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2021 CHEVROLET SILVERADO MULTI-FLEX TAILGATE SPIED WITHOUT CAMO

The Feature Will Work Identical To The GMC Multi-Pro Tailgate

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Multi-Pro MultiFlex Multi-Flex Tailgate High Country Spy Shots
photo via GM-Trucks.com

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.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Redline Edition SEMA 2019
2021 Chevrolet Silverado Redline Edition. Photo copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks.

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.

 

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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