Our spy shooters are seeing more heavily camouflaged Ram pickup trucks on public roads and that makes sense since Ram is getting ready to freshen its half-ton and heavy-duty lineups. One of our spy shooters sent us some photos of a longer-wheelbase Ram 1500 that looks like it will have one of the largest half-ton cabs around. To date, only the Toyota Tundra offers a plus-size crew cab, the CrewMax. Here's what our photographer had to say.
"This is a mule for the upcoming new 2018 Ram 1500 in Mega Cab configuration; we've nabbed it with its new tailgate. Interestingly, it looks quite different from leaked dealer images we've seen.
"No doubt, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is working overtime to get the next-generation Ram out, predicting a big sales bump for truck-hungry consumers. And we're hearing it will come to market with further innovations and refinements that have helped the current truck stand out.
"The wheelbase on this model gives a preview into a vastly roomier interior for passengers and cargo. FCA is also expected to upgrade the interior, especially on popular top-tier models, with the latest Uconnect system and other technologies previewed in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
"The new Ram could also have an innovative split tailgate as an option, based off the new tailgate seen in our images. Expect to see the 2018 Ram 1500 as early as fall 2017, going on sale in early 2018."
Spiedbilde Photography images