2019 GMC Sierra 1500 MultiPro Tailgate Wins ALG Award for Innovation Convenience

Industry-first tailgate recognized during 2019 ALG Redesign and Innovation Awards


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OSHAWA (Tuesday, January 22, 2019) — The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has been awarded the 2019 Convenience Innovation Award from ALG for its MultiPro Tailgate, an award given to vehicles with thoughtful features that go above and beyond to enhance the mobility experience.

“We are honoured to be recognized by ALG for the MultiPro Tailgate, our most innovative pickup tailgate yet,” said Michael MacPhee, brand director for Buick and GMC in Canada. “With proven strength and durability, this feature has established the 2019 Sierra as a game-changer both in functionality and for GMC.”

The 2019 GMC Sierra is the first and only model to offer the MultiPro Tailgate, providing premium trucks with the ultimate flexibility. Six unique positions and functions offer enhanced second-tier loading, load-stop solutions and even a standing workstation. Fully deployed, it also serves as a staircase for easy access into the truck bed. The MultiPro tailgate offers strength and durability, having undergone more testing and validation than any other tailgate in GM’s history.

The MultiPro Tailgate is available on 2019 Sierra Denali, Sierra AT4 and Sierra SLT models.

For over 50 years, ALG has been the industry standard for projecting future residual values and depreciation data. ALG uses market insights, industry expertise and leading analytics to become the benchmark for forecasting vehicle values.

About GMC in Canada

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmccanada.ca, on Twitter at @GMCCanada, on Instagram at @gmccanada or at http://www.facebook.com/gmccanada.

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Michael MacPhee, brand director for GMC in Canada, accepts the ALG 2019 Convenience Innovation Award for the MultiPro Tailgate from Alain Nana-Sinkam, Vice President of Industry Solutions at ALG.