The RAM evolved tremendously after they were given their own division and after Fiat acquired Chrysler. Their latest Ram 1500 has been a very good pickup truck but it is on the verge of extinction. Why are we saying that? Well, because the 2015 model year has been the last year for this fourth generation Ram. The 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 was unveiled in January 2015 at Detroit Auto Show and it is going to be a complete rework of the current design. The new Dodge Ram 1500 2016 comes with a lot of new features but it will also be a lot more fuel efficient thanks to better engines and a lighter overall chassis and bodywork.
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 redesign
The exterior of the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 changed a lot but to also keep the roots from where it came from. The front have a similar style to the older generation but with a few more modern touches while the back is likely to use an all LED lighting system. The high performance R/T is going to be kept together with its much more aggressive body kit. Just like any other pickup truck in this class, there are going to be a ton of customization options which are meant to fit every customer’s needs. On the inside things are also going to change for the better. The used materials are with better quality while the general style starts to borrow from the Charger and Challenger in order to offer one of the best driving experiences out there.
Dodge Ram 1500 2016 specs
Under the Dodge Ram 1500 2016 hood are some new engines. The base pickup truck comes with a 3.6-liter V6 Penstar engine with 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque while the top end model comes with a 5.7-liter Hemi engine which is able to produce 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 diesel will probably remain unchanged with 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque but it will have a slightly better fuel economy thanks to improvements made in the aerodynamic of the truck. The new Ram 1500 uses a similar chassis but with more high strength steel used in its construction. The body also uses steel rather than the more expensive but lighter aluminum. This was chosen because the people at Ram said that it is pointless to make a really light truck because it would hurt its working potential.
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 release date and price
The 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 goes on sale in the second half of 2015. The price on the other hand is expected to remain unchanged, so $25,000 for a base Dodge Ram 1500 2016 pickup truck should be quite standard.