Ram on Tuesday unveiled the Multifunction Tailgate.     

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It's a regular tailgate, capable of moving up and down with dampers that slow down the movement, and it can also drop with a push of the key fob    

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But it's unique in that the tailgate also has a 60-40 split, like a passenger car's rear seat, letting each side of the tailgate open like French doors.     

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Each door opens 88 degrees, nearly parallel with the fenders.    

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Ram claims that this new set of hinges will make things much easier for owners.     

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Only one side needs to be opened for curbside access, and getting closer to the bed when loading is easier than trying to reach over a tailgate.     

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Ram also says it'll improve forklift loading, for the real workhorses out there.    

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Ram's Multifunction Tailgate will be available on all seven 2019 Ram 1500 variants.     

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Reaching dealerships in the second quarter of this year, the Multifunction Tailgate will add $995 to the truck's bottom line.     

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The optional center step is an extra $295 on top of that.     

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