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Ram bringing split tailgate for 1500 truck

Ram bringing split tailgate for 1500 truck

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Introducing such a minor improvement in a truck that is already a world beater seems trivial at best. Yet this simple change could genuinely transform the way many use their truck for the better. Ram have finally introduced a much needed option for the pickup market and I predict strong demand for it once it’s here.

GMC were ahead of Ram in offering a split tailgate for the Sierra but it wasn’t long until Ram had an answer. They chose the Chicago Auto Show to unveil it to the world. The tailgate is simpler than GMC’s, being a 60/40 splitting gate that can also go down in the usual way as a single piece.

The somewhat overnamed ‘Ram Multifunction Tailgate’ splits in two to open horizontally using that 60/40 split. It can also go down as a whole and drop one side or the other.

It sounds simple enough but the ability to only open one side or open the gate horizontally will help lots of users. Those who carry dogs in back will benefit as will shorter owners, those who carry timber, loose gravel or hardcore, those who regularly carry smaller items or those who need to get closer to the truck bed to unload.

Ram had this to say about the new tailgate:
‘The RAM Multifunction Tailgate is intuitive to operate, and owners will find it immediately useful. Combined with RAM's class-exclusive RamBox feature (a lockable storage box) and new tailgate step, we're taking RAM's cargo management and storage to the next level.’

The new tailgate will arrive sometime in Q2 2019 and will cost around $1,000.

2019 Ram 1500
The 2019 Ram 1500 has taken an already excellent truck and improved it further. The new look, new interior and new technology combine to make an existing winner even further out front.

The design keeps the Ram family look but with a modern twist. It gets a new grille, new lights, new bumpers and new panel designs. The overall look is still Ram, but better.

You have three engine options with the 2019 Ram 1500. You can have a 3.6-litre V6 with mild hybrid that produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, a 5.7-litre V8 with mild hybrid that produces 395 hp and up to 540 lb-ft of torque or the standard 5.7- Hemi V8 that produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

Where the 2019 Ram 1500 really shines is in the interior. Ram have always done cabins well and this is no exception. With very comfortable seating, quality materials, great finishing, that 8.4 or 12 inch touchscreen and clear dials, the inside of a Ram 1500 is a nice place to be.

The 2019 Ram 1500 takes the fight to the Ford F-150 in a big way and it is now very difficult to choose between them. The only thing to do is try one and to do that you need to visit Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON  L7N 3V8!

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