I’ve had occasion to talk about a tailgate once before, with the unique flip or turn tailgate on the Honda Ridgeline.
GMC’s exclusive MultiPro Tailgate is another innovation aimed at increasing the functionality of a pickup. The operator can fold the primary tailgate, the inner tailgate, and the load stop into a total of six positions.
With the entire tailgate open, it resembles a standard tailgate.
The load stop, a small panel can be flipped up from the inside of the tailgate to stop material in the truck from sliding out of the bed.
The inner tailgate is a small tailgate within a tailgate. When it is flipped down, the load stop acts as a step making it easier to climb into the tailgate.
Lower the inner tailgate without the load stop deployed, and it gets out the way, making it easier to step almost to the bumper without the entire tailgate in the way.
As pictured, with the main tailgate up, the inner tailgate can be lowered to act as a work surface for laptops, etc.
Last but not least, with the main and inner tailgates in Position 5, the load stop can be raised to keep loads above the floor of the bed from sliding back.
Principle 7 – Nested Doll
The main tailgate has the inner tailgate and the load stop nested within it.
Principle 15 – Dynamics
The tailgate can adjust to many different circumstances.
Principle 5 – Merging
The tailgate is merged with a step.