2021 Chevy Silverado HD - What's New, Changed, & Discontinued

The all new Silverado HD launched just last year but Chevy is already making changes for the 2021 model year. Here’s what’s new, changed, and discontinued from the HD lineup.

2021 Chevy Silverado HD What’s New Rundown

Here’s the highlights of what Chevy’s changed in this new model year

  • Shadow Grey and Cajun Red are replaced by Mosaic Black and Cherry Red
  • The 40/20/40 split front seat has been discontinued
  • RQ9 20-inch wheels have been replaced by three new 20 inch wheel options
  • New inside rear view mirror with partial video display
  • Bed View Camera will show in rear view mirror
  • Technology package no longer includes bed camera or two trailer camera provisions
  • No increase in power for both gas and Duramax diesel engine options
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Projection

2021 Silverado HD Deletions

When Chevy tweaks models from year to year some colors, features, and options are discontinued. For 2021, here’s the features no longer avalaible on the Silverado HD.

2020 Chevy Silverado HD - Cajun Red Tintcoat
2020 Chevy Silverado HD with the discontinued Cajun Red Tintcoat
  • (GJI) Shadow Gray Metallic
  • (GPJ) Cajun Red Tintcoat
  • (A52) Front 40/20/40 split bench seat
  • (QT3) Tailgate
  • (MCY) USB port
  • (RQ9) 20″ machined aluminum wheels with high gloss Black painted accents

2021 Silverado HD New Features

Most features or colors that have been discontinued are replaced by updated colors or features. Here’s what’s totally new in the Silverado HD for 2021.

  • (GB8) Mosaic Black Metallic
  • (GSK) Cherry Red Tintcoat
  • (RGE) Safety Essentials Package available on Work Truck (1WT) and Custom (1CX) trim levels
  • (PDY) LTZ Premium Texas Edition – includes (PCZ) LTZ Convenience Package, (PCN) LTZ Convenience Package II, (PQB) Safety Package, (PDJ) Safety Package II, (CWM) Technology Package, (RTH) 20″ polished aluminum wheels, (QF9) LT275/65R20 all-terrain, blackwall tires and Texas Edition badging
  • (WJP) Midnight Edition – includes Black grille bar with “CHEVROLET”, Black grille inserts with Z71 badge, Black skid plate, Black Silverado, trim level and tonnage badging, Black bowtie on horn pad, (DP6) Gloss Black mirror caps, Black hood vent surround, (VB5) painted front bumper, (VT5) painted rear bumper, (PTW) 18″ high gloss Black aluminum wheels, (QG3) LT275/70R18, mud-terrain, blackwall tires, (CGN) Chevytec spray-on bedliner and (RVS) 4″ Black assist steps, LPO
  • (WEA) Z71 Sport Edition – includes body-color grille bar with “CHEVROLET”, Black grille inserts with Z71 badge, Black skid plate, Black Silverado, trim level and tonnage badging, Black bowtie on horn pad, (DP6) painted mirror caps, Black hood vent surround, (VB5) painted front bumper, (VT5) painted rear bumper, (PTW) 18″ high gloss Black aluminum wheels, (QG3) LT275/70R18, mud-terrain, blackwall tires, (CGN) Chevytec spray-on bedliner and (RVS) 4″ Black assist steps, LPO
  • (WBL) Z71 Chrome Sport Edition – includes body-color grille bar with “CHEVROLET”, Black mesh with Chrome grille accents and Z71 badge, Chrome skid plate, (VB5) body-color front bumper, (VT5) body-color rear bumper, (QF9) LT275/65R20 all-terrain, blackwall tires and (CGN) Chevytec spray-on bedliner
  • (CSE) Carhartt Special Edition – includes Mosaic Black Metallic grille bar with “CHEVROLET”, Chrome grille inserts with Z71 badge, Black Z71 badges, Black skid plate, Black beltline moldings, Black bowtie on horn pad, (DP6) painted mirror caps, (D75) painted door handles, (VB5) body-color front bumper, (VT5) body-color rear bumper, Black hood vent surround, Carhartt badging on doors and tailgate, exterior pinstriping in Carhartt Gold, Carhartt interior trim (including stitching and seat panels), Carhartt embroidered headrests, (AAO) All-weather floor liners with Carhartt logo, (VPB) Soft roll-up tonneau cover with Carhartt logo, (U01) roof marker lamps, (Q86) 20″ machined aluminum wheels with Grazen metallic painted accents, (QF9) LT275/65R20 all-terrain, blackwall tires, (CGN) Chevytec spray-on bedliner, (HS1) Safety Alert Seat and (RVS) 4″ Black assist steps, LPO
  • (HDB) Jet Black/Carhartt Brown interior (Carhartt Special Edition)
  • (BKF), (BKE) Carpeted floor liners
  • (DRC) Inside rearview mirror with partial video display
  • (UVO) Bed View Camera, camera in the CHMSL to show a view of the cargo bed, display located in rearview mirror
  • (PTW) 18″ High Gloss Black aluminum wheels
  • (Q86) 20″ machined aluminum with Grazen Metallic painted accent 10-spoke wheels
  • (NZD) 20″ Black painted wheels with Black center caps
  • (QG3) LT275/70R18, mud-terrain, blackwall tires
  • (E85) FlexFuel capability
  • (Q7Q) LPO transit wheels
  • (SKW) LPO, Wheels, 20″ Chrome aluminum
  • (SKX) LPO, Wheels, 20″ Aluminum high gloss Black with machined finish
  • (SHH) LPO, Wheels, 20″ high gloss Black aluminum

2021 Silverado HD Changes

Every model year Chevrolet makes small changes to certain options, features, and package groups. Here’s what’s changed in the 2021 Silverado HD from last year.

  • (AE7) Front 40/20/40 split-bench with upper covered armrest storage is now standard on Work Truck (1WT) and Custom (1CX)
  • (MCZ) USB ports now standard on Work Truck (1WT) and Custom (1CX) trim levels
  • (QT5) Tailgate is now standard on LT (1LT) trim level
  • (PCN) LTZ Convenience Package II now includes (UVN) Bed View Camera, (UVS) HD Surround Vision with Two Trailer View Camera Provisions
  • (CWM) Technology Package no longer includes (UVN) Bed View Camera, (UVS) HD Surround Vision with Two Trailer View Camera Provisions
  • (U2K) SiriusXM Radio is now available on Work Truck (1WT) and standard on LT (1LT)
  • (CMT Gooseneck / 5th Wheel Package is no longer available on High Country (3LZ) trim level, replaced with free flow (Z6A) Gooseneck / 5th Wheel Prep Package on High Country (3LZ) trim level only
  • (ANQ) Alaskan Snow Plow Package now includes (PTW) 18″ High gloss Black aluminum wheels