At O’Hara Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we love auto show season. Our favorite brands usually unveil new models and concepts and we can’t help but feel incredibly excited about what’s to come. At the recent Detroit International Auto show, the 2019 RAM 1500 made its debut and let’s just say it is something to get excited about.
There are numerous changes to the design and structure of the RAM 1500. It is now 225 pounds lighter, with a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds. The next generation, class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel efficiency, improves ride, and gives greater off-road capability, load-leveling and entry/exit convenience.
There are significant gains in fuel efficiency with a new eTorque mild hybrid system on second generation 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine and a 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine. This system adds a 48-volt battery pack to enable quick and seamless start/stop function which improves responsiveness and efficiency. This is the widest use of mild hybrid technology in the segment!
The 2019 RAM 1500 now leads the pickup world with in-cabin technology with the latest generation Uconnect® system, surround view camera system, and 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display.
“The all-new 2019 RAM 1500 delivers a no-compromise approach to the full-size truck segment with strength, durability, technology and efficiency,” said Mike Manley, Head of RAM Brand. “The RAM 1500 offers truck buyers leading-edge innovation with 225 pounds of weight reduction, 12,750 pounds of towing capability, a stunning Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen display and active systems that improve fuel efficiency and assist drivers. The RAM 1500 stands out as the benchmark in a very competitive segment.”
Exciting, right? We know our Jackson, MI customers love RAM trucks just as much as we do! If you are interested in learning more, stop by our car dealership in Clinton, MI. Our team is happy to answer all of your questions!