Every truck buyer matters.
New and more advanced features are added every year to new cars, trucks, and SUVs, but they're typically always limited to either luxury vehicles or higher-end models. Eventually, those cutting-edge gadgets trickle down to more mainstream and base trim vehicles. But some of those features are more important than others and it's vital for them to become available across the board. We're referring, of course, to new and advanced safety technologies. Driver and passenger safety are of the utmost importance, which is presumably why the upcoming 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 will reportedly come standard with three vital active safety features across the entire model lineup, according to information obtained by GM Authority.
These systems include Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Forward Collision Alert. It won't matter whether one is shopping for the base-level Work Truck and Custom, or the top-of-the-line High Country trim. More specifically, these features will form part of the larger Safety Essentials Package for the Work Truck, Custom, and Trail Boss trims.
The more expensive LT, LT Trail Boss, and RST will have them included in their own separate safety package, while the high-end LTZ and High Country will see them as part of the Safety Package 2, which will also have additional safety tech not available on lower trims. Pricing still has not been announced for the 2021 Silverado 1500 lineup, though we expect that information to arrive fairly soon.
Meanwhile, it doesn't appear those three safety features will be standard next year on the Silverado HD though they'll continue to be optional. It's still possible this could change within the next few months. In past model years, these three previously optional safety features weren't exactly cheap to purchase.
Because they were part of packages available only on higher trims, Silverado 1500 buyers had to spend upwards of nearly $17,000 on top of the base price in order to get them. This fact had been pointed out to GM and it's fortunately now made the right and moral decision.