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Final of the dinosaurs? Ram 1500 TRX dying, after yet one more particular version


Ram has introduced 2023 will mark the tip of manufacturing for the lairy 1500 TRX.

To ship off the beefed-up supercharged V8-powered pickup, Ram will produce a Ultimate Version mannequin, with solely 4000 examples being out there worldwide. Manufacturing is predicted to start within the fourth quarter of 2023.

Ram mentioned this isn’t the tip for the “TRX’s story”. That means a next-generation mannequin is coming, probably with some type of electrification.

The 1500 TRX has lived a brief lifecycle, solely debuting in 2020 and arriving right here in 2022.

“This present chapter in Ram’s high-performance vans is coming to a detailed, however it’s not the tip of TRX’s story. Whereas we’ll have extra information to return at a later date, we’re proud to supply our loyal efficiency fans the very particular TRX 6.2L Supercharged V8 – Ultimate Version,” mentioned Stellantis Ram model CEO Tim Kuniskis.

The Ultimate Version mannequin has no modifications to its 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi V8 engine, however does function some beauty tweaks.

Ram has launched three new, unique colors for the Ultimate Version, comprising Delmonico Purple, Evening Edge Blue, and Harvest Dawn. A complete of eight colors might be out there.

There are additionally Satin Titanium wheels with bead-lock functionality and a 6.2-litre bonnet badge and mattress decal.

Inside, Ram has added Patina stitching on the dashboard and seats. A TRX brand is embroidered on the seatbacks, a Satin Titanium-finished badge is positioned on the passenger facet of the dashboard, and the doorways function Triaxl suede inserts.

A TRX Supercharged V8 – Ultimate Version animation has been added to the instrument cluster and there’s a “premium” centre console which encompasses a distinctive TRX Ultimate Version plague with the ute’s distinctive construct quantity.

As well as, carbon fibre has been added to the instrument cluster, doorways, centre console and steering wheel.

Ram features a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, head-up show, digital rear-view mirror and eight-way energy driver and passenger seats as commonplace on the Ultimate Version mannequin.

The Ultimate Version mannequin comes commonplace with adaptive cruise management, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep help, and rear cross-traffic help.

Ram introduced the Ultimate Version mannequin might be priced from US$117,625 (AU$181,413) earlier than on-road prices. It’s unclear how a lot it could value right here, ought to it’s provided.

A spokesperson from Ram Australia advised CarExpert its newest batch of 1500s has arrived into Australia for native conversion earlier than being delivered to clients.

Australian availability for the particular version has but to be confirmed.

Ram Vehicles Australia first started promoting its vary of full-sized pickup vans in Australia in 2015, which helped spark a pattern for factory-backed, regionally transformed right-hand drive American pickups.

The Chevrolet Silverado adopted later, whereas the Ford F-150 will arrive right here this yr and the Toyota Tundra is wanting possible for a 2024 launch.

Whereas the flagship TRX has a rival within the US within the form of the V8-powered Ford F-150 Raptor R, it has no direct competitors right here.

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