2020 Ram 4500/5500 Interior Upgrades: Spied

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Like the changing of the seasons, once we see new light-duty pickup trucks make it to market, we know new heavy-duty models are not far behind. And that also includes the medium-duty 4500 and 5500 10-bolt chassis cabs as well. With the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 now on the market, these spy photos reveal that the 2020 Ram heavy-duty truck lineup (medium duty shown) will be getting major changes, especially on the inside. Here's the latest dispatch from our spy shooters.

"Today we got our first look inside the 2020 Ram heavy-duty pickups, which appear to mimic the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 with more stylish designs and premium materials. Technology comes from what we believe to be the Uconnect 4 with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and should offer the optional Uconnect 4C navigation infotainment system with a massive portrait-oriented 12-inch touchscreen center console display. The only obvious difference inside the HD cabin is the steering-column-mounted gear shifter, which the light-duty dropped for the 2019 model year.

"The current Ram HDs are getting long in the tooth, having gone on sale in 2010 and receiving only a minor face-lift in 2014 (lights, grille, updated interior). The new HD chassis cabs are expected to fall in line and ditch the crosshair grille, a hallmark of the truck since the mid-1980s. "Other exterior styling changes should run parallel to the half ton but with a more muscular flare to the front end.

"Current power is delivered by three engines: the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, the 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 and the down-rated turbo-diesel 6.7-liter Cummins inline six-cylinder. The V-8s are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, while the Cummins can be paired to either a six-speed manual or automatic. We fully expect the turbo-diesel to get another power bump in the hopes of one-upping the Ford F-350 Power Stroke and Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Duramax, which currently feature more horsepower and torque.

"Production for the next Ram HDs is slated to move from Saltillo, Mexico, to Warren, Mich., in 2019 in time for the next-generation HDs' start of production. Expect an official debut sometime in 2019."

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I wonder when GM will catch up????????????????????????????????

NEVER !!! Hahahahahaha!!!!

"The only obvious difference inside the HD cabin is the steering-column-mounted gear shifter, which the light-duty dropped for the 2019 model year."
Rams have ben using the rotary dial on the dash ever since the 8speed trans was implemented.
The column shifter might indicate that the C/C trucks keep the corporate 6-speed transmissions, or the different customer base just prefers this arrangement, regardless of what trans is underneath.

im sure the final production version will be extremely capable and aesthetically pleasing>>well done FCA

Gm trucks will destroy this junk and
Ford is a joke ....

What's the big black box behind the mirror with the vents and speaker looking bump?

That's a pretty crazy big mount for the rear view mirror. Looks like vents, and a speaker in it too. I know they've grown to accommodate autonomous and driver assistance functions and other features but this one looks extremely large. Defogging/defrosting vents there would speed things up.

Truth is:

GM's are smarter.
RAMs last longer because of the Cummins.
Fords are stupid, but sometimes they last longer in the snow by the sea.








Gm trucks will destroy this junk and

Posted by: LikeArock | Sep 12, 2018 8:25:58 AM

Agreed, GM does lead in junk these days.

Gm trucks will destroy this junk and RAM

Posted by: LikeArock | Sep 12, 2018 8:25:58


Texas State Fair should be interesting this year.

I'll tell you, this is a nice truck, but the Silverado 4500/5500 are going to walk all over it. Straight rail C-channel frame, leaf spring I beam front axle, tilt hood/fenders, Allison transmission. Ford and Ram will duke it out for second place.

First of all you need to make a correction the current exterior has been since 2010 though 2013 brought the current interior design. 2014 was when the different rear suspension on the 2500 was introduced. Also the rotoary know for gear selection has never been used in the HD model trucks.

If they keep 6 speeds, idc as long as they simplify down to just 2 transmissions. They only need one for the 6.4 and one for the 6.7. If they insist on a manual transmission anyway, make it available on both engines. And lastly, why have they not made a regular cab long bed powerwagon?

Man that big ol wart that the rear view mirror is attached to looks like it could obstruct certain angles of sight. I’m imagining a right side overhead freeway sign might get slightly blocked by that. I’d sure like to know the ratio in and that.

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