It is not the first time we can see the 2019 Ram 1500 testing out on the street. As one of the most popular trucks in the US, it is hard to pass unseen in public. Sharp lenses of spy photographers are just waiting for an opportunity to shoot. However, it seems like Ram is not trying to hide its new truck. Contrary, they unveil something new every time. Although there is a lot of covers on the vehicle, we can see some interesting details.
But, a lot more is hidden and left for official premiere and debut. A lot of rumors about the 2019 Ram 1500 is already available. Some of these also can show us the path of truck’s development. Modernization, redesign, and possibly new engines are topics for these rumors. Also, we could hear useful info about the price. Buyers are not going to like them since gossips predict a rise in cost for the entire Ram 1500 lineup.
The concept of the new Ram 1500 will change a lot of things in design. We will see some unique details, not only in the company’s lineup but also in the entire segment. This truck will keep its trim options, while we will have to wait and see special editions for true Ram fans. Interior must get a revisit since the technology is moving forward very fast. All in all, the pickup truck is about to make another big impact on the market, but without radical moves and changes.
2019 Ram 1500 Specs and Drivetrain
The current truck is pretty versatile with three engines in the offer. It is not all about the displacement, but also fuel type. Ram 1500 gives a choice between big and small powertrains, as well as petrol and diesel units. Reveal of the final engine lineup with their specs fans can expect just before the launch. By then, we can assume that the 2019 Ram 1500 will keep the current mills.
First of them is a 3.6-liter petrol V-6 powertrain. This is Pentastar’s product. A lot of lightweight material will make this engine suitable for an entry-level truck. Nevertheless, it is pretty potent. With it, the new Ram 1500 can deliver 305 horses and 270 lb-ft of torque.
Then, buyers can opt out for a turbo-diesel drivetrain. That one is a 3.0-liter V-6. An EcoDiesel unit is capable to produce 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque through an 8-speed auto transmission. The same gearbox pairs the base 3.6-l engine, as well as top of the range 5.7-l Hemi drivetrain. Although it is a V-8, torque level is under the amount diesel unit can make. But, it tops the lineup with horsepower rating, raising it to 400.
How Much Can Ram 1500 Tow?
Keeping the current lineup of the engines, Ram will have the same towing capacity for its truck. With slight modifications and additions will push the limit to 11,000 pounds. Nevertheless, the company offers additional assist features to make the truck more capable. So, there are hill start assist, integrated trailer hitch, and sway control of a trailer.
2019 Ram 1500 Spy Shots
Besides the specs, enthusiasts are very interested in the redesign of the 2019 Ram 1500. Pics are showing few novelties which no one expected from this truck. First of them is on the rear end. From what we can see on spy photos, the pickup will introduce a dual-split tailgate. Nevertheless, being on the testing mule doesn’t mean that we will see it on production models. But, advantages of this type of tailgate are making the access easier, as well as loading and unloading the cargo from the bed. These swing out in 60/40 split.
Also on the back, we can see new taillights. Modern and big, these will boost overall appearance impression of the 2019 Ram 1500.
New Front Fascia
The redesign doesn’t hit the rear end of the truck. Front parts also suffer changes. The most notable is a drop of the old grille and installment of the new one. Chrome horizontal bars will match chrome wheels, making the pickup pretty stylish. For the first time, Ram is using long horizontal slats up front. With grille comes the new set of headlights with LED lamps. This is definitely a big change and we will see how the fans are accepting it.
2019 Ram 1500 Trim Levels, Cab Configurations
Once again, Tradesman is an entry-level truck with the least options. However, this plain truck can tow, and it is also capable of tuning. All three current cab configurations are available for it. We can find 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman as Regular Cab, Quad Cab, and Crew Cab model. This is the only pickup in the lineup which also offers all three-bed lengths – 6.4-feet as standard, 8-feet extended, and 5.7-feet short box. There will be at least 9 more trim levels. With different cabs and beds, there will be plenty of options for a buyer of the 2019 Ram 1500 truck.
The Return of Ram 1500 Mega Cab?
The Rebel and Sport trims might be the most interesting models in the current lineup. But, if 2019 Ram 1500 returns the Mega Cab configuration, the trim with this option will definitely be the top model. You could already read our report about this cab on Ram 1500 truck. But now, leaked stories reveal more details about its return
2019 Ram 1500 Release Date, Prices, Special Editions
The US carmaker is presenting the 2019 Ram 1500 at the biggest car show in the earth. In Detroit, spectators will definitely see the first truck for 2019 season. Nevertheless, sales will start in second half of 2018. We can’t expect all trim levels to be presented right from the start. Also, the current truck comes in many special editions. Harvest, Night, and Hydro Blue are just a few of them. But, Ram is always working on something new, so different designs could be seen in 2019 season.
All changes will raise the price. The offer of the 2017 year truck starts from around $28,000. Now, Ram 1500 for 2019 will go from $29,000 or even $30,000. Models that top the lineup will go over $55,000.