Check Out The 2021 Chevy Silverado Multi-Flex Tailgate In Action: Video17
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).
How would you use the 2021 Chevy Silverado Multi-Flex tailgate? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Silverado news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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Curious how well it’ll work after several Midwest winters. Salt kills.
yea. I wanna know too. I have a 2019
Can you get the tailgate and put it on the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 and what would the projected cost be?
Sorry I just bought a 2021 Chevy truck and I made sure it didn’t have this ridiculous complicated P-o-s tailgate it looks like nothing more than another high priced mangerie of poor thinking and design
Had trucks my entire life. I don’t see this on any work truck I would ever own. To complicated, to many points to break, to much $$ to fix. If you buy a truck and never use it as such it might be ok. I think a GM engineer had to much time on their hands. I see this going the same way Qudrasteer went.
Get out the dictionary and learn the differences among the 2’s.
TOO complicated, TOO many points TO break, TOO much $$ TO fix. ………..GM engineer had TOO much time……
That’s TOO many to count TO TWO!!!!!
I wanted to order a standard tailgate on my 2021 Sierra AT4 but they took it off the option list. This overly complicated , unnecessary piece of equipment is going be a real pain when one of my suppliers bangs his tow motor into it. Answers questions nobody was asking.
I like the Ford implementation of a step better. Far less elaborate and less things to break over time.
Been using this tail gate with my AT4 for 8 months. Honestly, I probably use it every second time I use the tailgate. You wouldn’t think it’s useful just looking at it, but I use it all the time and it’s super handy. Could I get by without it? Sure, but worth it if you got it. The only problem I see is if you forget about your hitch, and salt / rust in the seams
Hi Brad, Good point about the hitch! I figure I will have an ugly dent in mine in no time. What an oversight !
so is this the kama sutra of tailgates?
and just like the kama sutra, you probably use two of the six 99% of the time.
I’ll take it!
Love the pic of the guy loading lumber,what store sells 5 1/2 boards. Also i know a few who smashed it into their hitch,nice engineering right there. Stop with all the gimmicks and keep it simple but functional like ford
Ford did it right ten years ago….G M mocked the F150 tailgate for years….they waited for us to forget (we didnt) then they come out with this monstrosity….late to the party again G M.
Nowhere on the Chevrolet website build configurator is this tailgate an option.
Tailgates have always been a Chevy weak point. Their regular tailgates don’t last, how is this going to?
Hey Norm is that to ok for you? Feel better picking apart people’s mistakes?
Educating people regarding their English is one of the good things on any forum.