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Ram has unveiled the 2013 1500 at the New York Auto Show.

Significantly improved, the updated model features a new front bumper, a larger grille and LED-infused headlights. There's also LED taillights and a new 6' 4" bed option on crew cab variants.

Inside, the cabin has been equipped a revised center stack, additional soft-touch plastics and new switchgear. Other highlights include a Uconnect infotainment system and a revised instrument cluster with an integrated 3.5-inch display.

Under the hood, the 3.7-liter V6 engine has been replaced by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 which produces 305 hp (227 kW / 309 PS) and 269 lb-ft (364 Nm) of torque. Customers can also order a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 395 hp (295 kW / 400 PS) and 407 lb-ft (551 Nm) of torque. Both engines can be connected to a class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission which is controlled by a new "rotary e-shift dial" gear knob.

Engineers also made serious strides to improve fuel efficiency by installing a new thermal management system, an electric power steering system and an engine start/stop system.

Underneath the rugged styling, the truck rides on a redesigned frame which uses more high-strength steel and new box floor cross-members. The model can also be equipped with an air suspension which has five height settings that can raise the truck two inches or lower it 1.1 inches.

Check out the press release for additional information

Gallery: 2013 Ram 1500 unveiled [video added]

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