One of the standout features potentially overlooked during the Chevy’s new half-tone pickup’s review is the 2019 Silverado’s tailgate. For the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, the brand will offer four different versions of the tailgate, and one is a slick new power-operated version.
Motor Trend detailed the new tailgates in a report published last Monday, and they include a standard drop-down version, two torsion-bar units, and one with an electric motor. The electrically operated one is the niftiest.
The tailgate uses a pair of power-assist latches like the C7 Corvette‘s door units to make for a very user-friendly tailgate. Owners can simply tap the latch on the tailgate or use the key fob to operate the power-assist feature. The motor spins and either lowers or raises the tailgate back in its proper place.
As a safety net, the 2019 Silverado‘s tailgate also features reverse switches to detect resistance. The tailgate will not operate if it detects force on it. Better yet, owners can still remove this particular tailgate as well.