In April 2019, GM Authority was first to bring you photos of the all-new, 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD undergoing testing with what appeared to be the GMC MultiPro tailgate. A few days later, in May, we managed to peel back the tailgate camo to confirm the presence of the MultiPro. The sightings were curious, since the MultiPro tailgate is exclusive to the GMC Sierra family, while – as of this writing – not being available on any Silverado. And now, almost a year after those two initial sightings, we have just spied another Silverado HD with the MultiPro tailgate undergoing testing, representing the third sighting of the Chevrolet truck equipped with the advanced GMC tailgate.
The truck we see here is only wearing checkered-wrap camouflage coupled with some thick, black cladding on the tailgate. By comparison, prior instances of the Silverado with the MultiPro have had significantly more checkered camouflage, particularly on the exterior sides of the bed. They were also painted a different color than this model.
Speaking of this particular model, it appears to be a Silverado HD with the Double Cab – Long Bed body style. It also appears to be finished in the LT trim level, based on the body-color door handles plus chrome front and rear bumpers, characteristics that are unique to the LT equipment group.
It’s also worth noting that GM Authority noticed the presence of the MultiPro tailgate in the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado owner’s manual. However, the 2020 Silverado never got the tailgate. As such, we expect the Chevy Silverado to get the MultiPro tailgate for either the 2021 or 2022 model years, for both the 1500 (Light Duty) model as well as the Heavy Duty (2500HD / 3500HD) models. Keep in mind that both the Silverado and Sierra are to get a midcycle enhancement for the 2022 model year that will include new interiors. GM Authority was first to report on the matter earlier this month.
However, we fully expect Chevy to have its own brand for the tailgate, since MultiPro is most directly associated with GMC and its Like a Pro slogan.