When it comes down to it, unless you’re talking about the party, tailgates really aren’t that interesting. Because they’re just kind of a door that closes off the end of the bed, and the coolest thing they generally do is provide a place to sit. But the trick new MultiPro Tailgate on the GMC Sierra does a whole lot more than that! Here’s the full breakdown:
Primary Gate: This is what you think about when you think about a tailgate. Press a button on the key fob, and it folks down automatically.
Primary Gate Load Stop: Once the tailgate is folded down, you can flip this up to ensure that longer objects have a backstop.
Inner Gate: Yup, there’s a tailgate — inside the tailgate. While we really want to make an Xzibit Yo Dawg meme joke here, this looks really handy for when you have to grab something far back in the bed.
Full-Width Step: And inside the inner gate? Yup, there’s kind of another tailgate. But pick your mind up off the floor, because this one is used as a step.
Inner Gate Load Stop: This works the same way that it does on the primary gate, but higher, so you can stack a sheet of plywood on top of other cargo, and still have a backstop.
Inner Gate Work Surface: Once the inner gate load stop is folded into place, it creates a counter-level surface that’s perfect for a laptop, or you know, a sandwich. Since many of these trucks are going to be used a job sites, this looks like a feature that’ll get used a lot.
Check out the video below for a demonstration of everything the new MultiPro Tailgate on the GMC Sierra can do, and if you like what you see, make sure to schedule an in-person demo at your local AutoNation GMC dealer when the new trucks arrive this fall.