A ton of information that has leaked about a 2019 Ram 1500 model which we found out from an anonymous source. Inadvertently, our source reported a lot of news regarding the recent events and doings of Ram. This is an information that was undoubtedly meant to remain secret for a period of time.
As it appears the newest 2019 Ram 1500 is getting an update. We are going to see the next step in design of their newest vehicles. Firstly, the vehicle is supposed to make certain changes for the form of the car. In addition, we can expect functional ones as well. However, the car is still going to use steel. Thus, it is not going to change to using aluminum as many cars from the segment have done.
This new steel body is supposed to enable them to continue adding different and innovative features for the car. This will make it unique in certain ways.
Another thing which leaked along with the information of the 2019 Ram 1500 is that they are planning to move the production location of the vehicle as well.
According to some reports, the manufacturing of the next-get Ram 1500 is going to be done at the Sterling Height Assembly Plant. This means removing the Dodge Dart and the Chrysler 200 and moving them to a different location or removing them altogether. As far as the old production plant is concerned, it is going to be use for making new Jeep models.
Also, interesting to know is that Ram is changing the chain of command. With the production of the 2019 Ram 1500 vehicle, low-level or mid-level designers will have more power when making decisions. It is going to help the production be on schedule and will also help with the manufacturing process.
All of these innovations sound pretty interesting. It will most certainly result in a better vehicle which we could expect for the 2019 Ram 1500. There are no available pictures so far. Therefore, we took it upon ourselves to study a rendering which was made available and that way devise our review.
Evolution of Design of the 2019 Ram 1500
According to the rumors about the 2019 Ram 1500, the company is going to reshape the truck in a way which is going to make the next step in evolution of the car. We are not getting a really deep change that is going to be fitted here. The model is going to remain an instantly recognizable truck as far as its appearance goes. Although the theme is mostly unchanged dating back to 1994, it still offers a positive way for the Ram 1500 to be marketed.
The front fascia will go through some changes. It will come in the form of the new headlights which are added and which now come as being more integrated into the grille. There are going to be bigger openings in the bumper. This helps with the air flow and the cooling of the engine. A character line starts from the front and goes towards the back and gives the vehicle more character that way.
The rear end will include changes which add smaller taillights. Moreover, the backup lights are integrated in a vertical position within the bumper. There have been some reports that the 2019 Ram 1500 will also come in a Mega Cab configuration as well. If this comes to be a reality we will probably see an option that will improve the length and the overall wheelbase of the car as well. Nevertheless, this will mostly affect the interior spacing.
There were also some rumors that the tailgate might change. But the current Box design is pretty suitable for the Ram 1500. Therefore changing it would be a risky affair as the current one has already proven itself of being a very useful option.
Lack of Information for the Inside
It appears that the source that gave the information about the 2019 Ram 1500 did not have enough time to talk about the interior. There is a lot of information for the inside missing. But there are some details which have been confirmed. In fact, a flat design for the center console is imminent and it will allow for more room on the inside.
The center stack and the infotainment system are probably going to remain the same as now but the steering wheel will be different and they are probably looking to borrow the design from a different vehicle. We can expect some updates in the gauge cluster. Also we might get a lager center display as well.
It also appears that they plan to completely make the second row of seats foldable so it goes directly into the floor. This will add more space and allow for added utility of the interior of the car. It will also make the 2019 Ram 1500 probably the only vehicle in the segment which provides this type of a service. We are actually looking forward to seeing how Ram manages to put all of this together.
Some Updates under the Hood
Most likely the engine of the 2019 Ram 1500 will remain the same. However, there are going to be certain updates for the power train. The engine utilized under the hood will probably be the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. Yet, it will gain certain changes for the new 2019 version. In addition, a secondary more powerful option could come in the form of a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 and its 395 horses and 410 pound-feet of twist.
For those of you who want an option with a better fuel economy, the best choice is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel with an output of 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. This engine might slide in between the base and the Hemi one and could also enable a combined EPA rating of 30 mpg. As a transmission choice, the already utilized ZF eight-speed automatic is going to be added and might be revised a bit for the newest version of the car.
What Price could we Expect for the 2019 Ram 1500?
Although the 2019 Ram 1500 is not going to come out any time soon, we can probably estimate the price now. The vehicle will probably look to be as competitive as possible. And this is both in terms of the prices. However, a base price will be in the realm of $25,000, with the highest version costing up to $65,000.
If the 2019 Ram 1500 is really coming, someone needs to warn the competition. Some of competition include vehicles like the Chevrolet Silverado and the top dog in the segment Ford F-150.
Possible Release Date
Of course there were no evidence about the release date of the 2019 Ram 1500 so far. There is still a lot of rumors and the leaks that the source gave us. However, they did not revealed when the car might potentially come out. Yet, it gives us a lot of hope that it might come very soon. The vehicle is really close to its release date. Nevertheless, it is not going to come earlier than 2019. As far as we are concerned we can wait a bit if they make a really good vehicle for us.