2019 Sierra’s MultiPro Tailgate Can Be Replaced With A Traditional Tailgate1
One of the key features of GMC’s all-new 2019 Sierra is the highly-adjustable new MultiPro tailgate. From folding in half to providing a step, a workspace and a mid-level load-stop, we’d go so far as to call the MultiPro one of the biggest pickup truck innovations, ever. The tailgate is standard on the higher-end trim levels of the new Sierra, but what happens if one wants a traditional tailgate instead? GMC’s got you covered.
Deleting The MultiPro
Whatever your reasons for not wanting the new MultiPro tailgate, you can definitely choose to delete it during configuration or ordering. Doing so will equip your 2019 Sierra with a traditional tailgate (RPO code QK1).
It’s currently unclear what kind of impact swapping the MultiPro tailgate will have on pricing, since official figures have not yet been released at the time of this writing. Even so, something tells us that the standard tailgate will be less expensive than its MultiPro counterpart. Another likely secondary benefit is that the standard tailgate will be cheaper to repair than the MultiPro if/when damaged.
But there’s one major caveat: deleting the MultiPro tailgate on the 2019 Sierra means that you’re going to get the manually-operated tailgate, rather than the power-operated unit. That’s because the power-operated tailgate (RPO Code QT6) is exclusive to the 2019 Silverado, and is not offered for the 2019 Sierra.
For reference, the MultiPro tailgate (GM RPO code QK2) is only available (as a standard feature) on the following 2019 Sierra models:
- 2019 Sierra SLT 1500
- 2019 Sierra AT4 1500
- 2019 Sierra Denali 1500
It’s on these models that a customer can choose to replace the MultiPro with a traditional tailgate.
Meanwhile, the following 2019 Sierra 1500 models come with the manually-operated tailgate:
- 2019 Sierra base
- 2019 Sierra SLE
- 2019 Sierra Elevation
The GM Authority Take
Not forcing the MultiPro on customers and instead giving them the ability to pick their tailgate is a smart move by GMC that we welcome. Though it wouldn’t hurt to offer the power-operated tailgate from the Silverado as well.
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How long until other manufacturers make a version of this tailgate and install it on their trucks? If this happens (and you know it will) then GM should be able to file patent infringement charges against that company.
A company should not be able to copy other companies ideas!