The new 2019 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab are part of the new generation of work trucks, offering next level capability, comfort and technology. With towing capacity up to 15,975 kilograms, the highest Gross Combined Weight Rating of 19,504 kg and payload up to 5,674 kg, Ram’s heaviest haulers are built for unforgiving duty cycles while achieving new levels of efficiency and upfitter friendliness.
The standard engine in the 2019 Ram 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab is the 6.4-litre HEMI V-8 which has up to 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ram 3500 Chassis Cab now employs exclusive Fuel Saver Technology cylinder deactivation to increase fuel economy.
A significantly revised Cummins 6.7-litre inline-six turbo diesel is optional on the 2019 Ram 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab. Paired with the Aisin AS69RC electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission with optional PTO capability, the Cummins engine delivers 360 horsepower and the highest available torque in Class 4 and 5 at 800 lb.-ft.
Ram Chassis Cab trucks come in four industry-standard frame lengths measured in inches from the cab to the rear axle (CA): CA 60, CA 84, CA 108 and CA 120. Frame rail width also follows industry guidelines at 86 centimetres (34-inch) spacing. All 2019 frames are built with up to 97 per cent high-strength steel and eight separate cross members. With upfits in mind, Ram Chassis Cab rear frame sections feature a C-channel design with flat mounting surface — zero component interference above the rails, making upfit and accessory design/installation easy, cost-effective and reliable.
With technology and safety a priority, the 2019 Ram Chassis Cab trucks are equipped with Uconnect 4C 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display with SiriusXM with 360L. The new service enables Ram truck drivers and passengers to discover more of what SiriusXM offers based on their listening preferences, including exclusive SiriusXM on-demand programming and SiriusXM Travel Link with real-time local weather forecasts, fuel prices and live weather maps.
The Trucks also offer additional safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and AEB with trailer brakes on all trim levels.
The ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist system provides visual and audible indications and a 270-degree camera system with trailer reverse-guidance view gives greater field of vision. Ram Chassis Cab offers a cargo-view camera allowing owners to monitor the upfit and/or payload in the rear of the truck. The system also aids hookup with fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches.
The 2019 Ram Chassis Cab trucks comes in four trim levels: Tradesman, SLT, Laramie and the new Limited. Sharing exterior design elements with the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty, the new 2019 Ram Chassis Cab drives the full force of capability and technology.
Other changes include a new HVAC System that features 30-percent more airflow, as well as a re-imagined larger centre console up from 23 to 39 litres. The Ram 2019 Chassis Cab also gets an exterior upgrade with a larger grille, lighter aluminium hood and head lamps giving it an aggressive, confident look.
The 2019 Chassis Cab trucks will come available in the second quarter of 2019. Pricing will be announced at a later date.