Ram brings a solid struggle for GM and Ford
The 2019 Ram 1500 is completely new from hook hooks to obstacles and uses a new design that departs from the iconic crosshair grille of the last 25 years. It drives an all-new frame that is lighter and stronger, offers a new interior that is far more user-friendly and luxurious, and has a new lightweight hybrid system on both the 3.6-liter V-6 and 5.7-liter Hemi V-8.
The truck moves to the fifth generation for 2019 and doubles every major sales point in an effort to win market share from Ford and General Motors. The weight has been reduced by 225 pounds, the frame built from 98 percent high-strength steel for increased payload and towing, and the first deployable front air dam in this segment will work in conjunction with a lightweight hybrid system to improve fuel economy. Ram will continue to offer the popular EcoDiesel V-6 3.0 liter, too, but with more power and torque.
The Ram Rebel is also back, but with more off-road equipment and twice the attitude. Other familiar trims include Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited.
While the price has not been announced, 2019 Ram 1500 inwill arrive at the showroom at the end of Q1 2018. That means we don’t have to wait long.
2019 Ram 1500 Exterior
2019 Ram 1500 Limited Review
• First All-New Design in 25 Years
• Longer, Wider, But Lighter
• Three Cab Size
• Ram Rebel Takes Off-Road Attitude
• First Deployable Front Air Dam
The 2019 Ram 1500 enjoys fresh styling for the first time in 25 years. Gone is an iconic crosshair grille, replaced by a thick RAM logo centered on a six-sided grille. Adaptive LED projector headlights are available that add style and function, while fog lamps and LED taillights mean more than the same and fewer bulb replacements. The headlights in the lower trim include standard halogen lamps and middle class LED lights without an adaptive system.
As with almost all vehicles, the appearance of Ram changes with each trim level. Base Tradesman wears black and bumper grille, while Rebel gets pieces of powder coated with powder. The top trim is decorated with chrome yards. The 16 wheel design that spreads is spread through rows and sizes ranging from 18 to 22 inches in diameter. A total of 12 colors are available, including four new colors which include the Silver Billet, Tri-coat White, Patriot Blue, Diamond Black Crystal. A two-tone popular paint scheme can also be obtained.
The size of the Ram has expanded to make extra space in the cabin. The wheelbase is four inches longer, which translates directly into more legroom in the second row of the Quad and Crew Cab models. The truck was also half an inch wider. Ram also proudly announced his new shark fin antenna, making Ram the first pickup to leave the traditional pole antenna.
Aerodynamics is assisted by deployable front air dams and several other major design features. Air dams are only needed on trucks without optional air suspension that can be adjusted. All Ram 1500 now have integrated spoilers to the rear of the cabin and the bed walls are 1.5 inches higher than before. The extra height is said to cut the wind resistance, although that will make the bed loading a little harder for “people who are challenged vertically”. Even the new aluminum tailgate uses a small lip spoiler to regulate airflow. As before, every Ram has an active grille window which diverts air from the engine room when cooling is not a problem. All said, the truck offered an impressive 0.357 drag coefficient.
Unfortunately, Ram didn’t announce about the separate tailgate that we present in spy snippets and patent documents. This option is expected to be available later in the Ram life cycle and does not end in the FCA dump.
2019 Ram 1500 Interior
2019 Ram 1500 Limited Review
• All-New Interior Design
• First 12-Inch Touch Screen in Pickup
• Backseat Leaning in the Crew Cabin
• Flat Load Floor in Quad and Crew Cabs
• Tons of New In-Dash Technology
• 360 Degree Surround View Camera
In addition to Ram’s exterior updates, the interior is even more impressive. There is no part carried from before because Ram ushered in a new era of class and design. The interior clearly changes drastically between trim levels, but even Tradesman offers better material and updated technology. The big news is the new Uconnect 12-inch Ram inforainment system. Like at Volvo and Teslavehicles, large screens control HVAC systems as well as entertainment and navigation. The screen is 8.4 inches back, but with updated software.
The Ram Crew Cab’s increases overall length means more legroom for rear seat passengers. Making the most incredible empty space, Ram put the back seat back. Yes, the back seat is as comfortable as the front. The rear bench even has a heated and ventilated bottom – first segment. However, despite the added luxury, the bench was still curved into the back wall, showing a new flat load floor of Ram. Gone are the transmission hump tunnels and complicated folding shelves that pretend to be flat floors.
2019 Ram 1500 Drivetrain
2019 Ram 1500 Limited Review
• Updated 3.6-Liter V-6 with a lightweight hybrid system
• Updated 5.7-Liter V-8 with a lightweight hybrid system
• Updated Eco 3.0-Liter Diesel Gets More Power
• Now Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission Is Lighter
• Locking Rear of New Electronic Locking Options for All Trims
• This Optional New 4×4 Off Road Package For Most Of Thanks
The V-6 and 5.7 liter Hemi V-8 are familiar in the V-8 back to 2019 with some significant updates. Both engines now have a lightweight hybrid system that helps with low-end torque right from standby and restart the engine almost instantly after an automatic start / stop event. Called the eTorque system, the hybrid unit replaces the alternator with an eclectic motor generator that connects to the engine’s crankshaft through a belt drive. With the engine running, the motor generator fills up a 48-volt current up to 300 watt-hours, a lithium-ion battery the size of a suitcase, which is located behind the rear seat. During acceleration from stopping, the motor kicked out 90 pound-feet torque for V-6 and 130 pound-feet torque for V-8. At higher speeds, the system recharges the battery, allowing the gasoline engine to run normally. This means the number of horsepower and torque remains unchanged from the truck coming out.
The 3.6-liter V-6 produces 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, while the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 produces 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.
Even though Ram didn’t make an official announcement on the Detroit debut, we knew the 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel would be available in a new truck. The best of all, horsepower has increased from 240 to 260 and torque has risen from 420 to 442 pound-feet.
These three engines are mated to the latest eight-speed automatic transmission which is said to have reduced internal friction and calibrated to work with eTorque systems. Further assistance with efficiency is the industry’s first differential differential differentiator in rear wheel drive trucks. This system uses engine coolant to faster bring the differential fluid back to higher and thicker temperatures to help fuel economy. 4WD Rams will not get this system, even though all Rams will continue to use a similar system to warm up the transmission fluid, as in trucks that come out.
A part-time 4WD transfer case and a top-level 4WD transfer request are reworked for 2019, both for better fuel economy and to handle cargo and towing better than new trucks. The same thing applies to axles. Ram moves from five to a new six lug pattern to add strength. Axle ratios on rear trucks and 4WD trucks include 3.21, 3.55 and 3.92. The new electronic locking differential is a choice with a ratio of 3.55 and 3.92 on trucks with 4WD and Rebel Package or 4×4 Off Road.
2019 Ram 1500 Price
Prices for 2019 Ram 1500 have not been announced, even though we don’t have to wait long. Ram said the new truck will arrive in the showroom at the end of Q1 2018. Prices for the 1500start ram are currently at $ 26,495 for the Tradesman trim base and the peak is around $ 56,000, just to give an idea. We hope Ram really explores the world’s highest prices with Laramie Longhorn and Limited thanks, especially with all the new luxury equipment available.
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