The Ford F-150 – the car series that has been the Blue Oval’s best-selling name and also the best-selling name in America for decades – was updated with a new version in mid-September. The 14th generation mid-life upgrade saw some minor design changes surrounding additional interior options as well as a new daytime running light interface.
The handle is located on the driver’s side for easy access. The hinge is installed on the opposite side. This design makes it easy for users to retrieve/store items in this area.
However, the most attention Ford has paid to the F-150 is the equipment at the rear door. Called the Pro Access Tailgate, this tailgate not only folds but also opens horizontally.
Not stopping there, Ford has pre-installed brake edges to help the door stop at 37 degrees, 70 degrees or 100 degrees depending on the user’s needs and the surrounding space. Furthermore, the 100-degree angle helps this device open vertically, allowing users to transport larger items with ease. Not having to fold the door also makes it easier for them to access the storage tank and the electrical plug located here.
The tailgate of the Ford F-150 can now be opened remotely thanks to the control button on the car lock. Finally, this tool still integrates an available tool set including a flat work surface, ruler or cup holder.
In fact, Ford’s “innovation” with the F-150 tailgate is not new. If you have to find a car model that uses a tailgate that folds down and opens to the side, there are some examples that came out decades ago, such as the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck.
However, no brand has yet perfected this multi-function door formula, whether it’s like the Ridgeline 20 years ago or more recently like RAM in 2019 with the 1500. If Ford can indeed create a multi-function tailgate, with the ability to support F-150 users, this vehicle will have an additional powerful weapon that will help further enhance this vehicle’s already high practicality. Will do.
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