The 2022 Chevrolet El Camino is not another Breaking Bad saga. Of course, we are talking about the possible comeback of this iconic pickup truck. Firstly produced in 1959, El Camino was made to rival the Ford Ranchero model. The El Camino was known for its car-like features and its good truck capabilities. However, over the years, smaller models were discounted because of the mid-size and full-size trucks.
Now, there is more than enough room in Chevrolet’s lineup so El Camino’s comeback is very possible to happen. Newest reports are suggesting exactly that and even the latest renderings are giving us an idea of the new 2022 El Camino. So, without further ado, here’s everything we know about the new El Camino model.
2022 Chevrolet El Camino Renderings
As we said, new renderings of the 2022 Chevrolet El Camino are already available. Of course, rendering images are not so reliable. However, at least we have some idea about El Camino’s design and its possible comeback. As you can see, the new El Camino was imagined as a small pickup truck with plenty of Silverado-like styling cues.
The El Camino was imagined as a two-door utility pickup that rides on impressive double-spoke wheels. Moreover, you can easily spot black grille and chunky rubber. Some things on these images are very questionable. For an instance, we don’t believe that the CornerStep feature will happen. The most likely outcome for El Camino is the unibody structure, just like its possible future rival, Ford Maverick.
This is an interesting topic because Chevy has so many engines to offer. The 2022 Chevy El Camino won’t need so much power and larger engines are not an option. Because of that, the arriving pickup truck will probably deploy smaller four-cylinder and V6 powertrains. Colorado mid-size truck currently offers a perfect lineup that could be used on the El Camino variant as well.
For an instance, a 2.0-liter turbo engine with 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque is a perfect candidate. On the other hand, the V6 unit will be optional. The only smaller V6 is a 3.6-liter engine that generates around 300 horsepower.
Chevrolet El Camino SS
Once it arrives, the 2022 Chevrolet El Camino will have to offer a famous SS version. “SS” or the “Super Sport” trim is known for its sporty appearance and improved performances. The idea of El Camino with more muscles, sporty wheels, and additional power sounds exciting. However, the chances of that happening are minimal.
It could happen in the next couple of years, but less likely in 2022. Some rumors are suggesting 650 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque for El Camino SS. This is just crazy and it sounds like classic false internet speculation. It will be interesting to see how Chevy will handle this.
2022 Chevrolet El Camino Release Date, Price
It is a long way to go for the 2022 Chevrolet El Camino. The chances of its comeback are not that great at the moment. Some reports are still writing about its big return, however. Still, many fans are hoping to see new El Camino in the near future. With Hyundai working on its Santa Cruz pickup, Ford Maverick, and Honda Ridgeline, this would be a very interesting competition.