[데일리카 임상현 기자] A new pickup truck was born that would threaten the seat of Ford’s F150 Raptor. Based on Ram’s 1500 model, the main character is TRX, which enhances powertrain performance and off-road performance.
Ford’s F150, Ram’s 1500, and Chevrolet Silverado, which are leading the North American pickup market, are pickup trucks representing each manufacturer. Among them, Ford is steadily releasing the Raptor, which has enhanced off-road performance based on the F150, by generation. Competitor Ram has unveiled a new 1500 TRX to confront the F150 Raptor, which is sweeping the high-performance pickup truck market, and is challenging to stop the solo F150 Raptor.
Based on Ram’s 1500 model, the TRX is full of features that are specialized for off-road driving. The 1500 TRX, which excludes the shiny chrome decoration, protects the body from damage caused by various foreign substances by padding with a thick plastic decoration that wraps the front lamp and grill. Raised close to a meter.
The interior emphasized that it is a high-performance model with thick seats and red stitching around the large 12-inch display that is not envious of the tablet PC. In addition, the electronic gear lever shifting method of the existing rotary method was changed to increase the convenience of operation.
The heart that will go through the powerful off-road is the 6.2-liter V8 Hemi engine that delivers a maximum output of 702 hp and a maximum torque of about 90 kgf.m. Competitive model F150 Raptor, compared to the V6 3.5 liter turbo engine that produces 450 horsepower, it is impossible to compete.
The transmission is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the driving force is transmitted through a two-speed transfer case. Even with a heavy weight of over 2.5 tons, thanks to the powerful engine, the acceleration time to 100 km/h is only 4.5 seconds, and the maximum speed of 10.5 seconds to 160 km/h is 190 km/h.
Most of the components, including the front and rear axles and suspension, have been redesigned to withstand high power and various rough roads. The 1500 TRX, which has undergone a redesign process of about 75%, is filled with high-strength steel to increase rigidity, and aluminum materials are actively used throughout the body including the suspension arm excluding the frame to reduce the increased weight.
In addition, the Ram 1500 TRX is equipped with a Bilstein damper and Dana’s electronic differential lock as standard, and has a multi-link suspension structure with an increase in shock absorption by about 40% compared to the previous 1500 model.
Ram plans to start selling the 1500 TRX in December this year. The selling price is about $70,000 in local terms, and will be produced at the Michigan factory..
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