The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado lineup has received a number of new trailering features and technologies that aim to make towing easier for owners.
In total, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado has received three new trailering features:
- Trailer Length Indicator: the Trailer Length Indicator will appear on the truck’s central infotainment screen when a trailer is hooked up and the turn signal is activated. By displaying a red overlay twice the length of the compatible trailer on the screen, the driver can easily see which vehicles are present in their blind spot and if there is room for both the truck and trailer in the other lane.
- Jack-Knife Alert: This system will track the position of the compatible trailer in relation to the vehicle and provide an alert if a potential jack-knife situation is believed to be imminent.
- Cargo Bed View enhancement: this system comprises Cargo Bed Zoom View and Bed Hitch Guidance, which provide a rearward facing view of the truck that helps to align and hook up a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailer.
These same trailering features were added to the 2021 GMC Sierra lineup as well. In a statement, General Motors said that it continually hears customer feedback indicating Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra buyers want “class-leading safety, technology and comfort to tow what they need, whether it’s a boat, an RV or a trailer hauling off-road toys.” These features will be available on both the Silverado 1500 and Silverado HD.
In addition to the new trailering features and technologies, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado also has increased towing capacities for the available GM 2.7L L3B four-cylinder and GM 3.0L LM2 inline-six diesel engines. The truck also adds the new Multi-Flex tailgate, which operates in the same fashion as the MultiPro tailgate offered on the 2019 and 2020 GMC Sierra.