Truck buyers have spoken, and one of the things they said was, “We’re more into the crosshairs than Dodge owners are.”

Crosshair grilles have been used on numerous Dodge and Ram trucks for decades, though they haven’t been universal or particularly noticeable  in some years. They were accentuated in most of the current Ram series, but left out of specialty series such as the Rebel.

2019 Ram 1500 rendering
DarkSky’s rendering shows how the crosshairs and “big RAM” lettering could be combined on the 2019 Ram 1500  

Allpar sources claim that, since the company wants Dodge and Ram to have different styling, and Dodge’s post-Viper flagship — the Challenger — is already free of the crosshair, Dodge will find a new styling niche and Ram will claim the crosshair, most clearly on the 2019 Ram 1500 .  The two brands grew up together — Ram started out as a Dodge model, and was named after Dodge’s hood ornaments .

Dodge Ram hood ornament