All-new 2025 Ram 1500 RHO Pickup Truck Answers The Call For Off-road Duty

The baby TRX has 35-inch tyres, long-travel suspension, high-strength parts, and an all-new 3.0-litre Hurricane High Output (H/O) Straight-Six Turbo

The all-new 2025 Ram 1500 RHO has made its official debut and is off-road ready right out of the box. As part of Ram’s Core/Electric/Sport approach, Ram 1500 RHO expands the Sport lineup that already consists of Ram 1500 Warlock, Rebel, Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel and Power Wagon. It offers increased off-road capability and performance with meaner aesthetics. Ram 1500 RHO, which is presumably named after the rhino, draws on years of experience developing high-performance trucks like the 1964 Dodge Custom Sport Special, 1978 Li’l Red Express, 2004 SRT-10 and 2021 TRX.

Off-road credentials & interior: 35-inch tyres & 2-inch lift kit

Inspired by desert off-road racers, The special robust, long-travel suspension system with adaptive damping, , incorporates high-strength forged aluminium front upper and lower control arms with a focus on caster and camber angles during suspension cycling. The oversized 35-inch all-terrain tyres that wrap around 18-inch bead lock wheels, along with a 2-inch lift contribute to remarkable off-road clearances. The RHO has an approach angle of 31 degrees, a breakover angle of 22 degrees, a departure angle of 25 degrees, and up to 11.8 inches of ground clearance.

It is also claimed to have the best-in-class interior with over 50 inches of combined available digital display screens, including class-exclusive 10.25-inch front passenger screen and dual wireless charging pads.

Rhino Power: 540 horse V6, 8-spd and a sub-5 second run to 60 mph

Behind the new grille of the 2025 Ram 1500 RHO, which features a “RAM” logo, is an all-new 3.0-litre Hurricane High Output (H/O) Straight-Six Turbo (SST) engine from the Stellantis Hurricane Twin-turbo family and is claimed to be the most powerful six cylinder in the segment. It is rated at 540 horsepower and 706 Nm of torque, delivering improved fuel economy and fewer emissions while generating more horsepower and torque than a typical naturally aspirated V-8. It is coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission and is capable of going from 0-96 km/h in 4.6 seconds. All the power helps it top out at 190 km/h.

This new powertrain features a more balanced weight distribution. It also has a towing capacity of over 3800 kg, a maximum payload of 670 Kg and its fording depth is rated at up to 810 mm.

Pricing & warranty: Starting at USD 71,990

2025 Ram 1500 RHO will be built in Sterling Heights, Michigan and is scheduled to arrive in showrooms in late 2024. Stateside, it has a starting rice of USD 71,990, which is considerably cheaper than the TRX model. Watch this space for more details on the pricing and warranty details for the GCC region.

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