This brash American pickup holds a special place in our hearts, especially during this American holiday, the 4th of July. So we decided to pull together a short list of the FOUR main reasons why we love the RAM.
TOWING – The RAM isn’t your average workhorse. The new RAM 2500 has a towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes at the lower end of its potential spectrum, beating the average Ute by 1-1.5 tonnes. The RAM’s American muscle has earned it a spot in the top 5 best vehicles for towing.
TRANSFORMATION – Down under in Australia, we need a car that can satisfy the weekly family/work vehicle stigma, as well as transform itself into a load-lugging escape machine on the weekend; in which this beast preforms marvellously. An example includes RAM taking cup holders to a whole new level. The upgrade allows you to store up to 10 slabs of soft drink cans and ice… or a case of beer, if that’s what your Aussie heart desires.
LUXURY – This both luxurious and daring workhorse comes with a full leather trim, heated, ventilated and power-adjustable front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering, a sat/nav system, dual-zone climate control, a touchscreen-controlled nine-speaker infotainment system with USB, Bluetooth and auxiliary input.
SAFETY – With a factory-approved RHD conversion by HSV affiliate American Special Vehicles, the RAM will take you almost anywhere you need to go, and do so safely. The safety features include dual front, side and curtain airbags, electronic stability control with trailer sway function, front and rear parking sensors, two rear-view cameras for easy towing hook-ups, tyre pressure monitoring system, auto-dimming centre mirror, auto headlights and rain sensing wipers.
Designed primarily as a heavy duty tow vehicle, and is exceptionally good in this role, this bulldozer-grade, American made machine knows how to tug on our heart strings.