The forthcoming 2020 Ram HD is one of the most anticipated things that will happen in the next year or so. As the headline suggests, Ram’s heavy-duty lineup will be a game changer. Both Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 will arrive with the upgrades. However, those upgrades aren’t that significant. Besides that, the HD lineup will remain powerful, versatile and practical. There will be plenty of engine options and trim levels.
When it comes to engines, the 2020 Ram HD will keep its options. However, the 6.7-liter engine will get an all-new CGI engine block. Moreover, a new transmission is in the offer too. Besides those changes, the exterior won’t change that much. On the other hand, the interior will get numerous upgrades as the Ram’s goal is to bring the heavy-duty interior closer to the Ram 1500 model.
2020 Ram HD upgrades are minor
The exterior of the all-new 2020 Ram HD will almost stay intact. The upgrades are really minor. The body’s shape and dimensions will not change at all. There will be more sheet metal and the headlights will be larger. Besides that, everything stays the same.
That includes the same rear section and the same side profile. However, Ram is planning to replicate the light-duty Ram 1500 model and to deliver the same design to the heavy-duty lineup. For now, that is not happening, at least not in a significant way.
2020 Ram HD interior offers astonishing design
We can expect more upgrades from the inside. The 2020 Ram HD will offer astonishing interior with stylish design and great comfort. The almost new interior will continue to get further improvements. For the start, the dash is all-new and it is taken from the 1500 pickup truck.
However, the column shifter will remain so there won’t be rotary know gear shifter. The AUX buttons are present, instead of toggle switches.
Unfortunately, new Ram HD won’t feature some premium stuff and systems like the Ram 1500 model. That includes reclining seats or the panoramic sunroof. However, a smaller sunroof will be in the offer as an option.
2020 Ram HD engine will get a CGI (Compacted Graphite Iron) block
There are plenty of rumors about the upcoming 2020 Ram HD and its engine lineup. First one is the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 as the only gasoline engine option. That means the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 will be gone. However, one thing is certain for now and it is a 6.7-liter Cummins powertrain. This diesel engine will get an astonishing update. The current one is using a standard cast iron block. However, the new engine will benefit from the CGI (Compacted Graphite Iron) block.
Thanks to that, the engine will be much stronger and stiffer. Now, the current engine generates 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque. However, the new engine with the CGI block will produce 400 horses and 930 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, Ram 3500 models will get 430 horsepower and 980 lb-ft of torque. And that is a game changer for the Ram. Furthermore, a new 8-speed automatic transmission will be in the offer.
2020 Ram HD price and release date
Ram will most likely keep the existing prices for its heavy-duty models. That means the price of the 2020 Ram HD will start at $35,000 and may go up to $75,000.
The production will start in Mexico and we can expect the heavy-duty lineup to be shown in January 2020. The sales will start probably in June.