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Spies Confirm 2019 Ram Body Still Steel

Spies Confirm 2019 Ram Body Still Steel

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.





 

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  1. Andrew_L






    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65
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    The cab probably will be aluminum. Spy photographers did the same magnet test with a T1XX IVER and the bed is still high strength steel.

    In any case, I believe the GM trucks right now are already pretty light. There won't be a desperate bid to drop pounds like with the F-series.




    Right that's what I heard as well, either way it's a bragging point to make saying hey we got aluminum body panels while RAM is still using steel.
    FenwickHockey65






    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_L
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    The next GM trucks are going Aluminum next redesign right? Will put RAM behind the competition if so.




    The cab probably will be aluminum. Spy photographers did the same magnet test with a T1XX IVER and the bed is still high strength steel.

    In any case, I believe the GM trucks right now are already pretty light. There won't be a desperate bid to drop pounds like with the F-series.
    Andrew_L
    The next GM trucks are going Aluminum next redesign right? Will put RAM behind the competition if so.
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