Chevrolet Silverado With Multi-Flex Tailgate Confirmed For 2021
Just a month ago, we heard a report of the Chevrolet Silverado getting a stylish hatchback. Spy photos were captured soon after, but now Chevy is making it official. Sort of, anyway.
The automaker has confirmed that yes, a multi-function hatchback is coming to the Silverado. Specifically, it’s called the Multi-Flex tailgate – not to be confused with the MultiPro hatchback found on the GMC Sierra. It will be available on model year trucks in early 2021, but full information is not yet available. Chevrolet is currently offering the teaser video above showing jump cuts of the various tailgate configurations. We’ll learn all about it on September 21.
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From what we see in the short clip, the hatchback appears to be an exact copy of GMC’s offering. The MultiPro tailgate is touted as having a six-way feature that includes everything from steps to shelves and a bed extender with a flap to help secure cargo when the door is folded down. The brand obviously changes between divisions – hence the Chevrolet Multi-Flex versus GMC’s MultiPro – but from our current perspective everything else is the same.
Perhaps the biggest questions are the optional door jamb and the Silverado trim levels it will be available on? In the GMC world, the MultiPro hatchback is standard for higher trim levels such as the SLT and Denali. The functionality of the door might be a desirable feature for low-specification work vehicles, but we won’t know Chevrolet’s full intention with its Multi-Flex door until everything is revealed. As mentioned earlier, this will happen on September 21.
The new hatchback comes a year ahead of the mid-cycle update of the Silverado, which is expected to arrive next year for the 2022 model year. A tougher all-terrain version, possibly called ZR2 or ZRX, is also expected for 2022. , although it may not be a full competitor to the Ford F-150 Raptor or the Ram TRX.