Ford F-150 Might Be Getting A Multifunction Tailgate Soon
The F-150 has lacked one important feature for the last few years, this may change soon.
The F-150 still holds its position as the best-selling pickup truck, but it's lacking one buyer enticing feature that has been popping up a great deal of popular trucks recently: A multifunction tailgate. GMC and Ram have it and soon, Chevrolet will have it (You can read about it here).
1. Ford has been spied working on what looks to be a multifunction tailgate.
2. They are in the early stage, not sure what functions will be included.
3. The new F-150 has some tailgate upgrades, but no multifunction configuration.
This Isn't A Wild Guess
Motor 1 spied Ford working on what looked like a multifunction tailgate, saying it "...features an 80:20 split that opens on the passenger side." They also noticed that there was a GMC Sierra and Ram 1500 in the area of the test vehicle, showing that they may be trying to base it heavily on existing technology.
Ford hasn't confirmed anything as of yet, but I'm 99.7% sure it will come in the near future. It is likely that GMC and Ram have stolen some F-150 sales simply due to their high tech tailgates. Ford didn't ignore the tailgate when designing the all-new F-150, they geared it up for working with pencil clips, work surfaces, tie-downs, a power outlet, and more. I would expect Ford's high tech tailgate to be similar to the existing ones, I believe they just want to put it up for sale as soon as possible. With that said, however, it will probably be seen in 2023/2024 F-150's with a design refresh, just like the Chevrolet Silverado.