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16:25  15 january  2018
16:25  15 january  2018 Source:   Motor Trend

2019 Ram 1500 Spied Showing Off Final Design Cues

  2019 Ram 1500 Spied Showing Off Final Design Cues The new 1500 will be much sharper than the current model.Ram’s new and improved 1500 will make its debut early in 2018 at the Detroit Auto Show. Previous photos have teased the updated pickup prior to its final showing, covered mostly in camouflage as to not give away its final design, but new images gives us our clearest look yet at the 2019 Ram.

Ramcharger, Trailduster & Power Wagon . Jeeps. Overall, the 2019 Ram 1500 , if the prototype is anything to go off of, is heading upstream to a more refined look .

Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. E-mail. Reddit. Our favorite automotive spy photographer Brian Williams is giving Trucks.com a first look at the 2019 Ram 1500 , which he caught for the first time out on public roads just outside of Detroit.

Since its 2009 model-year launch, the current Ram has very gradually increased its share of the full-size truck market from 16 to 22 percent. Half-ton pickup buyers are fiercely loyal, and indeed no other manufacturer has seen fluctuations of more than a couple percent during that time, which suggests that Ram is growing by snagging first-time truck buyers. It makes sense that the truck with the most carlike ride might attract unbiased folks moving out of cars or crossovers, so for 2019 Ram is amping up the comfort, efficiency, and luxury of its 1500 models to keep those newcomers coming.

2019 Ram 1500 Interior Exposed In New Spy Photos

  2019 Ram 1500 Interior Exposed In New Spy Photos My what a big screen you have.Similar to its FCA sibling the Jeep Wrangler, the new and improved Ram 1500 will make its debut in just a few months. So far we’ve seen teasers and plenty of spy photos surrounding the upcoming new pickup – including a set showing the exterior almost completely exposed – but now we have our first real look at the cabin.

From what we can see here, a slimmed down version of the Ram 's crosshair grille will remain flanked by all-new headlights, giving the 2019 Ram 1500 a more technical look than the current model.

With a slimmer look and stuffed with LED tech they should leave an impression. The spotted model is enormous in estimate which is one of the reasonable signs that the 2019 RAM 1500 will have Mega taxicab optio.

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Headline upgrades include 48-volt mild hybridization, a claim to the longest and strongest chassis, and class-leading 0.357 Cd aerodynamics. Will this be enough to continue attracting new blood in the face of a recently refreshed 2018 Truck of the Year-winning Ford F-150, an anticipated all-new Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra duo expected in 2019, and a renewed Toyota Tundra arriving shortly thereafter?

Let's start with what's not new: the interior window switches, the pickup box floor stampings, and some fasteners. Although the gasoline powertrains mostly carry over, the Pentastar V-6 and Hemi V-8 engines both employ fancy new eTorque starter/generators that store deceleration energy in a 0.43-kW-hr battery pack. The energy is then fed back to the powertrain in such a way as to optimize fuel economy—like helping sustain a cruising speed without downshifting or reverting from four- to eight-cylinder mode. More than 40 shift maps allow the eight-speed transmission and the eTorque motors to cooperate to wring every possible mile from a gallon of gas. The V-6's unit is water-cooled and contributes 12 hp and 90 lb-ft; the V-8's is air-cooled and delivers 16 hp and 130 lb-ft. These motors start the engine in 0.55 second after an auto stop, and they're used on initial starts except in cold conditions, when a conventional starter does the job.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Spied Showing Some Curves

  2019 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Spied Showing Some Curves It's reportedly getting a new diesel and an aluminum chassis.We are still not allowed to see much of its design, but at least this time we can catch a glimpse of the more prominent radiator grille of the new model compared to today’s one. It features a vertical divider in the middle, which is home to a massive Chevrolet emblem. Further down, the bumper accommodates new fog lamps and what appears to be an additional air intake at the bottom.

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Ram 1500 truck is changing its look and it’s an ideal opportunity to do it – this age was propelled for the 2009 model year. ram power wagon hellcat, 2019 ram with allison transmission, new dodge magnum hellcat.

