2022 Ram 3500 launches in Australia for almost twice the US price of $ 163,000


The Australian series of Ram models has grown by 2022 3500, joining 1500 and 2500 launched earlier this year. All models are imported and converted to right-hand traffic at the local importer’s Melbourne facility.

Local prices for the 2022 Ram 3500, which is only available in Laramie Crew Cab tires with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel, start at AU $ 162,950, which equates to around US $ 119,000 plus cost on the road. That’s almost double the price of the same 3,500 Laramie Crew Cab in the US, where it has a starting price of $ 52,195 plus $ 9,500 for the Cummins diesel (optional) and $ 2,900 for the 4 × 4 drive, a total of $ 64,595 or approx. . AU $ 88,400.

Operating the Ram 3500 to be sold Down Under is a 6.7-liter inline-six Cummins turbodiesel engine that pumps 370 hp (276 kW) and 850 lb-ft (1,152 Nm) of torque. This gives the pickup a maximum payload of up to 1,724 kg (3,800 lbs) and a braked traction of up to 8 tons.

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Ram Trucks Australia says it has tested 3,500 for 80,000km on dynos, 50,000km on real roads and completed a full 20,000km full durability test to ensure it is able to withstand the harsh conditions of Australia and all that. local buyers put it through.

Like other Ram models imported to Australia, the 3500 hits the local market as an international spec model before being converted from left-to-right driving in a process involving over 400 locally sourced parts.

“The all-new 3500 completes the task we set ourselves at the beginning of 2021: to deliver a full range of custom vehicles to the Australian consumer,” Ram Trucks Australia’s National Manager Jeff Barber said in a statement. “The 3500 is a remarkable vehicle cementing our product range in 2021. Only RAM Trucks Australia can deliver such a vehicle thanks to our robust and detailed planning, development, remanufacturing and testing program in collaboration with our local and global partners, including Stellantis (formerly Fiat). Chrysler Automobiles, USA). ”

Correction: We incorrectly reported the US MSRP for the RAM 3500 Laramie Crew Cab with Hemi V8 instead of the 6.7L Cummins Turbodiesel, which is a $ 9,500 option in the states.

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