Chevrolet Has Big Truckin' News - A New Tailgate Awaits
I spent the first part of this morning out of the office, putting miles on a test car before it went home. When I returned to my desk and caught up on emails, I saw one from Chevy PR labeled as a teaser for 2021 Chevrolet Silverado news.
I found myself excited. Not just because news about upcoming product is often exciting, but because perhaps Chevy was addressing our biggest complaint about its trucks – the interior. We’re not the only group of scribes to hammer the trucks’ cabins for being nice enough but well behind the times, and I even heard a while back that we’d see updated cockpits in the various Silverado trims soon.
Alas, when I opened the email, I saw it was about a different part of the truck – the tailgate. Apparently, Chevy has plans to introduce the Multi-Flex tailgate on the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado.
Details are sparse, but a video shows that the tailgate has six configurations, and it’s a safe bet it will be very similar to the MultiPro offered on the GMC Sierra.
That means the tailgate will be able to be used as a bed extender, or a step, or a load stopper.
We’ll know more next week, when Chevy makes it all clear to us. We’ll know what six functions it has, and hopefully what trims/models it will be available on and perhaps even a price.
Still haven’t fixed that interior, though.
Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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