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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Spy Photos…It Ditches its Big Rig Looks!

PickupTruck.com has posted new spy photos of the upcoming 2009 Dodge Ram. These pictures show a new front end that is been welded to the current truck. The new styling of the Ram pickup is going to move away from its “big rig” looks so that it is more aerodynamic, thereby improving fuel economy.

Although the front end is new it still retains the familiar Dodge grille that is on other Dodge vehicles, especially like the Dodge Charger. The new Ram that is expected to go on sale next summer will have four engine choices. The base engine will be the 4.0L V6 from the Nitro that puts out 260hp. The next engine will be the 4.7L V8 that is used in the Dodge Dakota, which puts out 300hp and the 5.7L HEMI V8 will get a small bump in displacement and power. A new Cummins V8 diesel will also be offered. All engines will use a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The test mule was caught testing alongside the new Tundra and current Dodge Rams. It is interesting that neither the F-150 nor Chevy Silverado were present.

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