Will Larson March 7, 2012 11:34 PM um,, the evil side of me would love to see someone take the tailgate in the face after using their foot to open it. I'm looking forward to this. Slowburn March 7, 2012 11:44 PM I would prefer to have a mechanical release but it is a good idea. Ct March 8, 2012 01:24 AM Wonder how that works in cold climates where the sensor gets covered in snow and ice from road spray? Bill Bennett March 8, 2012 03:11 AM since I am in the car repair business I have found some rear lids to be dangerous when they auto open, Mormon housewife knocked out by by minivan, film at 11 o clock news, stay tuned Slowburn March 8, 2012 04:23 AM They should make the tailgate hinge farther forward so you can carry a refrigerator. it would also reduce haw far it wings out when opened. BZD March 8, 2012 06:37 AM God idea but not a new one. The BMW 5-series has this already. Riaanh March 8, 2012 08:20 AM Just keep this car away from burly factory workers with safety shoes on. ;-) Richardf March 8, 2012 10:14 AM What if the all the doors folded up into the roof such as in shutters on shop fronts this avoids impaling oneself or ones fellow road user not to mention the paint work. John Parkes March 8, 2012 10:31 AM Absolute Brilliance. Sometimes we get so involved we miss the little things...this is one of those little things that we slap our foreheads when we see and wonder why we haven't thought of it sooner. Dawar Saify March 8, 2012 02:23 PM So American vehicle manufacturing has a future.