Ever since it was announced that there was a new generation in the engineering and design stage, the 2019 RAM has been one of the most highly anticipated vehicles among truck enthusiasts as well as those that follow the automotive industry in general.
Finally, the curtain has been pulled back to reveal the new RAM – and it really is all new. From its exterior design to newly engineered frame and remodeled interior, the new RAM is going be a super hot-ticket item once it starts appearing at showrooms around the country.
It is available in seven trim levels – ST Tradesman, Big Horn, SLT, Laramie, Limited, Long Horn – and the Rebel off road edition, and the Sport, which is only available in Canada.
From the outside it is obvious the new RAM took designers back to the drawing board for an over all re-shape of the body contours.
Starting with a new front grille and reshaped LED headlights, the truck is still a RAM at first glance, but with new contours along the hood and fenders. The grille and front bumper have a highly polished chrome design that make it obvious when a RAM is approaching on any road or street.
With a longer wheel base, the crew cab design allows for more interior room and reclining rear seats for extra comfort on the long haul.
Under the hood the powertrain retains the same reliability and power that RAM has always provided with some new upgrades.
The standard 3.6 L Pentastar V6 delivers up to 305 horsepower with 269 lb-ft of torque. Or step up to the 5.7 L HEMI V8 the puts out a whopping 395 horsepower with 410 lb-ft of torque.
New this year, is an available E-Torque mild hybrid system that works with a 48 volt battery pack with brake regeneration. This package provides an extra 90 lb-ft of torque with the Pentastar engine and increases the lb-ft by 130 when partnered with the HEMI.
Through the use of aluminum components, the over all weight of the RAM has been reduced to increase fuel efficiency, yet the 2019 can now haul more payload than ever before.
With a towing capacity of up to 12,750 lbs, and payload of up to 2,300 lbs, you will have full confidence in this truck when you need to tow or haul equipment to a job site or a boat or trailer for a weekend excursion.
Fuel efficiency is increased through the use of aerodynamic features that produce a best-in-class
drag coefficient. The Active Air Dam deploys at higher speed to divert air around the vehicle. Then, Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension lowers the vehicle by .5 inch at highway speeds to reduce drag.
Inside, the new RAM has been designed to be the most luxurious truck ever and is loaded with the latest technology that keeps you informed of the vehicle’s performance as well as allowing you to be connected to the outside world when you’re on the road.
The interior is beautifully crafted with driver comfort the obvious goal and a sophisticated design that provides passengers with an incredible ride. There is a lot of attention to detail with attractive accents throughout the cab.
Heated and cooled seats keep you adjusted with the seasons and an optional panoramic sun roof fills the cabin with natural lighting.
A standard 8.5 inch centre console screen provides driver and navigation information with fourth generation U-Connect technology. There is optional 12-inch screen with a large detailed easy to read display.
The main instrument cluster with information such as vehicle speed is fully customizable with five different themes to choose from.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow you to plug in and stay connected while you’re on the road.
For those that like a little, or a lot, of music on the road, there is an optional 19-speaker audio system that will surround the cabin with your favourite music.
When it comes to safety, the cab features six airbags, full cab side curtain and front seat-mounted side air bags.
Available driver assist technology includes Blind-Spot Monitoring with trailer detection and Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop technology and Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist alerts you when to take corrective action on the road.
There are more than 100 standard and available safety and security features available.
The 2019 RAM will no doubt be a premier truck on the road and and one of this year’s most sought after vehicles.
The new RAM is now available at Orangeville Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM on Highway 9, just east of Orangeville
Visit the dealership to see this new generation model of RAM trucks.