It took two years for the Multi-Pro tailgate, originally introduced on the 2019 GMC Sierra, to make its way to the Chevrolet Silverado. For the Bow Tie brand, the new, flexible tailgate will be branded as Multi-Flex. Currently launching on the 2021 Silverado, the Multi-Flex will be identical to the Multi-Pro, offering various positions to minimize effort and maximize achievement.
In all, the Chevy Multi-Pro tailgate will offer six positions, which we have outlined just below.
1. Primary Gate
The primary gate is identical to that of a traditional tailgate. It can be opened using the power release button on the key fob, from inside the truck or from a button on the actual tailgate.
2. Primary Gate Load Stop
The primary gate load stop helps prevent items from sliding out of the box. It requires the primary gate to be open.
3. Foldable Inner Gate For Easy Access
The inner gate folds down for easy access when loading and unloading the box.
4. Full-Width Step
The inner gate folds into a large step for easy entry and exit from the box. It has a maximum weight capacity of 375 pounds (170 kg). An assist handle extends from the driver’s-side of the box, enabling easier entry.
5. Inner Gate Load Stop
The inner gate includes a load stop to help prevent second-tier items from sliding out of the box.
6. Inner Gate Work Surface
Opening the inner gate outward provides a work surface as well as second-tier loading ability.
It’s also worth noting that, in addition to the six tailgate positions, the Chevy Multi-Flex offers a built-in speaker as an official Chevy accessory. The Bluetooth-connected speaker is housed in the two outboard sections of the mid-gate, while one of the inside panels provides controls for sound.
As we reported previously, the Multi-Flex tailgate was introduced on the 2021 Silverado 1500, where it’s optional on every trim from Work Truck to High Country. The tailgate is expected to become available on the 2022 Silverado HD (2500HD and 3500HD).
For those wondering, the Chevy Silverado – as well as its corporate cousin, the GMC Sierra – will receive a thorough freshening for the 2022 model years that will include new front and rear fascias, a new interior, and various other updates and improvements.