A few years ago, Ram launched its new HD2500 with Cummins of 6.7 liters capable of reaching up to 900 foot-pounds of torque. While the truck has been the leader of the class for a while, it is currently dragging the package with the third couple on the market. It seems that this comes back again with the 2018 Dodge Ram 2500. So far, the FCA group has not talked much about this future model. However, some things are clear from the beginning. It seems that the 2018 model will not be the new version that we all expected. Instead, it will be an upgrade that will likely come with a revised engine and possible adjustments to the front of the truck. These must be more than enough to keep him competitive, at least until Ram launches the smaller 1,500.
Exterior and Interior
As I said in the introduction, the 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 will feature more of a scalable design rather than a complete overhaul. The headlights will be more integrated into the grid as we will see in many other models these days, and the nose will remain firm and assertive at the front. With the large grill, the hood will be higher on the grill of the previous generation. Ram also seems to revisit one of the most popular and recognizable features that has already been on a Ram truck, and that is a crossbreed grill pattern. Apparently, the 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 will be again sporty. With the larger hood, there is more space for the air to come out and be more aggressive than before. Perfect for a truck called “The Ram”. The headlights seem more inclined towards them and are surrounded by LED signatures. If we can draw rapid conclusions on photos and spyware illustrations, the 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 will be a medium-sized truck. Looking at the back, we could also see a new design of tail light. If spy shooting is an indication, the new taillights look very much like what we see in the current Silverado, and I hope it changes. Overall, the new exterior of the 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 will be equipped with newer muscles and more resistant lines. This is good for a truck. I hope that the 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 presents the escape duel that we see at 1500, because I love what it looks like. But the current model does not have them, so I cannot be disappointed if I’m wrong. Finally, we speculate that the truck will be a little longer in the whole range of models, which is again good.
Like the exterior, the interior of the 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 will be like the current model. From a wide-angle, there is a nice navigation screen in the middle, Chrysler controls for air conditioning and controls of the unit, and a good general layout. I never liked the speed selector that we found in the younger brother of the 2500, the 1500. It always looks so cool and not dramatic. It may be stupid to complain, but if it is not broken, do not fix it. I always liked the transmission selector that was mounted on the steering column, which actually does the same thing as the rotating sphere. This clears the space in the center console for other things that construction workers need for space. There may be more than one overhaul in the interior for the 2018 Dodge Ram 2500. We do not really know yet, but things look promising so far. Spy shots, there are not really many changes that we can see right away.
The 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 will most likely come with a revised set of engines. The basic version is configured to accommodate a 5.7 liter V8 suctioned for 383 horsepower and 400 pounds of torque. This engine needs to be replaced or heavily updated on the new generation 1500. The naturally aspirated V8 of 6.4 liters of HEMI is likely to appear on some versions of 2500. This could receive a small volume at about 420 horsepower and more 430 lb-ft of torsion through adjustments to your fuel injection system. However, most people are looking for the 6-liter Cummins 6-liter turbocharger line. It is one of the best engines in the truck market and, thanks to this, has received numerous awards. The engine currently uses 385 horsepower and 900 pound-feet of torque which is great but not the most in its class. It seems that the 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 can receive a revised version of this engine. Most rumors suggest about 400 horsepower and 1000 pound-feet of torque. This would allow 2500 to become the first civilian mass-produced vehicle to offer 1000 pounds of torque and would certainly lead rivals to do more. However, this amount of torque would likely require a revised transmission. Aisin’s current six speeds will likely receive different software to support the extra torque. As before, a four-wheel drive system is more likely to be available across the range.
Release and Price
Although we did not know much about the new 2018 Dodge Ram 2500, we can predict some of the current model and its siblings. The redesign and upgrade of the 2500 should mean that other competitors are on their way to do the same. Look for a launch date for the Dodge Ram 2500 2018 at the end of 2017 and an initial price to be determined.