RAM Believes Electric Trucks Shouldn’t Come With Compromise
Ram officially announced the electric 1500 a couple of weeks back without a whole lot of details. Ram’s parent company, Stellantis, celebrated an EV Day earlier this month wherein announced EVs from Dodge and Jeep, and of course, Ram. The 1500 EV’s production is slated to commence in 2024, but this could give it an edge over its rivals – which arrive earlier – as Ram can study the market better and come up with a well-rounded product right from the launch.
In fact, Ram also resonates with this and is confident of coming up with a truck that will be better than the Ford F-150 Lightning and the electric Chevy Silverado. The company’s brand marketing head noted that the electric 1500 won’t be a compromise. Well, if it’s arriving that late, we really hope it won’t in any aspect.
Apocalypse Warlord 6x6 - A Reincarnated Beast Based On The Ram 1500 TRX
If you have an inclination towards 6x6 trucks, there’s a good chance you would’ve heard of Apocalypse. Remember the Hellfire 6x6? After building a six-wheel-drive truck based on the Jeep Gladiator. the aftermarket company has now taken a bigger truck under its wing for a similar build – presenting to you, the Apocalypse Warlord, a 6x6 truck based on the Ram 1500 TRX.
2021 Ram 1500 TRX - Driven
For very many years, the Ford F-150 Raptor was the only off-road standalone model you could get straight from the factory. Ram, however, decided to come up with a rival for it and announced its intention by coming up with a concept performance off-road truck in 2016 called the TRX. Pretty much everything we saw there made it to the production version as well.
Fast forward to 2020, Ram launched the TRX as a Raptor-killer by upping the ante in almost every single department. The TRX was introduced with a supercharged V-8 that makes over 700 horses, impressive off-road equipment and specs, and an uber-premium cabin. Given all the bells and whistles Ram offered, there was no way this was going to be an inexpensive truck. Ram priced it at $69,000 at launch in the ‘base’ form. At that time, it was clearly positioned above the Raptor as they both had a significant price difference.
While this is a truck that you definitely want, is this a truck that you actually need? A white 2021 Ram TRX arrived at TopSpeed and we find out the answer to that.
Ram’s Electric 1500 Pickup Will Arrive Late, But That Could Give It An Edge Over Ford and Chevy
After Ford brought in the F-150 Lightning and Chevy announced the electric Silverado, the only one remaining was Ram. Now, the Stellantis brand has also officially confirmed a battery-electric 1500 truck to take the three-way war to electrifying levels. The auto group celebrated an EV Day, wherein three of its brands – Dodge, Jeep, and Ram – had some big announcements. While Dodge stole the limelight with its Muscle EV news, Jeep and Ram tried to hog some attention with the Grand Cherokee 4xe and the 1500 BEV.
The Ram 1500 BEV is a long time away, with production slated to begin in 2024. But, it is still good news, and the automaker will hope to replicate its recent truck success in the EV arena, too.
2022 Ram 1500 Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T
Ram is going through a purple patch right now and it doesn’t want to take its foot off the gas pedal. After beating the Chevy Silverado and the Ford F Series in the second-quarter sales this year, Ram is keeping the ball rolling by adding spice to its arsenal. The automaker launched the 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary edition earlier this month and has now come up with a couple more special edition trucks. This time, they’re based on the Laramie and Rebel models.
Ram has introduced G/T models for the 1500 Laramie and the 1500 Rebel that come with aesthetic upgrades and an updated exhaust system. They are priced at a premium over the standard models and will be available within the next couple of months.
2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Ram brought luxuriousness to the pickup truck segment. Take the 1500, for instance. The higher trims are plush enough to put similarly priced sedans and SUVs to shame. This has even forced companies like Chevy and GMC, and Ford to up the ante and come up with premium offerings.
Ram knows this, too, and isn’t very modest about it. To commemorate the 1500 Limited truck, the epitome of luxuriousness in the Ram 1500 lineup, the automaker has introduced a new 10th Anniversary Edition. The way Ram hyped it, it seemed like the truck will wear a big sticker price; but, it comes at a premium of just $3,000 over the standard Limited model, which isn’t too bad.
The Hennessey Mammoth 1000 SUV - The Ram Charger We Deserve With Supercar-Slaying Performance
We Could See A Ram Electric Pickup Truck As Early As 2024
Stellantis isn’t wasting any time in changing course to an all-electric future. In fact, the conglomerate promises that by 2030, it will offer an electric powertrain for every nameplate under its umbrella, including Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Dodge, and Maserati. In other words: each of these brands will sell an all-electric vehicle at some point in the near future.
Ram Trucks Not A Part Of The Newly-Formed Stellantis Group Anymore
The merger between FCA and PSA came to light in 2019 when both the groups announced their holy matrimony. A lot of regrouping was expected at this point and there were hushed talks about some brands receiving the ax doing rounds. The new group, called Stellantis, ended up retaining them, but as it turns out, one major brand is getting banished from the kingdom, and it’s none other than the pickup truck manufacturer, Ram.
