Older generations remember very well the original Syclone, which has been introduced three years ago. Back in the day, it was a pretty unique vehicle, as pickups were considered primarily working machines. These days, things are much different on the market and we have numerous performance pickups, mostly off-road oriented. On the other side, the Syclone came back two years ago, as an aftermarket product of Specialty Vehicle Engineering of Toms River. The second version arrived in 2021 and we are now waiting to see how the 2022 GMC Syclone will look like. According to rumors, this version will definitely happen.
From what we can hear, this model won’t be much different. It will continue in the same way, featuring the same upgrades as the 2021 model. We presume it will once again come in pretty limited numbers, considered that only 150 units have been made for this year.
2022 GMC Syclone Redesign
We presume that the overall design of the 2022 GMC Syclone won’t be much different compared to the 2021 model. Therefore, you may count on the same truck, which is heavily based on the GMC Canyon.
The new Syclone closely resembles its ancestor, so it comes in an extended cab layout. Naturally, it comes in a black finish and styling tweaks that closely resemble the original model. However, aesthetical modifications aren’t the only upgrades on this model. It also comes with lots of mechanical modifications, starting from significantly upgraded suspension, which even includes a rear sway bar. The brakes have been upgraded, especially at the front, where you may count on 6-piston brake calipers and 13.6-inch rotors upfront. Of course, there are also unique 20-inch wheels, wrapped with Michelin tires.
2022 GMC Syclone Engine
Of course, this is the most interesting part of the Syclone. The initial 2019 model featured 455 horsepower. However, the 2021 model can with significant upgrades. It features a 5.3-liter V8 from GM, which gets significant help from a Supercharger. As a result, you get a max output of 750 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. To give you a clearer picture, that’s nearly 50 horses more compared to the Rebel TRX, which comes with the Hellcat engine.
Another upgrade is the transmission. This pickup uses a modified 8-speed automatic, which sends power to all wheels. We presume that the 2022 GMC Syclone won’t feature bigger changes in this aspect and that the numbers will remain pretty much the same.
Naturally, there are also several exclusive details on the inside. As we already mentioned, the Syclone comes in an extended cab style and feature pretty much the same layout as the standard Canyon model. However, there are also numerous exclusive features. For example, the dashboard is wrapped with completely new materials and comes in a black color scheme. Furthermore, you can find “Syclone” badges here and there, while leather upholstery is also available.
For the next year, we might see a couple of new features. This particularly refers to things like additions to the list of standard equipment and new color schemes. On the other hand, we are pretty sure that the overall layout will remain the same.
2022 GMC Syclone Release Date and Price
The 2022 GMC Syclone is yet to be confirmed but we are pretty sure it will be offered once again. We presume that the first deliveries will start sometime in the first quarter of 2022. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes. The whole upgrade costs around 80.000 dollars, but you also have to pay the full price for a host vehicle.