Chrysler has its subsidiary division called Ram, which is specialized for pickup trucks. When it is about light duty units, there is Ram 1500, which is one of the most popular trucks in North America. This full-size pickup was originally introduced in 1981. During these, almost 35 years, we have seen four generations of it. Current, fourth-generation model was launched in 2009, and company currently works on the fifth generations. New model is expected to come next year, as 2017 Ram 1500, which will come as Chrysler’s response for the Ford’s newest F-150 pickup. New model will come with plenty of changes and novelties, significantly improved, compared to current model.
2017 Ram 1500 redesign
We still don’t know what exactly 2017 Ram 1500 will look like. For now, we can only rely on rumors and other non-confirmed reports from the internet. However, one thing is for sure. Company’s engineers will surely give their best effort to create a vehicle which will be competitive to the new F-150. Because of that, significant improvements are expected, especially in terms of new technologies.
2017 Ram 1500 changes
As we know, F-150 came with significant changes when it is about body and frame, so we should now wait for Chrysler’s report. The 2017 Ram 1500 is expected to come in more conventional manner. It will rely on the use of more classical materials, when it is about chassis. On the other side, advanced technologies are expected to be implemented in some other aspects. New model will come with significantly improved look. It is expected that 2017 Ram will come in new design language, and it is expected that many design solutions will be borrowed from Jeep’s latest models. This is mostly in terms of mechanical solutions, while in visual aspects Ram is expected to keep its unique design language.
2017 Ram 1500 engine
When it is about engines, Ram updated its entire engine lineup, so bigger modifications are not expected. We could see only some changes in terms of power. The 2017 Ram 1500 will come with the same V6 and V8 petrol units as currents model. Same thing is expected with current diesel V8. When it is about transmission, current six-speed automatic will carry on, but it will be reserved only for some cheaper variants. For better-equipped models we expect to see new 8-speed automatic offered.
2017 Ram 1500 release date and price
The 2017 Ram 1500 is expected to come somewhere next year. When it is about price, it is still early for some predictions, but it is pretty much expected that we won’t see big difference in price, compared to current model.