The full exterior design of the next-generation 2019 Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck has been unveiled by an unlikely culprit —the wind.

A perfectly timed gust blew the wraps off this pre-production version of the upcoming Ram 1500 over the weekend, exposing the truck to passing vehicles outside the headquarters of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Auburn Hills, Mich.

ram 1500 full wind front

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The uncovered Ram provides the first full look at the highly-anticipated truck design, which brings subtle but muscular style to the vehicle. The hood is chiseled and the front fascia is led by a slimmed-down grille with modern LED headlights on either side.

Similar luxury design cues, such as chrome inserts in the door handles and a clean rear tailgate, suggest the Ram 1500 will attempt to capitalize on the image of full-size pickup trucks as modern day luxury vehicles rather than commercial work trucks.

ram 1500 full wind back

(Photo: Glenn Paulina/Trucks.com)

Though the familiar Ram Trucks logo is not visible in the front grille, the truck features new chrome badging above the front fenders that read “1500 5.7L HEMI”—a reference to the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine lying beneath the hood.

The 2019 Ram 1500 will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January. It will also feature an updated interior with advanced infotainment and technology, as captured by these spy photos in August.

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Ryan ZumMallen

Ryan ZumMallen is a Trucks.com staff writer who covers the light truck market. A Long Beach, Calif. resident, his automotive writing has appeared in Car and Driver, Road & Track, The Verge, AutoBytel and elsewhere. He can be found on Twitter: @Zoomy575M

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  1. Tyrone Vadner

    Being a happy Ram 1500 owner, I have been waiting with anticipation for the Ram design. If what your recent article shows is accurate, and I see no reason to believe otherwise, I am even more excited to order a new 2019 Ram. I was considering buying a 2018 , but had reservations about having a new old truck design. I would like to be on the cutting edge with the new styling and the other innovations mentioned. One more very important detail would be for a few new color options. The current lime green and dream cycle orange are certainly “out there” but not mainstream in any way. Maybe another burnt orange or a repeat of the Mango tango would be great, not the same old white, gray, black and red that you see so much of. I for one would pay to have a special order colors available, to make “my” vehicle stand out from the crowd.

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