Chevrolet is adding to the already huge pile of trailering technology available on the 2021 Silverado.
For the new model year, Silverado will feature additional trailer camera views for better visibility while towing, a trailer length indicator for better understanding of how much room your vehicle is taking up on the road, and a jack knife alert to prevent folding your trailer into your vehicle while backing up.
Chevrolet describes the new features for 2021 like this:
The latest generation Silverado planted its flag at launch by offering up to 15 unique camera views – the most of any competitor – to help make trailering simpler. Now, 2021 models will up the ante and offer new or enhanced trailering technology, including:
- Trailer Length Indicator (new for 2021): When making a lane-change maneuver with the turn signal activated, a red overlay twice the length of the compatible trailer is shown on the center console screen, which can help show when other vehicles are present.
- Jack-Knife Alert (new for 2021): Tracks the position of the compatible trailer in relation to the vehicle and provides an alert if a potential jack-knife situation is imminent.
- Cargo Bed View enhancement (new for 2021): Cargo Bed Zoom View and Bed Hitch Guidance are now available, which help to align and hook up a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailer.
- Rear Trailer View now features guidelines and Trailer-Angle Indicator: Enhanced to include assisting guidelines when backing a compatible trailer into place and a Trailer-Angle Indicator shows the relationship between the truck and trailer.
- Rear Side View enhancement: Provides a split view, automatically biased based on the trailer’s angle, of the left and right sides of the truck and compatible trailer. This view was previously only available while driving forward and is now available in Reverse for better visibility when positioning a trailer.
The brand also announced a slew of additional features for the new model year Silverado, including: