The Silverado HD is getting some important upgrades for 2021.
Most notably, a new maximum towing rating for the Silverado 3500 HD of 36,000 pounds. But there is a lot more to the new Silverado model year than just that.
2021 Silverado HD Changes
Enhanced Trailering Tech for More Views and Towing Confidence
Chevy says that the Silverado HD sets the bar for towing technology, offering up to a class-leading available 15 unique camera views and eight cameras for towing confidence. Chevrolet further separates itself from the competition for 2021 with enhanced trailering technology also available on the 2021 Silverado 1500. Here is Chevy’s list of trailering-related highlights for the upcoming year:
Trailer Length Indicator: 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: 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: 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.
Chevrolet and its owners love special editions. Here is Chevy’s list of 2021 model year special editions for the Silverado HD line:
Carhartt Special Edition: The Carhartt Special Edition is offered exclusively on the LTZ and features all-weather floor liners with the Carhartt badge, along with exclusive two-tone Jet Black and Carhartt Brown perforated front and rear leather seating surfaces featuring unique stitching and Carhartt embroidered headrests. Outside, the Carhartt Special Edition comes exclusively in Mosaic Black Metallic with Carhartt pinstripe detailing, Carhartt badging on the doors and tailgate, 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires and a soft roll-up tonneau cover embossed with the Carhartt logo. Body-color grille bar and chrome inserts, along with body-color front and rear bumpers, further add to the distinctive exterior styling and the truck’s overall presence.
Midnight Edition: Available on black LT and LTZ trims, Midnight Edition offers an intimidating blacked-out appearance from tip to tail, including the grille bar, grille inserts, skid plate, Silverado badging and standard black 18-inch aluminum wheels with aggressive mud-terrain tires, or available black 20-inch wheels.
Z71 Sport Edition: Available on LT and LTZ trims, the Z71 Sport Edition offers an aggressive monochromatic look with color-matched bumpers, grille bar and black door handles. Exclusively available in Red Hot, Summit White or Northsky Blue exterior paint, it also features black accents, including Silverado badging, skid plate, mirror caps, hood vent and black 18-inch wheels with mud-terrain tires or black 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires.
Z71 Chrome Sport Edition: Available on LT and LTZ trims, Z71 Chrome Sport Edition features body-color bumper and grille bar with chrome accents to door handles, skid plate, grille insert, assist step and badging. Only available in Summit White and Black, Z71 Chrome Sport Edition comes with 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with Grazen metallic accents, or 20-inch polished aluminum wheels on LTZ.
Chevy ays that the Midnight Edition, Z71 Sport Edition and Z71 Chrome Sport Edition will all be available in late 2020. The Carhartt Special Edition starts production fall 2020.
Here are some features and options Chevy will offer in the 2021 HD lineup:
-Bed View Camera display located in a rearview mirror screen insert now available on Work Truck, Custom and LT.
-Bed View Camera display located in the infotainment screen now standard on High Country and available on LTZ and LT.
-SiriusXM radio and OnStar now available on Work Truck and standard on LT.
-Safety Confidence Package available on Work Truck and Custom. Package includes Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking6, Driver Information Center and Steering Wheel Audio Controls.
-Wireless Phone Projection on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard for LTZ and High Country, and available on LT.
-Front center console with storage now standard on Work Truck and Custom.
-Two new exterior colors available: Mosaic Black Metallic & Cherry Red Tintcoat
Production of the 2021 Silverado HD has already started. Watch for the new Silverado HD trucks to arrive on dealer lots in Early fall.