The pickup tailgate is no longer just a door. It has become multifaceted with more flexibility than a gymnast. Take Ram's new offering.
For $995, Ram buyers can opt for a split multifunctional tailgate that the brand says adds cargo access.
The doors split 60-40, and each can swing open 88 degrees. Ram says the new tailgate is trailer-friendly and can be operated while the hitch and trailer are connected to the truck. An optional center step is available for $295.
GMC this year introduced on the Sierra the MultiPro tailgate, a six-position, power-operated product that is designed to help the driver with a number of tasks.
For instance, it can be configured into a workstation or it can help prevent cargo from sliding. The MultiPro is controlled by buttons on the key fob.
Ram's tailgate has a 2,000-pound load rating.
Reid Bigland, head of Ram, said in a statement, "The Ram multifunction tailgate is intuitive to operate and owners will find it immediately useful."