The all-new, fifth-generation, half-ton Ram 1500 made big waves in early 2018 when the brand revealed the comprehensive range of upgrades. Actually, the new generation light-duty Ram arrived as the new model from the ground up. The model reduced weight but increased capability and interior comfort. The new mild-hybrid power system comes also in help and the latest tech and safety features are also the part of the equipment list. The coil-spring rear suspension stayed while the crosshair grille style became the history.
As for the next model year, the recently redesigned Ram 1500 will stay pretty much the same story. Ram should, however, return the turbodiesel engine in the play. More trim options could also appear and expanded color palette. The truck will return with the extended and mage cab while Ram hasn’t confirmed the addition of the regular cab version. Still, the buyers who want to get the maximum interior comfort should pick the 2020 Ram 1500 Mega Cab which will come with two bed sizes and offer all of the available engine options.
2020 Ram 1500 Mega Cab: Design
Ram made significant structural and visual upgrades for the recent redesign and there won’t be notable changes on the popular truck until the mid-update.
The newest Ram 1500 sits on the high-tensile steel chassis which provides greater rigidity and performance while with the weight saving measures Ram reduced the weight of the model for 225 pounds. Still, the full-size, four-door Ram 1500 is also 4 inches longer and most of that goes to the rear seat leg room.
With the radical structural upgrades, Ram changed the visual identity of the truck as well. The crosshair grille is gone and the new version is more elegant and combined with the sleeker headlights. The truck has also nicely sculpted hood and smoother body lines with the better aerodynamics as well.
The 2020 Ram 1500 Mega Cab won’t change the way it looks and structurally while buyers should expect new color options.
The interior of the new generation Ram 1500 came also with significant improvements in comfort, sophistication and tech availability and there won’t be much new in the next version.
The light-duty Ram has an attractive and well-arranged cabin and the Mega Cab provides plenty of the passenger comfort. The truck will switch from the cloth upholstery in lower grades to the leather surfaces in more expensive trims. The latest infotainment system will be available in all versions and the class largest 12-inch touchscreen will also be available. The equipment list will also include heated and ventilates seats, navigation, heated steering wheel, power pedals, premium sound system and much more.
The newest safety equipment will also be at disposal. The top trims will be available with the adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, surround view cameras, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, parking system, etc.
2020 Ram 1500 Mega Cab: Powertrains
The 2020 Ram 1500 Mega Cab will enter the new model year with the recently upgraded gasoline engines while the turbodiesel unit should also return.
The standard propulsion system will be the combination of the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and mild-hybrid setup. The engine provides 305 hp and torque of 256 lb-ft. The eTorque system will assist with additional 90 lb-ft.
A 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine will be available alone or with the mild-hybrid boost. The engine delivers 395 hp and torque of 410 lb-ft. The hybrid setup adds 130 lb-ft. The standard transmission system will be 8-speed automatic.
Ram hasn’t yet revealed the specs of the turbodiesel engine which should return. In its last form, a 3.0-liter turbodiesel was capable for 240 hp and torque of 420 lb-ft.
2020 Ram 1500 Mega Cab: Arrival, Price
The 2020 Ram 1500 Mega Cab will hit the market in the last quarter of 2019. The price should again begin at around $34, 500.