2019 Detroit Auto Show: New Trucks and SUVs

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Ram Heavy Duty
The heavy-duty truck segment is an extremely competitive one — since there are only four major players — but the new Ram Heavy Duty is out of the gate with some pretty big numbers. Most impressive is 1,000 lb-ft of torque produced by a new Cummins diesel engine, which translates into a maximum tow rating of more than 35,000 pounds. This big truck is built on an all-new frame that is 70 percent high-strength steel with six separate crossmembers. While this makes the new Ram stronger, use of lightweight materials in the frame, powertrain and hood (which is aluminum) reduce overall weight by as much as 143 pounds. The new Ram Heavy Duty continues its big-rig looks with a larger and more aggressive grille available in six styles depending on trim level.

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