Dodge is one of the oldest automotive company in the US. After 119 years we are not seeing too many vehicles with this badge. Still, the heritage is there. Ram trucks are usually called Dodge Ram since the FCA keeps the classic features the older models had to offer. Well, the 2020 Dodge RAM pickup truck lineup is going to be refreshed, with all full squad packed from mid-size models to the heavy-duty segment.
The star of the 2020 Dodge RAM truck squad is definitely full-size Ram 1500 model. The pickup is getting a diesel engine, and that is the biggest change for the next season. Besides that, the HD lineup responds to challenges by Ford Super Duty class and Chevy Silverado heavy-duty tier. The major question is a mid-size model. According to rumors, Dodge Dakota will take duty. The FCA already launched the Jeep Gladiator. But, this one lands somewhere between mid and full-size segment. The return of Dakota will be the perfect solution. So far, we don’t have any info about the light-duty class. General Motors is bringing back Kodiak and TopKick trucks, while Ford is already there with class 5, 6, and 7 series.
2020 Dodge RAM Full-Size Truck – One of the Best on the Market
Ram 1500 surprised everyone at the NAIAS 2018. Back then, the truck stole the show when the company presented the diesel engine. Ford and Chevy full-size trucks are still more popular and achieve better sales. Still, the 2020 Dodge RAM 1500 will be the pickup to watch. For now, there is no need for big updates. The new generation is here. As always, the Dodge RAM truck will get special limited editions until the next big update.
We can’t wait to see how will the diesel unit perform. It is a 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine that creates 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Well, the drivetrain still awaits the green light by EPA, as well as its two rivals. Of course, there is a petrol lineup. A V6 is a standard engine. A 3.6-liter is a well-known Pentastar unit. A V8 is also in the offer. In this case, the Dodge RAM pickup truck is using a 5.7-l displacement. A 6.4-liter Hemi drivetrain is not an option.
2020 Dodge Dakota Comeback
FCA as a parent company of all 2020 Dodge RAM pickup trucks, is now offering the Jeep Gladiator as a mid-size model. The revival of this class makes this company bring back its cards to the table. Gladiator is the first Jeep’s pickup after 30 years. But, with an abovementioned 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine, it seems to be too powerful for this class. So, the FCA will bring the classic mid-size model. In other markets, that is Fiat Fullback. For the US market, that should be 2020 Dodge Dakota.
However, all we have for now are just rumors. On the other hand, the availability of Fiat Fullback in other markets gives a good start for Dakota. Also, this segment is growing. The return of Ford Ranger is showing that truckmakers will pay attention to smaller pickup class. Dakota is the well-known nameplate and Dodge Ram will take advantage of it instead of launching the new unit.
2020 Dodge RAM HD Trucks
Ram 2500, Ram 3500, and Ram 4500 are HD lineup by the Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles group. Some still call them Dodge Ram. For the next season, the HD lineup is heading into a new generation. Spy photos are unveiling almost everything we need to know, except the drivetrains. However, we are not expecting big modifications there, with big petrol units being the base solutions, and Cummins diesel leading the way in towing capacity. A 6.7-liter displacement is going to make the Dodge Ram HD trucks tow a lot, especially the 3500 Dually model. This setup will allow the pickup to tow over 31,000 pounds.
Light-Duty Models Won’t Appear so Soon
Chevrolet brought back the trucks of series 5, 6, and 7 after ten years. So, its archrival Ford now has competition. In other segments, we can read about the battle between the big three companies. And Dodge Ram is missing here. Well, the company produces a class 5 truck with the capability to tow over 43,000 pounds. Still, to catch up with competition, the FCA will need Classes 6 and 7. This must happen somewhere in the future. But when we still don’t know.