Chevrolet is gearing as much as introduce the 2021 Silverado on September 21st, however the firm has already confirmed the upcoming mannequin can be supplied with a brand new Multi-Flex tailgate.
Chevrolet didn’t go into specifics, however the tailgate is basically a renamed model of the MultiProfessional tailgate that has been offered on GMC Sierra since 2019. As a end result, it has six distinctive positions and configurations.
Besides performing as a conventional tailgate, house owners can fold the tailgate down and flip up load stops to maintain lengthy objects from sliding out of the mattress. Owners may also fold the inside gate all the way down to create a small workspace behind the truck or a second load tier full with load stops. Part of the tailgate will also be reworked in a full-width step that improves entry to the mattress whereas additionally supporting as much as 375 lbs (170 kg).
Full particulars can be introduced subsequent week, however we will count on a handful of different updates together with new trailering tech reminiscent of jack-knife alert and a trailer size indicator. The latter function not too long ago debuted on the 2021 GMC Sierra and it reveals a pink overlay twice the size of a appropriate trailer, on the infotainment system, to focus on autos which can intrude with a lane-change maneuver. There is also enhanced rear facet view and cargo mattress view options.
There might be a extra reasonably priced 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine. On the 2021 Sierra, the engine received a $1,500 worth reduce which makes it simply $995 costlier than the 5.3-liter petrol V8. This would definitely make the diesel engine – which produces 277 hp (207 kW / 281 PS) and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque – extra interesting.