Having previously reviewed the RAM 1500 in 2020, we recently took the chance to get behind the wheel of the latest addition to the series - the RAM 1500 Warlock.
Sitting one step above the entry 1500 Express Quad and under the hi-spec Laramie, the Express Crew features more space, higher specification and a sportier appearance .
Priced from $89,950 plus on-road costs, the full-size 1500 Express Crew truck features the larger cabin found on the Laramie – meaning more head, shoulder and leg room for passengers than any other five-seat ute on the market.
Outside, the 1750mm tub, features a hard-wearing, spray-in bed liner and can be optioned with the innovative RamBox Cargo Management System. These lockable storage units are built into the side rails of the tub and feature lighting and drainage.
Power is again delivered by the legendary 5.7-litre V8 Hemi engine, the only V8 currently available in the full-size pick-up segment – with 291kW and 556Nm of torque – combines to deliver a maximum braked towing weight of 4.5 tonnes.
The 1500 Express Crew builds on the well-equipped Express Quad by adding updated connectivity with the 8.4” Uconnect Touchscreen system featuring Apple CarPlay and Google Android – as well as dual zone air conditioning.
To further enhance the already tough looks of the truck, it comes with a Sports Hood, black accent package and unique limited-edition colours of Diamond Black, Bright White, Granite Crystal and Flame Red.
Every RAM is backed by a three year/100,000km warranty with Roadside Assistance, and requires a service every 12 months or 12,000km, via 13 dedicated RAM dealers throughout New Zealand.
On the right side
RAM Trucks Australia began re-manufacturing left-hand drive heavy duty models into right-hand drive vehicles in late 2015.
Each truck undergoes a re-engineering process that designs and produces right-hand drive trucks for Australia and New Zealand. This includes using 400 locally sourced re-manufacture parts.
As a result, RAM Trucks Australia is the world’s only factory-authorised RHD manufacturer of RAM Trucks and Australia’s only 24-hour vehicle manufacturing facility.