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RAM 1500 officially arrives in Australia from $79,990




The RAM 1500 has officially arrived in Australia complete with factory warranty for the first time, while competing in the fastest growing market sector in the country.

The full-size pickup is said to set new standards for towing capacity, tub size, interior space and comfort, along with the only V8 engine in the segment.

But despite all the new benchmarks, the RAM 1500 comes with an opening driveaway price of $79,990.

“The RAM 1500 is built and equipped to meet the changing demands of the Australian Ute buyer who are demanding more towing capacity, more space inside and out, and better performance,” says Alex Stewart, General Manager of RAM Trucks Australia.

“With a maximum towing capacity of up to 4.5 tonnes, it is a clear full tonne ahead of its rivals and with the legendary Hemi V8 under the bonnet, it has both power and a chassis designed by the world leading experts to safely tow that extra weight. The RAM 1500 has a choice of two cab sizes, both which offer a level of space, and therefore comfort, of which other lesser utes may only dream.”

At 5.8 metres long and a little over two metres wide, the RAM 1500 is significantly larger than other Utes in its market sector and this translates into more space inside and outside

The RAM 1500 is offered with a choice of two cab sizes, the Express with the Quad Cab and the Laramie with the Crew Cab. Although the Quad is the smaller of the two, an interior volume of 3.3 cubic metres still places it ahead of majority of conventional Utes. The Laramie has a full crew cab with 3.5 cubic metres of interior space with a rear seat leg room length of more than a metre, it is as spacious in the back as the front.

Under the bonnet is a 291kW 5.7-litre HEMI V8 connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission operated via a rotary e-shift dial. The new design is said to allow quick blind-shift transitions from “Reverse” to “Drive” when towing or navigating out of mud, snow or busy parking lots and crowded worksites.

Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on all Ram 1500 Truck models. The front rotors measure 13.2 inches (336 mm) in diameter and are clamped with dual-piston calipers, while rear rotors are 13.8 inches (352 mm) and utilize single-piston calipers.

Recommended retail prices excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and delivery unless indicated as driveaway

RAM Model and version Price
RAM 1500 Express
RAM 1500 Express Quad Cab 4×4 6’4” Tub Driveaway $79,950
RAM 1500 Express Quad Cab 4×4 6’4” Tub with RamBoxes $84,450
RAM 1500 Express Quad Cab 4×4 6’4” Tub Black Pack $89,450
RAM 1500 Express Quad Cab 4×4 6’4” Tub Black Pack with RamBoxes $93,950
RAM 1500 Laramie
RAM 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 5’7” Tub $99,950
RAM 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 5’7” Tub with RamBoxes $104,450
RAM 2500 Laramie
RAM 2500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 6’4” Tub $139,950
RAM 2500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 6’4” Tub with five seats (*) $140,950
RAM 2500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 8’ Tub (*) $140,950
RAM 2500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 6’4” Tub Sport Appearance Pack $146,550
RAM 2500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 6’4” Tub with RamBoxes $144,350
RAM 2500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 6’4” Tub with RamBoxes and five seats (*) $145,350
RAM 2500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 6’4” Tub Sport Appearance Pack with RamBoxes $150,950
RAM 3500 Laramie
RAM 3500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 6’4” Tub, car driving license rating $144,350
RAM 3500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 8 Tub, car driving license rating (*) $145,350
RAM 3500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 6’4” Tub, light rigid truck driving license rating $146,950
RAM 3500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 8 Tub, light rigid truck driving license rating (*) $147,950
Options 1500 Express 1500 Laramie 2500 3500
Metallic paint $850 $850 $950 N/A
Pearl paint $850 $850 $950 N/A
Wheel to Wheel side steps N/A N/A $1500 N/A
Trifold Tonneau cover for non-RamBox versions $1795 $1795 $1795 $1795
Auto level rear air suspension (*) N/A N/A $4000 N/A

* Factory order versions

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