Ram 1500 is the third-best-selling vehicle in the United States. Whatsoever, RAM firmly holds the third position in the full-size pickup truck segment, behind the Chevrolet and Ford. Now the carmaker is introducing the 2020 Ram 1500 Hybrid things could easily change. RAM’s new eTorque hybrid technology should improve the pickup’s overall efficiency.
V6 Pentastar engine is standard while the Hemi V8 is an optional unit. Both of these powertrains could be mated to an electric motor. However, while the hybrid system won’t provide more power, better torque figures and higher mileage are guaranteed.
2020 Ram 1500 Hybrid Offers Plenty Of Modern Cues And Features
When it comes to exterior design, the 2020 Ram 1500 Hybrid will look the same as the base model. It is an attractive styling with plenty of modern cues and features. While not that subtle, this pickup isn’t overly aggressive as well. The full-size pickup truck comes with the steel frame and the new and more sophisticated grille.
LED headlights are standard, just like the daytime running lights and fog lights. The overall result is a sporty front end. If you want more luxury, higher trim levels are offering more chrome details and larger wheels. 16-inch wheels are still standard and RAM will most likely introduce new exterior colors.
2020 Ram 1500 Hybrid Interior Design
The interior will continue to look modern and upscale. The upcoming 2020 Ram 1500 Hybrid pickup truck comes with the refined cabin and even the base model offers upscale amenities. The list of standard features is long and the comfort is guaranteed. Trim levels will highly determine the level of luxury from the inside. Moreover, upper trims are offering most of the optional equipment as standard.
The Uconnect infotainment system is updated and it will continue to offer the same 8.4-inch display. The shape of the vents is slightly changed and the seats are sportier than before. The base Ram 1500 Hybrid will offer 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot and 12-inch display as optional.
2020 Ram 1500 Hybrid System
RAM is promising a 10 percent efficiency improvement with the 2020 Ram 1500 Hybrid over the base model. That statistic should create positive feedback even before the official release of the full-size pickup truck. However, the hybrid system won’t improve the overall number of horses. Whatsoever, torque will see additional improvement, along with the fuel economy. RAM will look to pair the electric motor and 48-volt battery pack with either V6 or V8 engine.
Electric motor with the standard 3.6-liter V6 will be located up front between the grille and engine block. On the other hand, the same motor paired with the V8 engine sits on top of the engine. V8 unit will cost an additional $1,450. 3.6-liter V6 will be rated 325 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7-liter V8 Hemi is rated at 415 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. Most importantly, the 2020 Ram 1500 Hybrid will deliver amazing fuel economy. The mileage numbers will jump from 22 mpg to 30 mpg combined.
2020 Ram 1500 Hybrid Price and Release Date
The upcoming base Ram 1500 pickup truck will start at $32,000. The 2020 Ram 1500 Hybrid will cost around $40,000 and it will offer a much better overall efficiency. Loading all optional amenities could lead to a price around $60,000. The full-size pickup truck will hit the dealerships later this year.