The all-new, fifth-generation Ram 1500 went through the radical redesign and presented what it has to offer early in the year. The new-gen Ram is more comfortable, more spacious, more sophisticated, techier, larger, smooth-riding suspension half-ton truck. But the Ram 1500 is also more efficient and aerodynamically shaped and at the same time lighter. The model offers numerous configurations and equipment and refinement levels.
The next version of the truck, the 2020 Ram 1500 can’t improve much further after the thorough redesign. The truck will return with minimal changes in the equipment organization and with several new options like the additional color choices and wheel design. The diesel engine should also appear in the equipment list while in the upcoming model years Ram promised the Hellcat-powered TRX version.
2020 Ram 1500: Design
The structurally improved, fifth-generation Ram 1500 sits on the redesigned chassis with the high-tensile steel share in its structure of 98 percent. With that and the optimized design of the frame and cross-members, the underpinning weighs 100 pounds less while an additional 120 pounds Ram shed from the body panels thanks to the mixed material strategy and other optimizations. Adding to that is about 20 pounds saved on the weight of the running gear and with other additional savings, it is up to 255 pounds less on some crew cab versions.
In the same, the new Ram is longer and on the stretched wheelbase with the rear legroom increase of 4.9 inches. With the weight saving techniques and larger proportions, the truck promoted also the new more modern styling. The new face of the model defines more elegant, non-crosshair grille and nicely accentuated headlights.
The body sculpting is also smoother and more elegant to the eye while the new body design also provides better numbers in the wind tunnel.
With no styling changes, the new 2020 Ram 1500 won’t bring the interior modifications either. The introduction of the new generation half-ton Ram brought new more driver-oriented and sophisticated design. The truck has new-padded seats and increased comfort, especially in the crew cab versions.
From the base version Ram improved also the material and finish quality and there is more tech than ever as well.
The next version will stay very similarly equipped as the 2019 model. The base version will offer the Uconnect 3 infotainment system with a 5-inch center screen, vinyl upholstery, power functions, black exterior elements, etc.
The upgrades will raise the stake with the 8-inch center touchscreen, 7-inch instrument cluster display, leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, alloy wheels, LED lights and more. The class-largest 12.0-inch center display will also be among the options and the light-duty Ram will also provide the array of the advanced safety systems as well.
2020 Ram 1500: Powertrains
The new-gen Ram hasn’t just introduced a high level of modernization in the body design, styling and interior yet the running gear is also the huge step forward. The introduction of the mild-hybrid system means better performance and efficiency while the model delivers also better ride quality and capability.
The 2020 Ram 1500 will continue to benefit from the recent redesign and offer familiar powertrain options and other upgrades like the off-road goodies.
The base powertrain solution will be a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with the power delivery of 305 hp and torque of 269 lb-ft. The 48-Volt, mild-hybrid system will aid with the additional 90 lb-ft of torque.
The more powerful 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 will produce 395 hp and torque of 410 pound-feet. The eTorque system will assist in the case of this engine with 130 lb-ft of starting and smooth-power torque. The V-8 powered Ram 1500 will tow up to 12, 750 pounds.
The diesel-powered version hasn’t yet been revealed. The diesel power and torque could be around 260 hp and 460 lb-ft respectively. The 8-speed automatic, two- and four-wheel-drive will also be available.
2020 Ram 1500: Release, Price
The 2020 Ram 1500 will hit the market in late 2019. The price range will stay close to the current.