It’s obvious that Fiat Chrysler has been taking a look at offering a hybrid powertrain in its Ram 1500 pickup truck, although some of the specifics on the hybrid truck have now been all but verified because of the spy photos acquired by Trucks.com.
The images reveal a four-cylinder engine sitting underneath the engine of a Ram 1500 prototype. There’s no evidence indicating the presence of an electrical powertrain, but it’s reasonable to think that something like the Pacifica’s 16 kWh hybrid system will assist the four-cylinder along in moving the half-ton rig.
Along with that, the four-cylinder engine will not be down on power. It’s most likely FCA will use its new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder ‘Hurricane’ engine in the Ram 1500 hybrid, which could produce 300 horsepower or higher. The engine will likewise feature a twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection, an integrated water and air charge cooler and exhaust gas re-circulation.
The Ram 1500 hybrid is anticipated to arrive for the 2018 model year.