Announces 2003 Ram Heavy Duty Pricing
Hills, MI - Chrysler Group today announced pricing
for the all-new 2003 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty pickups. The all-new 2003
Dodge Ram Heavy Duty debuts as the most powerful heavy-duty pickup
on the market, and features a base Manufacturer Suggested Retail
Price (MSRP) of $22,540 (plus $740 destination) that includes the
legendary HEMI® V-8, which returns as the most powerful standard
engine in the segment.
Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 Quad Cab SLT, Dual Rear Wheel
toughest Dodge Ram trucks ever made need powertrains to match, and
partnering the all-new 5.7-liter HEMI Magnum is the all-new 305
horsepower High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel, which delivers a class-leading
555 lb.-ft. and class-leading Gross Combined Weight Rating of 23,000
a standard 5.7-liter HEMI Magnum V-8 and an available Cummins Turbo
Diesel, the most powerful diesel engine available, Dodge Ram Heavy
Duty trucks live up to their reputation as the most powerful, the
longest lasting and the most capable line of pickups available on
the planet," said Darryl Jackson, Vice President of Dodge Marketing.
"The combination of those attributes with very competitive
pricing, the 'Big Rig' styling introduced on Ram 1500 and exceptional
interior packaging, make the new Dodge Ram Heavy Duty the benchmark
of the heavy-duty segment."
competitively, the 2003 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty boasts the 345 horsepower
5.7-liter HEMI Magnum as standard equipment, a full 100 horsepower
increase over the previous standard V-8. Ram Heavy Duty also features
standard air conditioning, the largest standard wheels and tires
in the segment, the largest brakes in the segment equipped with
standard four-wheel disc ABS.
Ram Heavy Duty was designed to be as durable as it is powerful,
and Ram is the only truck in the heavy-duty segment to offer an
industry-leading seven year/70,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
The warranty, which is fully transferable to subsequent owners at
no extra cost, is provided free of charge. Components covered by
the "7/70 Powertrain Warranty" include engines, transmissions/transaxles,
transfer cases and axles.
base price on the 2003 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Regular Cab ST 2500
4x2, featuring standard HEMI Magnum power, is $23,280 ($740 destination
charge included). A typically equipped Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 2500
Regular Cab ST 4x2 model is $24,365, only a $175 increase versus
the 2002 model it replaces and, like all new 2003 Dodge Ram Heavy
Duty pickups, featuring increased standard equipment. The 2003 Dodge
Ram Heavy Duty 3500 Regular Cab ST 4x2 has a base price of $25,165.
Typically equipped to the consumer, the price is $26,259, up just
$175 versus the 2002 Heavy Duty 3500.
a host of new standard equipment offerings, the all-new 2003 Dodge
Ram Heavy Duty maintains the strong market position established
by the new Dodge Ram 1500, which was ranked first in owner satisfaction
in AutoPacific Inc.'s 2002 Vehicle Satisfaction Score (VSS) study.
Dodge Ram Heavy Duty also boasts an additional three inches of cab
space on the Regular Cab models and is the only Regular Cab that
can fit a set of golf clubs behind the seats. Ram Quad Cab™
models also feature substantially increased interior room and the
added versatility of four, real doors.
all-new 2003 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty trucks are produced at the Company's
Saltillo, Mexico and St. Louis North Assembly Plants.