2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Pickuptrucks.com has spied the Dodge Ram Power Wagon that the company plans to bring to its Easter Jeep Safari, which takes place in Moab, Utah, later this month. The big question is, will this truck be unveiled as a new Ram model at the New York Auto Show, which takes place at the end of the month?
Officially known as the Mopar Ram Power Wagon, the truck that was caught on spy cameras is a regular cab version, unlike the production 2010 Ram Power Wagon, which is only available as a three-quarter ton crew cab.
While either a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 or a 6.7-liter Cummins inline-six turbodiesel is underneath the hood is anyone's guess, but we'd vote for the Hemi since it's already the engine of choice for the production Power Wagon.
The spy shots also show a "style-side" cargo box with flared fenders, which might make this a candidate for Little Red Truck status.
The big question is, will it play on Broadway? New York isn't known as a truck show, but Chrysler was quiet in Detroit and Chicago in 2010 and it might be looking to make some news in the media capital of the country. Indeed, last year, Chrysler used the occasion to introduce the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. So maybe it will show off a new Ram there?
We need to note that this is speculation on our part, we haven't heard any rumors to the effect. But we think a Power Wagon Ram of some sort could be shown in New York because the timing coincides nicely with Moab, because New York is the next major auto show--and the last until Los Angeles late in the year--and for the reasons listed in the previous paragraph. We bring you this disclaimer because the Internet is full of rumors, and if we're going to add fuel to fire, we should make it clear that this is our opinion and nothing more.
Still, wouldn't it be cool if it were true?