2016 RAM 1500 Release Date, Price, MPG, Interior – Fiat Chrysler, who happens to be the owners of Dodge have showed a reshaped 2016 RAM 1500 which is set to hit the market within a short period of time. The new Ram 1500 will be refreshed version of the model in the market today.

2016 RAM 1500
2016 RAM 1500

The refreshed RAM 1500 2016 won’t receive a major overhaul since the Brand’s major update is schedule for 2017. In spite of the above assumptions, even for the 2017 model, buyers should anticipate the automobile to make a big change in the body construction, such as using light-weight materials such as carbon inserts and aluminium in order to reduce the weight.

That is according to what Hegbloom, the Ram 1500 President, said in press announcement. The company feels very enthusiastic that they are able to reduce the fuel consumption EPA ratings without affecting the truck’s weight by switching to lighter materials such as aluminium and carbon inserts.

The refreshed RAM 1500, 2016 was unveiled during the beginning of this year at the Detroit Auto Show where the auto maker made it clear that the novel truck will be a rework of the current design rather than a major overhaul. The review below aims to educate its readers on what they should expect when the new Ram truck hits the market later in the year.

2016 RAM 1500 interior and exterior specs

The outside of the novel 2016 RAM 1500 will have changes to a larger extent, but will still have some features carried over from the previous model. The front of the truck will resemble the current model in the market in almost every aspect but will also receive some minor updates in some parts of the vehicle.

2016 RAM 1500 interior
2016 RAM 1500 interior

At the posterior end, potential would-be buyers should expect an LED lighting technology in the tail lamps. Despite this, the high rated R/T model will most certainly retain its more assertive body style. Analogous to most trucks, the novel RAM 1500, 2016 will also have bushels of high tech features which are especially going to manifest in high trim levels.

2016 RAM 1500 front
2016 RAM 1500 front

The cabin, on the other hand, will come with top quality materials and a new and improved dashboard than the current model in the market. Lots of features are going to be borrowed from both the Challenger and Charger which is not a bad thing considering they are great vehicles.

2016 RAM 1500 back
2016 RAM 1500 back

2016 RAM 1500 specifications

2016 RAM 1500 truck will host dissimilar equipment which will in effect alter the performance of the truck. The msrp might range to a larger extent and the sole reason will be the huge number of trim versions which will comprise of Tradesman, Express, Rebel, Black Express, Laramie, Outdoors man, Big Horn, Sport, Laramie Longhorn and 4×4 Laramie Limited.

The Laramie triplets Laramie, Laramie Limited, Laramie Long Horn will come fitted with a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine which will have EPA estimated ratings of 22/15 mpg on the highway/city. All the aforementioned Laramie versions will come with standard 20-inch aluminium alloy wheels.

2016 RAM 1500 engine

Beneath the hood of the refreshed 2016 RAM 1500 is a couple of engines that will be made available to all potential buyers. The standard truck will come fitted with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine that can generate 305 ponies and 269 Nm of torque.  Top of the range versions will debut with a displacement of 5.7L, the powerplant will be a Hemi V8 which will be able to generate a staggering 395 HP and 410 Nm of torque.

The next drivetrain is the diesel engine which will probably remain unchanged with 240 HP and 420 Nm of torque. The only visible difference between the diesel engine and others will be slightly enhanced fuel efficiency ratings that will be attributed to the improved aerodynamics of the RAM 1500.

The new RAM 1500 truck will also have unaltered chassis, it will however come with high performance steel. The exterior body of the truck has to a larger extent made use of high strength steel in comparison to the increasingly preferred costly but lighter aluminium that comes with better fuel economy ratings.

The Dodge officials have singled out that it would be worthless to make a really light truck which would jeopardise its working potential considering it’s a truck that must have a large towing capacity.

It is worth noting that the novel truck will come with a 3L EcoDiesel V6 engine as standard in all trim variants. The engine has a good reputation in providing better fuel economy ratings.

2016 RAM 1500 price and release date

The refreshed RAM 1500, 2016 truck will go for sale later this year (2015). The msrp as stated above will depend on the trim version of the 2016 RAM 1500. The base trim version which is the Tradesman, will come with a price tag of $25,720, while the top trims, the three Laramie trim versions will cost 46,867 USD and 49,219 USD in that order.

2016 RAM 1500 release date
2016 RAM 1500 release date

The upcoming 2016 RAM 1500 Rebel will be christened in the first half of next year (2016). The Rebel will come with price of about 29,500 USD.

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