Ram Truck unveiled today a new Multifunction Tailgate that adds great utility to the Ram 1500. The Multifunction Tailgate feature offers customers cargo access flexibility and cargo storage.
In addition to the trucks capability's of a fully-dampened, drop down tailgate with remote release options, the Ram Multifunction Tailgate adds a first-of-its kind 40-60 split, swing-away functionality. The tailgates dual side-hinged doors further enhance the 1500’s bed access and utility.
The new feature is trailer-friendly and does not require that the trailer and hitch be removed before opening. With a 907kg load rating, Ram Multifunction Tailgate retains all of the traditional tailgates capability.
Packaged with a spray-in bedliner, the Ram Multifunction Tailgate has four configurations: open flat, open left door only, open right door only and open both doors. Each door swings open 88 degrees, and access can be further enhanced via a retractable centre-mounted step option.
“The Ram Multifunction Tailgate is intuitive to operate, and owners will find it immediately useful,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand – FCA. “Combined with Ram’s class-exclusive RamBox feature and new tailgate step, we’re taking Ram’s cargo management and storage to the next level.”
The Multifunction Tailgate will be available across all seven 2019 Ram 1500 models and will reach dealerships in the second quarter of 2019.