This great truck is in production for about 35 years. It was originally introduced in 1981 and so far, we have seen four generations of it. Current model is in production since 2009. So, we can easily conclude that it is about time to see some redesign. Current model is a little bit old, but there are also some other factors. It is about competition. Both Ford and GM came with their new models recently so, Dodge must work quickly if want to keep up with competition. According to the latest reports, redesigned model will come as 2018 Dodge Ram 1500.
2018 Dodge Ram 1500 specs
The 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 is going to come redesigned. Those are latest rumors about this light duty truck. According to those reports, new model will come with various changes and novelties. When it is about base design characteristics, this truck will continue in the same manner. Although it will get new platform, it won’t feature so radical changes as F-150, for example. The 2018 Ram 1500 will not feature so intensive use of light materials, but it will come with plenty of novelties in other aspects. It will come with new visual appearance, which will give more attractive look to this truck, which could be one of advantages, compared to competition. Also interior is going to be completely redesigned. We will see completely new cabin, with new styling, plenty of new features, and also with new, better materials.
However, main changes will come in mechanical aspect of the truck. The 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 will get new transmission. Instead of current 6-speed automatic, new model will feature recently developed 8-speed automatic. This transmission is new and it is far more advanced that current one. It will provide better transfer of power, better mileage, smoother drive and many other things. There are also rumors that 2018 Ram 1500 will come with one more transmission in offer. It will be a new 10-speed automatic, which is still in development and which should be offered as optional. When it is about engines, we don’t expect bigger changes, compared to current model. There are several units in offer, such as 3.6 liter V6, 5.7 HEMI V8, and also a 3.0 liter diesel V6. All of these engines will probably carry over, but some improvements in terms of power and economy are expected.
2018 Dodge Ram 1500 release date
The 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 is expected to come somewhere in the second half of next year. Price is still unknown, but there are some predictions that base model should go around 25.000 dollars.