The 2018 RAM 1500 Sublime Sport coming soon! FCA is leaving no stone unturned to capture a larger share of pickup truck segment, as is clear from its latest moves. The company is not only planning to introduce new models in 2018 but it is also resorting to unveiling limited edition models of its existing popular models. At the recently held New York Auto Show, two special edition models of Ram 1500 pickup truck were shown and both managed to make headlines. Of this duo, the Sublime Sport variant seems more enticing.
2018 RAM 1500 Sublime Sport – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The 2018 Ram 1500 Sublime Sport is a charming looking pickup, beyond any question. It draws attention mostly owing to its bright lime exterior paint. FCA earlier also introduced special edition Jeep and Dodge models with bright exterior hues in special editions- so this is not exactly a surprise. It also gets large 22 inch aluminum wheels and black exterior accents to add to the visual oomph. It is available in crew cab setup, as of now. As it is based on sport trim, the bumper, grielle and side mirrors also get body color. A sport hood is also included. The model gets side steps.
Step inside the cabin of 2018 Ram 1500 Sublime Sport and you will see touches of exclusivity. The Lime Green accent stitching in cabin makes it stand out from standard trim models in the lineup. There are Deluxe cloth bucket seats and they are quite comfortable. The glove compartment door also has a Lime Green Sport badge. Just like exterior, the cabin gets a nice mix of green and black theme. The cabin is not only stylish but it is spacious too. You get some storage bins and cubicles to keep accessories and foods.
2018 RAM 1500 Sublime Sport – Engine Specifications
The 2018 1500 Sublime Sport edition can be bought only with a powerful 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine. You can opt for either 2WD or 4WD. However, 4WD models get only 20 inch wheels. The engine is a tried and tested one and offers supreme performance across varying terrains. Fuel economy is not the best in class but it is not poor either.
The 2018 Ram 1500 Sublime Sport edition gets laden with decent safety and amenities. You get a 4-Line LCD screen, USB port, Bluetooth and Uconnect infotainment setup. The pickup gets Climate control, heated steering wheel and All-weather floor mats. Among safety features, you get airbags, backup camera, traction control, TPMS and lane departure warning. Over the years, FCA has polished the UConnect infotainment setup and it is close to the Sync 3 system of Ford now. The UI is sleek and user friendly and touch response is superb, leaving no room for grudges.
The buyers can opt for the Convenience Group package. It includes features like Automatic High-Beam Control, Keyless entry, Automatic Rain-Sensing Windshield Wiper, Remote proximity keyless entry.
2018 RAM 1500 Sublime Sport – Pricing and Availability
The Ram 1500 Sublime Sport 2018 edition is priced at $47,000 approx. This makes it almost $3300 more expensive compared to a standard equipped Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab laden with same powertrain. It is now available for sale. This model will be built around 3000 units only, as per the company sources.
The 2018 Ram 1500 Sublime Sport edition is one unique model FCA is trying to use to woo a niche section of buyers. The bright exterior paint and black accents is enticing and cabin also has same color theme. The power train is great and so are the amenities. You can also customize the truck to an extent at added cost. The pricing is a tad steep but you get quite a lot for the added price.