The Ram 1500 is the top-selling vehicle for Stellantis in North America, and it’s preparing for a significant refresh, as Ford readies an updated F-150. As part of this refresh, there’s speculation on what we might expect. However, one thing is set in stone, two distinct variations of the legendary truck will be available to cater to different preferences. One variant will be the brand’s electric REV model, while the other will remain the highly beloved internal combustion engine version. Just don’t expect a Hemi V8.
Ram 1500 Refresh: Speculation
According to 5thGenRams, it’s believed that the upcoming Ram 1500 with an internal combustion engine will feature a fresh headlamp design, drawing inspiration from the current Limited model. The new headlight design may include thicker LED daytime running lights with turn signal switchback technology for enhanced visibility. Additionally, the grille is expected to receive significant changes, explicitly becoming larger to facilitate improved cooling for the new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter Hurricane6 engines that will likely be under the hood of these new trucks, effectively replacing the 5.7L Hemi V8 in the powertrain hierarchy.
The “R-A-M” text will receive an update and possibly find a higher position on the grille than before. In addition, it’s believed that the front bumper will receive some slight modifications to accompany the overall changes made to the front fascia of the iconic trucks. If you want a closer look at these changes, they were teased during the Stellantis EV Day 2021 presentation.
The side profile of the upcoming refreshed Ram 1500 still closely resembles the current model, with the iconic 1500 badge prominently displayed on the hood and retaining its distinct fender flares. One notable change could be the addition of optional towing mirrors, as seen on the 2023 Ram Heavy Duty trucks. Finally, at the back of the truck, the appearance is expected to remain consistent, with Ram’s logo positioned at the center of the tailgate. However, changes are expected to be made to the red LED taillamps and a single white LED light placed in the center of the housing.
As for the interior, that is expected to receive a significant overhaul. Combining luxurious elements with state-of-the-art technology could set a new standard for the segment. That could consist of a Uconnect 5 system paired with a 14.5-inch touchscreen. The Ram 1500 could also add the 10.25-inch passenger screen, as seen from some Jeep products, to allow passengers to access entertainment and navigation options or watch a movie for those longer rides. The truck could also receive a digital review mirror, enhancing visibility and safety. Overall, we can expect the revamped truck to receive many updates in terms of tech to keep it relevant alongside the release of the Ram 1500 REV.