Ford tests multifunctional tailgate for F-150 pickup

Ford tests multifunctional tailgate for F-150 pickup

August 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Testing spotted a prototype full-size Ford F-150 pickup truck that had a wooden tailgate. Earlier it was reported that the American brand still plans to introduce a multifunctional tailgate for its truck.

The American pickup GMC Sierra boasts a Multipro multifunctional tailgate. Ram offers a similarly functional door for its 1500 full-size truck. The Chevrolet Silverado is also said to have a tricky tailgate for the 2021 model year.

Ford, on the other hand, refused to follow this trend with the new generation of its full-size F-150 pickup, explaining that improving the traditional tailgate makes more sense than the useless technology of its competitors. But apparently, the “blue oval” changed his mind.

reporters spotted a group of Ford engineers working on a prototype of an unusual F-150 tailgate.

Based on published photos, the prototype door is made of wood and has an 80:20 opening configuration that opens from the passenger side. Interestingly enough, the GMC Sierra and Ram 1500 were also close by.

While these photos are too vague for us to infer what might be the case with the F-150 tailgate design, they confirm previous rumors that the American brand has decided to create a multi-function door for its pickup truck.

But don’t expect Ford to simply copy what other full-size trucks are currently offering. According to our insiders, the F-150’s quirky tailgate will vary in design starting with three vertical sections. These sections can supposedly open separately or open at the same time.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that there was data on prices for the off-road version of the Ford F-150 pickup 2021. Was published a price list for the full-size Ford F-150 2021 model year in an even more off-road version of the FX4. This performance of a full-size truck has not significantly increased in price compared to its predecessor.