The full-sized pickup truck space continues to be a nuclear arms race between America’s biggest three automakers. It’s long been the situation where other competitors struggle to keep up in this space, as General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Stellantis funnel their most essential dollars and people towards these highly profitable, highly sought after vehicles. And when these teams aren’t developing off-road ballistic missiles such as the Ram 1500 TRX or Ford F-150 Raptor, they’re working on ways to improve their usefulness for the job site. For example, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD joins its half-ton little brother and cousins over at GMC in getting a multifunction tailgate.
2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD Multi-Flex Tailgate
Branded as the “Multi-Flex” tailgate for Chevrolet and “MultiPro” for GMC products, this six-way tailgate expands the usability of the backside of GM truck family. Below is a video demonstrating how it works on the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD.
The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD equipped with a Multi-Flex tailgate function allows for easier access to bed cargo, enhanced loading solutions and a standing workstation. The tailgate boasts a weight capacity of 375 pounds (170 kg), and some functions can be activated using a key fob or two tailgate-mounted buttons, one for the full gate and another for the second-tier loading and storage options. The trick tailgate will be offered on all 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD trims. These range from Work Truck, LT, LTZ and High Country.
Along with the Multi-Flex tailgate, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD sees a few other minor updates. These include a new set of gloss-black finished 20-inch wheels that are available on LT, LTZ and High Country trim levels. A Greenstone Metallic hue is also added to the truck’s color palette. A “Seat Belt Adjustable Guide Loops” for the front seats is also new for the 2022 Silverado HD.