Redesigned for the 2019 model year, the next-gen Ram 1500 finally broke its cover last week at the Detroit auto show. As the top-selling model in the FCA stable, Ram has a lot riding on it, and the numerous changes that went into the truck underscore that importance. It won't take long for the new Ram to arrive at dealerships in the U.S., as production is set to begin this month. Here is a roundup of initial reaction to the new pickup:
"Ram continues to innovate, even as it -- like Chevy -- declined to follow F-150's aluminum bed lead. Instead, the 1500 tackles federal mpg mandates with a mild-hybrid strategy -- mating a 48-volt battery to its V-6 and V-8 mills for better fuel economy and torque, as well as smoother stop-starts at stoplights. The interior also wows with an available, 12-inch vertical touchscreen that looks like something out of luxe-mobile. With a more-streamlined fascia (goodbye cross-hair grille), the Ram is the segment looker."
-- Henry Payne, The Detroit News