The upcoming 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will arrive in the second half of 2019. This premium pickup truck is refreshed recently and new significant upgrades aren’t likely at this moment. No doubt, the Ram 1500 pickup is one of the finest models on the market right now. It comes with a proven gasoline engine but now, the automotive giant will offer a diesel variant, finally.
The arriving model will be available in numerous trim levels, special editions and different sort of packages. However, the biggest interest for the customers is the EcoDiesel engine. Thanks to the diesel powertrain, Ram 1500 will see better efficiency and better tow rating.
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Exterior Upgrades
For the start, there won’t be any differences between the gasoline and diesel versions. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will, for that reason, look the same as the regular Ram 1500 model. The 2020 model will get numerous upgrades.
Chassis changes will improve the driving dynamics and the arriving pickup will be lighter than before, up to 225 pounds to be precise. Ram promised improved performances and this is only the first step. The design language is easy to recognize both front and back. The front end now sports new grille and a new set of headlights. As a result, the Ram 1500 model looks more attractive and distinguished.
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Offers Premium Cabin
The interior will also get further updates. The forthcoming 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will arrive with the improved interior layout. Moreover, the dashboard looks more elegant than before and the cabin is more modern. Comfort is great thanks to the better use of upscale materials.
Plenty of soft-touch surfaces are providing the premium feel from the inside. Uconnect system is up to date and the 12-inch touchscreen will be in the offer as standard. Cloth seats will be standard as well and the premium Harman Kardon audio system is optional.
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Powertrain
Here is the most interesting part. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will arrive at the same time as the regular model. The standard model will continue to offer a 3.6-liter V6 and 5.7-liter V8 gasoline engines. Even a plug-in hybrid version is available. Now, this premium pickup truck will offer a 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel as well.
This engine will be optional and it will produce up to 260 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. Higher torque numbers will additionally improve tow rating. Moreover, Max Tow Package is optional and highly recommendable if you plan to use this pickup for towing and hauling. The diesel version will be more efficient and the fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg combined.
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Price and Release Date
The all-new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will cost around $29,000. The pickup truck is already in the production and it should become available later in 2019.
First rumors were saying this pickup will arrive this summer, but that is unlikely. End of the year seems like a more reasonable release date for numerous reasons. You can equip this pickup to a luxurious level and the range-topping Limited model will cost above $60,000.