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Two more novel fuel-economy boosters: A heater/cooler for the rear differential oil in rear-drive trucks enables the use of lighter-weight lower-friction oil, and a pair of active mass dampers on the frame cancel vibration so the Hemi can lug a bit more in cylinder deactivation mode without anyone feeling it. The ultimate fuel-saver, an EcoDiesel V-6, arrives later in 2019 without eTorque mild hybridization (that same engine in the new Wrangler produces a Ford F-150 Power Stroke diesel-besting 260 hp and 442 lb-ft).

Next-Gen Ram 1500 Spied Testing In Less Camouflage

  Next-Gen Ram 1500 Spied Testing In Less Camouflage The new headlights are especially attractive.After previously testing the next-gen Ram 1500 with nearly no camouflage, the company now apparently feels comfortable putting the truck on the road with relatively little to hide its updated body. These shots catch the pickup under development and show the vehicle wearing the production grille, headlights, and taillights.

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The 2017 RAM 1500 , one of America's Longest-Lasting Pickups, was recently acknowledged as The Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association Best Family Pickup Truck, boasting numerous segment-exclusive features.

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Let's talk chassis: The entirely new, 98 percent high-strength-steel ladder frame features a taller, narrower boxed cross-section that improves bending strength. Octagonal-section front frame-rail extensions are mandrel-bent and welded into that shape from tailor-rolled sheet steel that varies from 3 to 2 mm thick going forward to ensure they crumple. These octo-rails splay outward to capture small-offset crash forces. Despite a 4-inch wheelbase stretch (to a claimed longest in class), the new frame dropped 100 pounds for a 17 percent weight savings. Max payload increases by 420 pounds to 2,300, and towing capacity increases from 10,650 to 12,700 pounds. (That beats Chevy, Nissan, and Toyota but falls short of Ford's 3,270 and 13,200 ratings.)

Other chassis upgrades include a novel upper control arm made of reinforced nylon molded around a steel stamping. It doesn't save weight, but it efficiently adds the strength needed to permit a 22-inch wheel option on 4x4 models. New frequency-response dampers from Hitachi—a Ram exclusive feature—greatly improve ride quality, especially on high-frequency chatter bumps. (Rebels still get off-road-optimized reservoir shocks.) New variable-rate rear coil springs help comfortably shoulder heavy loads without bottoming out.

Here's The 2019 Ram 1500 Before You're Supposed To See It

  Here's The 2019 Ram 1500 Before You're Supposed To See It <p>You can pass your own on judgements on Ram’s new design choices</p>You can pass your own on judgements on Ram’s new design choices. I’ll just point out that the shiny grille might indicate this is a high-spec Limited trim truck, and note that the “1500” badging indicating that this is a half-ton pickup appears to have moved from the door to the side of the hood.

Spy photos show a 2019 Ram 1500 without much camouflage revealing some details of the new grille. Toyota, Mazda get an Alabama welcome for $ 1 .6 billion plant. Select a Style Convertible Coupe Crossover Hatchback Hybrid Luxury Minivan Sedan SUV Performance Truck Van Wagon .

"We caught some production-bodied prototypes for the 2019 Ram 1500 Mega Cab, allowing us to get the first look at the next-generation truck's interior, exterior and underbody all at one time.

Available off-road options include an electronic-locking rear differential and unique rear-axle-locating geometry to raise the coil-spring suspension's ride height by an inch. This setup becomes standard on Rebel models, lowering the entry cost relative to the 2018 model with standard air ride. Upsizing the base wheel from 17 to 18 inches allows the front brakes to grow from 13.2 to 14.9 inches in diameter, which shaves a claimed 7 feet from the 60-0-mph stopping distance. (We've measured 122 to 138 feet.)

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That claimed class-leading aero figure—a 9 percent improvement over the current generation—is due primarily to a new active front air dam that lowers 2.7 inch at speeds above 35 mph and rises again below 15 mph. It's standard on all coil-sprung Rams except Rebels and those with the Off-Road package. Raising the sides of the bed by 1.3 inches and sculpting a vortex-generator into the center of the trailing edge of the roof to manage airflow over the truck helped considerably (and gave Ram the largest standard box capacity). The HFE fuel-economy-special model adds flatter, smoother wheels and air-damming running boards that span between the front and rear tires.

Another 100 pounds came out of the body, thanks to clever hydroforming of the front upper crash rails and tailgate surround structure and use of aluminum for the hood and tailgate (the latter saving 15 pounds). Speaking of the tailgate, it offers electric release, a tailgate-ajar warning, damped lowering from any height, and assist with lifting. Added content like this conspires to limit net weight reduction to about 130 pounds—not bad for a cab body that's said to measure roughly 4 inches longer and a half inch wider and lower.

