A “barrel-chested profile” and new monolithic grille — it’s got six grille styles — and a front bumper with larger openings to boost airflow “to the largest turbo intercooler Ram has ever adapted to its halo pickups” are some of the things,
But power and capability are the Heavy Duty’s calling cards, and
In particular, the company is highlighting a 1,000 pound-feet of torque milestone possible with the optional (in most trim levels)
By comparison, the 2018 Ram HD 3500 manages 385 horsepower and 930 pound-feet of torque, with a max towing capacity of 31,210 pounds.
The standard engine in the new truck is a 6.4-liter Hemi V8, mated to an eight-speed automatic, which can deliver 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.
With multiple trim levels — Tradesman,
“We’ve added deeper color contrasts, exceptional materials and textures that give customers an upscale, high-quality experience in all trim levels while integrating specific features heavy-duty pickup owners will appreciate,” according to
There’s also a push-button start on all trims and a redesigned rotary e-shifter dial with the Hemi V8. Diesel versions get a chrome-accented column shifter with leather wrap available, according to the company.
Automakers have been rushing to address the demands of truck buyers who want more amenities in their trucks, and the new Heavy Duty is continuing the trend.
The updated luxury touches show most prominently in the Limited, which has a corrugated mesh grille and lots of chrome on the outside — bumpers, tow hooks and more — and a “segment-exclusive 100 percent full-grain hand-wrapped leather dashboard, door panel coverings and arm rests” inside.
Here are some other options and features available in various trim levels, according to the company:
* 360-degree surround-view camera with trailer reverse guidance
* Trailer tire pressure monitoring
* Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking
* A bed-lowering mode to make loading easier
* Center console with 12 storage configurations
* 12-inch Uconnect display screen
* Factory-installed winch on Power Wagon
One of the questions about the Heavy Duty has been whether
Pricing has not been released.
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