DETROIT — The next-generation Ram 1500 will get a major tech upgrade when it debuts in January, including a huge touch-screen infotainment system and a power tailgate that can be activated using the key fob, new spy shots reveal.
The 2019 Ram 1500, codenamed "DT," is to be shown for the first time at the Detroit auto show in January and is scheduled to go into production the same month in suburban Detroit. The retooled pickup's exterior styling was captured by spy photographers earlier in October after a windstorm blew off its protective cover. Now the new 1500's interior has been caught fully exposed.
The photos show a large, vertically oriented infotainment screen that looks to rival the 17-inch screen in the Tesla Model S, and would host both the pickup's infotainment system and climate controls. As the automaker has done with its previous versions of Uconnect, the new Ram will keep redundant analog controls for its systems, along with those integrated into the touch screen, the spy shots show.