Ford introduced the updated F-150 a few weeks ago, while Chevrolet is currently working on its new generation Silverado 1500. So, what’s with the Ram 1500? Well, the amazing truck is preparing itself for the 2018 Detroit auto show next January. The carmaker plans to introduce a completely redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 with a number of new features inside, out and under the hood. Moreover, we have the latest spy shots that reveal a number of changes on the popular workhorse.
The camouflage still hides the smallest details of the new exterior. However, we can see truck’s new C-shaped headlights and taillights. Both are slimmer and both will feature a full LED technology. In the front, the pickup appears to keep its usual grille treatment. Of course, the grill will receive a few touches here and there, but it will stay essentially the same. Judging by the shots, the A-pillar is a slightly pushed in the back, so the pickup looks a bit more dynamic and aggressive. As you can see, the truck will keep its familiar dual exhaust layout.
The overall size of the cab reminds of the Mega Cab configuration, so the next generation Ram 1500 might actually bring back the comfortable version. Aside from the “plus size”, the interior also gets a new center stack with a bigger infotainment screen, as well as a familiar a rotary dial controller for the transmission. There are a three-dial climate control system and a trailer-brake controller, also quite similar to today’s model. Still, even though it isn’t getting too many changes, the cab looks somehow fresh. After all, there is plenty of time for some additional changes, which will happen without any doubt.
We announced the arrival of a hybrid technology already. However, that’s not all new under the hood. No, the truck will likely keep its 3.6-liter V-6 and 5.7-liter V-8 options, yet booth will be better for turbochargers. This way, the truck will boost power and efficiency and keep the iconic powertrain for a while. The manufacturer will also introduce the redesigned 2019 Ram Ecodiesel model. The oil-burner pickup will definitely feature an updated 3.0-liter mill, which needs to be better from the existing because the Ford came up with the F-150 diesel. Of course, the options will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which might also see some changes with the arrival of the 2019 Ram 1500.