2018 Dodge Ram 1500 should continue to use steel for most of the body panels on the redesigned pickup, instead of switching to aluminum as its competitor, the Ford F-150. The use of steel will allow Ram to use more complex shapes in its body panels, including a front-rear style line around the top of the wheel wells to evoke a more muscular position.
2018 Ram 1500 Platform
In recent years, after a long period of relatively minor updates, significant redefinitions of Detroit Three Fullsize truck models are at a rapid pace. GM just introduced the K2XX models in 2014, with brand new models again in 2019, and Ford manufactured the all-aluminum F-150 for 2015, with the 2017 Super Duty to follow. Ram Truck models received a significant mid-cycle refresh in 2013, and it is now time for trucks to get a complete overhaul for 2018. In this case, our spy shooting group attempted to detect Ram 1500 tests of the next generation. Dotted-head readers will note that the truck now rides on 6-wheeled wheels, compared to 5-wheeled wheels, the Ram 1500 has traditionally used.
2018 Ram 1500 Exterior
At the front, the 2019 1500, named in DT code, gets a more modern and sophisticated look with a refined grille that has a massive vertical bar and a horizontal skinner slot. The headlights are thinner than the square models of the current model and feature modern LED lamps. The lower end of the front fascia also has thin illuminating elements that could be used for fog lights, as well as an off-color slip plate. The hood continues to amuse itself as the current model, but has the shape of a pyramid instead of a solid rectangle.
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The redesigned 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 exterior will be largely scalable, keeping the hood up and the chrome grid in mammoth, but in a slightly different shape. The headlights will shrink and be more integrated into the grille, giving the front fascia of the vehicle a soaked and choked look.
The new technologies under the hood require more air, which forces designers to include a new large air intake over the tow hooks on the front bumper. The horizontal fog lights integrated into the front bumper mimic largely the style of the headlights above, according to sources.
At the rear, the taillights will be smaller, with backup lights integrated vertically closer to the tailgate, instead of the bottom of the taillights as they are now.
It seems that 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 has removed a page from Ford’s design book at the rear with a sturdy design that mimics the F-150 2017. The rear lights, while retaining the same overall shape, have an unlit section that would be very Probably used for reverse and cornering lights. With the front end benefiting from LED lights, the rear tail lights would probably also be equipped with LED’s.
2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Interior and Engine
Inside the cab, the biggest change is expected to come in a new flattened center console design, which allows for more storage space, sources said.
Under the hood, the redesigned 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 is expected to achieve an improved 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with direct injection and optional turbo power. FCA officials said the company is considering integrating fuel-reduction belt booster generators into its next-generation pickups to further improve fuel economy.