In the realm of Mexican automotive offerings, the Ram 1500 Classic HEMI® Sport emerges as a unique and exclusive model, catering to discerning consumers seeking a blend of power, functionality, and affordability within the full-size pickup segment.
Produced at the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant, this model is a continuation of Ram’s fourth-generation lineup, maintaining relevance alongside its successor, the fifth-generation Ram 1500. While the latter stands as the brand’s flagship, the Classic HEMI® Sport serves as a budget-conscious alternative, extending access to a full-size pickup experience previously thought unattainable.
At the heart of the Ram 1500 Classic HEMI® Sport lies the revered 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine, coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This configuration aims to deliver reliable performance, characteristic of the Ram lineage, tailored to meet the demands of the Mexican market.
One of its distinctive features is the engineered suspension system, comprising an independent front suspension with coil springs and heavy-duty shock absorbers, complemented by a 5-link rear coil spring suspension. This setup promises a balanced ride, whether maneuvering urban streets or tackling rugged terrains, prioritizing a blend of comfort and stability.
Externally, the truck presents a robust and purposeful design, featuring Gloss Black inserts on the grille, body-colored fascias, and black side mirrors. The inclusion of quad-halogen headlights, fog lights, and a double exhaust system not only adds to its aesthetic appeal but also aligns with functional requirements.
Stepping into the cabin, occupants are greeted with functional features. The 8.4-inch Uconnect® 4C touchscreen takes center stage, equipped with GPS navigation, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto. Complemented by a 6-speaker audio system, multiple USB ports, and versatile auxiliary outputs, it aims to address entertainment and connectivity needs.
Interior comfort is addressed through premium cloth seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, and various storage compartments for practicality. The 3.5-inch B/W TFT instrument cluster keeps drivers informed, while the rear folding seats and electric sliding rear window enhance versatility.
Equipped with P275/60R20 BSW tires on 20-inch aluminum rims and a 17-inch spare tire on a steel rim, the truck balances performance and contingency. Its sizable cargo area accommodates diverse loads, catering to both vocational and leisure purposes.
Safety features include multistage airbags, ABS, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring, and a reverse camera, prioritizing passenger security.
With a starting price of $854,900 MXN, approximately $42,000 USD, the Ram 1500 Classic HEMI® Sport underscores Ram’s commitment to delivering quality and performance within an attractive value proposition. Its commendable towing and payload capacities make it a viable option for diverse consumer needs in the Mexican market.
This truck was in inventory at Ram Peugeot Hermosillo.
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