Full redesign of the Ram heavy-duty lineup was previously expected for the 2018 model year. However, recent reports reveal that the complete overhaul has been delayed for at least a year. Instead, expect the 2018 Ram 2500 to receive a facelift that will help it stay fresh for a few more years. As the most recently taken spy shots confirm, Ram is currently testing a Power Wagon with a revised front end. Reliable sources suggest that these changes will be applied on the 2018 Ram 2500. In any case, Ram’s HD pickup truck will need enhancements in order to stay competitive in its segment. Rumor has it that we could get to see the restyled model at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show in February.
2018 Ram 2500 Design
As mentioned, the American automaker has a number of styling updates in store for the 2018 Ram 2500. Judging by the spied test mule, the bulk of the visual changes will be concentrated on its front fascia. Expect it to adopt a revised front grille as well reshaped headlights. Due to the test prototype’s heavy camouflage, we still can’t say to what extent the familiar crosshair grille should change. Moreover, we expect the front bumper to come slightly reshaped. As a result, the freshened Ram 2500 will feature a more modern and aerodynamic shape compared to the outgoing model. A camouflaged dashboard hints that the upcoming facelift should bring interior upgrades as well. So, expect this mighty pickup truck to receive new styling cues and a number of improved materials. Hopefully, we’ll be able to share more details on the new interior design in the coming months.
The 2018 Ram 2500 will have two gasoline units and a Cummins diesel engine at its disposal. The 5.7-liter V8 will crank out 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful gasoline option will come in the form of a 6.4-liter V8, making 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. As for the 2018 Ram Cummins specs, expect the oil-burner to be available in two versions. The diesel V6 will produce either 350 hp and 660 lb-ft or 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of twist. Buyers will be able to choose between a six-speed automatic and a segment-exclusive six-speed manual transmission.
Pricing and Competition
Official pricing details have yet to come but we don’t expect the 2018 Ram 2500 to bring any dramatic changes. Of course, the freshened pickup truck will once again face stiff competition from the Ford F-250 and Chevy Silverado 2500.