After the recent introduction if the all-new 1500 light-duty version, we are waiting for its heavy-duty derivate, which is about to come as 2020 Ram HD. The famous utility truck has been around for years, so we can say that changes are more than welcome, especially if we consider that both rivals Ford and Chevy have update their HD truck lineups few years ago.
This redesign will bring plenty of changes. The new generation will follow the path of the recently-introduced 1500 model, and get a completely new architecture, among other novelties. The test model has been spotted on the road recently and it is easy to say that the new generation is still in the early stage of development. Still, some of the characteristics are pretty much known. For example, we don’t expect bigger changes under the hood, where 2020 Ram HD should continue with familiar engines.
2020 Ram HD redesign
The redesigned 2020 Ram HD is among the most anticipated models when it comes to truck market. The new version is about to get numerous changes. First of all, there is a new platform to come. It will be the same architecture that has been in use for the new 1500 series. Ram didn’t switch to aluminum bodies like some other manufacturers. It sticks to proven design solutions and new HD series will definitely follow this path. Still, the new generation will be lighter for a significant amount of pounds. However, overall sturdiness won’t be sacrificed at all. Moreover, the new generation should be even tougher.
Compared to light-duty series, the 2020 Ram HD will come with various kinds of modifications, especially in terms of mechanics, where we are about to see new suspension and many other new parts.
2020 Ram HD styling
The test model has been spotted and it is clear that the 2020 Ram HD is still in early stage of development. It is hard to say how the new model will look like. Not only that it wears camouflage, but also features numerous body parts of the current-generation model. Still, it is easy to presume that new HD series will use the same design language as 1500 model.
Of course, some tweaks are certain. A 1500s new face will be tweaked for sure. Still, the overall shape will remain pretty much close. Numerous changes should arrive on the inside as well.
The 2020 Ram HD probably wont be so comfortable and convenient, but rather work-oriented. In practice, this basically means that the company won’t take so much care on details. However, the overall quality of interior materials should be on par with light-duty series.
2020 Ram HD engines
The new 2020 Ram HD will most likely continue in the same way when it comes to powertrain. There are three engines in the offer for the current model.
The base version uses a familiar 5.7-liter V8 gasoline unit, which is good for about 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
Still, an optional 6,4-liter V8 seems as a better choice. This engine delivers around 410 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there is a huge 6,7-liter inline-six Cummins diesel engine. With its monstrous 930 pound-feet of torque, it is definitely the best choice for towing and other hard works.
2020 Ram HD release date and price
The exact arrival date of 2020 Ram HD is yet to be precise, so we must rely on speculations. In the best case, the new model will come late in the next year. Still, 2020 sounds more likely.
When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to the current generation, which starts around 32,000-33,000 dollars.