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Supersized Ram 1500 coming?

by David Zatz on

Dodge/Ram has a history of building larger-than-usual pickups, and it’s possible the company will revisit a winning formula for 2018, according to veteran spy photographer Glenn Paulina.

2018 Ram 1500 mule car

The camouflage only covers some parts of a modified Ram 1500 body, in what seems to be an attempt to hide a much larger cab than the 2016s. Riveted sections add length to the passenger compartment; a riveted seam in the roofline above the crew cab’s rear door should result in a larger door opening and more rear-seat space.

The area around the truck’s B-pillar is also camouflaged, with the vinyl camo covering a good portion of the front door, suggesting that more space has been added in front of the B-pillar, as well.

2018 ram tailgate

Finally, the tailgate, C-pillar, and rear window are also camouflaged, suggesting a wider truck.

The width may apply to all the Rams, but the extra length is likely for a specialty model with added storage, perhaps even a variation on the minivans’ stow-n-go.

Six-lug wheels suggests a more rugged or higher capacity 2018 Ram 1500.

2018 Ram 1500 mule dashboard

Inside, Glenn Paulina managed to shoot the truck with camouflage panels flipped back. Most of the switchgear is similar to the current trucks, using a Chrysler Pacifica steering wheel; the Ram is expected to have a similar one, to use the latest telematics.

The 2018 Ram 1500 is expected to appear in late 2017, followed a year later by the new Ram 2500 and 3500.

 

 

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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