RAM 1500 Big Horn 4.5T Towing capacity

1500 Big Horn – The famed Big Horn® nameplate has arrived in Australia on the new entry-level to the 1500 DT RAM range – welcome to the RAM 1500 Big Horn®.

RAM 1500 Big Horn 2023 towing boatWith RAM Trucks Australia continuing their market dominance – up 51.2% July YTD with 4,534 units sold – and the 1500 DS in run-out mode at $98,950 driveaway for a limited time, the new RAM 1500 Big Horn® is set to be the starting point to RAM ownership.

“We’ve sold nearly 25,000 RAMs since 2015 – across metropolitan, regional and rural areas – with many of them being used as fit-for-purpose vehicles for towing farm machinery, horse floats, caravans, boats and more,” says Jeff Barber, RAM Trucks Australia National Manager.

RAM 1500 Big Horn 2023 towing equipment

RAM 1500 Big Horn engine and towing

“The RAM 1500 Big Horn®, with its class-leading 4.5-tonnes max braked towing, legendary 5.7-litre V8 HEMI® and optional longer tub allows us to broaden our product offering. It’s a true workhorse, perfect for the job site during the week or dirt-biking on the weekend thanks to its ability to transport two bikes or a 6ft ladder without dropping the tailgate.”

Based on the DT variant, the RAM 1500 Big Horn® utilises the same iconic 5.7-litre V8 HEMI® engine, delivering 291kW and 556Nm through a silky-smooth 8-speed gearbox. This legendary powertrain features eTorque technology creating a mild hybrid system which assists the fuel-saving cylinder deactivation and delivers a refined Stop/Start function. The combined fuel consumption is 12.2L/100km.

RAM 1500 Big Horn 2023 badge

Importantly, the V8 HEMI® also helps facilitate best-in-class towing abilities for the RAM 1500 Big Horn®, with up to 4.5 tonne max braked towing capacity available.

Big Horn® continues its no-nonsense practicality with a choice of either 5’7” or longer wheelbase 6’4” tub complete with bedliner, multiple tie-down points, bed step, 18” alloys and a useful payload of 900kg.

RAM 1500 Big Horn 2023 interior

RAM 1500 Big Horn interior

Inside, robust cloth seats, 60/40 stadium folding rear bench, trailer sway control function and hill-start assist double-down on the practicality equation, while a full suite of airbags help keep driver and passengers alike safe.

RAM 1500 Big Horn 2023 interior central screen

Other key Big Horn® highlights include:

  • 8.4″ Uconnect® Touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple Carplay® and Android Auto
  • Electric Rear Sliding Cab Window
  • Cruise Control
  • Front and Rear ParkSense® Park Assist System
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather-wrapped and Heated Steering Wheel
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls
  • Electro-chromatic Rear View Mirror

Pricing

The RAM 1500 Big Horn® is available with a choice of two cargo tub lengths. The 5’7” tub variants starts from $119,950 plus on roads costs, while the 6’4” variant is $120,950 – both are available to order now.

RAM Trucks Australia

RAM Trucks Australia is part of the Ateco Group, the world’s only RAM-authorised manufacturer of right- hand drive RAM trucks. The relationship with RAM Trucks in the USA initially began in late 2013 and continues to innovate to deliver a no compromise, full-size pick-up truck that leads in durability, technology, efficiency and luxury.

All RAM Trucks Australia vehicles are international-spec vehicles, uniquely coded for the Australian and New Zealand markets and the local build process.

RAM Trucks Australia is now the biggest vehicle manufacturer in Australia. With over 1,000 new parts on the DS, DT and heavy-duty models, there are significant local supply chain benefits of this fast-growing vehicle segment.

RAM 1500 Big Horn 2023 towing rear

RAM Trucks model lineup

Australia’s biggest and best pickup truck range starts with the RAM 1500 Express® Crew and Warlock models in the original DS variant, followed by the 1500 Laramie® and new Laramie® Sport, 1500 Limited in the DT model range, and the Heavy Duty 2500 Laramie® and Heavy Duty 3500 Laramie®.

Rounding out the most comprehensive range of official, RAM-authorised, fit-for-purpose full-size pick-up trucks in the country is the new RAM TRX®, a powerful halo model for RAM Trucks Australia.

RAM Trucks Australia is part of the Ateco Group, the world’s only RAM-authorised manufacturer of right-hand drive RAM trucks. The relationship with RAM Trucks in the USA initially began in late 2013 and continues to innovate to deliver a no compromise, full-size pick-up truck that leads in durability, technology, efficiency and luxury.

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Rob first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then.Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.