Leaked 2019 Ram 1500 Image Shows Off Truck's All-new Front End

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The 2019 Ram 1500 has leaked ahead of its debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week.

The above image, which was posted to Reddit’s /r/cars forum by user /u/KnightsSoccer82, shows the overhauled 2019 Ram sitting on what looks to be the floor of Chrysler’s Warren Assembly plant. As spy photos revealed, the new Ram will adopt a slicker, more modern-day exterior appearance than the outgoing truck and will also ditch the Dodge-era crosshair grille.

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Available engines in the new Ram 1500 should be Fiat Chrysler’s 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, along with its 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 should return, and we could also see a hybrid version arriving at some point in the truck’s lifecycle with FCA’s 2.0-liter turbo under the hood. The ZF-designed, FCA-built eight-speed automatic transmission found in a bevy of the company’s other products is expected to make an appearance as well.

We’ve already gotten an exclusive look at the interior thanks to a leaked image sent to us by a tipster, and spy photos have revealed major portions of the cabin as well. A huge, Tesla-like display screen will be available in the truck, but FCA’s smaller UConnect-powered infotainment screens will be offered as well.

We’ll have full details on the 2019 Ram 1500 when it debuts in Detroit next week.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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