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STILLWATER, USA – Exclusive to the all-new 2019 GMC® Sierra™, the industry-first MultiPro™ Tailgate made with KICKER® Performance Audio provides the perfect vibe for the party or job site. Designed to turn on and off automatically when the gate is raised or lowered, this independent 100-watt, exterior audio system comes with a pair of weatherproof speakers and compact amp, a charging USB port, a 3.5mm audio jack and full Bluetooth® compatibility. KICKER Audio is the newest addition to GMC’s six-way MultiPro tailgate created to make loading, unloading and accessing the cargo box easier.

The GMC MultiPro Tailgate System featuring KICKER Audio will be unveiled to the 2018 SEMA Show viewing audience Tuesday, October 30, at 11 a.m. in the KICKER Audio booth (number 11861), located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall. For the Show’s entirety, the tailgate and exclusive audio system will be a working part of KICKER’s 2019 Sierra demo vehicle in the brand’s booth.

“KICKER is excited to bring this dynamic, exterior-listening audio system to GMC trucks and consumers,” said Joe Gross, KICKER Automotive OEM Director of Sales. “We feel it will completely change the way a consumer will make use of the truck bed and tailgate.”

Available on all-new GMC Sierra SLT, AT4 and Denali, the new audio version of the MultiPro Tailgate System connects to personal devices via Bluetooth, playing through two, 4-inch weatherproof coaxial drivers independent from the interior audio system to bring the music outside and around the truck. It is a low-current-draw system made to play outside for hours.

The system is rugged and ready for any weather, heavily field-tested and proven to withstand the elements. Consumers can expect a tough tailgate with full structural integrity for regular truck use, including the ability to accept OEM-certified light kits. The weather-worthy electronics inside are further protected by a long-lasting ABS custom baffle that is fully gasketed to prevent seeping moisture or dirt. The integrated T-harness, connectors and plugs are completely weather-resistant to further protect the system.

Additionally, a tilt switch is implemented into the system, allowing for the tailgate’s audio power to automatically stop when it is in a closed position so the listener doesn’t have to worry with on/off buttons or battery issues.

The one-amp USB port will charge a phone, and it will also accept and play any audio from a USB memory stick.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

GMC, Sierra, MultiPro and their respective logos and names are trademarks of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors.

The BLUETOOTH word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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