The Mopar division of Auburn Hills’ Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is offering a retractable metal step to increase the functionality and utility of the Ram Truck lineup.
The brand’s factory-backed retractable center-mounted bed step enhance Ram 1500’s multifunction tailgate by offering customers better cargo-access flexibility.
Ram 1500’s available multifunction tailgate features 60/40 split swing-away doors that open 88 degrees, making it easy to load bulky items, unload and wash out the bed, and allows for easy forklift loading, according to the company. The Mopar bed step deploys, with a quick foot push, from underneath the rear bumper to offer a firm foothold for access to the bed.
“Mopar offers more than 600 quality-tested, factory-backed parts and accessories across the entire Ram lineup,” says Mark Bosanac, head of Mopar Service, Parts, and Customer Care at FCA – North America. “Our retractable bed step further enhances the convenience and utility of Ram’s industry-leading cargo management and storage system.”
Designed to fit specifically with the multifunction tailgate, the Mopar bed step is made of high-strength aluminum with a black e-coat finish and is rated for 350 pounds. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $395.
Additional Ram factory-engineered, factory-backed bed steps available from Mopar include:
Ram 1500 with standard tailgate: Mopar bed step lowers down for easy access and retracts back to stored position within the bumper. The step is load-rated up to 350 pounds and retails for $365.
Ram 1500 Classic: Mopar bed step swings out from the driver’s side corner of the rear bumper and retracts back to its stored position. Designed to fit single or dual-exhaust models, the step is load-rated up to 300 pounds. It is priced at $304.
Ram Heavy Duty models: Mopar bed step is manufactured from high-strength aluminum with a black powder-coat finish and load-rated to support up to 350 pounds. Similar to all Mopar bed steps, it lowers down for easy access and retracts back under the rear bumper when not in use. It retails for $365.
All Mopar bed steps are available for purchase as a vehicle option or as a standalone part in the U.S. and Canada. Standard Mopar factory-backed warranty coverage includes two years/unlimited miles from date of purchase or up to the remainder of the new-vehicle’s warranty of three years/36,000 miles.