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2013 Ram caught in testing

by David Zatz on

Dodge has been working on the planned 2013 mid-cycle facelift for the Ram 1500 pickup. KGP caught group of prototypes hot-weather testing in Death Valley, showing signs of a redesigned grille and front bumper, along with possible headlight revisions. The Pentastar V6 is expected to finally replace the 3.7 liter V6 engine in model-year 2013; by then, Chrysler should have more production capacity thanks to enhancements at Trenton Engine and normal ramp-up.

Updates: the Ram in the photo is actually towing the trailer, not just standing in front of it. There were at least three Rams being tested. The legend on the side of the truck reads, “Dodge – Detroit, Michigan – USDOT 151289 – Not for hire.”

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