Here Are The 2019 Ram 1500's Easter Eggs

  Here Are The 2019 Ram 1500's Easter Eggs The 2019 Ram 1500 has a new mild hybrid system, a glorious optional 12-inch touchscreen display, and storage cubbies all over the interior. But that interior is also hiding some neat design easter eggs that call back to classic truck stuff. The 2019 Ram 1500 Gets Hybrid Tech And An Insane 12-Inch TouchscreenRam parent company Fiat Chrysler is really into putting semi-secret styling elements into its vehicles. The Jeep Renegade is positively bristling with aesthetic callbacks to company heritage, and even the new Wrangler has a handful of subtle ones. Here are the coolest decorative features I found on the new Ram half-ton truck.

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 has been spotted testing. READ MORE: Making the Case for a Diesel Ram Power Wagon . Like its rivals, Ram will target weight loss for its new 1500 to help boost Jesse Simpson: My first reaction: “Wheres the fucking crosshair grill!? Second reaction: I could look angrier…

This 2015 Ram Rebel 1500 might not have the suspension or even engine to combat the Raptor across an open desert. 2019 Mini Hardtop and Convertible First Look : More U The truck adopts fenders from the Power Wagon and rests on 17-inch wheels with chunky 33-inch Toyo tires.

Ram is parting with a few storied design icons for 2019. Gone is the cross-hair grille, replaced by seven designs featuring a revised Ram wordmark in the center, most of which are offered in multiple finishes. The ram's head logo, which dates to 1981, gets updated to a more angular look and now adorns the tailgate of all but the Rebel model, which retains the giant wordmark.

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The low-fender/high-hood big-rig look is only hinted at now—the fender gets taller and narrower and the hood bulge widens. Oh, and those tacked-on fender flares that adorn over half of all Rams are tacked on more robustly to reduce car-wash warranty claims. And hallelujah! Ram has ditched the metal mast radio antenna most pickups still employ.

Six price classes plus HFE are now offered: Tradesman, Big Horn, Rebel, Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited. These are amply differentiated, thanks to three headlamp and taillamp designs, the aforementioned array of grilles, 15 wheel designs spanning 18-inch steel through 22-inch aluminum (all of which now attach with six bolts, up from five), and the choice of chrome, blackout, or body color for various trim pieces. Also new: Sport (body color trim) and Black appearance packages are available across nearly all of the lower price classes instead of occupying a single rung on the price ladder. Speaking of ladders, a motorized running board is now available.

New electrical architecture brings all the expected safety gear, including available adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind-spot detection with trailer sensing, and 360-degree camera view. Parallel and perpendicular parking assistance is offered, but trailer-backing assistance is not. Ram expects to achieve best-in-class safety ratings.

Ram ramps up luxury with new Laramie Longhorn

  Ram ramps up luxury with new Laramie Longhorn Continues design theme of traditionally handcrafted personal luxury itemsLike its predecessor, the southwestern-themed 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition continues the theme of traditionally handcrafted items, such as pocket watches and cowboy boots, and presented in wood, leather and metal materials.

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Interior space, comfort, and noise levels will all take a big step forward in 2019, we're assured. On crew cab models, the aforementioned 4-inch stretch amounts to an extra inch in the front and rear doors plus 2 inches behind the rear door. (The eTorque battery and a subwoofer reside behind the rear seat.) The rear floor is now completely flat and features four tie-down rings and in-floor stowage bins that are enlarged to fit the receiver drop hitch. The seat bottom flips up as before to facilitate carrying large items indoors. Beneath it is a 1.4-cubic-foot storage area (twice as big as before) that can now accommodate rifles or fishing rods. On upper trim models, the rear cushion can slide forward 3.1 inches, reclining the backrest 8 degrees in the process. The entire center third of the seat back folds down as an armrest and cupholders, forming both a more comfy armrest and a better third-passenger backrest.

All of the price classes look classier, with even the cloth or vinyl-lined Tradesman variants getting some contrast stitching and a 3.5-inch color driver-information screen in the cluster. These bench-seat models get a three-point center front seat belt for 2019. Big Horn models add the option of two-tone interior trim. Rebels get red anodized trim and other red accents, seats with inserts patterned after its new Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tire tread, and a larger 7.0-inch info screen in the cluster. Laramie leather seats get suede bolster inserts, and Longhorn models add filigree accents in the leather and wood trim.

