An all-new, completely redesigned RAM 1500 pickup truck is under development and has been spied undergoing testing.
Despite a long period of minor updates and a significant mid-cycle refresh in the 2013, the current RAM 1500 is the oldest of the Detroit Three’s fullsize truck models. The spy shooters at TruckTrends.com have seen ‘things’ that have led to the following spectulations about the thoroughly-redesigned 1500:
- The wheels could have 6-lug nuts, instead of five as before
- There will likely be more cab options, and even larger cab area for those that need it
- The successful EcoDiesel engine will carry over and might possibly be joined by a plug-in hybrid powertrain
Judging by TruckTrend’s photos, it is obvious that the new RAM 1500 will sport a heavily-modified front end. Rather than the round, blunt and prominent look that characterizes the current model, it seems RAM’s designers will go for something less in-your-face, including a smaller grille.
Everything else is in the air at the moment, but according to the knowledgeable guys at Humes Chrysler Jeep Dodge & RAM, RAM has more big things in store for its bread-and-butter model. The current model has been around for over ten years so we expect something revolutionary.
What do you want to see with the all-new, 2018 RAM 1500? Let us know in the comments below.