The race for the best pickup truck in 2020 already started. Established automakers such as Ford and Chevrolet are currently leading the race. However, FCA is about to drop the all-new 2020 Ram 1500 model. This light-duty pickup truck is one of the best models you can get, for years. But it seems like Ram always missing that small step to make the biggest possible breakthrough.
The 2020 Ram comes with an extremely modern exterior and interior design. Performance is great thanks to the proven V6 and V8 engines. Whatsoever, a hybrid pickup variant is available. Thanks to Ram’s eTorque system, this pickup is providing more than encouraging numbers. The 2020 model will be the best one so far, no doubt about it.
2020 Ram 1500 Exterior Structuring
The upcoming 2020 Ram 1500 will arrive with slight exterior upgrades. That includes the all-new grille that looks more sophisticated and sportier. More chrome materials are visible at first glance, especially on higher trim levels. LED headlights are standard, just like the daytime running lights and fog lights. Larger wheels are optional on the base model and standard on upper trims.
That means the same 16-inch wheels are in the offer once again and Ram will surely introduce new exterior colors. A popular two-tone color scheme will be in the offer as well. Overall, the pickup truck will look more attractive and modern than before. The light-duty pickup looks aggressive, but not too much as we can find some stylish and subtle cues.
2020 Ram 1500 Interior Hosts Comfort and Convenience
From the inside, the arriving pickup truck will get slightly more upgrades. The base model will get more premium materials than before, but if you want real luxury, you’ll have to opt for upper trim levels. The Uconnect system and plenty of other systems are updated. An 8.4-inch display remains as a standard option, while the 12-inch display is optional.
Generally, the interior of the 2020 Ram 1500 is very modern and it sports an astonishing design. Some optional driver-assistance features will be standard now. But Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and 4G Wi-Fi hotspot are optional like on the current model.
2020 Ram 1500 Engine Options
If not the best, then one of the best things about the 2020 Ram 1500 is its powertrain options. Whatsoever, a diesel powertrain will be in the offer as well. This pickup truck offers a 3.6-liter V6 eTorque as standard. The eTorque replaces the engine’s alternator with a small, 10-hp electric motor that gives 105 lbs. This engine will get with this system output of 305 HP at 6400 rpm and 269 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm. The optional unit is a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine. However, on this mode,l the 48-volt lithium-ion Nickel Manganese Cobalt Graphite battery pack is installed. This combination will add 90 lbs to a V8 Ram. The Hemi engine will deliver 395 HP at 5600 rpm and 410 ft-lbs of torque at 3950 rpm.
Knowing that we can expect increased towing and payload ability for this amazing pickup truck. More importantly, fuel economy numbers will be the best so far, over 30 mpg combined.
Price and Release Date
The price of the base 2020 Ram 1500 model cost $29,500. The all-new hybrid variant will start from the $35,000. However, upper trim levels with the optional V8 engine could cost over $55,000. The light-duty pickup truck will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2019.