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The truck segment is arguably the most competitive one in the auto industry right now. Companies like Ford and Chevy are the veterans here, while the other two prominent players, GMC and Ram, are still trying to find their feet. Even though Ram is the newest member in the truck segment, it cannot be taken for granted. Given the kind of products it has in its portfolio, you will be surprised to know that the company is just nine years old. Ram is essentially a by-product of Dodge and a fully-owned subsidiary of the FCA. Don’t mistake it to be a rookie, or a newb by any means. The name might be new, but the company has been building trucks since the 1970s under the name ’Fargo trucks’ sold outside the United States. ‘Ram’ was formed in 2010 after Fiat acquired Chrysler. The company decided to make Dodge and Ram different entities; the former being exclusive to cars, while the latter would become a truck marque.

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Highlights Of The 2022 New York Auto Show

Highlights Of The 2022 New York Auto Show

Here’s a quick round-up of all the major launches and industry trends from this year’s NYIAS

After a two-year pause, the New York International Auto Show finally made a comeback for 2022. Despite the masks, the show had a decent footfall this year. Here’s a round-up and the highlights from this year’s NYIAS (April 15-24, 2022).

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Hennessey Mammoth 1000 6x6 TRX Enters Production, But It Is Not Cheap!

Hennessey Mammoth 1000 6x6 TRX Enters Production, But It Is Not Cheap!

The Hennessey Mammoth 1000 6x6 TRX is all sorts of unique, and that means ponying up a LOT of money!

Hennessey announced the Mammoth 1000 6x6 TRX for the first time towards the end of 2020. It is supposed to be the biggest and most exclusive six-wheel-drive truck ever created by Hennessey in its 30 years of history. Now, about a year and a half later, the tuner announced that the Mammoth finally went into production. Only 12 units will be built, so, if you have an extra half a million sitting around, hurry up!

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We Didn't Know We Needed This Land Rover Defender vs Ram TRX Drag Race Until Now

We Didn’t Know We Needed This Land Rover Defender vs Ram TRX Drag Race Until Now

Watching an off-roader and a pickup truck sprint with such ease is terrifying on some levels

Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ staged yet another drag race, and this time, he brought two vehicles with supercharged V-8s – one’s the Land Rover Defender, and the other, the Ram 1500 TRX. Both of them are mighty powerful and don’t shy away from spreading their wings to take flight. But, how do they fare against each other? Will the lighter Defender prevail, or will the more powerful TRX smash its rival?

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This Refreshing Drag Race By Jason Cammisa Between Four Fast Pickup Trucks Is Nuts!

This Refreshing Drag Race By Jason Cammisa Between Four Fast Pickup Trucks Is Nuts!

The suspects should come as no surprise – Rivian R1T, Ram 1500 TRX, Ford F-150 Raptor, and GMC Syclone!

Jason Cammisa from ‘Hagerty’ brought in four trucks to the drag strip that can be touted as the top performance trucks money can buy. It is a nice mix that involves two modern trucks, one with a sweet legacy and still has a strong fan-following, and another that’s been creating waves across the world. These are the Ram 1500 TRX, the Ford F-150 Raptor, the GMC Syclone, and the Rivian R1T. This isn’t your conventional drag race, and that’s what makes it even more interesting.

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If These Sketches Are Anything To Go By, Then The Ram 1500 BEV Might Be The Most Beautiful Looking Truck!

If These Sketches Are Anything To Go By, Then The Ram 1500 BEV Might Be The Most Beautiful Looking Truck!

Ram put out some teasers to assure us it hasn’t forgotten about the electric 1500 pickup truck

The electric pickup truck market is booming. You’ve got the GMC Hummer EV, the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, and many other new players. Even the pioneers of the current generation like Ford and Chevy have thrown in their hats and showcased what the truck will look like. But, one big name that’s missing is Ram. The company officially announced the electric Ram 1500 sometime mid-last year. Fast forward to the present day, we have got another set of teasers. Yeah, just teasers; not a glimpse at the real deal.

But, all that is forgiven at the moment because we are in awe of how stunning the Ram 1500 EV could turn out to be. What we see are still sketches, but if Ram can translate it into the production version without a whole lot of changes, it might be the best-looking truck on the market when it comes out.

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Tug-of-War: Can The Ram 3500 HD Tug Both, The Ford F-150 Raptor And Chevrolet Silverado, At The Same Time?

Tug-of-War: Can The Ram 3500 HD Tug Both, The Ford F-150 Raptor And Chevrolet Silverado, At The Same Time?

The Ram 3500 HD isn’t as heavy as the Raptor and the Silverado combined, but it does generate more torque!

‘Carwow’ is known for its car reviews and drag races, but this time, the team decided to do something different. They engaged in a tug-of-war with three American trucks – the Chevy Silverado, the Ford F-150 Raptor, and the Ram 3500 HD. Which of these do you think emerges as the winner?

