We say good news because the Ram’s stylish interior and well-thought-out controls are part of why it’s our favorite fullsize pickup right now. This particular model has the 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment. Since the entire center stack is the same as the 1500, we wouldn’t be surprised if the monster 12-inch display were to be available on high-end trims. The small 5-inch infotainment will probably be the standard option.
Another interesting detail is that this test truck does not have the rotary shift dial shared with the Ram 1500 and various other Chrysler products. Instead, it has a traditional steering column-mounted shift lever.
As for the outside, nothing new is revealed to us. We shouldn’t have to wait too long to see the production truck, though. We expect it to be revealed early next year. What we’ve seen so far seems to indicate that the heavy duty Rams will have styling a little closer to the old model than to the new 1500. Still, expect grilles and other cues from the lighter duty model, just translated to a slightly different shape.