FOLLOWING on from a stellar 2019 that saw a record increase in sales, up 296.7 per cent on the previous year, RAM Trucks Australia has expanded its model range, with the introduction of the all-new 1500 Express Crew V8 Hemi.
Sitting one step above the entry-level 1500 Express Quad, the Express Crew features more space, higher specification, and an even sportier appearance – it is, as we like to say, the duck’s guts.
“We’ve assessed the market and feel the time is right to build on the huge levels of passion for the RAM Trucks brand in Australia,” says Jeff Barber, National Sales Manager, RAM Trucks Australia.
“The 1500 Express Crew allows us to grow our product portfolio and offer a premium version of our entry level Express range. It also marks the first step in what will be an exciting product roll-out in 2020.”
Priced from $89,950 plus on-road costs, the full-size 1500 Express Crew truck features the larger cabin found on the Laramie, meaning more head, shoulder and leg room for your passengers than any other five-seat ute on the market today.
The 1500 Express Crew builds on the well-equipped Express Quad by adding updated connectivity with the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and dual zone air conditioning.
Outside, the 5-foot 7-inch tub – complete with hard-wearing, spray-in bed liner – can be optioned with the innovative RamBox cargo management system.
More than a toolbox, these lockable storage units are built into the side rails of the tub and feature lighting and drainage – ideal to keep drinks cool on camping trips, or wet towels out of the cabin after a day at the beach.
To further enhance the already tough looks, the 1500 Express Crew also comes with a sports hood, black accent package and unique limited-edition colours: Diamond Black, Bright White, Granite Crystal and Flame Red.
Best-in-class power is again delivered by the legendary 5.7-litre V8 Hemi engine, the only V8 currently available in the full-size pick-up segment. It offers 291kW of power and a massive 556Nm of torque.
The 1500 Express Crew also delivers best-in-class towing capabilities, with a maximum braked towing weight of 4.5-tonnes. The new model sits between the 1500 Express Quad and the 1500 Laramie.
RAM Trucks Australia began re-manufacturing left-hand drive heavy duty models into right-hand drive vehicles in late 2015, before they went on sale in early 2016. The volume selling 1500 light duty model came on stream in July 2018.
Each nameplate undergoes a thorough re-engineering process which designs and produces right-hand drive trucks for Australia and New Zealand, including using 400 locally sourced re-manufacture parts.
As a result, RAM Trucks Australia is the world’s only factory-authorised RHD manufacturer of RAM Trucks, and Australia’s only 24-hour vehicle manufacturing facility.
The RAM 1500 Express Crew V8 Hemi is priced from $89,950 plus on road costs. Every RAM is backed by a three year/100,000km warranty with Roadside Assistance, and requires a service every 12 months or 12,000km.
Further information is available from your local RAM Trucks Australia dealer.