Skip to main content

Ram 1500 Tradesman HD disappears for 2013

Posted Aug 26th 2012 6:02PM


Ram's line of 1500-series trucks has received a noteworthy overhaul for he 2013 model year, gaining features like an eight-speed automatic, a 3.6-litre V6 option, stop-start, electric power steering and air suspension. Changes for the no-frills Tradesman trim are also afoot, with the 1500 Tradesman HD scheduled to join the list of vehicles "Waving Goodbye in 2012" according to a report on

Introduced only a year ago, the 1500 Tradesman HD body hid internals from the 2500 HD, and was powered by a 5.7-litre HEMI with 383 horsepower (instead of the 310-hp, 4.7-litre V8 used by the other Trademan models), had an eight-foot box, and bested the towing capacity of the non-HD by nearly 4,000 pounds.

The reasons for its disappearance aren't clear, but with the entire Ram line going through a wide range of revisions and upgrades, a more clear-cut, back-to-basics heavy duty work truck could see the light. suspects it wouldn't be crazy "to see some new option packages that attempt to stretch some boundaries and definition yet again."

Related Gallery2013 Ram 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4x4

News Source:


Follow us on Facebook

Get updates from Autoblog Canada posted directly to your News Feed.

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum