The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck adopts some new features borrowed from its GMC Sierra kin, Chevy announced on Monday.
The most noteworthy addition is a six-way tailgate that GM originally rolled out for the 2019 GMC Sierra and was exclusive to the tony AT4 trim. Called the Multipro tailgate, it has been offered in other Sierra models. For 2021, Chevy calls it the Multi-Flex tailgate, but it is one and the same. It is available across the lineup on the 2021 Silverado.
The configurable tailgate folds down in three different places. Using the key fob or tailgate buttons, it drops down as a regular tailgate, but then a cutout in the middle can be retracted to expand the bed length and act as a bed stop or the whole midsection can be lowered for two-step access into the bed, among other functions.
The 2021 Ram 1500 uses a less complicated split tailgate that…