Ram's 2019 Heavy Duty line combines technology to provide maximum utility, drivability and luxury.
How do you top winning the North American Truck of the Year Award?
If you're Ram, you introduce your new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty with an all-new 6.7-liter Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel.
You then talk about its never-before-seen torque rating of 1000 lb.-ft., 35,100-lbs. towing capacity and 7,680-lb. Payload capacity.
Ram's reengineering ambitions went beyond just the engine. Almost every major area of the truck benefited from some type of design innovation.
2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks feature all-new frames built with 98.5-percent high-strength steel, six separate crossmembers, hydroformed main rails and fully boxed rear rails for optimal strength. The lightweight materials help reduce the overall weight of the trucks by up to 143 lbs.
Both the Ram 2500 and 3500 include a new Bed-lowering Mode to make trailer hook-ups easier with heavy loads.
Safety and utility were enhanced with a slew of features proving these trucks were built for work. Available features include Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), 360-degree camera display and selectable tire pressures.
Tire Pressure Monitoring can monitor up to six tires and now includes trailer tire pressure monitoring for up to 12 trailer tires.
The Ram Heavy Duty offers a second rear-view camera (cargo-view camera) to monitor payload in the bed. It also can be used to align fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers. Back-up sensors on the Ram 3500 cover the added width of dual rear wheels, giving a wider span of coverage when reversing.
The industry-first RamBox Cargo Management System includes versatile, weatherproof, lockable, illuminated and drainable storage bins built into the bed rails. New for 2019, RamBox features a 115-volt outlet with up to 400-watts of power.
The Ram Heavy Duty provides the means to work hard—in luxury.
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty features 12-inch, 8.4-inch or 5-inch displays. The 12-inch touchscreen comes with the Uconnect 4C NAV radio with split-screen capability.which can display one application, such as the navigation map, across the whole 12-inch screen, or can be divided in half, operating two different applications at once.
The driver's cabin has been retooled to fit how consumers use their work trucks.
2019 has been a really good year for Ram. Management has to be thinking eyeing Ford's position at the top at this point. Could that really happen?
If it can, the present challenge by Ram seems very legitimate.