The upcoming 2019 Ram 1500 pickup is already being readied for 2018 release, as per industry sources. The test prototype has been spotted in recent times and camouflaged images have also been posted on the web. It is likely to be exhibited at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2018.
Despite the unveiling of new Silverado models by Chevrolet and Ford revamping its F-150 series of pickup trucks, the demand for Ram 1500 series has not exactly diminished.
2019 Ram 1500 – Revamped Styling
Despite the high amount of camouflage, there is no hiding the distinctive styling of upcoming 2019 Ram 1500 pickup! One noteworthy thing is the truck will not get a lot of aluminum in its body- unlike what rivals from stables of GM and Ford are getting. The front and rear side will get styling revamp. However, the tailgate and hood will be made of aluminum. Some changes will be made to the cabin as well and the dashboard may be spruced up. It will be released in a few trims and different cab styles like mega cab and crew cab. The exterior color choices will vary across trim as well.
FCA has been trying to boost safety and amenities in its entire lineup including trucks of late. So, it is only logical to see the company boosting the safety features in the 2019 Ram pickup. Apart from multiple airbags, you can expect features like traction control, rearview camera and TPMS. Top trims may get blind spot monitor and lane keep assist.
The truck will be equipped with the newest version of the UConnect infotainment setup of FCA. However, the features will not be the same across the entire lineup. Top trims are likely to get embedded navigation and larger sized touchscreen display. These trims will also get enhanced upholstery amenities and customization options.
Powered by the wide Range of Engines
The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup is likely to be powered by the wide range of engines and that will vary as per the trim. It may get a range of turbocharged gasoline motors and a beefier v-8 unit too. Even hybrid engine possibilities cannot be ruled out.
It is not known if any diesel engine will be used in the vehicle or not. The engines may be clubbed with an eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox. Nothing is known about fuel economy numbers but towing capacity may get a boost.
Cost and Availability of the 2019 Ram 1500
FCA has not said anything on official price of 2019 Ram 1500. However, the base trim price will begin at $28.490 or so. It will be released sometimes in 2018.
Summing it up
The 2019 Ram 1500 is going to get a number of revamps, including styling and powertrain. The cabin may also get refreshed to an extent. FCA will also ensure the truck is equipped with top safety features. Some customization choices will also be offered. With right pricing, the Ram 1500 will be able to woo the target buyers without hardships.