General Motors recently released a host of official details on the updated and enhanced 2021 Chevy Silverado HD, including the news that the latest heavy-duty Silverado comes with “a multitude of trailering technology features to expand its towing leadership.”
Kicking things off is an available 15 camera views and eight cameras that help the driver to ensure that whatever he or she is towing is secure, and that whatever is around the vehicle won’t take them by surprise. The Rear Trailer View also comes with guidelines and a Trailer-Angle Indicator that help when backing up, while Cargo Bed View enhancement comes with available Cargo Bed Zoom View and Bed Hitch Guidance to properly align the truck with a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailer. The Rear Side View enhancement view will also provide a split view of the left and right of the trailer that is automatically biased on the trailer’s angle.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado HD also comes with a Trailer Length Indicator, which will activate when the turn signal is used, placing a red overlay that is twice the length of a compatible trailer onto the infotainment screen to make lane changes safer. And for
Speaking of safety, the latest Silverado HD also gets Jack-Knife Alert, which monitors the trailer position and will issue an alert if a jack-knife is “imminent.”
Note that the Trailer Length Indicator, Jack-Knife Alert, Trailer-Angle Indicator, and Rear Side View enhancement all require either 18-inch or 20-inch wheels.
In addition to all this advanced trailering technology, the 2021 Chevy Silverado HD also comes with increased max towing capability, a variety of special edition models, and more available and standard equipment.
We have more coverage of the updated 2021 Chevy Silverado HD headed down the pipeline, so stay tuned for all the latest for the Bow Tie brand’s heavy-duty pickup. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Silverado news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock General Motors news.