In November, GM Authority was the first to report that the Chevy Silverado Redline Concept shown at the 2019 SEMA Show would go into production for the 2021 model year. And now, we can exclusively report that Chevrolet will open order banks for the production version of the pickup truck in January 2021.
Though specifics about the new 2021 Chevy Silverado Redline package have yet to be announced, it is likely to be similar to that of the concept vehicle. That truck had a new black grille which extended across the front end, connecting the headlamp housings and providing a contrast to the silver paintwork. Those headlights features high-intensity LED lighting elements fitted inside dark bezels. Below the bumper, red recovery hooks stand out against the background of the black lower insert.
The black-and-red theme continues along the sides. The door handles and four-inch tubular side steps are black, and there are red accents on the side mirrors. The Silverado badging on the front fenders is in a black script with a red outline, while the 20-inch black wheels feature red striping. The Silverado badging on the tailgate is similarly black with red outlining. The tail of the Silverado Redline concept also has black dual exhaust tips with a trapezoidal shape.
Other features on the Silverado Redline concept include red six-piston brake calipers, floor mats with red accents and the illuminated Bowtie emblem known as the “Glowtie” on the front grille.
The concept vehicle is based on the 2020 Silverado 1500 RST, and has both front and rear lowering kits along with Chevrolet’s Performance Exhaust and Cold Air Intake kit. In the case of the 6.2L V8 L87 engine, the kit raises the power output by 12 horsepower from the stock 420 horses. It’s highly unlikely that the 2021 Silverado Redline will feature these suspension and powertrain enhancements, which are mostly available as standalone upgrades.
The production vehicle will not be the first Chevy Silverado Redline to go on sale. Chevrolet offered a Redline Edition package on the LT and LTZ trims of the previous-, K2-generation Silverado in the 2017 model year, having previously shown a concept version at SEMA.
The Silverado will therefore rejoin Chevrolet’s list of vehicles offering Redline Edition packages, joining the Blazer, Camaro, Colorado, Equinox, Traverse and Trax. The Redline package was also offered on the now discontinued Cruze, and has been discontinued from the Malibu.
Chevy’s bread-and-butter truck will also offer a special edition called the Silverado Realtree. As GM Authority was first to report, it will also become available to order in January. Pricing has not yet been confirmed for either of the two special editions.