At the NTEA Work Truck Show, Chrysler's Ram Truck brand announced it would expand Ram 1500 Tradesman availability to include Crew Cab and Quad Cab models. It was previously only available in a regular cab. Tradesman is a value-priced package designed to meet the needs of small businessmen, construction jobsites and commercial fleets at an affordable price.
"From the moment we launched it, the Ram 1500 Tradesman was a hit," says Fred Diaz, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico. The new models add room for six adults.
The 4.7-liter V8 engine that powers the truck is rated at 310 hp and 330 lb.-ft. of torque. It also provides up to 20 mpg. An optional 5.7-liter Hemi V8 provides 390 hp and 407 lb.-ft. of torque.
Features include link-coil rear suspension, heavy-duty cooling, Class IV receiver hitch, 4- and 7-pin trailer connectors, in-floor storage on crew cab models, forward-opening doors on Quad Cab, power windows and a six-speaker stero with CD player and audio input jack. In addition, Ram Tradesman 4.7-liter models now come with a no-cost RamBox cargo management system that includes lighted, lockable storage for tools and adjustable tie-downs.