The present Ram 1500 is already a great pickup truck and now there are reports about 2018 Ram 1500. Most reports hold that Ram has plans to sell more than 500,000 units with this upcoming Ram 1500. Although this idea might sound like a crazy one, the company has been doing great lately and this targeted sales figure is not far from becoming true.
As to Ram 1500, the pickup truck itself is versatile. This model offers both powerful performance and top notch luxury elements. The 2017 model has been given a light duty major update with commercial aspects and this upcoming truck is said to feature heavy duty major update.
2018 Ram 1500 – Powertrain
Although most of the reports are far from being final, the 2018 Ram 1500 could return the 3.6 liter Pentastar 6 cylinder engine. The output is expected to be more than 305 HP and 269 lb-ft of torque.
Another engine option would be the 5.7 liter Hemi V8 which is likely to generate more than 410 lb-ft of torque and 395 HP. As far as transmission is concerned, a 6-speed or 8-speed automatic gearbox can be used.
For ecodiesel option, a 3.0 liter V6 could be under the bonnet. Although the exact outputs of this engine are unknown, it is expected to be more than 420 lb-ft of torque and 240 HP. Improvements in fuel economy are least expected as this upcoming model will be made more powerful. However, on the other hand the automakers are also obliged to make mileage improvement as new regulations have come up.
2018 Ram 1500 – Exterior and Interior
One of the most significant changes in this upcoming 2018 Ram 1500 will be noted with its exterior body. The most vital refreshment would be at the front fascia. The grille is expected to be changed with upscale refinement with extensive use of chrome. The side sills are also arrive modified. Headlights will probably be left untouched.
The front bumper could see a significant change in styling. The hood is also assumed to get a new approach with muscular contours. Like the current generation model, this upcoming Ram 1500s’ exterior parts should vary according to different trims.
Of course, one of the key elements for success for any vehicle is the interior cabin. Most buyers make judgments according to the interior cabin, so it’s very important that the cabin stands out. The current Ram generation already bears a great interior cabin and the 2018 Ram 1500 could see some improvements. Although the cabin will differ according to trim levels and packages, standard accessories are likely to be upgraded.
Price and Release Date
There’s no word on price but expect figures to start from $27,500. As to the release date, this 2018 Ram 1500 could be launched in the 2nd half of 2017.