The Ram 1500 light duty pickup is now available with a multifunction tailgate with four configurations.
February 16, 2019
Ram Truck has unveiled a new multifunction tailgate that adds even greater utility to the truck industry’s cargo-management and storage leader.
The multifunction tailgate feature is unique among all pickups and offers customers cargo-access flexibility without compromise.
Ram’s 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.
In addition to retaining the capabilities of a fully dampened, drop-down tailgate with remote release options, the Ram multifunction tailgate adds a first-of-its-kind 60-40 split, swing-away functionality.
Ram multifunction tailgate’s dual side-hinged tailgate doors further enhance the 1500’s bed access and utility. Independent opening features make curbside loading easier.
Being able to access the bed closer to the bumper makes stepping up easier; makes loading bulky items easier; makes unloading and washout easier and allows forklift loading.
Unlike other multi-element tailgates, the Ram multifunction tailgate is trailer-friendly and does not require that the trailer and hitch be removed before opening.
With a 2,000 lb load rating, Ram multifunction tailgate retains all of the traditional tailgate’s capability.
Among the 2019 Ram 1500’s other innovative storage solutions are the RamBox cargo management system. The RamBox system includes versatile, weatherproof, lockable, illuminated and drainable storage bins built into the bed rails.
RamBox bins also feature a handy 115-volt, 400-watt outlet. Also available with RamBox is a pickup bed divider/two-foot bed extender and cargo rail system with four sliding, adjustable cleats.
Interior storage was also high on the priority list for the new Ram 1500.
A reimagined centre console with 12 different storage configurations offers never-before-seen customization for the most active interior real estate.
The Ram 1500’s second row includes seats that recline up to eight degrees, a true flat-load floor with integrated RamBins with tie-down rings and expandable under-seat storage.
In total, the Ram 1500 features more than 151 liters of interior storage capacity — nearly 100 per cent more than the closest competitor.