For the fourth time in twelve years, General Motors has submitted a trademark application for the Cheyenne nameplate once more. The 2022 Chevy Silverado Cheyenne is now more probable than ever before. The application, filed on April 16, covers “motor land vehicles, specifically, trucks.” However, like with other automotive trademark applications, this does not imply that GM intends to utilize the Cheyenne name on a production model in the near future.
Cheyenne is the concept from 2003 and it was one of the most promising concepts at the time. However, the production model didn’t happen, unfortunately. Now, customers are into pickups and trucks more than ever before. That’s why this trademark application makes perfect sense. Reportedly, Cheyenne will arrive as some sort of Silverado’s trim level or optional package. Here’s everything you need to know.
2022 Silverado Cheyenne Won’t Look Like the Previous Concept
What may a new 2022 Chevy Silverado Cheyenne look like? According to various reports, GM may be preparing a smaller truck to compete with the forthcoming Ford Maverick. Maverick is another Ford model from the past, so Cheyenne seems like a perfect rival. Chevy has also announced plans for an electric truck, although it will retain the Silverado brand. Cheyenne may potentially become a package option on any brand’s pickup.
On the other hand, using an American Indian-based name could be a problem for every future model. As you know, Jeep’s Cherokee model will have to arrive under a different name in the future. Because of that, Cheyenne could be named differently, although we don’t know if we are dealing with the brand-new model or special edition.
Almost forty years ago, GM began utilizing the Cheyenne moniker on Chevrolet full-size pickup truck. More recently, the manufacturer used it on the concept in 2003. Interestingly, the moniker was most recently used to a 2013 SEMA performance-truck concept based on the Chevy Silverado 1500.
To demonstrate the Silverado’s tuning capabilities, this concept had reduced suspension, improved brakes, and a 420-horsepower V-8. GM applied to trademark the Cheyenne name four times in the last twelve years.
What to Expect?
The inside of the new 2022 Chevy Silverado Cheyenne will be highly modern and upright. The cabin will be luxurious enough for Cheyenne to outperform its main competitors. That implies the pickup will have more high-end features as well as more standard features. Of course, the most recent technologies and driver-assistance aids are required for this model.
Under the hood, the new Chevy Silverado will probably deploy one of the Silverado’s engines. A powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine will be on offer as standard. This engine can generate 420 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque.
Diesel engines will be offered as well, albeit maybe not in the first year of production. There is still room for one additional engine, but hybrid powertrains will not be available. We are currently waiting for GM to provide more specific information, such as transmission and fuel efficiency ratings.
2022 Chevy Silverado Cheyenne Launch Date
As we said, no one knows if the 2022 Chevy Silverado Cheyenne will arrive as a brand-new pickup or some special version of the Silverado model. Anyway, reliable reports are predicting for this model to go on sale at some point next year. GM is yet to reveal more details, which should happen by the end of 2021.