SPOTTED: The 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty
As we approach the 2019 Detroit Auto Show in January, another Ram prototype has been spotted, and this time it’s in the Sunshine State of Florida. Prototypes have been located throughout the nation, and while clear indications of changes have been made, we typically don’t like to speculate. But we just can’t help ourselves, so we’re going to humor this one for the newest 2019 Ram Heavy Duty 2500.
For starters, the rear LED lights to appear to be almost identical to the taillights on the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 and feature radar sensors specifically for the blind-spot detection system – but again, this is speculation and hasn’t yet been confirmed. The two prototypes that were spotted showed one riding slightly higher than the other in the rear, and while this may be our eyes playing tricks on us, this is a clear indication that the 2019 Ram HD should have 4-corner air suspension. We’ve seen Ram use air-suspension helper springs or suspension enhancements in the past on their heavy-duty trucks, but the real question is will they transition to a fully adjustable 4-corner air suspension for their new pickup trucks? Stay tuned.
As far as the prototypes that have been seen driving around the sunshine state, they appear to be very similar to the higher-end trim levels like the Laramie or Laramie Longhorn and feature power folding side steps, LED lights, and possible 20-inch rims with Firestone tires. Additionally, it is foreseeable that the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty will continue to have power-folding side mirrors.
The potential power under the hood is also up for speculation, but from the looks of the small exhaust pipe, we can’t help but expect that the powerful 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine is going to make its way into this model and continue in the future. We’re also hoping that the eTorque mild-hybrid system will make its way under the hood too. As we patiently wait for the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, consumers can expect deliveries to come sometime in March of 2019, while the majority of deliveries are expected to follow later on in 2019. As previously mentioned, this is all speculation but the one feature we hope to make its return is the state-of-the-art 12-inch infotainment screen. Fingers crossed!
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