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Ford is getting serious about offering multi-use tailgate for the 2021 F-150

"Our spy photographers spotted a group of Ford engineers prototyping a barn-type tailgate. Based on the photos above, the prototype is made of wood, and features an 80:20 split that opens on the passenger side. Interestingly enough, the tailgate prototype testing team was spotted with a GMC Sierra and a Ram 1500 in the vicinity. If the engineers are benchmarking, we wouldn't be surprised."
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I'm surprised that Ford didn't have a tailgate like this ready for the reveal. They shouldn't be scrambling like this. I hope they don't botch this as a result.
 

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I'm surprised that Ford didn't have a tailgate like this ready for the reveal. They shouldn't be scrambling like this. I hope they don't botch this as a result.
No need to rush when you lead the segment.
They just better make the wait worth it with features like the Sierra's MultiPro tailgate or close enough.
 

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No need to rush when you lead the segment.
They just better make the wait worth it with features like the Sierra's MultiPro tailgate or close enough.
That's their still leading the segment but this whole thing seems like they're rushing to get it done before it hits dealers.

I'm sure they'll get it done and get it right but this seems out of the norm Ford to do this.
 

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Lets just hope there won't be another mass recall
 

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Ford is getting serious about offering multi-use tailgate for the 2021 F-150

"Our spy photographers spotted a group of Ford engineers prototyping a barn-type tailgate. Based on the photos above, the prototype is made of wood, and features an 80:20 split that opens on the passenger side. Interestingly enough, the tailgate prototype testing team was spotted with a GMC Sierra and a Ram 1500 in the vicinity. If the engineers are benchmarking, we wouldn't be surprised."
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It would have been nice if the engineers would have gone a little more outside the box on the tailgate step, like having it extend another 6 to 8 inches down for those short leg people or older seniors. It seem they were thinking one size fits all will fit everyone and it doesn't. If they had another short section inside the boxed channel it would have dropped it down a little more. But one thing for sure Ford did get the tailgate war started even if they didn't think of what Chevy, Dodge and Honda had done to theirs, but in a way I think Honda might had been first...
 
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