Larger and lighter 2019 Ram 1500 premieres at NAIAS in Detroit

The 2019 RAM 1500 pickup made its debut at the NAIAS in Detroit. (Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

DETROIT — The 2019 Ram 1500 rolled onto the show floor at Cobo Center during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

I spoke to Jim Morrison, Vice President of Ram North America.  He informed me that the 2019 Ram 1500 is the most uncompromised truck.  It ups the ante on performance, efficiency, technology and luxury.  The truck is lighter, quieter, sleeker and more technology advanced than its predecessors.

Some of the technological advances are: a blind spot system that includes trailer coverage, a 12-inch touchscreen on the interior for navigation, it has Sirius on demand, a 360-degree camera with birds-eye view, a rear park sensor, and power running boards.

“The interior is three inches longer in the back with a reclining rear seat.  There are heated and cooled seats in both front and rear,” noted Morrison.

There are two four-wheel-drive systems with an 8-speed transmission.  The option is a full-time all-wheel-drive and a 4×4 system.  The 1500 comes in three engines:  3.6-liter V6, and a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with or without e-torque.  The EcoDiesel V6 is the ultimate fuel saver.

“On the exterior, there is 151 liters of cargo space in the Ram box storage,” says Morrison.  That is nearly twice the available storage of its closest competitor.  More space, more storage with the best combination of grit and grace.    “There is an optional towing capacity of 12,750 pounds,” added Morrison.

There is no announcement on gas mileage or pricing.  The new Ram 1500 will arrive in U.S. dealerships in March.

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Interior of the 2019 Ram 1500 (Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)


It comes with the RamBox® Cargo Management System on the side rails of the truck bed. (Jerome Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)


The team behind the all new 2019 Ram 1500. (Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)



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