Chevy Silverado With MultiFlex Tailgate Spied Completely Camo-Free27
Last week, GM Authority reported that GM plans to offer the MultiPro tailgate on the Chevy Silverado under the MultiFlex (or Multi-Flex) brand. Now, we’ve managed to get our hands on the very first photos of a Silverado with the MultiFlex tailgate.
The tightly-cropped photo, sent to GM Authority by an anonymous source, shows the rear end of a regular fourth-gen Chevy Silverado in High Country trimmings. But looking closer reveals the presence of the multifunction tailgate currently offered on the GMC Sierra range, as evidenced by cut-lines identical to those of the MultiPro.
This sighting represents the first time we’ve seen a completely undisguised Chevy Silverado equipped with the MultiPro tailgate as well as the first time we’ve seen the Silverado 1500 (light duty) equipped with MultiPro, as prior sightings all featured a Silverado HD. Previously, we also noticed that the MultiPro tailgate was mentioned in the 2020 Silverado owner’s manual, despite the feature not being offered for the 2020 model year.
Additionally, it’s possible that GM will make a few improvements to the MultiFlex, such as including a new (seventh) position or by eliminating some of the limitations of the tailgate.
It’s also worth noting that the MultiFlex tailgate on the Chevy Silverado will carry the same QK2 RPO code as the MultiPro offered on the GMC Sierra.
As of this writing, we have reason to believe that the Chevy Silverado MultiFlex tailgate is planned for the 2021i (2021 interim) model year, though the COVID-19 pandemic could end up pushing those plans back to the 2022 model year. If delayed until the 2022 MY, then the tailgate’s introduction would coincide with the Silverado’s mid-cycle refresh that will also deliver a new interior – as originally reported by GM Authority.
We’ll have plenty more about the Chevy Silverado’s upcoming MultiFlex tailgate, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for Silverado news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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Just as I predicted!
Yep, the options always roll down to the Silverado later. The more GM claims Silverado and Sierra are going to be different the more they stay the same.
Why even have GMC around if GM is just going to make them as similar as possible every single generation? Is it because Bob down the street can’t bear to have a Chevy when he can have a GMC instead? Give me a break.
“Why even have GMC around”
Sell more vehicles.
Because the brand is winning and the margins are higher than Chevy. 60% of their sales are Denali. The question is NOT why, but why WOULDN’T you have GMC? Differentiate the interiors and skin and keep everything else shared.
BEAUTIFULLY said. Dead on.
Indiana license plate likely prototype build by fort Wayne assembly.
Likely build at fort Wayne assembly a pre production build
GMC Sierra Class Exclusive *
* Translation soon to be on the Silverado
I surely hope when GM creates the ZRX they make the Sierra ZRX too, or a more bad ass version for just the Sierra….
I like the return of the bowtie. I am not a fan of the nameplate stamped into the tailgate. I hope that goes away for all models with or without multi-pro quite frankly.
Just take a dump on your customers. I just ordered 2020 because the salesman said GMC and Chevrolet would stay different. Now I’ll have 2020 that I will need to keep at least 5 years. This pisses me off to no end. I’ll be looking elsewhere for my next truck. I have driven Chevys for 40 years.
Most sales people don’t know anything about the product. They jump from dealer to dealer of all different brands. Your lucky if you get one that knows what he is talking about. They told my friend his ZR2 wasn’t meant for off-roading. The guy will probably work for Ford next week.
Congrats, you just paid a premium for GMC for nothing!
So if you bought a truck that you like and we’re happy with it, why does this matter? It’s not like they are taking anything away from you that you paid for.
Also the guys at the dealership have no idea what GM is planning. Half of them don’t even know anything about cars, so listening to them is dumb.
Why not have that tailgate for the 2500 & 3500 so at least the rear will not be as ugly as the front.
I paid a premium for the GMC because I wanted the Z7X suspension and LM2 engine together. And Chevy won’t play. So I have an AT4 Duramax and don’t regret a thing. 😁
I would have to say the Chevrolet looks better from the side, the round wheels look better, but the GMC could’nt make up theirs minds, 1/2 ton looks like a tacoma, and the 3/4-1tons look like half of a stop sign, but looks better from the front and rear, so why not combine the two, drop the C, and just call it a GM truck. Combine the options sheet. But please go back to the drawing board and drop the LLS (looks like sh**) center stack dash. Looks like someone screwed a ipad to the dash and called it a week.
Chevy’s designers and their bosses who sign off on these ugly grilles need to be fired.
I think it looks great. But everyone to their own.
i have an 05 1500..it has 263000 miles on it..havnt replaced anything on engine or trans..its beat all to hell..but I haul wood on it daily…my tailgate is bent..but it still works.. it not worth 10 bucs…but I’ve made over 20 times what it sold new..silverado is the one that gets it done…
Wow big deal loll
I have a 2020 Silvarado 1500 LTZ on order and should be here by the 1st week in Sept. and in order to get the 6.2 liter motor I had to have 4WD, which I really did not want. No one can tell me if the 2021 trucks (1500 Crewcabs) will be available with the 6.2 in 2WD. Does anybody have a clue?
The 6.2 is only available in 4wd, yes. Even for ’21’s.