Ram Trucks is making some tweaks and updates to the 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups for the 2023 model year.
The model year updates are largely centred around new infotainment and safety technologies.
It’s worth noting though all the Ram pickups sold in Australia are built at the same production facilities as the US models, before being converted from left- to right-hand drive locally by Walkinshaw Automotive Group in Clayton, Victoria.
Headlining the changes for 2023 is the availability of a 12-inch “frameless” digital instrument cluster across the Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 ranges.
This replaces the the analogue instrument dials and 7.0-inch TFT trip computer display.
The 12-inch digital instrument cluster offers five configurable tiles, with all the cluster settings able to be saved to a driver profile.
Drivers are also able to choose between analogue-style or digital instrumentation on the digital instrument cluster.
All 2023 Ram models also receive a rear-seat reminder, as well as a LED hitch lamp in the tailgate handle.
Ram 1500 models with the 12-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen infotainment screen now receive Emergency Vehicle Alert System (EVAS).
The Ram 1500 Rebel, which isn’t offered locally, now receives Selec-Speed Control, which is essentially a low-speed, off-road-oriented cruise control system, as standard.
This technology is also a part of the Back Country Package on Ram 1500 Big Horn and Lone Star variants, as well as the Off-Road Group on Ram 1500 Big Horn, Lone Star, Laramie, Limited Longhorn and Limited variants.
There are also new 22-inch all-terrain tyres available with the Off-Road Group on Ram 1500 Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited models.
Two special edition Ram 1500 models are joining the range for the 2023 model year; the Limited Elite Edition and the (RAM)Red Edition, which both feature unique specifications.
The Ram 2500 and 3500 are available with an optional digital rear-view mirror that displays video in real time from a rear-facing camera and can be turned off to revert to a traditional reflective mirror.
There are new trailer towing mirrors with telescoping capability available across the Ram 2500 and 3500 ranges.
Laramie and Limited variants of the Ram 2500 and 3500 are now available with a new Mopar sport performance bonnet.
Trailer Reverse Steering Control is now available on the Ram 2500 and 3500, which allows drivers to use a dial to steer where they want the trailer to go, and automatically steers the car accordingly.
Lastly, Ram 2500 and 3500 models now have “camera system enhancements”, including behind-trailer and blind-spot views.
Ram still offers the older DS-generation Ram 1500 pickup in Australia, known as the Ram 1500 Classic in the US, but none of these model year updates apply to it.
Although Ram Trucks Australia hasn’t confirmed if or when these 2023 model year updates are coming to Australia, it recently announced it’s bringing the baja-ready Ram 1500 TRX Down Under.
This Ford F-150 Raptor R-rivalling pickup is priced from $199,950 before on-road costs and is powered by a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine producing 523kW of power and 882Nm of torque.