New trim offers “customized performance features straight from the factory.”
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Nowadays, the performance truck is all about fast off-roading, a la the 702-horsepower Ram TRX. That hi-po hauler lends some of its unique features to this more approachable pair. For starters, the Raptor-fighter was the first of this 1500 generation to feature a console-mounted shifter and paddle shifters behind the wheel. The G/T models pick those up, plus a metal pedal kit. A Mopar cold-end exhaust and cold-air intake are also included as standard, helping the 5.7-liter V8 breathe easier. Ram’s eTorque mild hybrid system is also standard-fit.
Outside, buyers will find a smattering of G/T decals and a sport performance hood to mark out these new models. Inside, there are leather bucket seats with the requisite trim logo and high bolsters. Mopar all-weather floor mats round out the interior upgrades.
The G/T models’ Uconnect system now features Performance Pages, as found in various SRT models. From here, drivers can check their acceleration times, g-forces, and engine performance. Owners also have the option of downloading the data to a USB stick.
“Ram has a strong history of performance trucks and the Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T models add to that while expanding the light-duty lineup with the segment’s best combination of performance, capability, luxury and technology” said Ram CEO Mike Koval Jr. “Ram 1500 G/T buyers will enjoy this combination of performance and luxury that the newest additions to our versatile lineup offer.”
The 2022 Ram Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T both come in Crew Cab form, and will be available in third quarter of 2021. The Rebel G/T will list for $57,070 ($75,575 CAD); the Laramie G/T will run $57,175 ($78,450 CAD). Both prices include destination. Canada will also offer a third, unique Sport G/T trim, from $72,175 CAD.
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