General Motors may be adding the GMC Sierra's Swiss Army knife of a tailgate to the Chevrolet Silverado lineup, GM-trucks.com reports.
The tailgate, which GM-Trucks says will be called Multi-Flex, would mirror the popular MultiPro tailgate offered on the GMC Sierra.
The MultiPro Tailgate features a cross-functional inner tailgate within the main gate that folds out and down. The inner gate also has a load-stop feature to keep cargo in the bed when the tailgate is down. It also can be folded out and used as an exterior table while the main tailgate is up.
More than 70 percent of Sierra 1500 and 85 percent of Sierra heavy-duty pickups sold this year were equipped with GMC's MultiPro tailgate, a GMC spokesman said. The MultiPro Tailgate is standard on the SLT, AT4 and Denali trims.
The take rate in Canada is slightly lower for the Sierra. GM Canada says 52 per cent of Sierra 1500s sold are equipped with the tailgate. But, 87 per cent of Sierra heavy-duty pickups sold this year were came with the tailgate.
Chevy said it does not comment on future product plans and declined to say whether the tailgate would be available on the Silverado.
According to GM-Trucks, the Multi-flex tailgate will debut late this year or in early 2021. It will be available on the light- and heavy-duty versions of the pickup and may be standard on some upper trim levels, GM-Trucks reported.
Last year, Ram followed GMC by adding a multifunction tailgate on the Ram 1500 that has four configurations: open flat, open left door only, open right door only and open both doors. Each door swings open 88 degrees.