RAM Trucks Australia’s product onslaught continues with the arrival of the new V8 Hemi-powered 1500 Warlock, a seriously-tough addition to the now five variant strong RAM family.
Based on the Crew Cab, the Warlock is aimed squarely at those who want not only a full-size pick-up truck, but one that comes with extra menace. it features aggressive exterior styling,, including a factory fit suspension lift.
The RamBox cargo management system and leather-trimmed upholstery are also included in the limited edition model, making it the toughest full-size 4×4 pick-up in Australia today.
“The new Warlock is the start of a product offensive that allows us to broaden our audience appeal and continue to grow the official RAM Trucks Australia brand down under,” RAM Trucks Australia national manager Jeff Barber said.
Headlining the exterior styling is the Rebel-look front grille with unique sports hood, black powder-coated front and rear bumpers and fender flares, 20-inch semi-gloss black alloys, black-smoked headlamps, accent badging and unique Warlock decals.
Launch colours include Flame Red, Bright White, and Patriot Blue, while further colours will be released soon. Alongside these menacing visual cues is the 1-inch suspension lift, which allows for greater wheel articulation and ground clearance.
Working in unison with the high and low range settings of the four-wheel drive system, this addition enhances the already impressive off-road ability of the RAM 1500. The added cargo management system places storage units into the side rails of the ute’s tub.
Inside the Warlock, there’s leather-trimmed upholstery, dual-zone climate control, and satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity via the UCONNECT 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Powering the Warlock is the legendary 5.7-litre V8 Hemi, a burbling monster producing a mighty 291kW and 556Nm of torque. With an 820kg payload and the standard trailer brake control system, it has a mighty 4.5 tonne max braked towing capability.
The RAM 1500 Warlock is priced from $104,450 plus on road costs, and every RAM is backed by a 3-year 100,000km warranty with roadside assistance, service intervals of 12 months or 12,000km, and access to more than 55 RAM Trucks dealers in Australia.
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 over 400 locally sourced re-manufacture parts.
As a result, RAM Trucks Australia is the world’s only factory-authorised RHD manufacturer of RAM Trucks. RAM Trucks Australia is also a major source of employment in automotive engineering, design and production excellence.