As promised, GM detailed the forthcoming updates to the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pickup Monday morning, highlighting its adoption of a Chevy-branded variant of GMC’s MultiPro tailgate, dubbed “Multi-Flex.” And like the Sierra, the 2021 Silverado gets a handful of towing updates as well.
The trickling down of GMC’s exclusive tailgate was a bit of an inevitability, especially since the two pickups are fundamentally identical. With this shift may eliminate one of the more-premium Sierra’s sexier advantages, GMC does still have one feather in its cap: the outrageously cool (and somewhat outrageously priced) carbon fiber CarbonPro bed.
On the towing front, the biggest news is that both the 2.7-liter turbo-four and Duramax 3.0-liter turbodiesel engines had their towing capacities increased for 2021. Some variants of the 2.7-liter model saw their ratings go up by as much as 2,500 pounds; the diesel’s rating was increased by 1,900 pounds pretty much across the