• Dec 9, 2007
UPDATE: This is the real thing. See here.

A word of caution: We have no info other than the photo itself, which certainly appears to be the real deal and has been posted at DodgeTalk.com. For all we know, it's a 'chop, but let's assume for the sake of discussion that it isn't. If this is indeed the 2009 Ram, then Chrysler should soon find itself very much in the thick of the truck-segment mix. Of course, in the battle to win truck buyers, it's the tech specs that ultimately get people to commit. We don't know what those'll be yet, but in terms of appearance, this is a grown-up and classy evolution of the Ram nameplate.

The most important visual element, the grille, ensures that it is instantly identifiable as Dodge's full-size truck. Gone are the round-bottomed headlights in favor of the wraparound\parallelogram-shaped units shown. They're simple and fit the rest of the look. The truck pictured is obviously a higher trim level, as indicated by the polished wheels and two-tone paint scheme. Speaking for myself, it's easily as good-looking as the current GMC Sierra and Ford F-150, the two best-looking full-size trucks. 2008 is going to be a very interesting year in the segment as both Ford and Dodge bring their latest, greatest, best and brightest to the market and into battle against the year-old offerings from GM and Toyota.

If this is the new Ram, we're looking forward to seeing more of it.

Thanks to Gary for the tip!

[Source: DodgeTalk]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I am so tired of having to look at the grill for the past one and half decade, for gods sake change the damn thing already.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Eh It's ok. I like the Silverado better but that's just me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      personally, i prefered the raw, mean, powerful look of the current one. this looks too elegant.

      "it's easily as good-looking as the current GMC Sierra and Ford F-150"
      good looking in terms of....
      Braun can be beautiful too (but i agree with the above)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Please define your definition of "elegant".

        To me, this almost looks like a cross between the Mitsubishi Lancer and a Dodge Ram.

        It's absolutely hideous in the presence of it's competition.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Whatb a disappointment. These trucks don't change, they evolve.All the hype and same old design. I've been waiting two years for this truck, and now I don't know what to do. For the price of these vehicles, we should see some dramatic changes from time to time. VWs' should evolve, not Dodge P/Us.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Handsome, but I was hoping for more changes. =
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think it looks like a mild facelift of the current one. They just slapped on a new front end. It's ugly. The GM twins are still the best looking full-size trucks.
        • 7 Years Ago
        At first I thought the GM twins looked ok then I noticed there are absolutely no feature lines from the roof to the rocker panels and only the wheel wells break up the side styling. The front of the new chev. is so missmatched that with the 4or5 peice front bumper it looks like the blacked out bottom section is missing when you meet them on the road. the gmc looks much better as it always has, the dodge is a very nice look as long as they get the interior right.
        • 7 Years Ago
        If by "best looking" you mean ugliest, then I agree with you
      • 7 Years Ago
      2007,2008 dodge 3500 sucks. I care less how the truck looks it is about performance we drive about 500 miles a day.I need a truck that performs I have an 04 dodge 3500 that has 260,000 on it and it will run circles around the new dodges we bought a 08 dodge 3500 and it is a lemon no power down shifts hard and bad clanking noise when going from park to drive dodge said they can not do a thing til they get updated software Please be careful before buying any of dodges new trucks with new electronics in them because everything is ran by computer and they can not fix it
      • 7 Years Ago
      Am I just seeing things, or does anyone get feeling that this is a photoshopped Tundra?
      • 7 Years Ago
      This truck looks like something Morgan Freeman would want to drive Ms Daisy in. Horrible! If it is an 09, i will never buy another RAM
      • 7 Years Ago
      I hope this is a 'shop.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The roof is too squared at the end. It doesn't fit the rest of the truck. Cummins needs a great new engine soon, or Dodge might just continue slipping.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Are you high? The 07 Cummins was a significantly revised engine. It has the same Hp and tq numbers as Ford and GM, while actually meeting the 2010 emissions requirements already. It's also the only one of the 3 that is actually a proper medium duty engine, rather than a pick-up specific engine (both the Duramax and 6l and 6.4 Powerstrokes are light duty engines)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Tundra headlights, F150 cab, and Chevy bed/rear.

      Actually, I think it looks hot. Put a Cummins in it and a Getrag (or anything not made by Dodge for a drivetrain) and I think its good to go
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