Back in 2018, GM Authority reported on a major point of departure between the 2019 GMC Sierra and the 2019 Chevy Silverado, namely the availability of Adaptive Ride Control suspension technology. As we covered previously, the 2019 Sierra offered Adaptive Ride Control suspension, whereas the 2019 Silverado did not. Now, GM Authority has learned that with the arrival of the 2021 Chevy Silverado, the Sierra’s corporate cousin will also offer Adaptive Ride Control suspension.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 will offer Adaptive Ride Control suspension as part of the optional High Country Deluxe package. The option requires 22-inch by 9-inch polished aluminum wheels, or a set of 22-inch LPO (dealer-installed) wheels.
The addition of Adaptive Ride Control suspension for the 2021 Chevy Silverado is sure to please those customers interested in getting the best-possible ride and handling from their pickup truck, with the tech adding refinement and responsiveness when compared to a traditional suspension setup.
The tech is essentially a modification of the GM’s Continuous Damping Control system, and was adopted for use on body-on-frame vehicles such as SUVs and pickup trucks. The end result is greater primary vehicle motion control, and better ride isolation as well.
This system is not to be confused with GM’s Magnetic Ride Control, which offers similar improvements, including a more refined ride and greater vehicle control, albeit through different methods and technology.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the third model year of the latest fourth-generation Silverado, which originally hit the market for the 2019 model year. In addition to offering Adaptive Ride Control, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is highlighted by three new exterior colors, and the addition of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Check out our complete list of changes and updates for more information.
Under the skin, the 2021 Chevy Silverado continues to ride on the GM T1 platform.
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