The entry-level model of Ram’s heavy duty pickups is considered as one of the key models for the company. It is very popular and also makes a perfect balance between light-duty 1500 model and heavier-duty models like 3500 etc. Current-generation model was introduced in 2009 and latest reports say the redesign will be delayed for some time. Although there were rumors that next generation could come next year, it looks like Ram’s HD models will be redesigned few years later. However, that doesn’t mean that 2017 Ram 2500 will come without changes. It will come refreshed, with mostly visual revisions.
2017 Ram 2500 changes
As we mentioned, 2017 Ram 2500 will come updated. This refresh will include several changes. Although exact details are still unknown, it is expected that most of the changes will be visual. We expect to see some exterior design improvements, in order to make it more competitive to the upcoming F-Series heavy duty pickups. Most of these visual revisions are expected to come at the front, where we expect to see some tweaks at the areas like grille, headlights, bumpers, and also taillights and similar things. It other aspects, new Ram 2500 is expected to remain pretty much unchanged. We will see same interior, same configurations, body styles, trims etc. when it is about cab configurations, there will be in offer models with different designs like Regular Cab, Crew Cab, Mega Cab etc.
2017 Ram 2500 trim levels
When it is about trim levels, 2017 Ram 2500 will be available in trims like base SLT, while top variants are called Limited and Laramie. When it is about safety, some of the standard features will be things like ABS, tire pressure monitoring, theft alarm and many other.
2017 Ram 2500 engine
The 2017 Ram 2500 will continue with the same engines. There are two petrol-powered units. First one is 5.7 liter V8 with 383 horsepower, while the second one is 6.4 liter engine, which has max output of around 410 hp. There is also a diesel engine in offer. It is a 6.7 liter turbodiesel engine, which has max output of 350 and 370 horses, depending on transmission. When it is about transmission, there are 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic in offer.
2017 Ram 2500 release date and price
Facelifted model is expected to come somewhere in the second half of next year. Exact date is still unknown. When it is about price, 2017 Ram 2500 will probably come without changes. It means around 32.000 dollars for base models.