Ram announced today that production of the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has begun at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The first vehicle – VIN No. 001 – is a Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition adorned in exclusive Anvil exterior paint that will be auctioned for charity. More details on the auction will be available early next year.
“We’re ecstatic to announce the start of production of the award-winning, all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX,” said Mike Koval Jr., Head of Ram Brand. “The Ram 1500 TRX bolsters the brand’s strong history of high-performance trucks while expanding Ram’s light-duty lineup with the segment’s best combination of performance, capability, luxury and technology.
FCA invested nearly $1.5 billion USD to retool SHAP to build the next-generation Ram 1500 and to support the future growth of the Ram brand. The all-new truck officially launched in March 2018.
More than 7,200 employees currently build the award-winning truck.
A proven and reliable high-performance engine, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is powered by a 6.2-litre supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine that delivers top output for extended driving sessions without degradation in performance. The half-ton pickup truck is rated at 702 horsepower, 650 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers a new level of performance: 0-97 kilometres per hour (km/h) in 4.5 seconds, the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 174 km/h and a top speed of 190 km/h.
The new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX was recently named the winner of the prestigious MotorTrend Truck of the Year® competition, marking the third consecutive year the Ram brand captured the coveted award. Ram 1500 won in 2019, and Ram Heavy Duty took top honours for 2020.