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Stellantis And Mopar Had Some Pretty Darn Sweet Concepts At The 2021 SEMA Show

Stellantis And Mopar Had Some Pretty Darn Sweet Concepts At The 2021 SEMA Show

There were a total of seven concepts from Jeep, Ram, and Dodge that graced this year’s SEMA Show

The SEMA Show plays host to hundreds of vehicles from automakers and aftermarket companies from all across the globe. One of the most consistent groups to take part at the show is Stellantis with Mopar. Most of its brands – especially Jeep – always turn heads with some fantastic concepts. This year was no exception as the auto group brought seven different concepts from Jeep, Ram, and Dodge to the recently concluded event at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner Concept

2021 Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner Concept

This is what the Ram 1500 TRX could be if you go all out with the Mopar catalog and make a few custom parts too

Like with any other year before, the 2021 SEMA Show will bring an impressive lineup of custom cars. Mopar for example will present a total of seven concept cars, one of them being the Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner. As its name suggests, the Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner concept is based on the production version Ram 1500 TRX but adds an impressive lineup of Mopar accessories and custom parts.

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Pick Up Truck Drag Race: RAM 1500 TRX vs Ford ROUSH F-150

Pick Up Truck Drag Race: RAM 1500 TRX vs Ford ROUSH F-150

Two high-horsepower Pick-up Trucks go head to head. Can the lighter Ford F150 Roush match the RAM 1500 TRX’s savage Power?

What has the world come to? Just a decade ago, you wouldn’t think much of pick-up trucks in terms of straight-line acceleration. Sure, we’ve had things like the Ford Lightning or the GMC Syclone, but nowadays, you can buy a pick-up truck with well-over 600 and even 700 horsepower out the box. On today’s drag racing video from Sam CarLegion, we have a RAM 1500 TRX going up against a Ford F-150 Roush. The goal is simple – to find out who’s quicker at the quarter-mile.

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Ram Comes Up With A New TRX 'Ignition' Edition Along With A Couple Of Special Editions For The 1500

Ram Comes Up With A New TRX ’Ignition’ Edition Along With A Couple Of Special Editions For The 1500

The TRX ‘Ignition’ Edition costs almost $25,000 more than the standard TRX and is limited to 875 examples

Ram has been quite active with facelifts, new trims, and special editions lately. It wasn’t too long ago when the company came out with G/T-spec models for the 1500 Laramie and Rebel trims and the 10th Anniversary Edition for the 1500 Limited trim. Not to mention, there were the ‘Built to Serve’ Edition 1500s that came out in five phases, with the latest one coming out earlier this year.

Now, the Ram introduced three new special edition trucks at the ongoing State Fair of Texas. One of the three is based on the Ram 1500 TRX and it is a homecoming of sorts for the truck as the automaker unveiled the TRX Concept five years back at the same event. The other two special editions are based on the Longhorn and the Limited trims. The changes on all three are purely aesthetic and come with no upgrades or updates under the hood.

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These 10 Fast ‘Fuel-Powered' Pickup Trucks Shouldn't Be Forgotten When Electric Trucks Take Over

These 10 Fast ‘Fuel-Powered’ Pickup Trucks Shouldn’t Be Forgotten When Electric Trucks Take Over

Here are 10 fast non-electric pickup trucks that we’ve seen over the years

We talk about how the upcoming electric pickup trucks are fast and heavy on performance. Trucks like the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, the GMC Hummer EV, etc. are all quicker than some of the famous supercars of this era. Although internal combustion-engined trucks aren’t known to be ‘fast’, there are a handful of them that could are quite agile. Doug DeMuro decided to list 10 such cool fast trucks, and we agree with every entry on this list.

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A 1,000-Horsepower Ram TRX Runs Dangerously Close With the Lamborghini Huracan

A 1,000-Horsepower Ram TRX Runs Dangerously Close With the Lamborghini Huracan

The Ram 1500 TRX taking on the Lamborghini Huracan EVO and keeping up with it is a sight to behold!

The Ram 1500 TRX is primarily an off-road performance truck, but with specs like a supercharged V-8, 700+ horses, 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, etc. there’s no reason why it shouldn’t hit the drag strip. So, Brooks from ‘DragTimes’ decided to have it go up against a Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD for a series of drag races. The EVO is obviously a lot more agile and suited to the track, but there’s a catch – the TRX isn’t stock. It puts out 1,000 horses; almost 30-percent more than its stock output! Which car do you have your money on?

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RAM Believes Electric Trucks Shouldn't Come With Compromise

RAM Believes Electric Trucks Shouldn’t Come With Compromise

RAM’s EV will be built around its core values: Durability and Capability

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.

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Apocalypse Warlord 6x6 - A Reincarnated Beast Based On The Ram 1500 TRX

Apocalypse Warlord 6x6 - A Reincarnated Beast Based On The Ram 1500 TRX

The TRX-based 6x6 ’Warlord’ is an aptly named truck that comes with an extra axle, a custom frame, and a price tag of $250,000!

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.

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX - Driven

2021 Ram 1500 TRX - Driven

The Ram 1500 TRX can pamper you with its luxurious interior and make you wet your pants with its brutal on- and off-road performance at the same time

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.

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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.