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What to Expect from Chevy in 2021

As we begin a new year, we’re all looking to start fresh and build new opportunities. The same can be said in the automobile industry, specifically with the Chevy vehicles we all have come to know and love. Even though we got a peek at the 2021 Chevy vehicles in 2020 and many 2021 models are already available at your Chevy dealership, there is still a lot to look forward to as we see many of the announcements come to fruition this year. With revamped models, increased safety features, and new technology, we expect the 2021 vehicles from Chevy to be nothing but first class.

Biggest Makeovers

Every Chevy vehicle gets an update each model year, but some are completely overhauled. The vehicles that saw some of the biggest changes in 2021 are the Tahoe, Suburban, Trailblazer, and Silverado. These will definitely be vehicles to watch in 2021 for Chevy.

Starting with the Trailblazer because it makes the biggest splash. It’s a new entry into the small SUV class and adds to Chevy’s increasing number of crossovers and SUVs. The 2021 Trailblazer is a unique subcompact SUV that offers an array of trims, drive modes, safety, and technology, all starting at the great starting price of just $19,000.

The 2021 Tahoe and 2021 Suburban got an overhaul in space. This isn’t just extra space to check off a box either. Chevy did its research and strategically increased space where it matters most: cargo volume and legroom. The cargo volume for both SUVs is now best-in-class, and their nine available camera views are also best-in-class.

In the 2021 Silverado, the tailgate and trailering system received the most notable updates. This model has a new Multi-Flex tailgate with six functions giving owners huge flexibility for their cargo needs. For trailering, there’s a max trailering of 11,500 pounds for the Silverado 1500 and an incredible 36,000 pounds for the Silverado HD. Chevy also enhanced the trailering technology to better handle this increased trailering capability. This technology gives you more safety alerts and better views of your trailer.

2021 is the year for these popular Chevy SUVs and trucks to shine. Giving owners more options and convenience was the theme of these model makeovers, and they’re worth it in our eyes. These Chevy vehicles have won many awards in years past, and we have high hopes for how the 2021 models will be recognized.

A brown 2021 Chevy Tahoe High Country is parked next to a pond after leaving a Chevy dealership.

Chevy Safety Assist

Chevy Safety Assist is Chevy’s array of safety features that are becoming the norm in new vehicles. For 2021, we’re seeing these safety features show up standard in more Chevy models and trims instead of being locked away in optional packages. In the coming years, Chevy plans to expand Chevy Safety Assist to even more of its lineup.

The 2020 Chevy Equinox was one of the first Chevy vehicles to debut Chevy Safety Assist as standard on all trims, and this continues for 2021. Chevy Safety Assist is also standard on all trims of the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. It’s also available on certain models of the Traverse and Blazer. Other Chevy vehicles like the Malibu, Silverado, Tahoe, and Suburban have some of the safety features that are also featured in the Chevy Safety Assist, but not the packaged group. Almost all of the Chevy vehicles have options to upgrade to more advanced safety and driver’s assist technology features.

The six features included as standard with the Chevy Safety Assist are forward collision alert, automatic braking, front pedestrian braking, following distance indicator, lane keep assist, and auto high beam assist. When you see it all listed out, it’s quite remarkable the amount of safety technology that Chevy placed standard in some of their more popular SUVs. As this continues to grow as the norm, we’re eager to see how Chevy broadens their Chevy Safety Assist features in 2021.

Beyond the Chevy Safety Assist features, there are several features worth noting that are an upgrade. Adaptive cruise control is a popular feature because it helps maintain a safe speed and distance when you’re cruising the highway. High-definition surround vision gives you extra camera views around the entire vehicle. The rear camera mirror gives you a better view of what’s behind you while you’re driving. This is important because you can’t focus heavily on the other camera views while you’re driving. Finally, the safety alert seat gives you a subtle vibration on your seat when it senses a potential collision and alerts you on the side you may be most vulnerable. Whether these features are combined with Chevy Safety Assist or used with another combination of safety features, Chevy has made 2021 the year of increased safety features.

A black 2021 Chevy Bolt EV is shown from the side while parked on a beach.

Vehicles of the Future

We’ve all heard rumblings and teasers for years about new concepts to debut and how innovative technology could soon be in our daily lives. In 2021, Chevy is taking a step in that direction. The Chevy Bolt EV is Chevy’s electric car and gets an impressive range of 259 miles fully charged for the 2021 model. In August 2020, Chevy teased with just a slight glimpse at the revamped Bolt EV and the Bolt EUV. The Bolt EUV will feature hands-free driving technology for the highway. These vehicles are scheduled to debut in summer 2021, so it is definitely something to watch this year!

For those drivers who already have a gasoline-dependent Chevy vehicle, Chevy will give you an option to convert your car to electric with its Electric Connect and Cruise crate engine. Certified technicians can completely switch out your car’s insides to include a 200-horsepower electric motor, 60-kWh battery pack, and all the other necessary components to make it run free of gasoline. Chevy plans to begin selling this in the summer or fall of 2021, but it’s worth the wait if you’re dying to convert to electric without purchasing a brand new electric vehicle.

Of course, later this year, we can expect the debut of 2022 model year vehicles. In fact, Chevy has already announced their 2022 Equinox and 2022 Traverse, with plans to release toward the end of 2021. The 2022 Equinox will get a refreshed look with more available safety and driver assistance features. The 2022 Traverse is set to have the standard Chevy Safety Assist features on all trims. Throughout this year, we can expect more information on these 2022 models and others as we approach their launch dates.

Every year gets more advanced, more innovative, and more streamlined when it comes to Chevy’s cars, SUVs, and trucks. In 2021 we will see some of our favorites just keep getting better while there is a new way of driving on the horizon. Chevy always aims to stay ahead of the curve but still offer the dependability everyone has come to expect from Chevy. Your Chevy dealership will stay up-to-date on all of the new releases for 2021 and get you inside a brand new 2021 Tahoe, Silverado, or any other of Chevy’s lineup. There’s a lot to anxiously await from Chevy in 2021, and there’s much to enjoy this year that Chevy has already released. Before you know it, we’ll be discussing 2022 vehicles, which is hard to believe. One can only imagine where Chevy will go from here, but be assured we’re along for the ride.