Delays have plagued the 2019 Ram 1500, but ultimately, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles seems keen to keep the next-generation truck on schedule. This is evidenced by the fact another 2019 Ram 1500 prototype has been caught testing in the wild.
Spy shots show the new Ram 1500 covered up with plenty of camouflage, but it’s easy to tell this truck will be larger than the current model. The longer wheelbase translates to extra room for passengers and cargo.
It’s expected the news Ram 1500 will also introduce an innovative, split tailgate as an option as well. It may open horizontally and drop down like a traditional tailgate, should reports and additional spy photos prove accurate. The next truck is also expected to stick with a steel body, unlike the Ford F-150 which is now all aluminum. Chevrolet and GMC are also poised to move to more aluminum construction with the next 2019 Silverado and 2019 Sierra as well. We may even see a 3.6-liter turbocharged Pentastar V6 offered alongside an updated 5.7-liter Hemi V8.
As for when the 2019 Ram 1500 will show its face, it’s unknown. If FCA does stick to its schedule, the truck should be revealed sometime next year.
Spy shots: SEMA