Ram is introducing new changes on its best-selling pickup truck model. In the coming months new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will become available. According to Ram, the EcoDiesel model will become the most powerful half-ton diesel pickup in the United States. Ram reworked its 3.0-liter V6 and it will now deliver better performance.
Besides that, the exterior will gain new features. Interior will look more modern and the vehicle will ride on a new frame. This frame is lighter which should enhance fuel economy. The hybrid drivetrain is, of course, the highlight of the 2020 model. Ram Rebel TRX is another interesting choice as the off-road variant delivers great performances.
Exterior Looks More Attractive Than Before
The new model will look more attractive than its predecessor. Ram installed a company’s new frame made from high-strength steel and aluminum. Thanks to the new frame, the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will be lighter by 230 pounds. Fuel economy is better now, along with the towing capacity. The front part will get the air dam and crosshair grille is gone. The new six-sided grille is available and it looks impressive. A big “RAM” lettering is now visible on the front fascia.
Headlights are equipped with LED technology. Adaptive headlights are a new optional feature. The taillights will get the same treatment. The base model still offers halogen light bulbs. 16-inch wheels are standard once again. However, Ram is offering optional wheels that are ranged from 18-inch to 22-inches. New exterior paints are available, four of them to be precise. On top of that, Ram will offer a two-pain exterior scheme.
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Interior
New cabin improvements will look amazing. This is the first significant changes in years for Ram 1500. The trim level will largely determine the level of luxury from the inside. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will offer the same cabin as the regular gasoline model.
Speaking of the base model, it offers plenty of soft-touch surfaces and upscale materials. New UConnect infotainment system now comes with a larger 12-inch touchscreen. This unit offers a quicker response and simplified interface. Navigation is standard, along with the Bluetooth and USB ports. Harman Kardon premium sound system remains optional, however. The legroom is ample and Ram’s new reclining seats are offering better comfort than before.
You can still opt for the regular 3.6-liter V6 gasoline variant that delivers 305 HP and 269 lb-ft of torque. Optional 5.7-liter V8 is good for 395 horses and 310 lb-ft of twist. The hybrid drivetrain is available as well. Thanks to the 90 HP electric motor, performances are improved. Moreover, the same motor adds 130 lb-ft of torque.
However, the biggest change will happen on diesel powertrain. The current 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel is producing 260 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. Now, the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will get further improvements. This engine is reworked and it now delivers 260 HP and 480 lb-ft of torque.
According to Ram, it will become the most powerful half-ton diesel pickup in the U.S. Latest changes represents a 14-percent increase in torque figure. Maximum tow rating is set at 12,550 pounds.
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Price and Arrival
The price of the all-new model starts at $28,000. Limited trim will cost at least $60,000. The 2020 Ram 1500EcoDiesel is priced at $31,000. New half-ton pickup will hit the dealerships in the last quarter of 2019. We are still waiting for the new fuel economy figures. On top of that, Ram Rebel will arrive at the same time as the regular model.