CHICAGO -- Ram is updating back-country, heavy-duty offerings for 2017 with a freshened Power Wagon trim and expanded off-road packages across its three-quarter-ton pickup lineup.
The new off-road packages will be available across the Ram 2500 lineup and include a number of options to improve the pickup’s performance in rough terrain, such as hill-descent control, which allows the driver to automatically and safely descend steep terrain without using the brake. The feature had been available only on the heavy-duty’s traditional off-roader, the Power Wagon.
“We’ve had customers ask us for an off-road truck in our heavy-duty series, but we’re not going to limit it. We’re going to have it available with every single cab, with every single powertrain, in all the trims and with all the colors,” said Ram brand head Bob Hegbloom.
The off-road packages, available beginning in the third quarter, will feature all-terrain tires and larger fender flares, underbody protection devices, limited-slip differentials, improved shock absorbers and special badging. Pricing was not announced.