The GMC Sierra has been redesigned for the 2019 model year, just like it’s sister truck the Chevrolet Silverado, and the tailgate is epic!
GMC Introduces the MultiPro tailgate on Sierra
Truck manufacturers are introducing power tailgates this year. With the push of a button, (from the truck cab/interior/key fob), the tailgate can be lowered. This is the first video we have seen of the added functionality in the new tailgate design.
This particular tailgate design is called MultiPro and will be exclusive to GMC Sierra pickup trucks.
The MultiPro Tailgate has 6 new functions;
- Primary Gate – ie. what we know as the original tailgate function, only it’s power operated. It can be opened by using a button on the keyfob.
- Primary Gate Load Stop – A flap at the end of the tailgate. So when the tailgate is down, the flap can be moved up, acting a barrier. This means extra loading capacity without having to worry about losing cargo.
- Easy Access – When the tailgate is down the flap can also be flipped downwards. This means closer access to the bed itself. Woohoo for short people (that’s me).
- Full-Width Step – Another flap is available to convert the tailgate into a step. Yes, this makes 3 steps total, adding to the two rear bumper steps.
- Inner Gate Load Stop – A shorter version of the primary gate load stop.
- Inner Gate With Work Surface – Half of the tailgate folds outwards to a flat surface for a workstation.
This feature will be standard on SLT and Denali trim levels of the Sierra.
What else is new for the 2019 GMC Sierra?
Carbon. Fibre. Box.
Yeah, that’s right, carbon fiber, and of course, GMC has to give a CarbonPro name. They say the CarbonPro box “…was developed to increase durability, efficiency, and functionality while offering best-in-class dent, scratch, and corrosion resistance, making it the most durable pickup box in the segment”. This is an industry first offering in the pickup truck world.
Need to vent?
If you have kids, you probably do. Just kidding (ahh too many puns). Ok, ok, if they are in the back, they need air, like hot or cold air. GMC has finally introduced rear seat vents in the Sierra, so your back seat passengers can now be comfortable too.
A customizable heads-up display. See your speed ( and other info) projected on the windshield through a color heads-up display. Is it a truck or a fighter jet?
Speaking of fighters jets, GMC has introduced a new trailering app with a feature called, “pre-departure checklist’. With the ProGrade Trailering System (standard on SLT and Denali trims), the app has features to allow;
- Trailer light test
- Trailer electrical diagnostics
- Temperature monitoring
- Trailer tire pressure
- Maintenance reminders
Also coming will be Hitch Guidance with Hitch View and Auto Electric Park brake, making it even easier to line up to a trailer. There will be available side cameras, trailer mounted cameras, and trailer theft detection (through OnStar).
The new SLT and Denali GMC pickup trucks will go on sale Fall 2018. For more information contact Fremont GMC in Riverton, Wyoming.
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. A car geek, photographer, big game chaser and bagpipe player, powered by coffee. Send your questions to: