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Ram to make police truck?

by David Zatz on

Sources within Chrysler say that Ram will be preparing a truck for police use, including powertrain changes to make the standard Rams better suited to emergency vehicle duty. While no information is available, it is likely that the engine and transmission cooling would be beefed up, extra wiring added for various add-ons (particularly special lighting), and battery and alternator capacity increased. In some cases components from the heavy duty or chassis cab Rams would likely be adapted to the Ram 1500.

police ram truck rendering

This news comes after the showing of a Durango in police trim, completely with internal controllers for siren and special-vehicle lights.

The Ram would most likely be sold as a “special service vehicle” rather than as a pursuit truck. Neither Ford nor GM offer a pickup with a specified police package, and there is a market: commercial enforcement, game wardens, and park rangers all use pickups, along with some specialized police officers (e.g. at weigh stations).

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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