2021 Ram 1500 ‘Built to Serve’: Coast Guard Edition
In November 2019, Ram had announced a series of special ‘Built to Serve’ series of trucks to honors America’s five armed forces. The first four editions were launched over the last 15 months, and now, it’s time for the final phase that honors the coast guards. Ram will offer 1,250 packages in this installment out of the 10,000 earmarked for this series. The production for it will begin in the second quarter of 2021.
Hennessey Introduces a 1,000-Horsepower Ram 1500 TRX That Takes Just 3.2 Seconds to 60 MPH
Back in September 2020, Hennessey announced the introduction of a six-wheeled iteration of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX called the Mammoth 6x6. The super-exclusive truck was limited to just three examples and was priced at half-a-million bucks a pop. Even though it sounded super exciting, a more practical version of the truck would’ve been a better option. It looks like Hennessey has answered our wishes.
The aftermarket company’s latest project is a 1,000+ Horsepower ‘four-wheeled’ version of the Ram 1500 TRX. It comes with a host of other mechanical additions and features. Hennessey has also announced that it will build 200 examples of this truck.
The 2021 Ram 3500 Can Tow More Than Ever Before
The launch of the TRX is old news now and it looks like Ram has started tweaking the rest of the lineup as well. Last week, the company launched the fourth phase of the ‘Built to Serve’ series trucks, and now it has updated the Heavy-Duty truck for the 2021 model year.
The Ram 3500 HD now boasts of a higher tow rating and a higher peak torque. A few tech features are also introduced, but in terms of aesthetics, it remains the same. Will these improvements help draw more customers to the brand?
2021 Ram 1500 Built to Serve Edition
Ram’s fourth phase in the five-installment ‘Built to Serve’ truck series is officially announced. The automaker is celebrating America’s five armed forces and has now launched the fourth edition of the series. This ‘Built to Serve’ edition offers a maritime land force-inspired theme. Ram will offer 2,000 trucks in this installment in Tank and Flame Red shades. The production for the same will begin in early 2021.
Watch The Ram TRX and The Ford F-150 Raptor Come Face-to-Face In This Four-Way Drag Race
It is always fun to see big, bulky trucks ripping the roads in a straight line. There are numerous videos online where you can find any combination of two trucks going up against each other. But, the one that you wouldn’t have seen so far and is arguably the most-anticipated war is the Ram 1500 TRX versus the Ford F-150 Raptor. However, this, too, is ticked off the list, thanks to the folks at TFLTrucks. The guys brought together the two behemoths on a drag strip along with the Chevy Silverado 1500 and the Ram Rebel. Who are you rooting for?
2021 Ram Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition
Unlike all the random special edition trucks from various automakers, this one actually justifies the tag. Ram recently introduced the 75th Anniversary Edition of the Ram Power Wagon and comes with a significant amount of changes inside out. The Power Wagon has been on market for 75 years, stretching its heritage to World War II. The 2021 Ram Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition will arrive at the dealerships by the end of the year and is priced at almost $67,000.
What is the Cheapest Ram?
The least expensive vehicle currently in Ram’s stable is the ProMaster City Cargo Van. This multipurpose van caters to a variety of people and is one of the most versatile vans present in the market today. The ProMaster City retails from $24,500. Thanks to its small size, it can be easily maneuvered around town. Being a carrier at its core, it can haul up to 1,883 pounds and is offered with a cargo space of 131.7 cubic-feet. As for the trucks, the Ram 1500 is the cheapest vehicle Ram has to offer. It retails from $27,300 and can tow up to 10,620 pounds.
What is the Sportiest Ram?
The upcoming Ram Rebel TRX is the sportiest offering from Ram’s stable. It is based on the Ram 1500 truck, but is powered by the monstrous Hellcat engine that puts out over 700 horses. This V-8 mill can help tackle any terrain with the utmost ease. And, from the prototypes that we’ve seen, it is as sexy as a truck can get.
What is the Most Popular Ram?
The Ram 1500 is the most popular vehicle in the lineup. Pickup trucks make up for the majority of the sales volume for Ram. In fact, Ram recorded its best monthly sales figures to date in June 2019 after selling 75,227 examples.
What is the Most Expensive Ram?
The 2019 Ram 3500 Limited trim is the most expensive offering from Ram. It is priced at $66,200, and comes with a host of luxurious features that can put even high-end cars from premium automakers to shame. It is powered by a V-8 mill that makes 1,000 pound-feet of torque and can tow up to 35,100 pounds.
What is the Fastest Ram?
The Ram Rebel TRX is set to be the fastest truck in Ram’s lineup. There is no word on the official top speed and 0-60 time yet, but it is powered by the V-8 supercharged Hellcat mill that makes over 700 ponies. The same mill in the Dodge Charger takes 3.6 seconds to sprint to 60 mph from a standstill and tops out at 196 mph. The figures will lag behind on the Rebel TRX, obviously, but not by a huge margin.
Are Ram Cars Reliable?
Ram trucks are offered with a warranty of 5 years/100,000 miles, which sounds very assuring. But Repair Pal has given it a rating of 3.5 out of 5 and ranked it 23rd out of 32 automakers. The average repair cost for a Ram, according to the publication, is $946. Again, it boils down to personal experiences as we have heard good things from long-term owners as well.