2018 RAM 2500 is coming well with a new set of specifications to offer more powerful performance in its fifth generation edition. The RAM is one of the most successful full-size pickup trucks in automarket and you can even definitely say it probably one of the best selling cars in US market. As “Truck of the Year” winner RAM has been dominate pickup trucks market since it is being introduced back then in 2010. Now, the upcoming RAM 2500 has been spotted on the road for test mule not so long ago. It was covered with a camouflage so making people hard to notice the changes of this truck compared with last year model. However, we are sure that this car has slight modifications especially under the hood. More review below about the new RAM 2500.
2018 RAM 2500 exterior look does not change that much
We mentioned earlier that the new RAM has been spotted not too long ago wearing camouflage that covered the front end while the rest of the body appears to not change that much from the 2015 version. So, we conclude that the only real modification was in the front where they are covering it. It is possible minor changes have been made to provide new grille design (or they just simply still keep similar cross hair grille style) and it is possible the automaker also attach modern and new LED set up. In addition, even though it was covered with disguise, but we can see that the RAM logo right on the center appears larger than outgoing model or maybe it just hiding some mounted camera, we are not sure either.
Beside those changes it appears that overall 2018 RAM 2500 exterior design will remain the same as the predecessor which is disappointing to be honest. And on top of the new grille and headlights expectations, the car is possible to get a redesign on the lower bumper that’s going to be larger and a new design of the tailgate as well. It seems that they only give small facelift for exterior part but will focus more to upgrade the drive train performance since the pickup truck has been seen with Cummins badge.
Anyway, although outside appearance does not change so much, but it still looks good especially the body which we expected to remain muscular and modern in order to keep its original design. We also hope that they will offer various range of wheel sizes. This model seems to hit the market with several trim levels including Big Horn, Tradesman, SLT, Laramie, and Laramie Longhorn, Power Wagon, and Limited so buyers can also expect a variety range of colors for the trims.
2018 RAM 2500 Interior design probably remain the same
There is not that much we can say regarding 2018 RAM 2500 interior design since we expect that the inside is possible to get only a few changes as well. So, the cabin as well as the cargo is pretty much similar with last year model but the quality of the materials and features will depend on the trim levels. However, no matter what trims that you get will offer a great and nice durability and comfortability. The line double cabin itself can hold up to five passengers.
It is expected to see the bucket seats along with ventilating and heating features. The base model will carry vinyl upholstery plus flooring while higher trim will get cloth upholstery and starting from Laramie trim will have soft leather material. We expect that the cabin will be covered with some chrome accents.
This car will also be equipped with modern features such as air suspension, electrical stability control, and high tech for entertainment units like six plenary speakers, USB connection and external media control, mast antenna, auxiliary audio input, radio, and last but not least is a Uconnect infotainment system mated with 8.4-inch screen. Aside that, the off-road truck will be completed with a lot of great safety features as well.
Under the hood of all new 2018 RAM 2500
It is possible that 2018 RAM 2500 engine stay the same with predecessor but it gets some upgrades. The question is what upgrades? Because we have seen that this truck wearing Cummins badges in its prototypes during the test mule. It is rumored that the car will bring powerful 6.7 L Cummins diesel engine for the first time which going to deliver 1.000 lb-ft of torque more or less which is crazy enough. If this rumor is true then the upcoming RAM 2500 will be the most powerful production pickup truck ever made in terms of torque wise.
Beside those rumors which going around lately, this car is also expected to carry 5.7 L V8 HEMI gas engine that produce about 383 Hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Another option is probably 6.4 L engine which offer stronger power, 410 Hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. Although it seems that the drive train has been improved, but they will not affect the fuel efficiency of the new car.
2018 RAM 2500 release date and price
It still uncertain whether the new RAM is going to be released, however we expect that the truck will hit automarket soon enough or sometime around the third quarter of 2017. We still need to get an official confirmation regarding 2018 RAM 2500 release date. As for the pricing, we think that it will stay similar to the current price tag and it is mean that for the base model probably start from $34,000. Of course higher level will cost more depending on what trims and what features you want to have. Since the market for this class is very competitive, we expect that the prices will not going to go higher that much from the on-going version.
Generally, a new car will look more muscular and more aggressive than previous model as well as more powerful. However, potential buyers can only expect this car will get slightest update because the latest test mule shows that the exterior does not change that much. We are going to see whether the real market production of the 2018 RAM 2500 is going to confirm all of these rumors and reviews as soon as possible.