The 2019 Ram 1500 Pickup Is Lighter, Stronger, and More Stylish

The Ram 1500 pickup truck has been redesigned for 2019. The first change you'll probably notice is its new grille. Gone is the old crosshair grille that harkened back to the its days as a Dodge-branded truck. It now has an elaborate grille design with active shutters to lower its drag coefficient for more fuel efficiency. Its newly sculpted hood further enhances aerodynamics and sleeker, fully LED headlights add to the stylish look. The 2019 Ram 1500 even has a new aluminum tailgate featuring an integrated spoiler, updated Ram Truck badge with bold geometric shapes, and “RAM” lettering in the new font.

But Ram didn't just make cosmetic changes to the 2019 1500 pickup. Its engine changed, too. New for 2019 is the adoption of hybridization by way of the eTorque system, which replaces the alternator with a motor/generator unit that can feed energy to a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack. The technology is standard on Ram 1500 V6 models and optional on 1500s with the pushrod V8. Along with stop/start capability that will provide smoother and quicker starts than traditional systems, eTorque can provide a brief torque boost of 90 pound-feet to V6 Rams and 130 pound-feet to V8 models. The Ram 1500 is also 225 pounds lighter for 2019, with a reengineered chassis that is also stronger than before. Extensive use of high-strength steel results in the truck’s ladder-type frame shedding 100 pounds. Additional weight savings come courtesy of a new electronic parking-brake system that’s 20 pounds lighter than the old cable-operated unit.

Even the Ram’s interior has been redesigned, with a new 12-inch touchscreen Uconnect 4 infotainment system on the high-end Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited trims. The massive screen includes a navigation system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and can display information in full- or split-screen formats. The new 2019 Ram 1500 is lighter, stronger, and more stylish than ever, and you can find it at K&M Wayland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Wayland, MI.

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