The RAM 1500 TRX has officially arrived down under, with the extreme performance truck set to go on sale at $199,950 plus on-roads. Powered by a 6.2-litre supercharged HEMI V8 producing 523kW and 882Nm, it’s capable of 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds.
The apex predator of the truck world, it features extensive high-strength steel to amplify durability and stability, while a high-torque-capacity TorqueFlite 8HP95 eight-speed automatic transmission delivers quick, crisp gear changes.
New, innovative dual-path air induction system delivers maximum output and feeds a steady supply of cool, clean air to the engine through the front grille and functional hood scoop. The RAM 1500 TRX also features the largest air filter in the segment.
A full-time active transfer case features upgraded internals for improved strength and durability, while a unique suspension system with active damping, inspired by desert off-road racers, incorporates forged aluminium front upper and lower control arms.
The TRX uses a Dana 60 solid rear axle with a 3.55 ratio featuring full-floating hubs and axle-hop damper for improved traction and axle control on rough surfaces. An electronic locking rear differential is standard for increased performance off-road as well.
New front and rear 2.6-inch Bilstein Black Hawk e2 adaptive performance shocks provide fast reaction times, unbeatable damping and improved heat dissipation for traversing harsh terrain at high speeds.
On the outside, new integrated composite fender flares add body width and feature all-new steel box outers, creating a striking “hourglass” body, while a more spacious interior features authentic premium materials, colours and textures.
There’s a hand-wrapped leather instrument panel, a flat-bottom steering wheel, improved aluminium paddle shifters, and a reimagined centre console to maximum storage too.
Features include a new performance-oriented floor shifter, wireless charging dock and five USB ports, including Type A and C. RAM TRX-specific transfer case switches are integrated into the dashboard along with a drive mode selector and launch control.
A Uconnect 5C infotainment and navigation system features a class-exclusive portrait 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen, with an audiophile-quality 900-watt, 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
For off roading, a new Baja drive mode calibrates four-wheel-drive and steering systems, stability control, paddle shifters and suspension for ultimate desert performance, delivering maximum capability on undulating, loose surfaces.
Safety hasn’t been left out either, with ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, ESC with electronic roll mitigation and six air bags, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, ready alert braking and full-speed forward collision warning-plus.
Riding on Goodyear Wrangler Territory 325/65/R18 All-Terrain 35-inch tires, developed exclusively for the TRX, the new truck is the halo model for RAM Trucks Australia. It’s available with an optional panoramic sunroof too.
To find out more, contact your local RAM Trucks Australia dealer. If you’re keen and you need finance, visit CreditOne.