Ask TFLtruck: Current Generation 2019 Ram 1500 Regular Cab and What’s Up the EcoDiesel V6?

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Ram 1500 regular cab

There have been several questions regarding the new 2019 Ram 1500 we’ve recently received. You are asking us about the regular cab, front bench seat and a ton of questions about the EcoDiesel V6. Turns out Ram will be building and selling the new DT generation 2019 Ram 1500 quad and crew cabs alongside the current generation “DS” Ram 1500 regular cab.

We asked a Ram/FCA these questions and, listed are the answers we received.

– Will there be a new 2019 Ram 1500 with a single cab and long bed?

At this time we will continue to build the current generation with a regular cab. There is no additional information regarding a regular cab of the new platform at this time.

– Did Ram redesign the 40/20/40 front bench seat? Will it still be offered?

It is available on the 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie, Big Horn and Tradesman. Yes, the improved design for the front seat also has a three-point seatbelt for the middle passenger.

– What is Ram’s 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine strategy?

Look for it in 2019 calendar year.

– Is the current EcoDiesel V6 still on sale?

Yes it is as a 2017 model year truck. It’s sold alongside current 2018 gas-powered trucks. 

– Where is the EcoDiesel engine for the Ram 1500 manufactured?

The engine is produced in Cento, Italy by FCA.


Obviously, there’s a ton of unanswered questions out there regarding the 2019 Ram 1500. Fortunately, Ram/FCA has been very helpful answering what few they can. Often, other automakers say nothing, or very little.

Keep those questions coming, we will do our best to get them answered. If you caught wind of any juicy morsel regarding any of the up coming pickup trucks – let us know!

Here is everything we know about the new 2019 Ram 1500.

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