Ram is planning a redesign for its Heavy-Duty line of pickups, only a year after releasing the new 1500 model. Spotted in the streets of Michigan wearing heavy camouflage, the 2019 Ram HD pickup truck model looks handsome and beefy. Ram’s lineup of heavy-duty trucks includes 2019 Ram HD 2500 and 3500 models and both trucks will borrow a lot of styling cues from its smaller 1500 sibling.
The HD Pickup will arrive with plenty of changes both in and out. The interior will look more upscale and subtle, instead gruff and out of date. Under the hood, Hemi engines will remain, however, a 6.7-liter six-cylinder diesel will be in the offer as well.
2019 Ram HD changes
While the heavy camouflage hides the exterior of the 2019 Ram HD Pickup, we can already make some conclusions. For the start, this model is still based on the Ram 1500 model. Up front, the headlights and the front grille are much like on the new 1500 model. However, both features are larger and generally, the front end looks really mean and bulky.
We believe the front grille will wear large “RAM” lettering and the logo will find its space on the hood. For an instance, we had an opportunity to see Chevrolet’s and GMC’s heavy-duty pickups that are largely departing from their smaller siblings. That is not the case with the Ram HD Pickup that will look almost the same as the smaller Ram 1500.
2019 Ram HD offer numerous active and passive driver assistance systems
Inside, the things will change as well. The 2019 Ram HD will sport plenty of innovation and the cabin will look more elegant. The layout is great, along with the new accommodations. The dashboard will remain, just like the large climate control vents and the touchscreen. Under that screen, numerous control knobs are manually-operated and the spoked steering wheel is standard.
We can see a new steering-mounted shifter and the gear leveler. The cabin will also hold more leather materials and wood trims. On top of that, Ram will offer numerous active and passive driver assistance systems, along with the safety aids.
2019 Ram HD diesel and gasoline engines are still in the offer
The 2019 Ram HD will use the same lineup of powertrain as it’s smaller sibling. That means a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine will be in the offer as standard. This unit is capable of producing up to 410 horses and 429 lb-ft of twists. However, a 5.7-liter V8 is still questionable and the latest reports are suggesting a replacement.
On the other hand, a 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine is available. This six-cylinder engine comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and it delivers 385 HP and 930 lb-ft of torque. The diesel drivetrain is a real “tow king” as it can tow up to 30,000 pounds. It would be interesting to see if the Ram offers the eTorque mild-hybrid system. This is likely to happen with the 1500 model, but entering the heavy-duty lineup is still a big question.
2019 Ram HD release date and price
The 2019 Ram HD Pickup will go on sale in the second half of 2019 and it will cost over $32,000. Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 will face a tough competition in a Ford’s and GM’s lineup of heavy-duty pickups.