The Limited trim is what happens when a company has no Imperial sedan with which to separate rich folks from big money. The wood veneers have argent stripes laminated in, and there's all sorts of fancy embroidery. Leather covers the dash, console sides, and seat backs, and the navy blue and "frost" two-tone leather treatment would suit Aston Martin's first pickup truck. These trucks reportedly offer more real wood, leather, and metal trim than any other. And between acoustic-laminated glass and active noise cancelation on all models, Ram claims this will be the market's quietest truck. So much the better to enjoy the top 900-watt 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn coming to Canada

  Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn coming to Canada Ram has announced the 2019 1500 Laramie Longhorn luxury pickup is coming to Canada. LLayered with premium materials, the Laramie Longhorn carries iconic features and design cues from traditionally handcrafted, time-tested wares such as the antique pocket watch, hand-tooled leather cowboy boots or a horseman’s saddle.

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A choice of three touchscreen infotainment systems is offered—two 8.4-inch versions (with and without navigation) and a fabulous 12-inch one that seems to split the difference between Volvo's Sensus and Tesla's Model S screens (see sidebar). Naturally there's onboard Wi-Fi served up by a dedicated SIM card that comes with a 12-month "free trial" and five USB ports—four of which incorporate a forthcoming Type C format slot (FCA will be first to market with this) and three of which can contribute content to the Uconnect system.

The front console offers a smartphone/tablet docking slot with Qi wireless charging, and in the rear of the console there are two cupholders across which is a slot sized to hold a tablet at a comfortable viewing angle for rear-seat occupants. Cool. Similarly, the center console incorporates a hanging file folder area in the back with room for purses or laptops (which can be plugged into a 110-volt outlet—there's another in the rear and one in the optional deeper cargo Ramboxes). There's also a sliding lid with cupholders and a shallow stowage bin. Inside is an Easter egg image of the four generations of "big-rig" Ram trucks.

The steering wheel now telescopes as well as tilts, the pedals also still adjust for reach, and the front power seats now feature four-way headrests and four-way lumbar adjustment and can motor 0.8 inch lower to better accommodate 10-gallon hats.

As new truck launches go, this should be an exceptionally smooth one because Ram production is moving to the Sterling Heights plant recently vacated by the Chrysler 200. That's allowed Ram to start production early and ramp it up gradually. Considerable overlap of the current-gen 2018 Ram is expected from the nearby Warren plant, so we can expect a rich mix of fancy 2019 Rams selling alongside lots of 2018 Tradesman models at the beginning. If Ram's claims on the comfort, quiet, and efficiency front pan out, we're bullish on Ram's likelihood of continued market share growth.

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Big-Screen Uconnect

Ram introduced 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment to the pickup world, and now it's doubling down with a portrait-oriented 12.0-inch screen that works like two of the old screens, only brighter and sharper. How bright? 1,000 candela per square meter. Recent iPhones manage only 625 cd/m2. And at 1,280 by 800 pixels, it about matches the iPhone 8's Retina HD display for resolution.

Not surprisingly, this tablet doppelganger functions much like a tablet, supporting pinch-to-zoom and the ability to move frequently used app buttons to the home row at the bottom. As in a Tesla, you can view the map, audio, or other content in full screen or opt to split the screen with any choice of content on the upper and lower halves of the screen.

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Another cool feature is expanded SiriusXM functionality including On Demand content. This allows you to listen to archived shows or stream your favorite team's game from a home-team station. You can also pause streaming content of any type and resume it on your smartphone or home system (where you can ask Alexa to resume it). Better still, your onboard cellular Wi-Fi link can seamlessly switch to the online stream if you drive into a tunnel or skyscraper jungle and lose the satellite stream. Uconnect gets exclusive access to this feature for a year.


Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn coming to Canada .
Ram has announced the 2019 1500 Laramie Longhorn luxury pickup is coming to Canada. LLayered with premium materials, the Laramie Longhorn carries iconic features and design cues from traditionally handcrafted, time-tested wares such as the antique pocket watch, hand-tooled leather cowboy boots or a horseman’s saddle.

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