Spied! Next-Gen Ram 1500 Prototype Tests in Death Valley

2019 Ram 1500 Prototype Spied Testing in Death Valley

Our spy photographers caught the next-generation Ram 1500 undergoing hot weather tests in California’s death valley, and we took a look at the foundations of the new truck with a few shots from Landing gear and suspension parts. This particular prototype is probably a Ram 1500 Rebel judging by the Goodyear Wrangler off-road tires it wears and what appears to be a slightly elevated suspension.

Spied! Next-Gen Ram 1500 Prototype Tests in Death Valley

The truck’s rear suspension features rear steel springs instead of the air springs found in the Ram 1500’s non-off-road variants. Our spies also suggested that this Ram 1500 prototype was powered by the EcoDiesel V-6 from 3 , 0 liters and seems to have a second tank for the diesel particulate cleaner, which has hinted the possibility that a Ram 1500 Rebel diesel may be in the cards for the next generation.

Spied! Next-Gen Ram 1500 Prototype Tests in Death Valley

Planned to begin as a 2019 model, the next-generation Ram 1500 will likely retain its steel body rather than using aluminum as its main rival, the Ford F-150. However, the truck will likely have a more rigorous framework and will have a more economical technology. In addition to the standard Rebel, Ram could work on a Hardcore 1500 Rebel based on the TRX concept since last year as a response to the Ford F-150 Raptor. Parallel to some cosmetic changes, Ram’s rival Rap can present a powerful V-8 engine with over 400 hp on tap. The Ram Rebel TRX concept features a 6.2-liter overloaded V-8 from Dodge Challenger and Chargecat Hellcat which has been priced at about 575 hp.

Recent images of the light-duty Ram undergoing testing, however, are beginning to reveal what lies ahead.

Spy photographers have spotted Ram 1500 prototypes outside of FCA facilities in Chelsea and Auburn Hills, Mich., this week. One of the trucks wore little camouflage and left its headlights and taillights out in the open, signaling a new design direction for the popular light-duty truck.

Photo Source: Brian Williams Photography

source : https://www.trucks.com/2017/07/20/spy-shots-2019-ram-1500-headlights/

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