Is This The Future of Ram Trucks: Ram HD 3500, Rebel, and Dakota? (Design Competition News)

Which one of these concepts would you like to see built?

2022 ram 3500 hd dually design
(photo: FCA Deyan Ninov)

Could these be the Ram truck designs and features in the near future? FCA announced a design competition several weeks ago, and now we see some fruits of the labor. We have some labeled and some free form truck design and concept sketches. There are obvious heavy duty truck concepts, Ram 1500 designs, Ram Rebel off-road truck concepts (possibly some TRX touches), and what could be the next Ram Dakota midsize truck.

This is purely a design competition right now, and Ram has not officially announced any new trucks yet. We can hope that this is a glimpse into the collective mind of the Ram design house. Here is what they have given us.

Ram Heavy Duty

Truck design tends to be a slow evolution. If any manufacturer wildly alters the shape and design on their selling vehicles, they run a risk of losing sales and fans. Having said that, many of the designs shown here appear plausible for a future production truck. Many of these are still very recognizable as a Ram.

Ram 1500 & Rebel

There are several concept sketches that refer to the Ram 1500, Rebel, and possibly a Rebel TRX concept. These sketches from three individual designers. Here they are:

Ram Dakota?

A smaller midsize Ram Dakota pickup truck has long been rumored. While most of the concept and design sketches so far appear to be of the full-size Ram 1500 and HD truck, these two have a somewhat smaller stature.

There is no official word from Ram yet on whether a Dakota midsize truck will once again enter the market.

Ram Rail, Ram Box, & More

Trucks are not simply about bold exterior design, they are the vehicles that get the job done. As such, this design competition considers features like a modular Ram Box, sliding or fold out Ram Rail loading ramps, bed steps, tie-down system and more.

If you want to see a cool new 2020 Ram 3500 HD dually towing 30,000 lbs on the Ike Gauntlet™ – world’s toughest towing test; then look no further.