The Ram 1500 is now quite long in the tooth, but the brand will roll out the next-generation, 2019 Ram 1500 early next year. It’s understood Ram plans to debut the truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, but ahead of a proper debut, we may have our best look yet at the truck’s new design.
A new spy shot shows what appears to be the 2019 Ram 1500’s front clip nearly uncovered. Although camouflage surrounds the area, the headlights and grille shape are totally naked. From the photo, the grille appears as a hexagonal shape with the grille’s outline flowing into the headlight assembly. It looks like a proper evolution from the truck’s current design, and slightly reminiscent of the Dodge Durango.
What isn’t clear is the what’s sitting front and center in the grille. It may be some sort of radar element for a semi self-driving system, or it could be where Ram will place the brand’s badge. However, its elongated shape lends itself to the word “Ram” being spelled out, rather than the traditional emblem.
Expect the 2019 Ram 1500 to boast numerous usability improvements, including a potential split-folding tailgate. For powertrains, Ram may fix a turbocharged V6 engine under the hood to compliment the naturally-aspirated Pentastar V6 and Hemi V8 engines. A mild-hybrid system could also be introduced as well.
Spy shots: Allpar