The 2019 RAM 1500 has been spotted doing some test drives. The newly-designed pick up truck has a more modern nose design. The crosshairs in the grille are still intact. However, they have been reduced in size so as to fit in with the leaner vehicle styling of today.
The headlights are also more square in shape and feature new LED bulbs to increase illumination. A powertrain designation feature can be found on the new car’s hood. This sporty design has been maintained throughout the rest of the vehicle. Currently code named the RAM DT, here is more about the new 2019 RAM 1500.
2019 RAM 1500 – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
In this new generation of the pick up truck, the exterior has been styled to fit in with the performance designs of today. The grille has slimmed down RAM cross hairs which bleed into the headlights. The pick up truck’s shoulder remains high and a continuous line of sight has been maintained from its nose to its tail.
The cab is also bigger in the 2019 RAM 1500. It seems that the manufacturer, Fiat – Chrysler Automobiles has decided to include the Mega Cab to the 1500 model line. This is good news for fans of this pick up truck model. There was news of a split tail-gate.
However, spy shots of the pick up truck have not revealed any seam suggesting this design change. The tail lights now wrap around the rear edge of the truck. This is a new trend which is popular with modern pick up trucks and SUVs.
The interior of the 2019 RAM 1500 has been updated tremendously. The highlight of this section is a huge 15 to 20 inch Uconnect touchscreen display right in the middle of the center stack. It will allow the driver to choose the entertainment media in the truck and also perform climate control. It is tactile and allows for multi-finger touch sensitivity.
In addition to that, the physical climate control buttons have been redesigned. There is a row of 3 dials under a pair of radio knobs below the touchscreen. In addition to that, there are some dials with an aeronautical design at the bottom of the center stack.
The only features that have survived the upgrade are the rotary gear selector and the leather seat options. Customers can get contrasting stitching as an option. Also, the dashboard is covered in dark leather. Moreover, there are some brushed aluminum accents surrounding the center stack.
2019 RAM 1500 – Engine and Performance
The RAM 1500 2019 will be available with two engine options. One of these is a 5.7-liter V8 Hemi engine and the other is a gasoline-powered 3.6-liter V6 engine. The latter engine will have direct injection fuel delivery. Moreover, both engines will be mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission system. The new pick up truck could feature a 3.0-liter V6 depending on the outcome of current legal proceedings. Enthusiasts and fans will just have to wait and see.
2019 RAM 1500 – Price and Release Date
In conclusion, the new 2019 1500 pick up truck is expected to be released in January 2018 at the Detroit Motor Show. It will cost $28,490.