This month, GM Authority has exclusively reported that the 2021 Silverado is getting a host of improvements when it comes to active safety technology, including the expansion of Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Forward Collision Alert technologies. Now, we’re back to exclusively report on another improvement to the 2021 model year – the expanded availability of Adaptive Cruise Control.
Sources familiar with product plans tell GM Authority that the 2021 Silverado 1500 will offer Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) on the LT trim level and above. That means that five of eight 2021 Chevrolet Silverado trim levels will offer ACC, including LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country. By comparison, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 only offered the feature on two trim levels – LTZ and High Country, while the 2019 Silverado 1500 did not offer the feature on any model or trim.
|Work Truck||Custom||Custom Trail Boss||LT||RST||LT Trail Boss||LTZ||High Country|
|2019 Silverado 1500||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|2020 Silverado 1500||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||A||A|
|2021 Silverado 1500||N/A||N/A||N/A||A||A||A||A||A|
- A – Available
- N/A – Not Available
The availability of Adaptive Cruise Control lower in the model range comes after General Motors and Chevrolet have been criticized for only offering active safety features on high-end models, or requiring customers to tack on several packages that significantly increase the price of the vehicle. By comparison, many rivals offer the features across all models, including low-end trims, or sometimes even make the features standard.
Those not familiar with Adaptive Cruise Control should know that it’s a more advanced version of cruise control, with the ability to bring the vehicle to a complete stop and to accelerate it to the preset speed limit. It does not have the ability to steer the vehicle, which is included in Super Cruise – its semi-autonomous Level 2 driving assistant.
GM is widely expected to offer Super Cruise on the Chevrolet Silverado for either the 2022 or 2023 model years. The system takes Adaptive Cruise Control to another level by offering a hands-free driving experience on compatible highways.
In other news, GM Authority recently detailed that the 2021 Silverado will also get the center console from the 2021 Tahoe and 2021 Suburban. These updates will be joined by several other changes, including the 2021 Silverado 1500 Realtree Edition, new exterior colors, and more – which we will outline shortly. So be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Silverado news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.