A Closer Look at the Silverado ZR2
Chevy seems to be cranking out new editions at light-speed these days, and we at Landers Chevrolet of Norman, Oklahoma never get tired of it!. So, it’s no exception that we’re excited to provide more information on the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2. While the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 itself is an impressive truck, the Silverado ZR2 edition takes everything a step further.
Let’s inspect the features that set the Silverado ZR2 away from any other Chevy Silverado trim. The first-ever Chevy Silverado ZR2 can tackle both paved and rocky roads. For peak off-roading though, the Silverado ZR2 is ready. This truck is even one of the few Chevy trucks with a factory-installed lift.
The Silverado ZR2 edition comes with Multimatic DSSV dampers (a Silverado-first), front and rear e-lockers, an off-road cut front bumper, and underbody aluminum skid plates. The Chevy “flow-tie” provides better airflow for the components behind the grille. Bookending the grille are the LED headlights with the tracer animation and Black bezels. Angles were adjusted both in the front and the back. The approach angle now sits at 31.8 degrees, while the departure angle is slightly steeper at 23.3 degrees. The ground clearance at its highest point is 11.2 inches. In case you bump the incline before you clear it, the front integrated skid plate will protect the underbelly and the high-approach steel front bumper will protect the important bits under the hood.
Power Under the Hood
The 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 relies on a 6.2-liter V8 engine that works with a 10-speed automatic transmission, has an Electronic Transmission Range Selector, and produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. The maximum load it can tow is 8,900 pounds.
Jump in the Cabin
The Silverado ZR2’s cabin is in tune with its passengers’ comforts. The design relies on the Jet Black and Graystone leather-trimmed seats and dark trim throughout for a striking aesthetic. The touchscreen situated beside the wheel is a standard 13.4-inch infotainment screen, while the screen behind the wheel that’ll hold information like your speed will be a 12.3-inch Driver Information Center.
This off-road truck is also a race truck. The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 debuted at the Best In The Desert King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic in late 2021. During the race, the ZR2 was put to the test. Each detail was crafted to make sure the first-ever Silverado ZR2 was at the top of the game. Dom Lester, the General Motors chief engineer for Performance Variants, Parts, and Motorsports Engineering says, “The Silverado ZR2 is a perfect example of how that strategy delivers. We applied what we learned with Chad Hall’s experience in the prototype race truck to the production truck customers buy in the showroom.”
Want to take the Silverado ZR2 for a quick spin around the tracks? Watch this video and join Chevy experts as they discuss the new Silverado ZR2 and its driving capabilities.
The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 starts out at $67,600. This durable and bolstered truck could be exactly what you were looking for. It’s an eye-catching ride that takes off-roading to the next level.
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