Compared to main rivals from GMC and Ford, Ram’s heavy duty offer is a little bit out of date. Current generation of these models was introduced in 2009 and some changes are highly expected. Although many of us expected a whole redesign, we will have to wait for some more time to see an all new model. For next year, company prepares some updates keep current model competitive as much it is possible. The 2017 Ram 3500 will come with several modifications and most of them will be visual nature. On the other side, mechanical aspect of the car will remain pretty much unchanged.
2017 Ram 3500 redesign and changes
As we already mentioned, 2017 Ram 3500 continues in the same way when it is about base characteristics. Although some update is expected, this refer mainly on visual revisions. Exact changes are still unknown but we can guess that most of modifications will come at the front end. We will probably see changes on grille, lighting and similar stuff. When it is about interior, 2017 Ram 3500 is expected to come pretty much unchanged. We could only see some smaller tweaks on areas like dashboard and similar stuff.
2017 Ram 3500 trim levels
When it is about trim levels, we also won’t see changes. There are Tradesman, Big Horn, SLT, Lone Star, Laramie, Longhorn and Limited trims. The 2017 Ram 3500 will also come in various body style configurations. There is Regular Cab model, which is a true working machine. If you are interested in some more spacious cabin that can accommodate more than two passengers, there is large Crew Cab model, and even more spacious variant called Mega Cab.
2017 Ram 3500 under the hood
Changes under the hood are not expected. Base model will once again come with 5.7 liter engine, which outputs 383 horsepower. Optional engine is 6.4 V8, which is good enough for 410 horses. The 2017 Ram 3500 will be also available in diesel variant. It will use 6.7 liter turbodiesel unit, which has max power of 370 hp. All engines will be available with either manual or automatic 6-speed transmission.
2017 Ram 3500 release date and price
We still don’t know exact date, but it is expected that this refreshed model will come somewhere in the second half of next year. When it is about price, we don’t expect bigger changes, so base models should be available at around 33.000 dollars.