The RAM brand is known for its hard-working, tough, and capable chassis cab trucks in the North American market. Over the last decade, the Ram 4000 Chassis Cab has played an important role in the Ram Truck portfolio in the Mexican marketplace. What is a Ram 4000 you may be wondering? The Ram 4000 is a unique package built exclusively for the Mexican marketplace and meets the needs of a majority of businesses in the country.
For the 2022 model year, the Ram 4000 Chassis Cab returns virtually unchanged with two cab configurations and two chassis lengths. With the Regular Cab models, customers are able to choose from two different chassis dimensions, a short chassis (60-inch distance from the cab to rear axle) known as “P” and a long chassis (84-inch distance from the cab to rear axle) or “PL”. The Crew Cab model comes only in the 60-inch cab to rear axle configuration.
What sets the Ram 4000 apart from the 3500 Chassis Cab is that its only available with gasoline power. That’s right, no diesel option here. While RAM did away with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 in the Heavy Duty lineup for Canada and the United States, it continues in the Mexican Ram 4000 Regular Cab models.
The 5.7-liter HEMI is good for 383 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 400 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm, which is backed by either a Tremec TR4050 5-speed manual transmission (which is not available on other Heavy Duty models) on rear-wheel-drive models or a 66RFE 6-speed automatic which is standard on the 4×4 models. The Regular Cab models can provide a load capacity of up to 3,499 kg (7,714 lbs).
The Crew Cab version features the brawny 6.4-liter HEMI V8 BGE (or Big Gas Engine) delivering 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. The 8HP75-LCV TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission comes as standard equipment with the 6.4-liter. Crew Cab offers the best load capacity of 6,402 lbs. (2,904kg) and towing of 14,969 lbs. (6,790kg) in its category.
All of the 2022 Ram 4000 Chassis Cabs offer a flat-frame surface, making it easy for up-fitters to install multiple body configurations to the truck. to install multiple body styles. Additionally, the Ram 4000 has a Vehicle System Interface Module (VSIM) connectivity module specifically designed to facilitate any type of aftermarket electrical installation in the truck, allowing the bodybuilder to activate multiple applications safely and with the guarantee of not altering the specific electrical circuits from the factory.
Ram 4000’s multi-leaf spring, solid-axle, and stabilizer bar rear suspension have been specifically designed for the Mexican marketplace. The structure is necessary for loads of pavement conditions with potholes, bumps, or if there is no road.
The exterior of the Ram 4000 features the bold “R-A-M” grille with chrome inserts, hood with “Heavy Duty” emblems (that’s right, no 4000 badges here), black front bumper, black trim on the front fenders, and automatic quad-halogen headlamps. Other exterior details are the LED clearance lights, black door handles, variable-speed windshield wipers, and 17-inch steel wheels.
Ram 4000 Crew Cab models feature black power-adjustable swing-away tow mirrors with heating elements and courtesy lights. Low-beam daytime running lights and front-tow hooks are also standard.
Inside, the Regular Cab models feature push-button-start, 40/20/40 fabric front seat type bench, 4-way driver and passenger seats with manual adjustments, 3.5-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) cluster, monochromatic glass, manual locks, 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, and USB charging port in the center console, steering wheel with height adjustment. Other standard features include a passenger visor with vanity mirror, interior grab handles for both the driver and passenger, and storage space behind the seats. Both the P and PL models offer an upgrade of air conditioning with the addition of an AM/FM/USB/AUX stereo.
Crew Cab models add 40/20/40 cloth front and rear bench seats, air conditioning, and a Uconnect AM/FM/USB/AUX stereo with 6-speakers as standard equipment.
|Mexican-Market 2022 Ram 4000 Chassis Cab Pricing|
|Version||Price MXN (USD)|
|Ram 4000 Chassis Cab Regular Cab “P”||$689,900 (or about $34,144.81 USD)|
|Ram 4000 Chassis Cab Regular Cab “PL”||$699,900 (or about $34,639.73 USD)|
|Ram 4000 Chassis Cab Crew Cab||$924,900 (or about $45,775.52 USD)|
The 2022 models get a hefty price increase over the outgoing 2021 models. Last year, the Ram 4000 Chassis Cab Regular Cab “P” had a starting price of $639,900 MXN (or about $32,020.60 USD). This year, the same truck will set the average Mexican customer back $689,900 MXN (or about $34,144.81 USD). The Ram 4000 Chassis Cab Regular Cab “P” is comparable to the base Tradesman model Ram 3500 Chassis Cab Regular Cab short wheelbase 4×2 dually in the United States, which in 2021 had a starting price of $34,925, plus a $1,695 destination fee.
The 2022 Ram 4000 will go on sale starting next month a Ram Commercial dealers in Mexico.