You probably know that Ram prepares a complete redesign of its popular half-ton pickup truck. However, what you don’t know is that the 2019 Ram 1500 is scheduled for the 2018 NAIAS. Read more about upcoming 2018 and 2019 trucks.
Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed that information just a few days ago. The truck will host a number of styling changes inside and out. It will also get a new, lighter platform and a few new options under the hood.
2019 Ram 1500 Changes – Redesign
Styling wise, the 2019 Ram 1500 will get new and more aggressive front-end design thanks to slimmer LED headlights and bigger bumper. Even though the prototype we see still hides the grille, we know it’s going to be totally redesigned and more attractive than before.
The pickup won’t stay without a change in the back as well. Aside it’s getting a pair of new taillights and new exhaust tips, the 2019 Ram 1500 will feature an optional split tailgate.
Beneath the hood, the 2019 Ram 1500 will use a number of amazing engines. However, we expected a little bit more from the carmaker. More precisely, we hoped to see a successor of the 5.37-liter HEMI. Well, that’s not going to happen at the moment, simply because the all-new V6 turbo isn’t ready yet.
On the other hand, the other turbo yet four-cylinder is ready. It’s a 2.0-liter Hurricane, which will deliver 300 horsepower.
The truck will also keep the current 3.6-liter V6, but instead of today’s 295 hp, the mill will develop 320 horsepower. Of course, the carmaker won’t forget on a diesel. The oil-burner will continue to use a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel, which will be improved as well.
Projected Price and Release Date
There is no pricing information at the moment. However, the latest rumors suggest that the carmaker has no intention to raise the price of the base model. The release date of the new 2019 Ram 1500 we can expect in September 2018.