General Motors recently unveiled the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500, and with it, a variety of updates and changes for GM’s (and Chevy’s) most popular vehicle. Headlining the 2021 Silverado’s changes is the introduction of the new Multi-Flex tailgate feature, which we highlight in the following video.
As GM Authority has covered previously, the Multi-Flex tailgate offered on the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 operates in exactly the same fashion as the MultiPro tailgate offered with the GMC Sierra. As such, the Multi-Flex tailgate can be configured in six different positions, each of which offers a unique function and purpose.
These start with the primary gate position that’s typical of today’s pickup trucks. It’s followed by a primary gate load stop to hold longer items the the primary gate is open, a foldable inner gate for easier access to the bed, a full-width step capable of holding 375 pounds, an inner gate load stop, and an inner gate work surface.
The Multi-Flex tailgate on the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 can be activated using either the vehicle key fob, or via two buttons located on the tailgate itself.
“Combined with the Silverado Durabed – featuring impressive cargo space, LED lighting, a 120-volt outlet and 12 fixed tie-downs – Multi-Flex makes the 2021 model the most functional and capable Silverado ever,” Chevy states in a press release.
The Multi-Flex tailgate feature will be available early next year as an option on every trim level of the Silverado 1500.
In addition to the addition of the Multi-Flex tailgate, the 2021 Chevy Silverado also features several other updates and new features. These include expanded availability for Adaptive Cruise Control, new Adaptive Ride Control suspension technology, greater towing capacity, and three new packages/editions (All Star Edition Plus, Texas Edition Plus, LTZ Premium Texas Edition).
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