2020 Ram Heavy Duty Adds New Technology, Making Towing Even Safer
We have written a lot in the past about the 2020 Ram 2500 and 3500 and their incredible new torque ratings of 1,000 lb.-ft. from the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. The astounding torque gives the 2020 Ram 3500 a towing capacity of 35,100 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. The 2020 Ram 2500 can tow up to 19,780 pounds. Ram is adding several new upgrades to help make towing the heavier loads easier to manage.
Ram is also adding two new colors to the Heavy Duty line. The 2020 Ram 2500 and 3500 will be available in Hydro Blue like the cover picture and also a new Olive Green.
Lane Keeping Assist Available for all Trim Levels
One of the big new additions for safety is that Ram is making Lane Keeping Assist and Adaptive Steering available for all trim levels. The technology will alert drivers if they are drifting out of their lanes, which will allow give drivers the chance to correct their path before anyone gets hurt. Adaptive Steering can change the truck’s gear ration while it is moving, giving the driver better control while traveling at lower speeds.
Blind Spot Monitoring Available for Trailers
Blind-spot Monitoring will also be available, not just for the truck but also to cover the trailer. Again, that is technology designed to protect other drivers on the road as well as the truck operator. Preventing crashes makes everyone safer.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Available for Trailers
New for 2020, Ram Heavy Duty truck owners will be able to monitor the tire pressure in their trailer tires. This option will also be available on all trim levels. As you have been driving this summer, how many trucks towing campers have you seen with flat tires? Those are situations that could be caught and fixed ahead of time. Not to mention all of the work-time that is lost because of a flat or blow out on a trailer.
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Drivers of the 2020 Ram 2500 and 3500 will now be able to add another camera to their auxiliary camera system. That will make it easier for operators to monitor their trailers or cargo.
Crew Cab owners who opt for the eight-foot bed will now have the option to get a 50-gallon fuel tank. That will add weight to the vehicle but it will also extend your time between fill-ups dramatically.
Trucks are a huge profit center for the automakers. As the trucks become more competitive, you can expect to see more and more technology added to attract more buyers.
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