we've yet to drive it, so far we're mighty impressed with
the new 2009
Dodge Ram 1500's fresh approach in design and functionality
that emphasizes day-to-day usability over extreme capability.
we've only seen
and touched the Crew Cab version. The traditional Regular Cab
model has remained out of sight. No longer! Here are the first
official Ram Regular Cab pictures, received from Chrysler.
Cab Ram 1500 will offer two bed lengths, 6-foot 4-inch
or an 8-foot cargo box. The truck will
have a 120-inch or 140-inch wheelbase, depending on the bed choice.
The Ram pickups shown in this story all have the short box and 120-inch
you won't be able to order the innovative new 'RamBox' side saddle storage
option. It will only be available for the Ram 1500 Crew Cab.
at the top is the Regular Cab Sport model, featuring a body colored
grille and body colored front and rear bumpers.
sportier R/T version (not pictured) will be based on the Regular Cab
Sport, with a short box, two-wheel-drive, the 380-hp / 404 lb-ft.
5.7-liter HEMI V8 and a 5-speed automatic transmission. It will feature
a ‘looser’ torque
converter with a higher K factor rating than other HEMI equipped Rams
and a 4.10 rear axle, for better off-the-line acceleration.
Dodge promises the R/T Sport will deliver best-in-class 0 to 60-mph performance
in about 6.1-seconds.
in the middle is the
Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab ST, the work truck in the family. The ST
can be ordered with a vinyl interior (seats and floor), 3.7-liter
V6 and a 6-speed manual transmission - for those looking for a value
priced half-ton pickup.
at the bottom is the Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab TRX-4 off-road pickup.
It features a two-tone paint job, suspension tweaks and Goodyear Wrangler
SRA All Terrain tires. Its short wheelbase will be appreciated
by four-wheel-drive fans looking for a nimbler full-size truck to take
off the pavement. It should be interesting to see how quickly the Ram's
new coil-spring rear suspension is embraced by TRX-4 drivers.