The guys from Trucktrend.com have managed to catch a testing mule of the new generation Ram 1500 once again. However, the prototype you are looking at the moment differs from every other previous simply because it’s the 2019 Ram 1500 Quad Cab. The body styling is essentially the same as extended-cab pickups, except it sports four opening doors. Even though Ram was the only one which was offering the option some couple of years ago, most of the rivals are abandoning the extended cab in favor of the four-door styling, so now Toyota, Chevrolet, and GMC are offering the same Quad Cab treatment.
Anyway, the prototype of the 2019 Ram 1500 Quad Cab is completely camouflaged, which prevents us to see what’s cooking beneath. However, as far as we see, the pickup truck is featuring a script-letter grille instead of the distinctive crosshair. Plus, the new hood appears to feature a bit more dynamic shape, while the rooflines seem to be unchanged (and so as the footprint of the truck). According to the car manufacturer, the best-selling nameplate will once again use steel for most of its bodywork. The pickup truck will likely get just aluminum tailgate and hood.
As we announced earlier, the 2019 Ram 1500 Quad Cab will keep the existing 3.6-liter V-6 and 5.7-liter V-8 options. However, both engines will be upgraded, so you can expect both better fuel economy and more power from both. Unofficially, the V6 will jump from today’s 295 hp to 320 ponies, which is a pretty big step forward. Of course, the carmaker will keep the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel, also improved, while some reports indicate that the carmaker prepares a hybrid option as well. Still, we are not so sure whether the hybrid could be ready on time because the next generation Ram 1500 is definitely arriving at the 2018 Detroit auto show.