Ram’s HD version of the 1500 model will skip the chance to get new bones for another two or three years. We know that because our photographers made a few spy shots of the facelifted 2019 Ram Power Wagon, and as you probably know, the all-new Ram 1500 is almost done and announced for early 2018 and Detroit Auto Show. Still, this doesn’t mean that the updated off-road truck isn’t getting anything forth of mentioning. On the contrary, the expensive toy will feature more than the mere styling changes as the prototype suggests at the first glance.
Exterior and Cabin Changes
As for the exterior design, the testing model is hiding just the front end, which is pretty logic because most of the changes are stashed beneath the camouflage. The most evident change is a new grille. The covering sports crosshair delineation, which is our favorite grille shape. The latest reports say that the headlights may host something new, but we don’t see what’s changed right now. Truck’s hood definitely the same, while the bumper provides new cues. The rear end gets no camouflage, which usually means that there is nothing new over there. Well, almost, because the prototype has a new, different exhaust pipe. Thanks to the detail, we are pretty sure that there is something new under the hood.
Still, let’s see what’s new inside of the cabin first. Even though it’s just updated, the 2019 Ram Power Wagon will feature a new 4.0 UConnect system. The infotainment is mated to a new larger and taller touchscreen. That’s not all. Ram will not skip the chance to add new covers and probably a few new details to the dashboard, while the technology department has decided to add a self-park assist and lane-keep assist features as standard.
One More Option Under The Hood
Under the hood, the refreshed Power Wagon will use the same 6.4-liter HEMI V8. The unit will keep the output figures unchanged, which is 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode stays on board. So, you are probably asking yourself what’s that aforementioned new exhaust signifies. Well, we can almost guarantee you that there will be a diesel option offered. The 3.0-liter V6 is going to be updated for the all-new Ram 1500, so it could be an option. However, we’ve crossed our fingers for something heavier. The 6.7-liter Cummins sounds like a perfect solution. Don’t you think? The oil-chugging has been updated recently, offering 930 pound-feet of torque. If this happens, the new Power wagon will be able to tow over 30,000 pounds, which in combination with 14.3 inches of clearance and you’ll find Bilstein shocks turns it into the best off-road truck you will be able to find.
Arrival and Price
The amazing piece of work will become available next summer. Ram hasn’t released any pricing information so far, but we think that the gasoline mode won’t go too far from the existing price tag.