2013 Ram 1500 Live Photos: 2012 New York Auto Show

April 5, 2012
Especially if the exterior of the refreshed 2013 Ram 1500 (formerly Dodge Ram) is the first thing you see, you might wonder what's new—save for maybe a front-end touch-up and a new grille.

But here, first impressions are deceiving. On the inside, the 2013 Ram 1500 gets a much-improved design; and combined with some astonishing fuel economy improvements, it's a standout.

Inside, the Ram gets a redesigned center stack, with new climate controls and a version of Chrysler's Uconnect Touch interface. And top-of-the-line Laramie models will become even more plush and luxury-like. But design-wise, it's the automaker's decision to make the shifter a rotary dial—rather than a column stalk or console lever—that might cause the biggest stir.

Chrysler is anticipating about a 20-percent improvement in fuel efficiency in both V-6 and V-8 Ram models—and that's without a hybrid system. Instead, the automaker has turned to tactics like grille shutters, a new eight-speed automatic transmission, and an engine stop-start system. Oh, and there's a new frame underpinning it all. V-6 models will become considerably quicker and more able as well, thanks to a new 305-hp, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6.

Take a look at these pictures—especially those of the interior—to get a glimpse of the changes, then see this post on the changes, as well as our preview of the 2013 Ram, plus all the latest from the New York Auto Show.

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