The approaching 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel is a perfect pickup truck for numerous of reasons. Moreover, it is the company’s best-selling vehicle that competes against Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500. Big three are getting better and better year after year. For 2021, Ram 1500 will undergo further design changes, and the interior will also get various updates.
You can expect new features, a more stylish appearance and much more. On top of that, Ram 1500 is getting a lighter frame and hybrid powertrain. At this moment, diesel is an incredibly popular engine choice and hybrid powertrain plans to take its place. Will Ram deliver something new to its diesel variant or the things will largely remain?
Ram 1500 Diesel Exterior Facelift
Let’s start with the design. The all-new 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel will get a couple of exterior refreshments. Keep in mind that there is no difference between gasoline and diesel versions in terms of appearance. Two models are looking exactly the same. For 2021, Ram 1500 is getting a lighter frame and improved aerodynamics. According to FCA, a new pickup truck will be 220 pounds lighter.
Moreover, this light-duty pickup is becoming the very first model with the front air dam in the segment. Iconic crosshair grille is no longer available. From now on, Ram will deploy a new six-sided grille. Furthermore, we can expect new wheels and new tow hooks. The headlights are wearing LED units and rear part hosts reshaped taillights. Finally, we can expect two or three new exterior paints.
The interior of the 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel is also getting numerous upgrades. Again, the cabin of the diesel version is the same as the cabin of the gasoline variant. Ram is offering a lot of trim levels so Ram 1500 is a very customizable model. Once it arrives, this half-ton pickup truck will provide better comfort and more luxury than before.
The base trim level comes with a standard 8-inch touchscreen and cloth upholstery. You’ll have to opt for higher trim levels if you want leather seats and larger displays. Uconnect infotainment system will gain essential updates and Ram 1500 will introduce new safety aids.
V6 Diesel Gets More Power
According to the automaker, the new 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel will be the most powerful half-ton diesel pickup truck in the U.S. A 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine is producing 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. The torque figures are new and are improved over the 2020 model by 14 percent. Moreover, the horsepower rating is raised by 8 percent.
Thanks to that, you can use the maximum torque 400 rpm earlier. With that in mind, potent V6 now comes with a towing capacity of 12,560 pounds. Ram also promised better fuel efficiency as well. This is an unexpected improvement as the hybrid powertrain is now the primary focus. Front-wheel-drive setup remains as standard and Ram 1500 Diesel will use the same 8-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Ram 1500 Diesel Price and Release Date
As always, Ram will release its new models in the last quarter of the year. That means you can expect new 2021 Ram 1500 by the end of 2020. The price will most likely remain, and you can get a base model for about $29,000. We are still waiting on the automaker to release exact pricing details and fuel economy ratings.