First Look at the New 2019 Ram 1500 Without a Crosshair Grille

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2019 Ram 1500’s new front end has been caught on camera ahead of the truck’s official debut.

Set to bow at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in a couple weeks, spy photographers have caught the 2019 Ram 1500 testing numerous times over the past few months. Most recently, the Limited model was caught on camera testing on the streets of Michigan but the front end was still wearing a bit of camouflage. Now, our spy photographers have managed to capture a few images of the new Ram 1500’s front end with nothing in the way, showing off the new front grille that represents a more streamlined appearance.

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This is the best look we’ve seen of the front grille with the badge, sporting a trapezoidal design flanked by a sleek set of headlights. Although we will get full details on the next-generation pickup once it makes its premiere in Detroit, expect coil springs with optional air suspension to continue on, along with the company’s RamBox storage solution. A larger passenger cab is expected to join the lineup along with new tailgate options.

As for what will lurk under the hood, a hybrid powertrain and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine are possibilities. Also rumored are a more powerful V8 engine and a variant that will compete with the Ford F-150 Raptor.

Check back with for live coverage of the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, where we will be sure to catch the debut of the 2019 Ram 1500.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • What? What? on Jan 03, 2018

    It's been quite long time but finally ful LEDs in FCA cars

  • Tevis Cox Tevis Cox on Jan 13, 2018

    I can say I'm glad we have a 2010 and a 2015.... not a fan of the new grill and headlight to bumper proportions.