The Ram Truck brand is known for its hard-working, tough, and capable chassis cab trucks in the North American market. For the last decade, the Ram 4000 Chassis Cab has played an important role in the Ram Truck portfolio in Mexico. The Ram 4000 is built exclusively for the Mexican marketplace and creates a unique package for the Heavy Duty needs of the market.
For the 2021 Ram 4000, the Chassis Cab returns with more choices than ever before. There are two cab configurations and two chassis lengths, available for the 2021 model year. With Regular Cab models, there are two chassis dimensions. There is the 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.
Here is where the Ram 4000 really gets unique over it’s Ram 3500 sibling. The Ram 4000 is only available with gasoline power. That’s right, no diesel option here. While the Ram Truck brand did away with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 in the Heavy Duty lineup for Canada and the United States, it returns 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 five-speed manual transmission (which is not available on other Heavy Duty models) on rear-wheel-drive models or a 66RFE 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 2021 Ram 4000 Chassis Cabs offer a flat-frame surface, making it easy for upfitters 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 2021 Ram 4000 is the most complete and versatile truck in the Mexican market and is the best option for any business owner.
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 free 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 2021 Ram 4000 Chassis Cab Pricing|
|Version||Price MXN (USD)|
|Ram 4000 Chassis Cab Regular Cab “P”||$639,900 (or about $32,020.60 USD)|
|Ram 4000 Chassis Cab Regular Cab “PL”||$650,900 (or about $32,571.03 USD)|
|Ram 4000 Chassis Cab Crew Cab||$860,900 (or about $43,079.44 USD)|
Where a base Tradesman model Ram 3500 Chassis Cab Regular Cab short wheelbase 4×2 dually will set you back $34,925, plus a $1,695 destination fee here in the United States, the 2021 Ram 4000 in an equal configuration will set the average Mexican customer back $639,900 Mexican (or about $32,020.60 USD with the current exchange rates).