After full-size models, the heavy-duty trucks will steal the show in 2019. This is the most profitable segment in the automotive industry. All big three companies are making the most money from sales of HD trucks. So, there is no surprise why we will see next generations of Ford Super Duty, Chevy Silverado HD, and Ram HD trucks. The 2020 Ram 2500 is going to be the entry-level model. The redesign will change the interior structure. However, the exterior is not going to suffer too much. All engines from the current edition will be carried over, while we can see the new transmission for the HD trucks, including Ram 2500 Mega Cab.
The concept includes both petrol and diesel engines. Of course, the Cummins unit is one of the most capable in the class. For high-end versions, it can deliver up to 920 lb-ft of torque. However, that is an output we can get from the Ram 3500 model. Cosmetic changes include variations of body parts and the interior overhaul. The new 2020 Ram 2500 will be very similar to its smaller stablemate. What’s more, it will pick up infotainment and safety features from Ram 1500. Recently, few trim levels were spied, showing some changes. However, the full lineup will be presented during next year and everything should start in Detroit in January.
2020 Ram 2500 Spy Photos
The concept of the next-gen 2020 Ram 2500 shows us very similar design language. The main changes are happening up front with the new fascia. It includes the latest design of the grille for some higher trim levels. The Laramie Longhorn shows straight-bar grille. This part received great feedback when appeared for the new Ram 1500. So, the company expects the same for its bigger sibling. Also, there are a lot more chrome details on the front bumper.
Although spy photos are not confirming that, the cabin of the new 2020 Ram 2500 will be nearly the same as for Ram 1500. The cockpit will get the same treatment and the level of equipment will depend on trim levels. Definitely, the highlight is an eight-inch touchscreen display right at the center of the control panel. Optionally, buyers of this truck can purchase a larger 12-inch display with navigation.
2020 Ram 2500 Specs
The powertrain range of the 2020 Ram 2500 includes a pair of gasoline units. Buyers can choose from a 5.7-liter and 6.4-liter engines. Of course, both are V8. Each configuration has its benefits. The larger engine is capable to deliver 410 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. However, the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab cuts the power output to 370 horsepower. Smaller displacement is capable to produce 380 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
2020 Ram 2500 8-speed Transmission
The major addition for the new truck is a gearbox. The 2020 Ram 2500 transmission case now offers eight gears. The ride will be smoother, the big truck should improve its fuel economy, and very probably towing capacity. We still don’t know exact numbers, but these will be unveiled at official debut. The new transmission box for Ram 2500 is going to be a product of ZF, as this company creates gearbox for some other models. The case weighs only 330 pounds and it can handle 1,000 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the fuel economy savings go up to about 10 percent.
2020 Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel Specs
Gasoline engines can provide a nice amount of power and towing capability. But if you want to squeeze everything from your 2020 Ram 2500, then you need a Cummins diesel unit. A 6.7-liter turbo engine is capable to deliver 920 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, this configuration of the Cummins unit is available only for Ram 3500 model. For Ram 2500, the twisting power goes up to 800 lb-ft. It is possible with automatic transmission, and we believe the diesel truck will keep a six-pace gearbox. The other solution is a base pickup with 660 pound-feet of torque. This configuration delivers 350 hp through a manual transmission, 20 ponies fewer than with automatic.
2020 Ram 2500 Release Date
The new 2020 Ram 2500 is coming in 2019. But, the company will unveil a piece by piece. Although it is not confirmed, the FCA could make truck’s debut already at Detroit Auto Show. Then, we will find out most about the upcoming heavy-duty pickup.