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A New Ford Tailgate Option May be Coming in 2022

A New Ford Tailgate Option May be Coming in 2022

A new patent from Ford has been doing the rounds online. The new Ford tailgate opens to the side rather than folds down. It also seems to be in two parts like a barn door.

 

We have seen doors like this before. One that opens like a normal truck door but can also open sideways. This version comes in three parts, where it can be lowered as a whole or split into three.

 

Ram has something similar, but Ford’s version has that central side opening door.

 

There is also a step within the door to help owners get into the truck. Presumably those that aren’t able to clamber in as normal or are loading the truck bed.

 

The patent isn’t exactly revolutionary but it shows Ford hasn’t stopped thinking about how to improve the F-150 or make life easier on truck owners.

 

It builds on the Tailgate Work Surface released last year and adds another dimension to an otherwise forgotten part of the truck. It has not been confirmed when this new Ford tailgate option will be available.

 

2022 Ford F-150

 

The 2022 Ford F-150 continues the good work Ford has done over the past few years to make this the most popular truck around.

 

It’s a workhorse but is also capable of being your daily driver and is how many Canadians use it.

 

It’s an attractive truck and as long as you don’t go for the base model, it can be a very comfortable place to be.

 

The design continues where the 2021 model left off. That tailgate step and Tailgate Work Surface were introduced and the design was modernized a little but otherwise, you get the same capable truck you expect.

 

F-150 engines

 

You can still choose from a range of engines, the 3.3-litre V6, 5.0-litre V8, 2.7-litre turbocharged V6, 3.5-litre V6 and a 3.0-litre diesel V6.

 

All use Ford’s excellent 10 speed automatic transmission.

 

Then there’s the F-150 hybrid that uses a 3.5-litre twin turbocharged V6 along with a 35 kWh electric setup. It also uses the 10 speed automatic transmission.

 

Each engine delivers decent mileage, smooth power delivery and makes excellent use of that transmission. The diesel may be hard to justify for anything but haulers, but the rest of the lineup is great!

 

F-150 interiors

 

The cabin has always been a high point of the F-150 higher up the trim level. You sit high, have excellent visibility and have an increasingly attractive dashboard to look at.

 

Controls are solid, many are still switches instead of touchscreen and there’s a reassuring solidity about how everything has been put together.

 

Seats are comfortable and supportive, the leather if you select it is soft and comfortable and the entire cabin is a great place to be.

 

You don’t need us to tell you how good the F-150 is. The truck has been Ford’s best seller forever and the best-selling truck forever.

 

We also see them all the time on the roads of Ontario, so we know how popular they are!

 

If you’re interested in a new 2022 Ford F-150, register your interest at Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2.

 

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