Tuesday 27 July 2021

The all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Ram 1500 TRX can handle most punishing conditions

AUBURN HILLS, August 18, 2020

The all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the apex predator of the truck world, and cements Ram Truck as North America’s off-road truck leader. 
Ram TRX expands the light-duty lineup and sets new benchmarks for power and performance among half-ton pickup trucks with the 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 engine.
“The all-new 2021 Ram TRX sets the benchmark for extreme performance pickup trucks and solidifies Ram Truck’s position as the off-road truck leader,” said Mike Koval, Head of Ram Brand, FCA - North America. “Ram has a strong history of high-performance trucks and TRX adds to that while expanding the light-duty lineup with the segment’s best combination of performance, capability, luxury and technology.”
Rated at 702 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, the 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi V-8 engine powers the Ram TRX to a top speed of 118 mph. Combined with a high-torque-capacity TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the Ram TRX delivers a new level of performance: 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 4.5 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph.
A proven and reliable high-performance engine, the 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 engine delivers top output for extended driving sessions without degradation in performance.
The 2021 Ram TRX benefits from up to 32 inches of water fording, up to 8,100 pounds towing and a maximum payload capacity of 1,310 pounds.
The 2021 Ram TRX features an aggressive stance and an impossibly wide, muscular body wrapped over the top of it. Like a mixed martial arts fighter in a tailored tuxedo, the Ram TRX makes an impactful visual statement with an acute “hour-glass” body design that features composite flares and fender wells that have been stretched to cover aggressive 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory 325/65/R18 All-Terrain tyres.
Ram TRX is 8 inches wider when compared to the rest of the Ram 1500 lineup and the composite flares help to compensate for a 6-inch increase in track width. Normally, Ram 1500 features a wheel that is 8 inches wide but the TRX design team had to accommodate a wheel that is 9 inches wide.
The front axle was shifted 20 millimetres forward to accommodate the 35-inch Goodyear Territory All- Terrain tyres that were designed exclusively for TRX. The 35-inch tyres are available with 18-inch beadlock-ready wheels with accent-color-matched rings.
LED clearance marker lights flank the front bumper, creating a menacing light signature that further sets TRX apart from anything on the road – day or night. A new, aluminum hood features bright LED clearance lights that are integrated in the hood scoop.
The hood scoop is responsible for 50% of air entering the 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 engine while the other 50-percent enters through the grille. Design elements like the functional hood scoop are complemented by secondary details such as the functional air curtain just outboard of the headlamps, relieving high pressure zones at the front corners, and allowing air to pass through the fenders.
A unique R-A-M badge, front grille, hood, skid plates and steel bumpers help the TRX meet extreme functional objectives. The “R-A-M” badge is bigger when compared to the rest of the Ram 1500 lineup and features a new “flow-through” design that assists with airflow. All-black premium LED headlamps, including twin bi-functional projector headlamps, are standard.
TRX buyers can choose an optional full-length rock rail for added body/sill protection or traditional off-road powder-coated aluminium running boards. Optional body-side and hood graphics are available as a pair or separately.
Ram TRX features new box outers made of steel and are wider than that of a traditional Ram 1500. A bed-mounted spare tyre carrier is available in addition to the standard full-size spare tyre that sits underneath the bed, between the rear axle and trailer hitch. Premium LED taillamps are standard on TRX and the bezels allow for the Blind Spot Monitor function to see around the extended box outers.
Closing out the rear of the truck, a large “R-A-M” badge, similar to that seen on Rebel, stretches across the tail gate. Center identification marker lights, like what is seen on Ram Heavy Duty models, are tucked between the tailgate and rear bumper.
The new aesthetic is taken to even higher levels of visual impact with oversized tow hooks, found at the front and rear of the truck, and integrated 5-inch dual exhaust ports driving the functional performance objective home.
The 2021 Ram TRX combines all-new features, technology and authentic premium materials with extreme performance, class-leading quality, comfort and durability. The interior design team chose premium textures, colours and material, including available hand-wrapped leather instrument panels for unexpected luxury throughout. -- Tradearabia News Service


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