After five years of waiting for the refresh of the Ram truck models, there is now clarity on the release and specificities of the all new 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Concept, a revamped model of the 2013 design. This is a move of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to crush down its competitors in the big trucks segment. However, the look of the truck is still a surprise for truck enthusiasts as the overall specificities of the 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Concept remains a secret.
Several shots of the 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Concept have become available over the internet from spy shooters. And even though its features are still a secret, many believe that it will be impressive. These are some of the observations and speculations on the upcoming 2018 Ram 1500 model.
2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Concept – Design and Technology:
The chassis of the 1500 models, especially the upcoming model, will be using more aluminum and alternative materials to achieve a lighter weight and to be more cost efficient. It will also be using running gears. On top of that, the new model has 6-lug wheels, unlike its previous models which only have five.
The width of the truck seemed to be slightly wider. Thus giving its interior more capacious than previously released RAM models. Also, from the spied photos, the new model features a longer cabin.
Expect the interior to be a mishmash of the latest technologies that FCA has to offer, ensuring that it won’t be a clutter of gadgets, rather a balance of the most updated and useful technologies that will strike a balance between the drivers and passengers’ safety, comfort, and convenience. Moreover, the dashboard and all the other interior elements are anticipated to be more intricate than the previously released models.
From the snaps, it seems that the upcoming 2018 Ram 1500 model has a large cab design. Giving the driver more space and comfort.
2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Concept – Power Expectations:
It seems that the upcoming 2018 Ram 1500 mule model will still use the 3.0-liter Ecodiesel V6 which balances power, capability, and fuel economy. However, a few upgrades are expected to be applied to the engine. Achieve the goal to be more powerful and efficient as compared to previous models. Aside from these, there are still speculations that 5.7-liter and 6.4 V8 HEMI petrol engines will be used for the trucks. Though these kinds of engines were discontinued already for cars lineup.
With this, whatever engine type a car buyer will choose. The new model assures a more reliable engine with more horsepower and torque than before.
2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Concept – Price and Expected Release Date:
There is still no concrete date. Even with the photos of the prototypes proliferating, as to when will the 2018 Ram 1500 be released in the market. The developments seem to be optimistic and the finished product is anticipated by end of 2018.
Just like the date of availability of the model in the market. The price point for the 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Concept is still unknown. Many are hoping that it will be the same as the previous model’s base price, which ranges from $23,585-$48,415.