To no one's surprise, it looks like the 2014 models of the Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 HD are in the final stages of their shakedown testing. Our spy photographers are beginning to see more and more of them, dressed in different configurations, out on test roads.
As we suspected, many of the details and design characteristics that we just saw on the 2013 Ram 1500 will also make their way to the HD models. Notice the projector headlamps, the wider and taller grille crossbars, and the vastly improved interior.
If if you look closely, you can tell that this model has all the same switches as the lighter-duty model, but where the air suspension setting should sit (right next to the trailer brake controller), there is no icon on the switch that we can see. Does that mean these big trucks will never get an airbag suspension? We hope not.
We're hearing rumors that Ram will try to do something important at the State Fair of Texas, but we haven't been able to get any confirmation. We're hoping for something major for the HDs.
All we know so far is what our spy shooters tell us: that engineers are spending a lot of time in the cab of the truck on their laptops and cranking the steering back and forth to full lock, then getting under the truck and playing with something. Additionally, they're being very careful with the trucks and are being very tight with security. Apparently, all the trucks are being kept inside enclosed auto haulers each night.