2021 Chevy Silverado updates bring towing tech and wireless smartphone capabilities

This is a 2020 Silverado, but the 2021 model looks exactly the same.


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The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado was likely in for some big updates, but the COVID-19 pandemic put the brakes on such a major update, parent automaker General Motors said earlier this year. Now, it looks like Chevy has instead opted to fiddle with standard equipment and roll out a healthy assortment of new features for its bread-and-butter pickup.

Chevy on Monday revealed the 2021 Silverado’s new equipment list, which ranges from upgraded towing and payload ratings to new technology onboard the truck. Highlighting the changes are improved towing capacities for the 2.7-liter turbo-four and 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel engines. Those who opt for the four-cylinder Silverado in crew cab configuration will now have the ability to tow 9,300 pounds, up by 2,500 pounds, and a new regular cab model with a long bed will tow 9,600

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