The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado is in for a few upgrades. In our recent report, we outline that it will see a center console overhaul in the interior, massive cybersecurity and technological upgrades thanks to Global B, and a party-trick tailgate that can currently be found on the GMC Sierra Standard, Elevation, SLT, AT4 and Sierra Denali. GMC branded it as the MulitPro tailgate for the Sierra, but the Chevy Silverado will know it as the Multi-Flex tailgate. It can be seen above, affixed to a 2021 Silverado 1500 High Country.
The photo has been used with explicit permission by our friends at GM-Trucks.com, and gives us the clearest look at what we can expect. As you can see, the cut lines and design of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Multi-Flex tailgate mirrors the GMC Sierra 1500 Multi-Flex exactly, and the only difference will be some badging between the two.
Per the report, the update is said to be part of a mid-year 2021 enhancement and will take up the same RPO code as the GMC Multi-Pro tailgate, which is QK2.
At this time, it’s expected that this feature will only be available on high-end Silverado trim levels, such as the High Country and LTZ, just like the GMC strategy when it first rolled out, before trickling down to lower trims. It’s unclear how much the feature will cost for Chevrolet customers, but for reference, it can be had for as little as $445 when configuring a GMC Sierra Elevation. It’s otherwise thrown in with higher trim level packages. Below is a video from GMC demonstrating how the six-way tailgate works.
The big upgrades expected to come next year were originally slated for the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, but the COVID-19 disruption has pushed things back slightly. General Motors can otherwise be described as being on the back foot with its truck program, with the new 2021 Ford F-150 launching soon with tons of tech and interior innovations, plus the debut headline grabbing, high-profit performance truck known as the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX.