The current Ram Power Wagon has maintained relatively unchanged since it was re-introduced in 2010, making it look relatively dated in comparison to newer models like the Ram Rebel. That won’t be the case any longer, though, with the updated 2017 Ram Power Wagon today making its debut at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.
The biggest changes to the Power Wagon for 2017 have come in the way of appearance updates. Gone is the chrome-intensive look of the old Power Wagon, replaced with a menacing new look brought on by the black grille, black bumpers and various blacked out trim pieces. There’s also new black wheels which measure 33-inches when you include the rugged Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires in the measurement.
Inside, Ram says “major,” upgrades have been applied to the touch points and various leather-wrapped and stitched surfaces. There’s new seats available in Diesel Gray and Black embossed with the tire tread pattern of the Power Wagon’s Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, and if the optional heated front seats are selected, the chairs feature Light Slate Gray accent stitching and Ram logo embroidery on the headrests. A premium trim upgrade is also available and adds leather seats with Power Wagon and Ram logos embroidered in the headrests.
Apart form these cosmetic upgrades, the 2017 Ram Power Wagon remains mechanically unchanged from the outgoing model. Fiat Chrysler’s 6.4-liter HEMI V8 is still present and produces 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, sending drive through a 66RFE six-speed automatic transmission.
Pricing has yet to be announced.