RAM is preparing some pretty big novelties for the near future. The 2023 model is about to come with the new, digital instrument cluster, while the 2024 RAM 1500 is about to receive a mid-cycle refresh. This makes perfect sense if we consider that the current generation has been around since 2018. After all, rivals have already been updated and look fresher in some aspects. Finally, the company plans to launch an all-electric RAM 1500 sometime in 2024.
In any case, the upcoming mid-cycle update will bring a lot of novelties. Of course, we presume that the focus will be on aesthetics, but we may see some interior updates as well. On the other hand, we still don’t know anything about the powertrain. While the current lineup feels pretty capable, some sources speculate about the new twin-turbo inline-six to be offered in this pickup truck.
In any case, we expect that the 2024 RAM 1500 will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2023.
2024 RAM 1500 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, this will be a typical facelift. Therefore, the base layout will remain the same. The 2024 RAM 1500 will continue with familiar base design characteristics, which are already pretty impressive. The current model already offers class-leading ride quality, thanks to the advanced suspension setup. At the same time, it is one of the most capable pickups around regarding max towing and payload capacities.
On the other hand, big changes are expected in terms of aesthetics. The current model looks nice but rivals look more modern and more attractive. Therefore, we expect to see a new front end, with new headlights, a new grille, bumper etc. All in all, the new styling should look bolder, more rugged and more aggressive than before.
Some interior updates are possible too. We already mentioned that the 2023 model will come with the new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Furthermore, we might see some changes regarding materials and color schemes, though we have to say that the current model already looks pretty impressive in this aspect and features the nicest cabin in the class.
We count on familiar cab styles and bed sizes on the offer. On the other hand, we might see some novelties in terms of tech features. For example, the RAM’s 12-inch vertically-oriented touchscreen doesn’t feel so impressive anymore, considering that the competition has come up with even bigger units. Therefore, RAM might come up with something bigger as well.
2024 RAM 1500 Engines
Things under the hood are still unclear. We presume that all of the current units will remain on the offer. Therefore, base models should continue with a 3.6-liter V6, which is good for 305 horsepower. Also, count on the well-known 5.7-liter V8, which puts out around 395 horsepower. Finally, there’s a diesel version, equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which puts out 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. Of course, each engine could come with some power upgrade after this facelift.
All three engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
Some sources also speculate about the new Hurricane engine. This unit is about to debut in the new Grand Wagoneer soon, in the version with 500 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. We are talking about the all-new 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine, which should be the core of RAM’s future offer as well. At this point, it is still unclear whether the new engine will debut after this facelift, or the company will wait for a full redesign to install it.
2024 RAM 1500 Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2024 RAM 1500 sometime in the second half of the next year. The price should change much compared to the current model, so base versions should go around 37.000 dollars. Of course, Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 will remain the key competitors.
2024 RAM 1500 EV: What We Know So Far
Another big novelty is expected to happen in 2024. According to the latest reports, RAM will launch the all-electric version of this pickup. The exact details are still unknown, but it looks like this pickup will ride on a completely different platform, designed for electric cars only. It will also feature a little bit different design, in order to accentuate its all-electric nature. So, the RAM 1500 moniker will be used mainly to boost the initial sales.
At this point, we don’t know much about the drivetrain. On the other hand, rumors suggest a max range of 500 miles, which would be way more compared to the F-150 Lightning and GMC Hummer, which can make 300 and 350 miles on a single charge, respectively. Also, we expect a 150-kW fast charging option to be offered.