Ram is announcing plans to bring back its chassis in 2017, saying it’ll “revisit” the chassis architecture in the future.
Ram will make a handful of chassis-specific offerings in the United States and Canada, starting with the new Ram 1500, the company’s newest pickup truck.
The company is also working on a small-production version of the 1500, a Ram X-Series pickup that will come in both a 4×4 and 4×6 configuration.
A new Ram 5500 pickup will come to dealers in 2019, while the Ram 1500 will be available to the public later this year.
In its press release, Ram said it will also bring back the “Ram 500” and “Ram 2500” pickup variants in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
“This will be the third year in a row we will re-introduce our d-Series chassis to the U and Canadian markets,” the company said.
“These new vehicles will provide our customers with the opportunity to experience the d-Line’s incredible performance and versatility.
The Ram 2500 is our new flagship pickup, and it will be a great vehicle to showcase Ram’s new design approach and advanced technologies.
Ram is committed to offering our customers new and exciting products in the coming years.”
Ram is also planning to introduce a “Ram 400” and a “Rams 500” truck in 2019.
Finally, Ram is planning to bring its D-Series truck to the American market in 2021.
Despite all of the announcements, we don’t know if the Ram chassis will be returning to the d series.
The company declined to say whether it plans to re-release its chassis at a later date, or what will replace it.
For more, read Ars’ recent coverage of the d chassis.