The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will be offered in two-door, regular cab versions, with a standard bed, in an apparent bid to bring back the utilitarian character of these cars that defined them in the first place. Unfortunately, if you’re interested in one, you should know that the same utilitarian aspect will be emphasized by the model trims that will be made available to you.
That’s because these two-door versions will only be offered on the base models. The news comes from a spokesperson for Chevy, according to Car and Driver. The regular cab, either with the standard bed or the long bed, will only be produced for the cheapest Silverado WT trim. The same will go for the Sierra, GMC offering the regular-cab model with either the standard or long bed but solely on the base Pro grade.
For the first time in the current generation, the two-door Silverado or Sierra will be offered with a regular bed (measured 79.4 inches). The pre-facelift Silverado and Sierra had a regular-cab model with a 98.2-inch-long bed, which is still available on the base-model vehicles. You’re out of luck if you want a two-door Sierra or Silverado in a better trim level—unless you go to the Middle East, where you can get a two-door with a regular bed in the Trail Boss or RST trims.
There is no pricing information for these traditional pickup truck variants yet, but it is to be expected that the regular-cab, standard-bed models will be slightly less expensive than the equivalent long-bed ones. This marks a very healthy return to shape for these trucks that were originally created to be workhorses, not luxury items.
According to a recent study carried out by Kelly Blue Book, the average price tag for a full-size truck has gone up to $56,000 in May 2021, with a lot of them being fitted with luxury items and features.