The fans of full-size pickup trucks won’t have to wait long to see the new Ram 1500 that has been planned to hit the market as a 2019 RAM 1500 Diesel model. This truck made its official debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show and it definitely promises a brand-new design, some mild-hybrid engine options as well as its more efficient and keenly anticipated diesel under the hood.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Ram 1500 Diesel, the great news is that you should expect a brand-new design. As you know, the Ram 1500 will finally come with its refreshed and innovative styling for the first time in 25 years. This full-size pickup truck will appear half inch wider and four inches longer, but it will at the same time be significantly lighter than its predecessor. Namely, the carmaker will use 98% of high-strength steel for its chassis and of course, some lightweight materials such as aluminum. The frame will be strengthened and stiffer. You can definitely expect that the new Ram 1500 will have better performance and efficiency. It will also enhance its aerodynamics. Besides its longer wheelbase that will only provide even more space inside the cabin, the new Ram 1500 will come with a taller bed. This model will be available as a quad cab with a long bed and a crew cab with a short one. Depending on the trim level you choose, this truck will stand on 18-22-inch range of wheels. It will also be available in 12 exterior colors, including four new paints.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Diesel will provide a really modern and luxurious interior. Its cabin will be improved and better equipped that one would expect and it will be quieter due to its noise and vibration reduction systems. Also, since we have mentioned its increased length and width, you can guess that there will be plenty of space for you and your passengers. The driver will love a 12.0-inch center touch-screen display with the latest U Connect infotainment system. It will include navigation, dual-zone climate control, 19-speaker audio system, radio, USB, Wi-Fi, Apple Car Play, Android Auto and many more. Some of the safety systems and driver assist features found in the new Ram 1500 include airbags, adaptive cruise control, 360-degree camera, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning.
The diesel option of the 2019 Ram 1500 Diesel hasn’t been officially confirmed, but this truck should keep using its 3.0-liter Eco Diesel under its hood. Its output is expected to increase from 240 to 260 horsepower and from 420 to 442 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2019 RAM 1500 Diesel Release Date and Price
The 2019 Ram 1500 should probably hit the market by the end of 2018. The price of this truck has been estimated to start around $33,340.