RAM has come a long way since breaking away from the Dodge brand and becoming a brand in its own right in 2010. The truck maker has become one of America’s best-selling nameplates in recent years, with its 1500 line of full-size trucks making headlines. against the Blue Oval and the Golden Bowtie.
But that doesn’t mean RAM has completely forgotten its Dodge roots, which led us to the birth of the RAM 1500 TRX or simply RAM TRX. At the very top of the food chain, the RAM TRX stands as one of the most powerful trucks you can buy straight from the showroom.
A year after its introduction in the US, the RAM TRX has finally reached the Philippine coast.
Powered by the engine normally found in Dodge muscle cars, the RAM TRX isn’t your typical workhorse. It runs on a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 HEMI engine, also known as the Hellcat, which produces a whopping 702 horsepower and 881 Nm of torque. This full-size truck is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed transmission and sprints to 97 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.
RAM equips the TRX with performance parts to match that power, like a new five-link independent rear suspension system. This is combined with all-new 2.6-inch Bilstein Black Hawk e2 front and rear adaptive performance shocks that are custom-made for the TRX to provide faster response time, exceptional damping and heat dissipation when driving fast through rougher terrain.
The design of the RAM TRX needs no introduction. Styled with function and form in mind, the front of the RAM TRX looks menacing and provides ample ventilation for the power inductor and power plant under the hood. It is equipped with a full LED Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), including dual bi-function projector headlights, fog lights and taillights. It also integrates new LED clearance lamps mounted in the hood air intake and front bumper flares. The TRX wears a set of 18-inch black aluminum wheels.
The toughness and aggressiveness of the exterior are matched by an equally busy, carbon fiber decorated interior with a touch of refinement. It comes with a thick, flat-bottomed, suede-wrapped steering wheel, paddle shifters, a console switch, and red suede and leather detailing found in areas such as the plush bucket seats and shift knob.
Technical features include a head-up display for the driver, along with 8-way power seats for both driver and passenger, with 4-way lumbar support and memory for the driver’s seat. All seats, front and rear, are heated or ventilated. To round off the useful features, the TRX also comes with a digital rear-view mirror, a cluster 7-inch TFT color display, a new performance floor switch, USB charging ports and a wireless charging dock.
In the center of the dash is a built-in 12-inch touchscreen display with UConnect 12.0 navigation connected to a 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system – fully integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
RAM doesn’t forget that despite having supercar-beating numbers, the TRX is still a truck. It still features a multi-function damped tailgate with remote release, 7-pin wiring harness, E-Locker rear axle, Mopar 4 adjustable load lashing hooks, a deployable Mopar bed step and tow hooks.
For safety, the RAM TRX comes with advanced multi-stage front airbags, supplemental side airbags, LATCH-ready child seat anchorage system, blind spot and cross path detection, brake assist, electronic roll limitation, full-speed forward collision warning, Parksense front/rear Park Assist, a Surround View camera system and a Sentry Key Theft Deterrent system.
The RAM TRX is truly a beast among mortals and retails for P8,290,000. It is available from the following authorized RAM dealers:
301 Westgate Center, Commerce Avenue, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
(+632) 8461 6281 / (+632) 8334 1487
Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Cebu City
(+6332) 260 3333 / +63977 825 5337
Clark Auto Zone, MA Roxas Highway, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
(+6345) 499 5562 / +63998 590 2658 / +63999 223 0295
1008 EDSA Greenhills, San Juan City, Metro Manila
(+632) 8784 5002
Laus Group Corporate Center JASA San Jose City of San Fernando, Pampanga
+63999 223 0295