The 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 Could Be Getting Off-Roading Features

2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 Concept – Courtesy: Motor Biscuit – Image by Car News

The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 is a tough pickup that earns its reputation for its off-road capabilities. The underside of the truck is geared up to be able to tackle rough terrain and increase function, while its spool valve shocks execute the job effortlessly. The Colorado model is exactly what one needs on a nice off-roading day, and the optional turbodiesel engine lives up to its expectations. Now, it seems as if the automaker wants to implement this work on its full-size 2022 Silverado, which would move on top of the Trail Boss trim in the lineup. 

We aren’t sure if this upcoming Silverado ZR2 will increase in strength or decrease in its speed. For now, we’ll have to hold off until the automaker reveals the engine specs, especially since it will have features that will be different from those on any pickups that are currently on the market, if not all of them. 

One thing that should be expected is that the shock absorbers of the Colorado’s multimatic-acquired Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve play a major role, as they make way for highly accurate damping control, increased travel, and better cooling. Within the Colorado, there is an extra spool valve that is only involved during extremely large suspension movements. Altogether, the dampers perform much more efficiently over a vast range of conditions rather than a conventional shock, both on and off-road. 

Features that make the Colorado ZR2 a step ahead of its competitors are the augmented armor, elevated lift, re-shaped bumpers, and rock sliders to boost angles for departure and approach. There is also a strong fully-boxed frame, along with its standard rear and front differentials. It is certain that the Silverado ZR2 will have a better lift in contrast to the Trail Boss, muscular skid plates, and similar number treatment as its miniature family member. The support from the extra frame may or may not be needed. Based on Chevrolet’s teaser video, it looks as if the Silverado ZR2 will keep its rear leaf spring setup instead of employing the arrangement of the Ram TRX and F-150 Raptor. 

As for performance, the Silverado ZR2 will most likely use the regular L87 6.2-liter V-8 that makes a strong 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It will remain a tough competitor against the Ram Rebel’s 5.7-liter.

It is worth noting that the Colorado ZR2 also offers a Duramax turbo-diesel option, and if the automaker approves, it can also offer the Silverado ZR2 with that powertrain’s larger counterpart: the highly functional Duramax I-6 turbodiesel. Although it only produces 277 horsepower, its 460 pound-feet torque makes up for it. It also has excellent fuel economy figures. 

We should know more about what Chevrolet has in store for its truck enthusiasts by this fall but in the meantime, Miami Lakes Automall is selling vehicles in various shapes and sizes from the automaker such as the Silverado and the Colorado trucks. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view the online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.