First RAM 1500 rolls off the Australian production line

With V8 power and an ability to tow 4.5 tonnes, RAM proves size matters with its 1500 ute. THE first RAM 1500 has been driven off the Australian production line ahead of its mid-June local launch. The American ‘truck’, remanufactured from LHD to RHD at the purpose-built Melbourne facility for the Australian and New Zealand markets, will enter the local market with V8 power and an ability to tow 4.5 tonnes. Roger Zagorski, the Managing Director of Australia’s official factory appointed RAM importer ...

2018-06-26T15:57:01+11:00June 26th, 2018|RAM|

The RAM 1500, officially arrives in Australia

The RAM 1500 quite simply redraws key benchmarks for the fastest growing market sector in the Australia vehicle market, setting new standards for towing capacity, tub size, interior space and comfort and, with the legendary 5.7 litre HEMI V8, it resets the performance yardstick as well as marking the return to the market of the much loved V8 Ute that is an Australian icon. “The RAM 1500 is built and equipped to meet the changing demands of the Australian Ute ...

2018-06-18T15:31:46+11:00June 18th, 2018|RAM|

The RAM Report

In 2009, RAM stood alone and divided from Fiat Chrysler Australia (FCA) and emerged as an ideal solution for Australians high capacity towing needs, and stability and safety not available for smaller capacity vehicles. Both the RAM 2500 and 3500 models are solely distributed in the Australian market via American Special Vehicles (ASV). These ASV-produced trucks are fully compliant with Australian design Rules. All versions are powered by Cummins 6.7-litre straight six-cylinder turbo diesel engine that produces a 276 kW ...

2017-08-23T11:39:28+11:00August 23rd, 2017|RAM|

How RAM Trucks are converted to right-hand drive

With the popularity of full-size American pick-up trucks on the rise, there’s only one way to remanufacture a world famous RAM… use world famous automotive engineers of course. That’s why RAM use American Special Vehicles (ASV) - a joint venture between Walkinshaw Automotive Group (WAG) and ATECO Automotive. ASV is the RAM truck importer and locally owned right-hand drive conversion specialist. The conversion process in itself takes 24 hours end to end and with a line capacity of up to ...

2017-07-11T18:40:24+11:00July 11th, 2017|RAM|

ASV RAM Safety

In 2016 American Special Vehicle (ASV) engineers slammed a converted right-hand-drive RAM pick-up into a crash-test wall to ensure the safety performance of the locally modified truck. ASV is the only importer to crash test a RAM truck to demonstrate the successful deployment of the airbags. The right hand drive RAM passed the crash test with flying colours. The test was supposed to take place last year, but however was delayed when a preliminary test revealed some areas for improvement. ...

2017-07-05T13:59:49+11:00July 5th, 2017|RAM|

Four reasons why we love the RAM

  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 ...

2017-07-05T13:37:13+11:00July 5th, 2017|RAM|

RAM History

RAM begun as a division of Dodge in 1981, even though Dodge had already been producing trucks since the early 1900s. The name ‘RAM’ was first used in 1981 on the redesigned version of the PowerRAM following the retirement of the famous D-series Dodge Pickup Trucks. The ‘RAM’ name was supposed to be a tribute to the RAM hood in 1933. However, the brand immediately gained a lot of recognition when people began to notice the first truck with the ...

2017-07-04T16:57:29+11:00July 4th, 2017|RAM|

The RAM 2500 has just landed in Sutherland… Can the Shire handle it?

https://www.facebook.com/tynanmotors/videos/1433484483364180/   Just landed, the RAM 2500 has arrived at Tynan Motors Sutherland featuring impressive carrying capacity, putting the vehicle in a whole different category. For more information and exceptional new photos, continue reading onwards. This brash American pickup is designed primarily as a heavy-duty tow vehicle, and is exceptionally good in this role. The new RAM 2500 isn’t your average workhorse. This beast has the towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes at the lower end of its potential spectrum, beating ...

2017-06-27T10:26:27+11:00June 26th, 2017|RAM|

RAM – One of five best vehicles for towing

If you've got something big to tow, the 'Aussie' RAM is a luxurious and effortless way to do it. Today's Australian roads are dominated by 4x4 dual cab Utes as the growing popularity for a Ute that has dual purposes increases. This surging popularity is largely driven by dual purpose versatility, as their dual cab configuration allows them to serve as a family car and/or work vehicle during the week and a load-lugging escape machine on the weekend. The typical 4x4 ...

2017-06-09T11:23:18+11:00June 9th, 2017|RAM|

Dodge RAM 2500

If you're looking for a serious workhorse, then your in the market for a RAM. The old American muscular favourite is back and packing a punch. Australians have a growing appetite for utes that can comfortably tow more than the three tonnes, and, consequently, that prompted our deeper interest in trying out the latest RAM offering, by way of American Special Vehicles. The RAM 2500 was created in a joint-venture between Ateco Automotive and the Walkinshaw Automotive Group, the latter completing the ...

2017-05-25T12:50:33+11:00May 25th, 2017|Dodge, RAM|
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