It is about time that there are some promising features and improvements for the new 2018 RAM 1500 concept. The new ride and its development are due, considering that they have been outdated for around a decade. That’s being said, the 10 year scheme has passed without any significant changes – making the 1500 a bit late and outdated.
2018 RAM 1500 Concept and the History
The 1500 RAM is pretty unique because it comes with diesel engine – which is one of a kind for the line. Since it was launched in 2009, the design has been the same and not having any significant changes. Because of the outdated performance and feature, this truck is considered worse than the Silverado or the F-150. Being in the business for almost 10 year, changes are due. And with the release of the new 2018 RAM 1500 concept, some positive lights are being shed for this line.
For the new 2018 RAM 1500 concept, the new 1500 is said to come with completely all new model, known with code DT. For the overall construction, this new model will have some of the lightweight parts. The combination of better power, lighter weight parts, more efficient performance, and new style, you can expect an improved package that will make 1500 more appealing and promising than the current production.
The company hasn’t mentioned anything official about the existence of the new 2018 RAM 1500 concept but they have showcased the future design of the 1500 during the dealer’s meeting. As it was rumored earlier, the new model will be coming with newer style, lighter weight construction, and better power. Further details will be released soon after the company has come to a solid conclusion about their newer production.
Release Date and Price
It is predicted that the new RAM 1500 should be introduced somewhere next year, followed shortly by the availability of sales. Introduction of the2018 1500 model will happen somewhere by the end of 2017 and availability at dealerships should start in 2018 – no exact date has been confirmed. For the price, expect an improved price increase but the base price shouldn’t be more than $30,000.
There has been some discussion about the engine because the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have talked about discontinuing the V8 and also V6 engines but it is likely that it won’t happen to the 1500 model. For the base model, it is possible that they are going to use the V6 naturally aspirated engine with 3.6 liter capacity that is delivering 300 hp of power. It is also possible that the new 1500 will get the petrol turbocharged 2.0 liter engine with similar 300 hp of power of power.
For the higher end trims, the 1500 model will likely come with V8 5.7 liter engine that is producing 400 hp of power. What about the EcoDiesel 3.0 liter engine? Hopefully, it will never change. We should wait for the official confirmation about the new 2018 RAM 1500 concept.