Leaked: 2019 Ram 1500by Byron Hurd
The 2019 Ram 1500 has leaked ahead of its impending debut.
An insider appears to have leaked a completely undisguised photo of a 2019 Ram 1500 pickup waiting patiently to be carted away from the factory floor for its upcoming NAIAS debut.
The photo, leaked via imgur and posted to Reddit, shows off Ram's replacement half-ton in all its naked glory. The 3/4 shot gives us our first real look at everything from its previously spied grille to its sculpted bedsides. This appears to be another example of a Limited model (the same trim that was previously caught partially exposed).
The original leaked image is visible here, and we've included it above in case it is deleted:
FCA is keeping the new Ram fairly basic, with steel anchoring (sorry) the body construction. Rear coil springs are expected to remain standard with a four-wheel adjustable air suspension optional. Expect the 3.6L Pentastar V6 to remain the base engine with Hemi upgrades (5.7 and perhaps 6.4L) available above it.
We expect the EcoDiesel to return as soon as FCA is able to untangle itself from federal emissions complications, and it's also possible that we'll see the turbocharged mild-hybrid four-cylinder that debuted in the Jeep Wrangler make its way to this application down the line.
The 2018 North American International Auto Show kicks off this weekend in Detroit, so we'll have a full live gallery of the new Ram 1500 for you after the official unveiling takes place. Stay tuned.