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First 2021 Ram 1500 TRX sells for more than $500,000 in charity auction

The first production example of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has been bought by an unnamed buyer for US$410,000 (AU$540,000) at a charity auction – more than five times higher than its RRP. US car giants Ford, General Motors, Dodge – and now truck subsidiary Ram – have sold the first production vehicles of highly sought-after performance models at auctions in recent years to raise money for worthwhile causes...

Ram 1500 TRX driver charged with 18 criminal offences after YouTube video goes viral

Popular American YouTuber Mike Holt has been hit with 18 criminal charges, after he published footage of his Ram 1500 TRX driving through and jumping over a river. Charges came from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and included two counts of disturbance of waterways and watersheds, six counts of pollution of waters, six counts of littering, and four counts of misuse of property and waters...

US pick-up sales continue to grow

Sales of full-size US pick-ups continue to increase in Australia and show few signs of stopping, official figures reveal. According to national sales data released this week by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), Ram shifted 305 examples of its 1500 pick-up family in February 2021 – comprising 196 Express models, 100 Laramies and 9 Warlocks – while General Motors Specialty Vehicles sold 77 units of the similarly-sized Chevrolet Silverado 1500...

2021 Ram 1500 TRX SRT-10 imagined

One of the world's most powerful pick-ups – the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX – has been transformed into an SRT-10 muscle ute in these speculative renders. Using the 2004-2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 as inspiration, US publication Motor Trend imagined the Ram 1500 TRX SRT-10 with an 8.3-litre petrol V10 engine...

New Ram Dakota – a Toyota HiLux rival – has been axed – report

The return of the Ram Dakota – a ute rival to the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger – has reportedly been scrapped. The Ram Dakota was intended to help the company enter emerging markets where mid-size utes – rather than full-size US pick-ups – are sold. There was even a chance the Ram Dakota could have made it to Australia...

2021 Ram 1500 TRX orders open in Australia, prices yet to be announced

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX supercharged V8 – the fastest and most powerful full-size pick-up in the world – is due in local showrooms by the end of this year. The official importer Ram Trucks Australia has begun taking “expressions of interest” via its website while dealers across the country have reportedly already taken orders even though price is yet to be announced...

2021 Ram 1500 Laramie and Limited DT Series pricing announced

Prices for Ram 1500 utes are about to get a lot more expensive as Australians continue to gorge themselves on US pick-ups. Australians have bought record numbers of US pick-ups for the past two years in a row, and demand shows no signs of slowing. Pricing and preliminary specification details for the new-generation 2021 DT Series Ram 1500 have been distributed to dealers this week, ahead of showroom arrivals in the coming months...

2021 Ram 1500 DT Series Australian showroom arrival pushed to March 

The long-awaited 2021 Ram 1500 DT Series pick-up from the US has had its Australian showroom arrival pushed back by two months. A confidential bulletin issued late last year informed dealers they could expect the first examples of the 2021 Ram 1500 DT Series to arrive in showrooms by the end of January...

Dying breed: Australia's last V8s under $100k

From the first choice of families looking for a torquey, flexible engine to make short work of towing and overtaking, to an endangered species. The V8's fortunes have changed dramatically over the years...

2021 Ram 1500 TRX supercharged V8 is go for Australia!

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX supercharged V8 – one of the world’s fastest and most powerful pick-ups – is coming to Australia, initially as a limited production run from next year. The official importer, Ram Trucks Australia, is in the preliminary stages of an engineering program ahead of showroom arrivals in 2021...

What cars did Aussies buy during the pandemic? Utes, utes and more utes

Australia’s favourite workhorse utes are increasingly being used as weekend getaway cars.  That’s the assessment from industry insiders trying to explain the unexpected surge in the sales of utes such as the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, and full-size US pick-ups such as the Ram 1500...