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Spy photographers have caught confirmation that at least some versions of the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup will have a new dual-function tailgate, capable of both dropping down in the traditional manner or opening up ‘French door’ style.

The tailgate design makes it easier for consumers to access the pickup’s bed, without having to reach over the dropped tailgate or climb up on it. Earlier spy photos confirmed that the next-generation Ram 1500’s tailgate can be dropped remotely using a button on the key fob.

FCA US plans to begin production of the next-generation Ram 1500 in January at a retooled assembly plant in Sterling Heights, Mich., and will introduce the redesigned half-ton at the 2018 Detroit auto show.

FCA to offer split, dual-function tailgate on Ram, spy photos reveal” originally appeared in Automotive News on 11/15/17

By Larry P. Vellequette at Automotive News