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2026 Ram HD Will Be Updated Ford Super Duty Rival: Photos

Following the debut of the all-new 2023 Ford Super Duty, the heavy-duty truck wars continue to heat up in what has long been a hotly contested segment. Over the past few weeks, Stellantis has revealed its own refreshed 2025 Ram 1500 in various flavors, including the Rebel, Warlock, and RHO, signaling that an updated heavy-duty component was set to join the lineup soon as well. Now, Ford Authority has spotted the 2026 Ram HD out testing in two different guises ahead of that model’s official debut, too.

These two prototypes consist of a 2026 Ram HD 350 dually, as well as a Ram HD 2500 Rebel, both of which are wearing camo covering the front and rear portions of each respective pickup. The dually is more of a conventional model, with the Rebel adding a bit of sportiness to the workhorse of the Ram lineup, to boot.

While covered in camo, it’s clear that the 2026 Ram HD is set to receive a new headlight design and an updated front grille at a minimum, along with a few revisions to the rear portion as well. We can also see a set of Goodyear Wrangler Duratec tires present on the Rebel prototype, plus a new radar panel beneath the front grille. As for the interior, it’s heavily covered in both models, signaling that some updates are in store for the cabin as well.

As for what sort of powertrain updates we might see in the 2026 Ram HD lineup, that’s a bit unclear at the moment. While the Ram 1500 made waves with its move away from V8 power and to the new twin turbocharged Hurricane I-6, prior rumors suggest that Stellantis may be exploring a hydrogen option for the HD variants that could arrive as early as late 2025. For now, however, it’s unclear if that will indeed be the case.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Badhac

    Seen rumors that Ram may switch away from the V8 to a Cummins 6.7 gas I-6

    1. Richard Jones

      Dodge do not want to do that because a large portion of their truck sales depends on that third party engine. Without The Cummings engine, you just got a regular disastrous Dodge!

      1. MP

        @Richard Jones
        First and foremost what is a CumminGs?
        Secondly, the Cummins Diesel isn’t going anywhere. What Badhac is referring to is the new design that Cummins recently announced that is basically the same 6.7L I6 block they have used for many years now, but with mix-n-match cylinder heads that would allow the truck to use gasoline, diesel, or propane.

  2. Richard Jones

    Once again, whatever Ford has today, GM and Dodge will have it tomorrow.

    1. Sam

      You mean like the bumper step, and the side step?

      1. Richard Rassh

        Got em, though i hate the side step in the bed

  3. MP

    Thank goodness they covered up the door and tailgate emblems. Now NO ONE will know what kind of truck it is :eyeroll:

  4. Bob B.

    Mild trim update, nothing to see here. Move on.

  5. Blake

    Ford redesigns a truck, has to cover the whole thing in camo. Dodge redesigns a truck, “just cover the grill and headlights so it at least looks like we changed something”


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