Review: RAM 2500 Utility Light Commercial Truck
RAM 2500: Introduction
The changes in the landscape of the light truck market go way beyond just the booming sales figures. For one, the range of these compact and versatile trucks has given the industry a whole new look and allowed operators to extend their operations beyond the traditional truck operations that have usually heavily relied on the equipment’s size and power. Though it may seem like more of a norm today, flexibility has not always been a priority for truck makers. But still, such remarkable changes have created a whole new market that’s solely dedicated for this small, durable, but more versatile machines, we now know as light commercial vehicles or utes.
A few weeks ago, our team had a chance to take on another lightweight truck, whose actual product line has been selling quite well with small and medium sized operators around the world. The RAM 2500 Utility Light Commercial Truck.
RAM 2500: Key Features
Formidable engine system
The Ram 2500 comes with the next-Generation diesel exhaust fluid (DEF)/Select Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system that’s fully compliant with the latest federal mandates. Meanwhile, the new diesel cooling system dissipates heat 25 percent more efficiently and now incorporates an improved, 11-blade fan. Improvements also apply to Ram’s available class-exclusive G56 six-speed manual transmission, now modified to handle the increased torque of 660 lb-ft; its hard-finished gear system aims to reduce noise levels.
Powerful and reliable
The light commercial truck comes with a newly gross vehicle weight rating that’s hand in hand with the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel which can vault maximum GVWR up to 10,000 lb. The truck also features a new three-link suspension system to ensure the appropriate roll stiffness and provide better stability, especially when dealing with heavy-duty applications. In addition, the vehicle will be covered by a three year/100,00km warranty and roadside assistance.
A new approach to the key design elements of the Ram gives the truck an energised look. For starters, the exterior design comes with great styling and good aerodynamics that according to Ram, matches the powertrain perfectly. Inside, a brand new large 8.4-inch touch-screen radio in select new 2013 Ram Heavy Duty models will offer full-color displays, including three-dimensional imaging of landmarks and modelling. Meanwhile, space management is done nicely inside, thanks to the spacious cab and the ergonomic control system that should make it much easier for drivers to operate the truck.
RAM 2500: Price
$119,990 AUD GST Inclusive (Used) – Foton Geelong
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RAM 2500: Verdict
The RAM commercial light truck range has long built a reputation as a reliable and consummate choice for many operators all over the world. The truck’s not only an effective workhorse since it can also easily double as a good off-road vehicle for your family and friends. Meanwhile, the interior provides superior comfort and safety, and the powertrain can surely keep the driver, passenger, and even important goods secure and comfortable during travels.