While yesterday we talked about the 2019 Ram 3500 Limited Mega Cab following in the footsteps of it’s half-ton brother, the 2019 Ram 2500 Big Horn does the same. As the best selling package for both Ram 1500 and Ram Heavy Duty, the Big Horn (Lone Star if you are in Texas), is the sweet spot for the masses of the Ram lineup.
Just like the 2019 Ram 1500, the Heavy Duty Big Horn shows that it will also come with standard Halogen head lamps and fog lights like this 2500 model that was spotted by our spy photographers. The Big Horn like its Ram 1500 counterpart will also have an option for optional LED exterior lighting. Expect the head lamps we showed you with the 2019 Ram 2500 Laramie we spotted the other day.
This particular prototype is wearing a nice set of newly designed 6-spoke 18-inch aluminum wheels. Up front we see the same grille texture pattern found on the 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn pickups. What stands out on the front end is the new air-intake underneath the middle of the grille. This should allow for more cooling for the 6.4-liter HEMI “BGE” (Big Gas Engine) and new 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel.
According to our sources both engines will be backed by a new generation of heavy duty ZF-sourced 8-speed automatics. These new automatics will not only help increase capability of the updated Ram Heavy Duty, but should help with fuel economy numbers too.
While Ram has yet to share information if a regular cab model will be making production on the all-new Ram 1500. The 4th generation based Ram Heavy Dutys will continue to offer a regular cab in its lower trim level lineups.
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks will start production at the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Saltillo, Mexico in January just days before the trucks official debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. That means these new Ram Heavy Duty models will be reaching dealerships around March. Production will be at normal capacity for the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty, sometime around early June.
While Sergio Marchionne mentioned that the Heavy Duty would return to production in the United States, that is scheduled with the all-new 5th generation of Ram Heavy Duty will debut in 2021 as a 2022 model. Just in time for the Ram 1500 to have its first refresh.
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