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2019 Ram 1500 Gets Multifunction Tailgate

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2019 Ram 1500

If you thought the 2019 Ram 1500 couldn’t get any better, more capable, or more helpful with your most challenging work days, you’d be wrong.

A new multifunction tailgate offered on the 2019 Ram 1500 features two ways to access the bed, which makes unloading and loading cargo so much easier. The versatile tailgate offers the traditional drop-down access as well as 60-40 split, swing-away functionality, a feature unique to the well-equipped truck. The multifunction tailgate does not impede trailering functions, either, as the hitch and trailer can stay put when releasing the tailgate.

2019 Ram 1500

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 “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.”

Boasting four configurations, open left door only, open flat, open both doors, and open right door only, the 2019 Ram 1500’s multifunction tailgate allows for an 88-degree swing of each door. A retractable center-mounted step option increases the Ram’s convenience.

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Models equipped with this versatile tailgate will drive into dealerships in 2019’s second quarter.

The 2019 Ram 1500 is available at five trim levels: Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn®, and Limited. Two cab configurations, Quad Cab and Crew Cab, are available as well as two drivetrains, 4×2 and 4×4. You have the choice of two box lengths, 6 feet, 4 inches and 5 feet, 7 inches.


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The 2019 Ram 1500 also boasts a 12-inch touch screen, the largest in its class as well as a new eTorque mild hybrid system designed to deliver increased fuel efficiency.