This is a first look at the ’20 RAM Power Wagon testing in metro Detroit. The hallmark of the Power Wagon is its hardcore standard equipment: locking differentials front and rear, a double-jointed front suspension with a front anti-roll bar disconnect, and a 12,000-lb. Warn winch integrated within the front bumper.
Don’t expect any significant changes here. Exterior styling should run parallel to the RAM 1500 Rebel, but in a slightly more muscular fashion. Inside, expect the HD to mimic the 1500 with thoughtful design and premium materials. Tech should come from the Uconnect 4, with an 8.4-in. screen, or the optional Uconnect 4C NAV infotainment system with the massive portrait-oriented 12-in. touchscreen center console display. The Power Wagon should soldier on with its 6.4L V8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The next RAM HD is slated to move its production location from Saltillo, Mexico, to Warren, Michigan, in 2020, in time for the next-generation heavy duty’s start of production. Its official debut should be sometime in 2019.
Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde