2019 Ram 1500 Redesign: Specs and Features Finally Revealed
The Ram 1500 boasts the highest owner loyalty of any half-ton truck, so news of the 2019 Ram 1500 redesign has been eagerly awaited. We’re thrilled to report that disappointment just isn’t on the menu. 2019 Ram 1500 changes will include:
- Available hybrid technology
- Redesigned chassis
- Upgraded towing and payload ratings
- New technology
Let’s take a closer look at what to expect from one of the most hotly anticipated trucks in the world.
Like the 2018 Ram 1500, the upcoming model uses a 305-hp 3.6L Pentastar V6 as standard or an available 395-hp 5.7L HEMI V8. The big news for 2019 is available hybridization through Fiat Chrysler’s eTorque system.
The alternator is replaced with a motor unit that sends energy to a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack. Beyond enhanced efficiency, it should deliver:
- Smoother and swifter low-speed acceleration
- Torque boost of 90 lb-ft for V6 engines or 130 lb-ft for V8 engines
You’ll notice further efforts to improve efficiency across the body, including active grille shutters, a front splitter, and a small lip spoiler. The hood has been sculpted to push air over and away from the windshield to optimize airflow.
But the most major of the 2019 Ram 1500 changes is the reengineered chassis. Extensive use of high-strength steel has seen weight drop dramatically while strength improves.
Don’t let a lighter body and hybrid performance distract from the 2019 Ram 1500’s promise of indomitable capability. It’s rated for:
- Up to 12,750 pounds of towing, a 2,130-pound upgrade over the outgoing model.
- Up to 2,320 pounds of payload, a 440-pound upgrade over the outgoing model.
Not content with hauling heavy across Hayward and Cumberland or carrying impressive payloads through Rice Lake, the 2019 Ram 1500 offers a wealth of off-road features, including:
- Suspension Lift
- 33-Inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Tires
- Bilstein Dampers with Remote Reservoirs
- Electronically Locking Rear Differential
- Skid Plates
- Hill Descent Control
Find Out More About the 2019 Ram 1500 Redesign with Don Johnson Motors
Here at Don Johnson Motors, we’re just as excited about the 2019 Ram 1500 as you are, so feel free to contact us today if you’d like to discuss news or find out what we know. Ready to find the pickup that’s right for you? Check out our inventory of new RAM trucks today, and look for it in a new color like Diamond Black Crystal Pearl-Coat.