The clever spy photographers working for LeftLaneNews have managed to confirm the metal of choice on the 2019 Ram 1500. And so far, it appears that Ram won’t be joining Ford in the all-aluminum body era.
The spy photographers used a rather simply method to determine the metal found on the new Ram. They simply ran a magnet over each exterior body panel. The test found that all exterior panels were attracted to the magnet except the hood and tailgate. Of course, this does not automatically mean those two panels are aluminum, but it is highly likely given numerous vehicles on the market utilize aluminum hoods today.
This comes as little surprise as the 2019 Ram is allegedly not on an all-new platform. Instead, the DT Ram will be a heavily redesigned version of today’s truck, which happens to be steel.
In addition to a steel body, the new Ram will likely roll out some new powertrains, including potentially a turbocharged four-cylinder. A hybrid version is also in the cards for the new pickup.
Further details will be released in January when the 2019 Ram 1500 is introduced at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.