The upcoming 2021 Ram 1500 will continue with impressive sales. It is the brand’s best-selling model, and it is one of the most popular vehicles in the United States. According to various reports, Ram will deliver plenty of changes. That includes various cosmetic upgrades, and some of them are drastic. The interior will also gain essential updates, and it will provide more tech than before.
The goal is to deliver a more upscale design and to improve the truck’s practicality. Ram promised more high-tech amenities and a longer list of standard equipment. New powertrain should arrive, and it will be a hybrid setup that will enhance fuel economy. As before, Ram 1500 will offer plenty of trim levels, special editions and optional packages.
Ram 1500 Exterior Changes
Visually, a new 2021 Ram 1500 will be a different model. This pickup truck will arrive with numerous refreshments. Some of the changes are visible at first glance. Ram will improve the aerodynamics, and it will deliver lighter high-steel frame. Whatsoever, Ram said that the new pickup would lose around 225 pounds. The front fascia will gain larger features, and Ram 1500 will is the first pickup with the front air dam.
Crosshair grille is gone, and Ram now offers a nice-looking six-sided grille. The new grille wears larger RAM lettering, and the headlights are larger than before. Moreover, Ram delivers LED lighting system, and adaptive headlamps will be optional. Halogen taillights are relatively fresh, and the shape should largely remain. 16-inch wheels are offered as standard, and the manufacturer will provide new exterior paints.
The forthcoming 2021 Ram 1500 will introduce additional high-tech features. Every trim level will be improved, and as before, the trim level will largely determine the level of luxury on the inside. Base trim level offers the same cloth upholstery, and some plastic materials are still present. However, Ram will introduce a new Uconnect infotainment system and a 12-inch touchscreen.
According to Ram, the new system will be more responsive, and it will be easier to use. Moreover, Ram 1500 comes with USB ports, navigation system and Bluetooth. Upper trim levels are available with leather seats, premium audio system and other premium amenities. Lastly, this pickup will introduce more driver-assistance aids.
Engine Specs, EcoDiesel, Hybrid
The all-new 2021 Ram 1500 will use the same engine lineup. That means the powertrain options are the same. However, a new hybrid variant is finally becoming available. For a start, a 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine is standard, and it delivers 305 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. A larger 5.7-liter V8 Hemi is optional, and it cranks out 395 hp and 310 lb-ft of twisting power. Both engines are using the same eight-speed automatic transmission. A diesel powertrain is available too.
It is a 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel that generates 260 horses and 440 lb-ft of torque. As for the hybrid powertrain, Ram will mix standard V6 gasoline engine with electric motor and batteries. Thanks to that, Ram 1500 Hybrid will produce additional 90 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of twists. Fuel efficiency figures will be significantly improved as well.
2021 Ram 1500 Release Date and Price
The upcoming 2021 Ram 1500 will once again cost below $30,000. A new price will start at around $28,500, while the range-topping Limited trim costs above $60,000. Ram 1500 will go on sale in the last quarter of the year, and it will rival Ford F-150 pickup truck.