SEMA News—October 2021

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’22 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2
Silverado

Here’s the ’22 Chevy Silverado ZR2 undergoing testing, showing a few new traits about the upcoming off-road-oriented truck.

 
Silverado

The Silverado ZR2 (or, potentially, the Silverado Trail Boss ZR2) will feature even more rugged capability than the Trail Boss models. From the shots, we can see a higher-clearance front bumper, a prominent skidplate at the front, and what appears to be an even greater suspension lift. Curiously, this prototype is fitted with a set of running boards that don’t appear to offer much in the way of ground clearance.

Other than that, the Silverado ZR2 should adopt all the traits of the Silverado 1500 refresh, including a new interior.

 
’22 Audi Q6 E-tron
Audi

One of the first Audi models to use the new Premium Platform Electric will be the Q6 E-tron SUV. Our spies caught a prototype of it in Ingolstadt, Germany.

Confirmed for launch in 2022, the model will sit between the imminent Q4 E-tron and the fullsize E-tron flagship. It will be built in Ingolstadt, where Audi is also building a new battery production facility to serve its expanding EV lineup.

Audi
The PPE platform has 800-volt charging functionality built in, which means it will be able to charge at up to 350 kW. Expect a range in excess of 315 mi., given that the entry-level E-tron GT is quoted to be capable of 300 mi. per charge.
 
’22 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe
Jeep
We now have our first look at the two-row ’22 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe (WL74) testing on public roads. The ’22 GC is not only shorter than the three-row model but also has several different design features. The most obvious is the front fascia styling shown on this prototype. The Grand Cherokee dumps the more squared-off look of the previous model for a sportier appearance.
Jeep

The powertrain for the 4xe is expected to be borrowed from the Wrangler 4xe, which has a turbocharged 2.0L I4 hybrid engine good for 375 hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. There are rumors that an all-new turbocharged “Tornado” I6 with standard 48V hybrid electrification will eventually find its way under the hood.

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