They updated some of the pricing tailgates engine option, so let's dig in and we'll get to this black diamond truck in just a second before we do, though, let me whoa it's, now tiny, okay, let's talk about cameras, because when gmc redesigned their light duty, trucks in 2019, they came up with many many camera options. Then later they updated it to about 15 different views where you can see in front of the truck in the rear on the sides the wheels and tires towing trailers, transparent, trailer. Well, all of that remains for 2021, but they made some key improvements and features uh for the camera system, like you would think they would be done by now, but no so actually it's pretty important right here on the right. You can see the new trailer length indicator and basically, some of the other trucks like the ram 1500 trucks, have a very similar feature where the truck actually estimates the length of your trailer using the cameras and maybe some of the radar systems and sensors on the Truck and actually helps you with blind spot monitoring. Well, gmc is doing something similar, but in a little bit different way, it's not an indicator light inside of your mirror, but it's in your center console. So when you're actually changing lanes and your indicator light is blinking, it will actually show you a little red zone. They call it red zone where, when you're shifting lanes that red zone marks where the trailer would be and it's only, they say with compatible trailers, so um, yes, trailers differ in size and length and profile and weird looking trailers, but most trailers that this should work.
For so it should help you, while changing lanes, actually understanding where that red zone is so. You don't change lanes and you know, run somebody off the road, so it's an assist feature for the driver and it's not an active feature, so the truck won't counter steer if this is happening, it's just a helpful feature for the driver to actually see where they're Going and it improves safety for towing, which i'm a big fan of. Of course. The second feature is actually right here. You can see it on the left of the screen and it's called jackknife alert, which is also pretty useful feature. This has happened to me a couple times, especially in tight situations and sometimes off road towing, a camping trailer where you're backing up and the terrain is weird or something else is happening and your trailer starts to swing, swing, swing and it's almost hitting the back of The truck jackknife situation right so this feature once again in the center screen of the display. If your truck is so equipped uh with all the cameras and all the sensors, it will actually give you a red triangle, warning and say: wait a minute you're getting way too close uh. The trailer is at a big, huge angle to your truck and you actually might hit your truck once again. This feature works right now, as far as i know, with bumper pulls so it's not designed for fifth wheels and goosenecks, quite yet, but maybe that's coming, but the way that they presented it here.
It'S designed for bumper pull trailers here's another view of this a little bit more clear. So you can see here it shows you kind of a symbol truck and trailer and then a red alert if the trailer is indeed coming really close to the bumper or the bed or the light of the rear taillight of the truck. But you can see down here. You still have all your camera views, possibly 15 of them still in the back zoom in features surround views wheels like i said, even the transparent trailer camera. If you have additional cameras hooked up on the back of your trailer. All of that is still still available next up, and this is kind of a small, but i think important update to the camera system. They added dynamic lines. I mean this is nothing new. This is not groundbreaking, but they've added a little bit more features like with the blue lines and the yellow and red lines when you're steering in reverse, but also, if you have a trailer, you can see that right here in the corner. They actually show you the uh trailer angle. Some other manufacturers currently do this like ford, especially in their super duty trucks, and soon to be f 150s for 2021, where they give you a little bit of guidance and using the cameras. You can kind of see the angle of your trailer, so if indeed you're backing up and the trailer is connected, it'll kind of show you where that kind of a red zone would be like a jackknife zone.
Basically, so you you want to stay out of that zone so once again, that's another small update, but i think it's really important and then moving on a little bit further here's, another jackknife warning and also actually this is another enhancement where you could see the screen Is split into two halves on the left is in this case the passenger side and on the right is the driver's side, and now this view the backup assist view is available in reverse before it was available when you're going forward now it's available forward and backwards. Once again, it shows you both and it shows you the bigger screen in the direction of which you're turning so that kind of helps, you see what the trailer is and if there are any obstacles, then the next feature has to do with also heavy duty trucks. Cargo cam, but it's mostly useful, i think for hooking up a fifth wheel or a gooseneck trailer, and once again this is not earth shattering stuff, but now it has zoom in features, so you can actually zoom in in this case it's the fifth wheel, as you Can see here and there's a button minus or plus in the corner of the screen, where you can hit it zoom in and out see exactly how close or far away you are. So it does have a guideline when you're backing up to a fifth wheel right here to kind of show you where the hitch is, and, of course you can hit that plus and zoom in a little bit closer.
Of course, the resolution changes, as you saw. The resolution, of course, is not going to be perfect when you zoom in all the way down, but hey it's, still very helpful, and it allows you um to hook up the trailer by yourself or maybe just a little bit easier. The next thing, like i told you uh in the beginning, the black diamond new trim level for the denali heavy duty – is here it's, basically kind of a almost like a night package, but it's also really premium. Looking very nice has new 20 inch wheels, which are kind of blacked out in this nice gloss finish and, of course, plenty of chrome and the grill yes giant. Grill, of course, is there so that's a new package called black diamond uh. What else is happening? Well, if i don't have a picture of a gmc sierra, but the gmc sierra for 2021 is now also getting these tires. This is a 20 inch wheel, wrapped in the new goodyear wrangler territory, maximum traction tire, so it's, very aggressive, but it's low profile. So if you like that style of large wheels but still want that kind of aggressive tire, you have an option to do that now in the sierra as well as chevy, so chevy realtree edition you see here offers that wheel, tire combo. Now the gmc does as well the sierra keep moving now. We all know this right, so they offer their multi pro tailgates on their more premium trim levels uh up to now the denalis, their at4 afro trucks.
Now the multiple tailgate will be available on sle and elevation trucks for sierras as well, so they're kind of bringing it as an option. If you want it, if you like this tailgate, you can have it in more bass tracks as well, so they're kind of spreading out availability of this tailgate. Finally, i think one of the coolest news – and once again i don't have an image of this. So i'm. Gon na show you a gmc truck is in the light duty segment, the three liter turbo diesel, the straight six duramax is now price reduction, so they're reducing the price on it 1500 discount, where from where it was before. And if you compare like a 5.3 liter with dynamic fuel management, their latest 5.3 v8 it's only 995 dollars to step up to the diesel, which i think is a very affordable way of doing it before. If you remember it was 24.95, so it was like moving up to a 6 2. So now they're made that diesel more affordable and they're telling us telling me that the duramax diesel is now getting more and more popular and they see that and now they want to kind of really kind of corner the market on this and actually lower the price. Have more people available um this engine available too? So those are some of the changes for 2021. They also have new colors, but i don't have all the images of all the colors to show.
You gmc tells me that 2021 sierra trucks should be configurable on their website this week, starting this week and of course, you can pre order them and order them and they'll be available anytime. This fall so that's it for now and go back to tfltruck.