Just like the base model, heavy-duty versions of this legendary truck will also get a redesign and 2019 Ram 2500 will be the first version to come. While the base light duty 1500 dates from 1981, these versions came in next decade, during 90’s. Still, all these models are in close relationship, so every redesign of the light duty model includes new heavy-duty versions as well.
The upcoming redesign won’t be an exception. The 2019 Ram 2500 is about to come first, right after the launch of the new 1500. While the base model is going to hit the market this year, this one is scheduled for the next one. Expect a lot of changes. The company prepares new platform, as well as various other novelties. Some changes under the hood are also expected, but more details should be known in near future.
2019 Ram 2500 redesign
The current model is present for almost a decade, so it’s about time to see some changes. This redesign is about to bring many of them. First of all, there is a new platform to come. The company already developed a new architecture, which is already in testing. The base 1500 is almost ready, while 2019 Ram 2500 should come next year. The new chassis will bring many benefits. First of all, the new model will be lighter. Still, this weight saving won’t have an effect on overall performances. The new truck will be as strong as its predecessor, maybe even stronger. This is the entry-level model of Ram’s heavy duty series. There is also a 3500 model, which is about to come right after. Just like with the new architecture, the styling will also suffer various changes.
2019 Ram 2500 styling and interior design
Expect to see a new styling of the 2019 Ram 2500. The testing model has been caught on the road already. It is still completely covered with a camouflage. Still, we can easily notice that the new model is in the early stage of development, at least when it comes to its appearance. For example, we’ve noticed a familiar headlights design under the camouflage, which indicates that the testing model still uses some parts from its predecessor. So, we must rely on our predictions at the moment. Similar size and proportions will remain for sure. Changes on the styling won’t be radical but should be intense enough to improve a little bit outdated look of the current model.
Speaking of the interior design, we could see a familiar layout to the one in new 1500. Expect similar cabin design, but also many details that will accentuate truck’s heavy-duty character.
2019 Ram 2500 engines
Speaking of powertrain, it looks that we won’t see novelties for the next generation. Still, that doesn’t mean that there will be no changes. According to the latest reports, there is a chance to see familiar 5.7-liter unit dropped. This engine delivers around 385 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, a bigger 6.4-liter V8 will carry on for sure. In the current model, this engine delivers around 410 horses and 430 pound-feet of torque, but we could see some improvement for the next-generation model.
Finally, the 2019 Ram 2500 will continue with the famous 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine as well. This unit delivers around 930 pound-feet of torque, so expect a max towing capacity way beyond 30.000 pounds!
2019 Ram 2500 release date
The 2019 Ram 2500 is coming next year for sure. Still, we will have to wait for some more time to get some more precise launch date.