Trucks are getting smarter. Just look at the American bestseller, the Ford F-150. Stemming from a tough workhorse of the past, the half-ton truck has been packed with tech toys that make it an attractive choice for those who appreciate the technology and safety features of their hauler. More so, the F-150 gets a hybrid powertrain option for its latest generation model.
Another big three has also made its trucks smarter over time. The GMC Sierra introduced the MultiPro hatchback in 2018, which revolutionizes the way hatches are used for a variety of work purposes. This, too, is expected to be added to the Chevy Silverado next year, and it doesn’t seem like the only feature to look out for in GM trucks.
According to a report by GM Trucks, which got the information from its sources with General Motors, the Silverado and Sierra are receiving the trailer-side blind zone alert in 2022. It should be noted that this feature is already available in GM SUVs such as the Chevy Tahoe 2021, Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade.
If the report turns out to be true, GM trucks would be following what Ford F-150 owners have been enjoying since 2017.
The GM-Trucks report goes on to reveal that the new feature will be under the RPO code “UKV” and will be called “Extended Side Blind Zone Alert” or “ESBZA”. The website’s sources also said the new feature will be available in 2021 and in maps as a mid-year update, although a start to the 2022 model year is more likely given the delays caused. by the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, as GM tracks what the F-150 has started, the Blue Oval is also reportedly rolling its own version of the multi-function hatchback.