On one hand, there are fans of this big American with its big engine, big comfort and big towing capacity. On the other hand, others cannot fathom why such a thing exists on the roads, with its big consumption and big footprint.
Regardless of one’s personal opinion, the RAM 1500 has found a welcome home at Tynan Motors by carving out a solid niche at the top of the 4×4 ute segment. Exactly 286 Ram 1500s found a home in September 2020 alone.
The RAM 1500 Warlock
Buyers who want to go big have another option to ponder with the 2020 Ram 1500 Warlock added to the range.
It’s a limited-edition offer, with a Rebel-inspired front end and more aggressive bonnet design setting it apart from the rest of the RAM range, along with a one-inch suspension lift.
The exterior of the Warlock
On the outside, you’ve got side steps, halogen projector headlights, fender flares and some garish Warlock decals. The 20-inch wheels take on a black hue instead of the garishly bright chrome on other models. Helping the on-road performance of the Ram are highway-terrain Hankook Dynapro tyres in a 275/60R20.
RamBoxes, an otherwise $5000 option, are standard with the Warlock and add a sealed 105L toolbox in each rear fender. These work in concert with central locking and include lights and drain bungs. So, along with being handy for your gear and shopping, you could use them as an esky. Even a live bait tank.
There is also a soft tonneau cover, which can be mostly stowed away in a couple of minutes when needed by folding and securing.
This set-up effectively eats into a little of your tub space, squaring off the area around your wheel arches. It also includes a handy adjustable partition in the tub that can do two things: stop things from sliding around, or extend your bed area with the tailgate in the dropped position. Handy if you’ve got a big dirt squirter or two to cart around.
There’s a full-sized spare wheel underneath that tub, although it’s a basic steel wheel. So, you might not want to include it in your five-tyre rotation.
The tub measures in at 1712mm long, which is a couple of hundred millimetres better than your average-sized dual-cab ute. It’s 1295mm wide and 509mm deep.
The interior of the Warlock
On the inside, there is leather interior trimming and a 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat.
That’s not a whole lot bigger than your typical 4×4 ute; however, the Ram does include significantly more space in the second row. It’s huge, with space to burn for kids and adults alike. The transmission tunnel is less hump and more mesa – low and wide in the voluminous footwell. Because the Ram is so wide, there is plenty of room for three abreast in the back.
The added benefit here is that you can easily fit big and bulky rearward-facing baby seats with two ISOFIX points and the requisite top tether points.