The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD has landed with new optional equipment, new exterior colors and an increased max trailering capacity of 36,000 pounds.
This max towing capacity increase of 500 pounds was enabled by various suspension hardware updates and wheel packaging changes, General Motors says. Only properly equipped trucks, specifically Silverado 3500 HD Work Truck Regular Cab models with the dual-rear-wheel axle, two-wheel-drive, Duramax turbo-diesel 6.6L L5P V8 engine, GM 10-speed transmission and available Max Tow Package, are rated at 36,000 pounds.
Two new exterior colors join the Silverado HD options list for 2021: Mosaic Black Metallic and Cherry Red Tintcoat (pictured on the truck above). Customers can also choose from four new special edition models, including the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD Carhartt Edition (available exclusively on the LTZ trim) and the blacked-out Midnight Edition (available on the LT and LTZ).
Joining the Carhartt and Midnight Editions are the Z71 Sport Edition and Z71 Chrome Sport Edition models. The Z71 Sport Edition features 18-inch or 20-inch wheels, color-matched bumpers and gloss black exterior trim while only being available in Red Hot, Summit White and Northsky Blue. Meanwhile, the Z71 Chrome Sport Edition gets body-color bumpers with chrome exterior accents along with 20-inch machined aluminum wheels, or 20-inch polished aluminum wheels on LTZ models. Chrome Sport Edition models are only available in Summit White or Black.
GM says the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD Midnight Edition, Z71 Sport Edition and Z71 Chrome Sport Edition will all be available in late 2020, while Carhartt Special Edition will start this fall. Pricing starts at $34,700 for a Silverado 2500 HD Regular Cab Long Bed WT with two-wheel-drive, the GM 6.6L L8T V8 gas engine and GM six-speed automatic transmission.