As could be expected, Ram will fully upgrade its Heavy Duty line of pick-ups regarding a year after introducing the all-new 1500. Identified testing in Michigan, these snapshots of the brand new 2020 Dodge RAM 2500 and 3500 Sturdy provide us some clues about what to anticipate from the company’s hard-working trucks.
Foremost, glancing with the mesh on the front of the trucks discloses they abandon their old crosshairs grille style entirely. Much like the Ram 1500, the Heavy Duty lineup will not wear the four-square grille, which has actually been a Ram signature considering that the 1986 design year. Although it’s not totally obvious provided the camouflage these trucks are putting on, it’s feasible the brand-new grille design will certainly ape that of the 1500 pickup, with “RAM” lettering leaving no question as to what sort of truck this is. There’s also an opportunity the firm will certainly place its new ram’s-head logo front as well as facility, giving the brand name a dosage of nuance. Or else, expect the Ram Heavy Duty to share the smaller truck’s elegant, inoffensive designing. Unlike the likewise-new 2020 Chevrolet and also GMC HD pickups– which will likely depart substantially from their light-duty counterparts, a la Ford F-Series Super Duty – the 2020 Dodge RAM 2500 as well as 3500 will likely obtain the exact same fronts lights and styling components as the Ram 1500, with fenders, hoods, grilles, as well as other little bits proportionally upsized (however not restyled) for big-truck obligation.
This variation of the 2020 Dodge RAM 2500 is prominent for long-distance towing, an accomplishment made all the more comfy with an all-new interior that should obtain greatly from the one discovered in the standard-setting 2019 1500 pick-up. With a lot of natural leather and also wood trim, a brand-new 12-inch up and down oriented touchscreen, as well as active driver-assist systems, anticipate a top-spec Ram 3500 Sturdy Limited Huge Taxi to be latest thing in highway-eating, trailer-hauling convenience.
Other variations of the Sturdy were identified: short-bed and long-bed variations of the still-spacious team taxi. Both share a comparable front control arm suspension with the 3500 dualie, and also there are obvious holes pierced right into each arm. Could this be evidence of a significant lightweighting program for the brand-new truck? It’s likely, as Ram would certainly be a good idea to go after the aluminum-bodied F-Series Super Obligation in the weight-loss video game.
Expect carryover powertrains, with up to 385 hp and 930– lb-ft available from the 6.7 L Cummins turbodiesel I-6 when paired with an Aisin six-speed transmission. A 6.4 L gasoline Hemi V-8 will likely bear up as the common engine, offering 410 hp as well as 429 lb-ft. Ram might provide its eTorque mild-hybrid system on the gas engine, giving the V-8 a little bit extra instant-on torque, quick-reacting engine idle stop/start, as well as a small improvement in fuel performance.
2020 Dodge RAM 2500 Release Date
The 2020 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty will likely be disclosed less than a year from now, at the 2019 North American International Car Program. Anticipate to see the big pick-up when driving by the end of that year, topped to do battle with the large trucks from Ford as well as GM.