The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500, as well as the rest of the 2021 model year Sierra truck model lineup, is set to feature an assortment of updated trailer-focused technologies upon its release. Aiming to prioritize ease, convenience, and efficiency in relation to its many performance features, let’s see how the latest 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck model has improved today here at the Palmen GM dealership of Kenosha, Wisconsin!
New and enhanced trailering technology that’s being brought to the Sierra nameplate for its 2021 model year includes:
Cargo Bed View adds the available Cargo Bed View Zoom and Bed Hitch Guidance updates. These improvements are most helpful for aligning and then hooking up a gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailer.
Brand-new for the 2021 model year, the Jack-Knife Alert feature tracks the position of a hitch-compatible trailer to that of the truck. If/when the front of the trailer nears the rear of the truck, an alert is displayed/sounded to help prevent a jack-knife accident.
Rear Side View provides drivers with a view of the left and right sides of their truck and trailer while driving forward. For the 2021 model year, Rear Side View has been upgraded to also work in reverse to assist with trailer positioning.
Rear Trailer View has been updated with camera guidelines for assisted trailer reversing and parking as well as a Trailer-Angle Indicator that alerts the driver to the angle relation between the truck and trailer.
Brand-new for the 2021 model year, the Trailer Length Indicator feature assists with turns and lane changes by displaying an overlay of the trailer on the center console screen as well as showing any other vehicles present on the road that could interfere with truck and trailer movement.
Additional updates currently announced for the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 model include:
The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and the 2021 GMC Sierra Heavy-Duty models are expected to debut and release in the fall or winter of 2020. For more information on new and upcoming Buick, Cadillac, and GMC models, continue to read our research pages, browse through our online inventory, and contact us here at the Palmen GM dealership of Kenosha, Wisconsin.