The next generation of the Ram 1500 is going to look very familiar to many people. This is due to the fact that the FCA isn’t going to offer a new design. The truck is making the move from unibody to body on frame though and this is something that should help to improve the capabilities of the truck as a workhorse.
We have heard reports that the exterior of the 2015 Ram 1500 is going to have changes that are evolutionary. This is said to be along the lines of an extensive facelift instead of a redesign. The front fascia is going to be reshaped and this means that the stance of the vehicle will be too. We are also expecting to see some changes being made to the fog lamps and the headlights too.
It is thought that the 2015 Ram 1500 is going to remain with the full steel build instead of going down the same route as the Jeep Wrangler, which has the aluminum hood and door panels, so that fuel economy is boosted.
Jeep may not be going head first into using aluminum, this is due to the fact that using the material does pose some risks, more so as the car maker is known for having reliability issues.
The Ram 1500 efficiency may be pushed up by other means; this may come in the shape of the Pentastar 3.6 litre engine, which has been updated. It comes with direct injection and turbocharging that is optional. The FCA also talked about their intentions for using belt-start generators on its trucks to get better fuel efficiency.