News SPIED: 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Pickup Loses Crosshairs, Follows 1500 into the Future

05:56  05 may  2018
05:56  05 may  2018 Source:   trucktrend.com

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is busy testing prototypes for its new 2020 Ram Heavy Duty trucks. Spy photographers found the new three-quarter ton pickup on public roads around FCA headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.

The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty has been spotted testing in spy photos. Spy photographers have caught their first glance of the updated 2020 Ram heavy duty (HD) pickup trucks.

2020 Ram 2500 Hd Front Quarter 01© KGP 2020 Ram 2500 Hd Front Quarter 01

As could be expected, Ram will fully redesign its Heavy Duty line of pickups about a year after unveiling the all-new 1500. Spotted testing in Michigan, these snapshots of the all-new Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty give us some clues as to what to expect from the company’s hard-working trucks.

Foremost, peeking through the mesh on the front of the trucks reveals they abandon their old crosshairs grille design entirely. Much like the Ram 1500, the Heavy Duty lineup will no longer wear the four-square grille, which has been a Ram signature since the 1986 model year. Although it’s not totally obvious given the camouflage these trucks are wearing, it’s possible the new grille design will ape that of the 1500 pickup, with “RAM” lettering leaving no doubt as to what kind of truck this is. There’s also a chance the company will place its new ram’s-head logo front and center, giving the brand a dose of subtlety.

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2020 Ram HD prototype. Special thanks to TFL viewer John Gustafson for sending in this great spy shot. It appears to be a 2020 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty pickup testing near Denver, Colorado.

With the all-new light- duty 2019 Ram 1500 recently revealed at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we know the redesigned Ram heavy - duty pickup trucks will not be far behind. They NEED to have the crosshair grill on the heavy duty trucks.

2020 Ram 2500 Hd Front Graphic© KGP 2020 Ram 2500 Hd Front Graphic

Otherwise, expect the Ram Heavy Duty to share the smaller truck’s graceful, inoffensive styling. Unlike the likewise-new 2020 Chevrolet and GMC HD pickups—which will likely depart significantly from their light-duty counterparts, a la Ford F-Series Super Duty—the Ram 2500 and 3500 will likely receive the same headlights and styling elements as the Ram 1500, with fenders, hoods, grilles, and other bits proportionally upsized (but not restyled) for big-truck duty.

2020 Ram 3500 Hd Dualie Front Quarter 01© KGP 2020 Ram 3500 Hd Dualie Front Quarter 01

Our spies caught a particularly interesting configuration testing: a Mega Cab dualie with a 6.5-foot bed. This version of the 3500 Heavy Duty is popular for long-distance towing, a feat made all the more comfortable with an all-new interior that should borrow heavily from the one found in the standard-setting 2019 1500 pickup. With plenty of leather and wood trim, a new 12-inch vertically oriented touchscreen, and active driver-assist systems, expect a top-spec Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Limited Mega Cab to be the last word in highway-eating, trailer-hauling comfort.

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Ram heavy - duty trucks look more conservative than new Ram 1500 . Next generation of pickups shown in spy photos. Joel Stocksdale. Ram Copper Sport and Heavy Duty Night Models. We've had a pretty good peek at the 2019 Ram 1500 thanks to spy shots and renderings.

a car parked on the side of a vehicle: 2020 Ram 2500 Hd Front Quarter 02© KGP 2020 Ram 2500 Hd Front Quarter 02

Other versions of the Heavy Duty were spotted: short-bed and long-bed versions of the still-spacious crew cab. Both share a similar front control arm suspension with the 3500 dualie, and there are obvious holes drilled into each arm. Could this be evidence of a significant lightweighting program for the new truck? It’s likely, as Ram would be wise to chase the aluminum-bodied F-Series Super Duty in the weight-loss game.

a black truck sitting on top of a car: 2020 Ram 2500 Hd Front Quarter 07© KGP 2020 Ram 2500 Hd Front Quarter 07

Expect carryover powertrains, with up to 385 hp and 930–lb-ft on offer from the 6.7L Cummins turbodiesel I-6 when paired with an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission. A 6.4L gasoline Hemi V-8 will likely soldier on as the standard engine, offering 410 hp and 429 lb-ft. Ram may offer its eTorque mild-hybrid system on the gas engine, giving the V-8 a bit more instant-on torque, quick-reacting engine idle stop/start, and a small improvement in fuel efficiency.

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From the looks of the grille through the camouflage, Ram is likely keeping the Ram crosshair grille — at least for the commercial side. This early HD testing is a little surprising because the light- duty Ram 1500 is scheduled to get a thorough re-engineering and redesign before the HDs. Here's what our spy

The next-generation Ram Heavy Duty will enter production at Fiat Chrysler’s Warren, Michigan plant in 2020 , Fiat Chrysler has announced. SEE ALSO: First Look at the New 2019 Ram 1500 Without a Crosshair Grille.

a truck that is driving down the road: 2020 Ram 2500 Hd Rear Quarter 03© KGP 2020 Ram 2500 Hd Rear Quarter 03

The 2020 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty will likely be revealed less than a year from now, at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. Expect to see the big pickup on the road by the end of that year, primed to do battle with the big trucks from Ford and GM.

Source: KGP Photography

a car parked in a parking lot: 2020 Ram 2500 Hd Rear Quarter 01© KGP 2020 Ram 2500 Hd Rear Quarter 01

GMC Sierra 2500 HD Single Cab Spied Getting Ready For Work .
The Single Cab body is all about getting the job done, not hauling the family around. GMC is hard at work developing the next-gen Sierra HD family of pickups, and these shots catch the brand testing the 2500 Single Cab variant. They're a perfect accompaniment to the recent spy photos of the 2500 HD Crew Cab (gallery below). This test mule is under heavy camouflage that does a very good job of hiding the pickup's appearance. From what's visible here and in the earlier spy photos, it seems that the 2500 takes ample cues from the Sierra 1500.

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