The fact that the Philippines is a pickup-loving country is no secret. Don’t kid yourself, though, by saying the trucks around these parts are comparable in stature to the beasts that roam around over in the US.
Given the competition, US carmakers need to do a lot more to help their trucks stand out. Sometimes, these efforts come in the form of releases like the new Mopar Ram 1500 Special Edition.
Basically, what you’re looking at here is the pickup’s 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine being paired with a handful of Mopar goodies. The package includes add-ons and upgrades like exclusive decals, a new black grille trim, black exhaust tips, tow hooks, and Mopar running boards. The interior gets some alterations, too, such as a serialized instrument panel badge, and new seats featuring Mopar branding with Light Diesel Gray stitching.
“The Mopar ’21 Ram 1500 is a head-turning, factory-backed rig straight from our custom shop,” Mopar Service North America vice president Mark Bosanac said in a statement. “Across the entire Ram lineup, Mopar offers more than 600 quality-tested, factory-backed parts, and accessories.”
Sales are set to begin later this year. If you’re interested, you’ll need to add $8,500 (over P411,000) on top of the standard Ram 1500 Big Horn or Ram 1500 Lone Star Crew Cab. It’s also worth noting that only 250 units of the Mopar Ram 1500 Special Edition are being made—210 for the US market, and 40 for neighboring Canada.
Yeah, 250 units isn’t a lot, so if you’re desperate to stand out, that sum might be worth it. How much would you be willing to spend to separate your ride from the rest of the pack?