The next-generation 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck, DT-coded, is likely to have lighter materials that accompany the usual steel, to increase fuel economy and load capacity. Some models can also save space in the cabin. It is expected to begin production in early 2018 as a 2019 model at the Sterling Heights assembly plant, a step away from the traditional Warren plant.
Judging by the gunshots we receive almost daily, the 2019 Ram 1500 will be ready on time. The latest spy photos show some signs of production design, which you will not find in today’s model. For example, the truck will have a more modern look with a redesigned grille and more attractive LED headlights. Except that they will be treated with LEDs, the lights also have a thinner design, while the new bumper seems to be lower and more massive. At the rear, the truck will have even more taillights and two horizontal LED strips. Most importantly, the automaker will certainly add offering an innovative split-tailgate option.
The Pentastar upgrade with direct injection is expected to increase power to 310-320 HP, with higher economy and better torque at the lower end. A forced induction of six is expected around 2020; and there is even talk of a four-cylinder turbo, about 290 hp, as an economical option for fleets (and getting the number of advertising “mpg on the road”). As for the Hemi “Apache” 5.7-liter engines, it seems that the main changes have been abandoned, and the company will probably work on Hemis accumulated after 2018. That said, there was talk of a new turbo 5.7 to Increase the power of 392 levels, without volume or weight. The turbo six will provide enough power to replace the 5.7 Hemi.
As we have said, the fully redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 will debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. We have no official information on the price of the new generation half-ton truck. However, unofficially, it should remain almost unchanged.