If you want to describe the upcoming 2018 RAM 2500 in one word, then it will probably be ‘improvements’. This upcoming pickup truck is all about changes and redesign for the company only presents the best of what they have to offer. Although the current version of this pickup truck which exists in the market is great, the company has plans to make it even better for 2017. Moreover, it has been said that several of the upcoming models will pave way for the next generation vehicles.
2018 RAM 2500: Engine Options
All in all, this upcoming pickup truck looks completely refreshed with a wide range of improvements. Considering the changes that have taken place in this new RAM 2500, here’s what has been sorted out.
Powering this 2018 RAM 2500 will be a 3.0-liter TDI engine that will be able to generate 420 pound-feet of torque and 240 HP. This unit will be used as a base engine. Another engine option will be a 5.8 liter Hemi V8 engine.
This engine will be able to produce 383 HP and equal amounts of torque. There is one more engine in the option which is the 6.4 liter Hemi V8 that produces 410 HP and equally good amounts of torque.
Sources have also said that a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine producing 900 pound-feet of torque and 385 HP is likely to be incorporated but there is no confirmation regarding such. As far as its transmission system goes, an 8 speed variant is said to be used.
Exterior body is the most prominent part which gets a great overhaul in design. Starting from its front fascia, a massive sized grille has been incorporated. Its grille has a mesh design on the inside and a cross shaped chrome slat on the outside.
Border of this grille has been surrounded by similar chrome trim. Newly shaped headlights sit at each side of the grille. Down below, its front bumper has a full-on metallic finish. The robust shape of this bumper projects a muscular and a sporty look.
Hood has also been revised with some angular lines running all the way up to the windscreen. Moving on to the sides, the footsteps have been made more accessible. Several options for the wheel sizes will be presented.
Rear portion of the 2018 RAM 2500 has also got changes. Most importantly, cargo cabin has been revisited and more room has been opened in it. Its tailgate and taillight have also gone through some revisions.
Not much has been known about the interior cabin of this pickup truck. Changes will include new high-quality materials for upholstery, upgrades in technological features and an increased overall space. Safety features will include multiple airbags, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, etc.
Price and Release Date
Current price of the existing model is $30,000, and is expected to be the same or slightly above this figure for this 2018 RAM 2500. Although there is no proper information regarding the release date of this pickup truck, it is expected to be during the last quarters of 2017.