Last weekend, we broke down what we believe the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty trucks will consist of in the styling department. We were shocked at some of the feedback we have got about our observations about Ram fans and their personal preferences about what they are looking towards in the upcoming truck.
While some of the response was disappointed that the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty will more than likely be a very refresh of the current truck. Only a couple of people were truly upset by it. Most of the response was praising the fact that they loved the Ram “big-rig” styling and were thrilled to hear it was staying and being injected with upgraded powertrains and new technology, thanks to the 2019 Ram 1500 (DT) pickups.
Well our friends at Real Fast Fotography, have done it again. This time they have captured in great detail of one of the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty models testing. The model in particular is the 2020 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn Mega Cab Dually.
From the front, you can clearly see the new grille of this particular 2020 Ram prototype. There is no doubt that it will share the same type of grille styling elements as it’s 2019 Ram 1500 (DT) brother. The 3D waterfall effect of the chrome grille pushing out of the front camouflage shows that Ram going to make sure there is no doubt a lineage to the truck’s smaller brother.
Upon looking at other details in the photos, we clearly see the Laramie Longhorn’s wood trimmed steering wheel poking above the dash as this tester is racking up miles on the local Metro Detroit highways. From this angle you can also see the new front assist handles on the A-pillars of the truck. Very different from the current Ram 3500 (D2) platform trucks. This feature was more than likely redesigned to accommodate the dash design from the 2019 Ram 1500 (DT) pickups.
This particular truck also had the camouflage pulling down in the back part of the truck, enough to expose the new tail lamps that resemble the 2019 Ram 1500 (DT) models. However, this exposed lamp might look similar but it has a different design to it since the housing seems stick out more than DT tail lamp does on the 1500. Also the sheet metal seems to be the same dimensions as the current truck, since the 2019 Ram 1500’s box is taller and has more of a surface area under the tail lamp than this model.
The new trucks look to have the same rear bumper or at least a very similar rear bumper design as the Ram 1500 (DT) trucks. The LED license plate lights match the 1500s design.
On the side of the box, the dually shows off a body line towards the top part of the bed that shows off similar characteristics to the current truck. Side marker lights appear to in the same position as well.
With General Motors coming out with their new lineup of Sierra HD and Silverado HD models (which are to be heavily refreshened versions of their current trucks) and Ford updating it’s Super Duty lineup for 2020 according to recent spy photos; it looks like Ram won’t be the only one not replacing their entire truck. The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty already has best-in-class towing numbers (not counting the larger F-450 pickups). It’s hard not to see how the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty, completely new or heavily refreshed will just give up its share in the heavy duty pickup wars.