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5 Upcoming 2022 Chevy Models Are Great Buys

Chevy is rolling out the reveals of several 2022 vehicles for its new lineup, sharing some of the fresh new styling and features buyers can expect… some of which may be available as soon as this summer. Starting soon, new Chevy vehicles in stock at your local dealerships will feature sharp new looks, updated interior styling, and additional technology for quite a few models. There will even be some all-new models out there to expand the Chevy lineup.

As information about the new vehicles is released, certain details of the 2022 Chevys indicate which will be the best to buy. Five 2022 Chevy models receiving updates stand out in terms of features and styling that should make each vehicle a great buy: the 2022 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, 2022 Chevy Equinox, 2022 Chevy Traverse, and 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500. From a compact EV hatchback to Chevy’s full-size pickup, the bowtie brand has exciting updates in store across its lineup.

#1 – 2022 Bolt EV

Working our way from the compact end of the lineup, the 2022 Bolt EV will see a full redesign with several updates to both the exterior and interior. The front and rear fascia will gain a revised look that includes new headlights and taillights, and new wheel designs will give a fresh appearance to the exterior overall. On the interior, an updated look to the instrument panel will be accompanied by a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel. New vehicle controls and seats will continue the refreshes, including cloth seats for the 1LT trim and perforated leather for the 2LT trim. Standard Chevy Safety Assist will be included across all models.

Infotainment in the 2022 Bolt EV gets updated to the Chevy Infotainment 3 system, which is exceptionally user-friendly and intuitive. A standard 10.2-inch touchscreen will feature access to wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and buyers will be able to track information about battery life, charging status, and driving range, among other details related to the EV system. An 11.5 kW charging module will be included in the vehicle, which will continue to provide 259 miles of driving range with its 65 kWh lithium-ion battery. A dual-level charge cord can utilize both 120-volt and 240-volt outlets for charging, and DC fast charging can add up to 100 miles of driving range in as little as 30 minutes.

#2 – 2022 Bolt EUV

Based on the 2022 Bolt EV, the larger 2022 Bolt EUV is all-new for the upcoming model year, particularly in appearance. Compared to its smaller sibling, the front fascia includes a new turn signal assembly with a light bar that sweeps outward when the turn signal is engaged. New tail lights and brake lights are incorporated into the rear fascia, and light assemblies in both front and back feature bowtie Easter eggs for buyers to discover. On the interior, the new gear selector is now electronic and utilizes levers and buttons to select gears. In the same area of the center console, a button to select one-pedal driving can be engaged to capture energy for battery recharging.

A camera on the steering wheel column monitors the driver when Super Cruise is engaged – a hands-free driving mode once reserved for luxurious Cadillac models. The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is the first in the Chevy lineup to receive this feature, though it is making its way to other Chevy models in the near future. When driving on designated highways, Super Cruise can be engaged to manage speed, steering, and braking as long as the driver keeps attention on the road ahead. This feature is only available for the Bolt EUV, not the Bolt EV hatchback.

High-end features like heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, rearview camera mirror, and Chevy’s Surround View camera system elevate the compact Bolt EUV, and the smooth ride delivers a serene driving experience. An app in the infotainment system allows the driver to monitor the use of electric power in the 2022 Bolt EUV, including how climate control, driving habits, and even terrain affect the battery life. Rear seat passengers will enjoy charge ports at the back of the center console, heated seats, and enough legroom even for tall passengers. The Bolt EUV has a driving range of 250 miles using the same proven powertrain as the Bolt EV but with more features and interior space.

While the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is not quite a luxury vehicle, it holds to the Chevy vision of making EVs affordable for everyone by offering an EV at a lower price point than its competitors, starting at an affordable $33,000. For reference, the Hyundai Kona EV starts at $37,390, the Mustang Mach-E starts at $42,895, and the Tesla Model Y tops the range at $52,990.

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#3 – 2022 Chevy Equinox

A refresh for the 2022 Chevy Equinox includes a reworking of the front and rear fascia for a more updated appearance. Included in the designs are a new grille, headlights, and taillights. The addition of the new RS trim will also spice up the 2022 model. With the RS trim, you will find sporty blacked-out styling features like a gloss black grille, black alloy wheels, and a black interior with red stitching and accents. This well-loved compact SUV will also gain the option for front and rear park assist as well as the available Automatic Parking Assist feature.

For the infotainment, new wireless capability is added for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The convenience of heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals also joins the features list. Expect to see the proven 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four engine under the hood and the continued availability of all-wheel drive. The 2022 Chevy Equinox is slated for summer of 2021 sales, no doubt a relief for buyers who were disappointed when the originally planned 2021 refresh was delayed.

#4 – 2022 Chevy Traverse

Like the 2022 Equinox, the 2022 Traverse will sport new front and rear-end styling. Thinner headlights, a new grille design, and LED taillights are just a taste of the appearance buyers can look forward to when the Traverse rolls out on dealership lots this year. For the interior, a refreshed layout for the driver information cluster, more soft-touch materials, and updates to the dual-panel sunroof are being incorporated for a more premium experience. The three-row Traverse will also gain wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability with updated infotainment for 2022.

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#5 – 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500

Saving the biggest for last, the 2022 Silverado 1500 appears to be receiving some of the biggest updates to its overall appearance and features in comparison with the other 2022 vehicle refreshes. Exterior updates to the front and rear fascia are a running theme with all the Chevy vehicles for 2022, and the Silverado will also see new wheel designs for certain trims. A possible increase in payload capacity could be in the works with the option of an available suspension package. Like its corporate sibling, the GMC Sierra, the 2022 Silverado may be gaining a carbon-fiber bed liner as part of its new capability and design.

On the inside, buyers will be greeted by a fully redesigned dash and command center, which will feature a new option for a digital display in the instrument cluster, a new center console, and a fresh appearance in the center stack with a larger infotainment screen. Google Infotainment Services is also rumored to be taking over traffic and navigation services for the 2022 Silverado. New storage bins and that electronic gear selector are expected to make their debut in the 2022 Silverado as well. Another accessory from the 2022 Bolt EUV may be added to the High Country trim level as an option: Super Cruise.

Get Ready For a New Chevy

Chevy is upping the ante for 2022 vehicles with its affordable EV options, updated SUVs, and a vast new set of features and options for the Silverado 1500. Every one of these vehicles promises to be a good buy, and we won’t have to wait long to see them on dealer lots as they begin to be rolled out over the next few months.