Earlier this year, we reported that General Motors will increase the tow ratings in some model configurations of the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2021 GMC Sierra 1500. Now, we’re back to exclusively report that those increased tow ratings will be accompanied by updates to the towing technologies and trailering assist features.
Sources familiar with product plans tell GM Authority that the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 will feature enhancements to the trailering technologies.
Though it’s currently unclear what specific improvements will be in store, we do know that Chevrolet is deleting the Trailer Camera Package from the 2021 Silverado 1500. That package included the Bed View Camera, which provides Two Trailer Camera Provisions. It’s likely that this feature will be one of the ones upgrades or repackaged entirely for the 2021 model year.
Noteworthy towing technologies available on the current model year, 2020 Silverado 1500 include 15 camera views – more views than any other truck. These 15 views work in unison with the truck to improve the towing experience from start to finish, making it easier to get hitched up, provide confidence while towing, and even help the driver maneuver into tight spots when parking with the trailer in tow. Meanwhile, the optional Advanced Trailering System features an in-vehicle trailering app that offers customized trailer profiles.
Other noteworthy Silverado towing features include:
- Pre-departure checklists
- Trailer lighting diagnostics
- Trailer tire pressure/temperature monitoring (via a separate set of TPMS sensors)
- The ability to create and sync trailer profiles with the myChevrolet Mobile App
- Trailer Sway Control
- Hill Start Assist
- Auto Grade Braking
- Trailer Theft Alert
- Electric Parking Brake Hookup Assist
- Brake Gain Memory on the integrated trailer brake controller
Besides the aforementioned increases in maximum tow ratings as well as upgrades to towing technologies, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 will also receive some changes over the 2020 model year, mostly comprised of changes to features within packages.
- See the complete list of 2021 Silverado 1500 changes and updates.
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