The Chrysler has already planned to launch the revamped version of the 2018 Ram 1500. The Detroit auto show expects newer versions of mid-sized trucks from the likes of Chevy and newer concept versions of the Ram. Testing its prototypes for better modifications regarding better powertrain and fuel economy, the Fiat Chrysler has been constantly set to improve its half-ton truck. Although no drastic improvements have been planned, the automaker has decided to modify its exterior and with newer more efficient engines.
2018 Ram 1500 – Exterior and Interior Features
Based on the prototypes launched by the car maker, this new vehicle might get shinier new grilles but more curvaceous. The main frame remains the same but Suspension-wise, it will undergo certain changes, sources say. Length wise, the vehicle is going to get longer than before, to facilitate more storage. The 2018 Ram 1500 might also appear in a 6*6 version instead of four for a greater grip. The headlights might be smaller although with LEDs powering it.
Borrowing hugely from Chrysler Pacifica minivan, the 2018 Ram 1500 interior will have larger wheelbase and more stylish interior. The Crew cab model might have patented completely flat seats for added comfort.
A couple of tweaks are also expected in the dashboard and the position of the steering wheel. Expect a new set of features which include the new climate control feature and track assist. Apart from that, the car maker promises maximum entertainment to its passengers with the new infotainment system and surround sound.
As for engine capacity, the 2018 Ram 1500 is rumored to feature a new direct fuel injected petrol engine. The car buyers can expect a new Pentastar 3.6 liters V6 engine which will optionally feature a turbocharged version as well. The Fiat-Chrysler also plans to put belt-start generators in the new ram for a better fuel economy. The base model might retain the 3.0 liters EcoDiesel V6 producing about 240 HP. This 4-cylinder engine is set to undergo certain changes for a better mileage on the highway.
To provide massive performance, the car manufacturer has planned to install a 5.7 liters Apache Hemi engine producing a little over 395 HP.
With these new technologies in mind, the Fiat Chrysler has agreed to dissipate excess heat produced with large air vents and hood scoops. Expect this right in the front bumpers. Made of carbon fiber, this further helps in weight loss and better aerodynamics. Rumors of a V8 also hover around car enthusiasts’ talks.
Competition, Pricing and Release Date
This 8-speed auto transmission installed in 2018 Ram 1500 performs better than Ford F-150. With its fully functional advanced interior, the Ram 1500 excels over the F-150 which is known for its awkward styling, according to critics. The lower capacity turbo diesel version of 2018 Ram 1500 might not appear just now, but the V6 strikes a balance between what the vehicle intends to offer.
The 2018 Ram 1500 looks more masculine than F-150 and agrees to provide what it promises. The base model may come with a price tag of $27,000, the price of higher versions is not yet determined. Its release date is set for the end of 2017.