Fiat Chrysler who owns Dodge brand showed a new refurbished 2016 version of 1500 Dodge Ram. This version is a bit freshened version of the previous 2015 Ram model.
This 2016 Ram 1500 is not such a big update because Ram’s major model update is scheduled for the year after. However, not even in 2017 when this big update is going to be conducted, buyers shouldn’t expect Ram to switch to aluminum body in order to save weight. At least that’s what Ram President Bob Hegbloom said at press conference. Even though their competition is switching to aluminum body (such as FORD with its F-150) he said that he never heard anyone asking for aluminum truck. They seem pretty confident in Dodge that they can improve fuel economy without making a switch to aluminum body.
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 engine
This freshened 2016 Dodge RAM 1500 will feature a new engine type which is supposed to improve fuel efficiency. Different engine options are available. First one is petrol engine which is standard in all models. It is a 3.6 liter powertrain with 310 hp and 270 lb. –ft of torque. Second one is 5.7 liter V8 Hemi powertrain which can produce 395 hp and 410 lb. –ft of torque. The third one is 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V6 engine which can produce 240 hp and 420 lb. –ft of torque. Fuel consumption is 17/25 Mpg in the city/highway for smaller petrol engine while Hemi has efficiency of 15/22 Mpg in the city/highway. Towing capacity is around 9.200 pounds which can vary depending on model and engine option you picked. It is even said that diesel version could tow similar to gasoline engines thanks to the enormous amount of torque, which means it can fulfill any job you face it with.
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 design
Interior changes are not substantial. The same level of comfort as in the previous model will be offered with slight changes. One of them is that standard air conditioning system will be replaced with more complex climate control system, while MP3 player will be available instead of the usual radio. This player will have iPod connectivity option. Those are mainly all of the changes in this model. Model will have satellite navigation and leather seats while some extra features will be additionally charged. Exterior is changed mostly in front end which has been revamped. Ram grill is replacing the stock unit’s “cross-hair” design. New 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 looks more aggressive and more modern with new LED fog lamps, twin-snorkel aluminum hood and projector headlights.
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 release date and price
New Ram 1500 is probably going to be released in second half of 2015 or maybe in the early 2016 and the base model will have a price of around $25.000.