RAM TRX officially arrives in Australia

The all-new pick-up truck represents the success of the RAM brand locally since its Australian launch in 2015

RAM TRX officially arrives in Australia
The all-new RAM TRX features is priced from $199,950 RRP.

RAM TRX, the all-new full-size pick-up truck, has officially arrived Down Under.

Built off America's most awarded light-duty pick-up truck, the Ram 1500 platform, the RAM TRX features a 6.2-litre V8 HEMI rated at 523kW and 882Nm, launch control, 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds, eight different drive modes, and Bilstein Black Hawk e2 adaptive dampers.

The RAM TRX represents the success of the RAM brand locally since its Australian launch in 2015.

"The TRX® sets new benchmarks for extreme performance trucks and confirms the Australian market as a true success story for RAM Trucks," says Neville Crichton CNZM, Executive Chairman of the Ateco Group, owners of RAM Trucks Australia.

"From nothing seven years ago to more than 13,000 happy owners now and the largest, most diverse full-size pick-up truck range on offer, what RAM Trucks Australia has achieved is impressive."

The RAM TRX benefits from up to 812mm of water fording ability, up to 3,500kg maximum braked towing, and up to 767kg of payload.

It is 203mm wider than the standard RAM 1500 line-up, and the composite flares help to compensate for a 152mm increase in track width.

The new RAM TRX combines all-new features, technology and authentic materials with performance, class-leading quality, comfort and durability.

It features wrapped leather, suede and carbon fibre accents.

The new RAM TRX is designed for class-leading, uncompromising performance in the harshest environments.

Launch Control is standard with the new RAM TRX and manages tyre slip while launching the vehicle to give the driver consistent straight-line acceleration.

Wheel speed sensors watch for driveline-damaging wheel hop at launch and, in milliseconds, provide inputs to the powertrain control module to modify the engine torque to regain full grip.

The RAM TRX is also equipped with Jump Detection, which uses wheel-speed and ride-height sensors and accelerometers at each corner to identify when the vehicle is airborne and acts to prevent driveline-damaging power spikes.

Jump Detection modifies engine speed and torque, gear selection, transfer case torque split, damping rates and other powertrain and suspension components through the landing to deliver optimum performance.

The RAM TRX uses performance-tuned software to pre-configure and distinguish five dynamic modes – Auto, Sport, Tow, Snow and Custom – enabling drivers to choose a vehicle setting that meets their requirements and ambient conditions.

The drive modes separately control the four-wheel-drive system, throttle response, transmission, paddle shifters, suspension and the electric power steering.

All modes use active slip control that prevents binding and excessive slip from front to rear.

Custom mode allows the driver to personalise the vehicle's performance with a selectable driving experience, offering a multitude of vehicle system combinations.

The RAM TRX also features three dynamic off-road modes – Mud/Sand, Rock and Baja – enabling drivers to choose a setting that best fits the terrain around them.

Like the on-road modes, the off-road drive modes control several systems, including the four-wheel-drive system, throttle response, transmission, paddle shifters, suspension and steering.

The new RAM TRX has undergone extreme environmental testing at various sites across the United States.

An all-new high-speed desert durability test track was developed for the RAM TRX to far exceed the standard pick-up truck requirements.

Engineers subjected development trucks to thousands of kilometres of desert off-road testing to ensure TRX has the strength, durability and reliability that the extreme off-road customer expects and demands.

It then underwent the same Australian design, homologation, and re-manufacture processes that all previous RAM variants took part in – over 50,000 hours of pre-build development hours, 80,000kms of rolling road testing, 50,000km of real-world road driving, and a 20,000km full vehicle durability test.

In Australia, the RAM pick-up truck range starts with the RAM 1500 Express Crew and Warlock models in the original DS variant, followed by the 1500 Laramie and 1500 Limited in the recently launched DT model range, and the Heavy Duty 2500 Laramie and Heavy Duty 3500 Laramie.

The all-new RAM TRX features is priced from $199,950 RRP, the only option will be a full-length panoramic sunroof, at an additional $10,000 RRP.

"When we first started this brand in Australia people said it couldn't be done," RAM Trucks Australia national manager Jeff Barber says.

"Our robust planning, development, remanufacturing, and testing programme in conjunction with our local and global partners at Stellantis' RAM Trucks International has produced a range of vehicles which have successfully built-up strong demand for full-size pick-up trucks in Australia and New Zealand."

RAM Trucks Australia is the world's only RAM-authorised manufacturer of right-hand drive RAM trucks.

The relationship with RAM Trucks in the USA began back in 2013 and continues to innovate to deliver a no compromise, full-size pick-up truck that leads in durability, technology and efficiency.

All RAM Trucks Australia vehicles are international-spec vehicles, uniquely coded for the Australian market and the local build process.

RAM TRX offers 600+ locally-sourced new parts involved in its transformation journey from left- to right-hand drive.

RAM Trucks Australia offer one of the biggest range of American pick-up trucks in this country and also across the Tasman in New Zealand.

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