New RAM 3500 launches in Australia

RAM Trucks Australia’s biggest vehicle, the all-new RAM 3500 Laramie, has been officially released locally.

Following on from the recent release of the RAM 2500 heavy-duty model and the new 1500 Laramie and Limited models earlier this year, the RAM 3500 completes the range of RAM Trucks’ full size pick-up trucks available in Australia.

The all-new 3500 Laramie underwent the same wide ranging design, homologation and manufacture processes that both the 2500 and 1500 models passed.

This included 50,000 hours of pre-build development, 80,000kms of rolling road testing, 50,000kms of real-world road driving topped with a 20,000km full vehicle durability test.

“The all-new 3500 completes the task we set ourselves at the start of 2021: to deliver a full range of fit-for-purpose vehicles for the Australian consumer,” said RAM Trucks Australia national manager Jeff Barber.

“The 3500 is a remarkable vehicle that cents our product offering in 2021. Only RAM Trucks Australia can deliver such a vehicle thanks to our robust and detailed planning, development, remanufacturing and testing programme in conjunction with our local and global partners including Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles USA),” he said.

Powered by a 6.7 litre in-line six cylinder Cummins engine, the RAM 3500 delivers 276kW of power and an impressive 1,152Nm of torque and has a maximum towing capacity of up to 8.0 tonnes in certain circumstances.

The two stage longitudinal leaf springs connected to the solid rear axle contribute to the 3500 be able to handle a maximum payload of 1,724kgs.

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 in 2013.

More than 400 locally-sourced new parts are involved in the transformation from left to right and drive.