This is a good example of design reaching into every last corner of a vehicle.
For most pickup truck designers, the tailgate is just a dumb piece of metal with two jobs: Stay open or stay closed. But for the 2019 Sierra pickup truck, the design team at GMC really took a hard look at how people use their vehicles, then designed this clever six-function MultiPro Tailgate:
Here’s a closer look, which reveals a nifty feature not shown in the video above: A flip-out handle that makes it easier to climb in and out of the bed.
So will it actually stand the test of time? We’ll have to wait until some long-term reviews come in. But it is refreshing to see auto designers seeking to improve previously unaddressed vehicle areas.