others won t dare.
We ll have more details on this version when it s about to debut in our market. Needless to say, we re already looking forward to driving it.