The GMC Sierra 1500 is expected to get a refresh for the 2023 model year. Based on a recent report that GMC plans to shorten the truck's 2022 model year and possibly bring back the Sierra Limited, we estimate that a major update could go on sale sometime in early 2022.
Early production data suggest that GMC will begin building the 2022 Sierra by late September of this year. If that proves to be the case, it could be a matter of months after that for an updated pickup to become available. Unfortunately, no official information has been released.
The current Sierra generation was introduced for 2019 and is still considered a relatively new model. However, with competition from the redesigned Ford F-150 and upcoming F-150 Lightning EV truck, GMC may need to up its game considerably. Timing could be an important factor.
For example, Chevy will add a Silverado ZR2 for 2022 as a more off-road-oriented configuration for buyers. Given that the Sierra already offers an AT4 model, it remains unclear what GMC has planned. The same goes for 2023 Sierra pricing and trim levels, which have not yet been released.
We don't yet know whether GM will create yet another situation in which an old model and a newer one will be sold at the same time. That proved to be the case with the model's last redesign in which the 2019 model year offered the new Sierra and a version of the outgoing truck called the Sierra Limited.
Stay tuned for updates as information becomes available.
Pictured: 2019 Sierra 1500