Photo © Brenda Priddy & Company; Illustration © Mark Stehrenberger

Its pretty hard to keep a full-size truck under wraps though DaimlerChrylser has been doing a good job with the upcoming 2003 Dodge Ram. We haven't seen any new spy shots since the middle of last year but in these photos is the next generation Ram undergoing hot weather testing in Arizona.

Though heavily camouflaged you can clearly see this Ram is a crew cab model with four full-size doors, something current Ram owners have been asking for since the latest truck went on sale back in 1994.

Photo © Brenda Priddy & Company

Incorporating visual elements first seen in the radical MAXXCab Concept, the Ram be one of at least three trucks to be influenced by MAXXCab's styling, including the next generation Dodge Dakota.

Dodge is also expected to offer a heavy duty version of the new Ram but with design cues from the Power Wagon Concept.

Photo © Brenda Priddy & Company

Sources reveal production will begin in the summer of 2002 in Windsor, Ontario, at the Pillette Road assembly plant.


2003 Dodge Ram Specs

'Next-Generation Magnum 4.7 liter V8'
Hemi 5.7 liter V8
New V10

Cab Configurations:
Standard Cab
Quad Cab
Crew Cab