It seems like all the trucks are getting fancy tailgates recently that do more than just flop down flat. The latest brand to adopt a fancy tailgate is the RAM 1500 and its tailgate is called the Multifunction Tailgate and will be available as an option on all 2019 RAM 1500 models.
The tailgate has a 60/40 hinged design that swings out like doors when the tailgate is raised. It can also lower normally as a single piece. The tailgate works in all modes, even when a trailer is connected, and can be operated by a remote.
When down the tailgate can hold loads up to 2,000 pounds. RAM’s fancy tailgate is a $995 option on any trim level and for another $295 you can get a retractable center step. The tailgate can be retrofitted with existing 2019 1500 trucks, but it would require a new bed making it very expensive. The tailgate looks weird with a split in it.
via Car and Driver
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