Production of the new LT-based Chevy Silverado 2FL has begun today, adding a new trim level to the Chevy Silverado lineup.
As GM Authority covered previously, the new trim level for the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is tagged with RPO code 2FL, and is based on the existing Silverado LT trim level, the latter of which is tagged with RPO code 1LT.
The new 2FL trim level is only available with Chevy Silverado Double Cab 4WD and Crew Cab / Short Bed 4WD configurations. Under the hood, the 2FL is available exclusively with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm, and 348 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. The turbo I4 L3B mates to the GM 8-speed automatic transmission.
Standard spec for the Chevy Silverado 2FL includes (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- 265/65R18SL all-terrain black wall tires (XCK)
- 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels (PZX)
- Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system (IOR) with an 8-inch touchscreen
- Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and SiriusXM radio (U2K) with a free three-month trial
As for the motivation behind the introduction of the new Chevy Silverado 2FL, the new trim level is expected to offer a better lease deal than the Silverado LT trim. This is because the new 2FL will offer higher residual values than the LT, and thus, GM will be able to “discount” the standard turbocharged engine when it comes to the vehicle sticker price. Essentially, with higher residual values for the 2FL, customers will enjoy lower lease payments, given the vehicle’s lower overall depreciation.
Photos and pricing information for the new trim are currently unavailable. However, for reference, pricing for the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT in the Double Cab / Standard Bed configuration with the turbo 2.7L I4 L3B with RWD starts at $41,695, including destination.