I spent the first part of this morning out of the office, putting miles on a test car before it went home. When I returned to my desk and caught up on emails, I saw one from Chevy PR labeled as a teaser for 2021 Chevrolet Silverado news.
I found myself excited. Not just because news about upcoming product is often exciting, but because perhaps Chevy was addressing our biggest complaint about its trucks – the interior. We’re not the only group of scribes to hammer the trucks’ cabins for being nice enough but well behind the times, and I even heard a while back that we’d see updated cockpits in the various Silverado trims soon.
Alas, when I opened the email, I saw it was about a different part of the truck – the tailgate. Apparently, Chevy has plans to introduce the Multi-Flex tailgate on the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado.
Details are sparse, but a video shows that the tailgate has six configurations, and it’s a safe bet it will be very similar to the MultiPro offered on the GMC Sierra.
That means the tailgate will be able to be used as a bed extender, or a step, or a load stopper.
We’ll know more next week, when Chevy makes it all clear to us. We’ll know what six functions it has, and hopefully what trims/models it will be available on and perhaps even a price.
Still haven’t fixed that interior, though.