The retuned suspension delivers smoother, more comfortable ride quality without impacting on towing ability, according to RAM Trucks, with other additions across the range including rain-sensing wipers, auto dimming headlights and an automatic cargo area light.
Payload volume (but not necessarily capacity) is increased with the addition of an 8-foot (2496mm) load tub as an option to the existing 6-foot, 4-inch (1938mm) tub. Choosing the 8-foot tub means load volume increases from 1.6 to 2.1 cubic meters, with this version also coming with a larger 132lt fuel tank.
On RAM 2500s with the 8-foot tub, an optional extra is auto-levelling air suspension that detects payload or towing weight and automatically adjusts ride height to suit. On standard tubs with the optional ‘RamBoxes’ integral storage lockers, a full-length tonneau cover has been added.
Another new option for the RAM 2500 is a ‘Sport Appearance Pack’ that adds performance shock absorbers, black 20-inch rims, body-coloured grille and bumpers, full-length side steps, specially-trimmed projector headlights and black badging. Inside, all models get the latest uConnect 4 infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen with pinch-to-zoom function and a USB flip connection that allows two smartphones to be connected to the system with the ability to switch between both.
Finally, a five-seat layout is optional on the RAM 2500, with the front bench replaced by a pair of bucket seats. Pricing for the 2018 RAM range starts at $139,950 for the RAM 2500 Laramie and $144,350 for the RAM 3500 Laramie. See your RAM dealer for details.