Ram 1500 DT Will Get Some Upgrades
Upgrades are to be expected when a pickups like the Ram 1500 moves on to its fifth generation and the new model carrying the two-letter code DT, will be no different.
Set to be built FCA's Sterling Heights Assembly plant in suburban Detroit instead of the usual Warren plant, Allpar
says the 2019 Ram 1500 is likely to use lighter materials alongside steel to increase fuel economy and load capacity.
Other changes we may see are larger cab areas in some models, a more aerodynamic grille and the large Ram letters on the tailgate could be replaced by a smaller set of the Ram logo instead. Then there’s the front facia with smaller headlights that should be more integrated into the chrome grille compared to what we’re seeing now and a set of horizontal fog lights. But some of those “big rig” styling cues will still makes its way onto the second generation pickup including the crosshair.
Hiding under the hood could be a direct injection gasoline V6 engine, a Belt starter-generator stop-start system, maybe Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will even offer buyers a hybrid option. There’s even a Pentastar upgrade with direct injection for those who wants a power boost to 310-320 hp. For those thinking of going with the entry-level models, they may come equipped with six-speed automatic transmissions while other engines will be offered with eight-speeds.
Production should start in January next year with a forced-induction straight-six variant to appear around 2020.