Chevy Introduces New Multi-Flex Tailgate For 2021 Silverado
… And says more updates are coming soon.
When GMC introduced the all-new 2019 Sierra 1500, one of the coolest features was the revolutionary MultiPro tailgate. Available across the lineup, and standard on higher trims, this new gate featured the ability to flip and fold into six (unofficially seven) different configurations to meet the changing needs of pickup owners. A year later, for 2020, the MultiPro found its way to the all-new Sierra 2500/3500HD pickups.
At the same time, Chevrolet trotted out its own new tailgate tricks, with power lower and lift function available from inside the cab. But now, for 2021, Chevrolet has introduced the new Multi-Flex tailgate for the 2021 Silverado 1500.
Unsurprisingly, as we've seen from spy photos and test mules, the MultiPro tailgate that GMC first introduced has finally made its way to Chevy's side of the house. The tailgate can be used as a normal gate, can be lowered fully, the mid-gate can be lowered to accommodate larger loads, a flip-up divider can be used with the mid-gate to secure longer loads, and when open the mid-gate can be lowered for closer access to the bed while the divider can then be used as a step. In our time using the MultiPro tailgate on GMC trucks we've found it to be incredibly useful. There are also options to add lighting or Bluetooth speakers to the tailgate, both great for adventuring.
Does this mean that the GMC Sierra will be getting the power lift/lower function for 2021 from Chevy? And what else could Sierra be sharing with Silverado? Perhaps the CarbonPro carbon-fiber bed, as well? Only time will tell. However, the kind folks at Chevy did drop another teaser nugget with the Multi-Flex announcement, and the company will be announcing more about the new 2021 Silverado in just a week's time. So stay tuned and fingers crossed!
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GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate
While obviously marketed under a different name, the new Multi-Flex tailgate from Chevrolet is the same as the MultiPro tailgate from GMC. Below are a few examples of the tailgate's functionality.