New ’18 MY Dodge and Ram Truck Models and Trims
Ever since the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon came out, we were all starting to think, “Well that’s it, for Dodge. Time to take a break.” WRONG. Dodge is just getting started. Since the Demon’s debut, they have been able to focus on other things like giving the Challenger SRT Hellcat a new look and buffing up their popular Durango. Plus, Ram decided to do a little something different this year, and instead of making bigger and badder trucks, they’re releasing a limited edition for the sophisticated type. Good news all around.
Here, Kitty Kitty
The new Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody has several exterior components that mimic the Challenger SRT Demon in many ways. In comparison to the Challenger SRT Hellcat, the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody has wider fender flares that add 3.5 inches to its width, and rides on 20-inch “Devil’s Rim” split-five spoke aluminum wheels and Pirelli P-Zero tires. What really makes it akin to the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the new engine cooling system.
Built with a low-temperature circuit with two air/coolant heat exchangers integrated into the supercharger housing, drivers can take the Hellcat Widebody around the track for nearly half an hour, and air temperatures will still be kept under 140 degrees Fahrenheit. In conjunction with this, a power-bulge aluminum hood with a center intake and dual heat extractors, and illuminated Air-Catcher headlamps, a Dodge/SRT vehicle exclusive, has been integrated into the design.
Now, if the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is going to copy the Challenger SRT Demon this much, it needs to have that Dodge SRT Demon look. So Dodge installed quad projector headlamps and aggressive brow “chops,” a front fascia splitter, the Challenger SRT Hellcat rear spoiler, a new grille, a raised SRT Hellcat badge on the rear spoiler, and of course slapped on some fender badges exclusive to the SRT Hellcat. Also, a SRT Hellcat first, a new standard electric power steering (EPS) system with selectable SRT Drive Modes (Street (Auto), Sport, and Track) has been integrated into the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
MSRP starting at $71,495.
Is That the Dodge Durango SRT?
That’s a question many owners and drivers of the new 2018 Dodge Durango will hear, and it’s not entirely wrong. Dodge already brought some killer looks to Dodge Challenger and Charger Scat Pack trims with the Scat Pack Dynamics Package . Now they’re doing the same with the Dodge Durango, giving select 2018 trims the look and feel of the Durango SRT, sans SRT horsepower.
2018 Dodge Durango R/T models will get extra features, starting off with a SRT performance hood with a center air inlet duct and a new cold-air duct system integrated under the hood. It will also feature LED fog lamps, a backup camera, a new sport steering wheel, and for improved driver control – a driver-oriented electronic T-shifter for driver-controlled gear selection and an Auto Stick selector gate. We’re not finished yet though. For entertainment, the 2018 Dodge Durango R/T also comes standard with a nine-speaker BeatsAudio system with subwoofer.
The Durango R/T can’t have all the fun though, right? The 2018 Dodge Durango GT comes standard with a power liftgate and Capri and suede bucket leather seats. The Durango GT and the Durango Citadel can also get the BeatsAudio system, or drivers can opt in for a package that includes the sound system and Capri leather seats. Drivers that opt in for the Blacktop or Brass Monkey appearance package for a 2018 Dodge Durango GT will also be able to install the same Durango SRT performance hood the R/T gets standard.
Lastly, a special HIP color will be returning. Remember B5 Blue? The 2018 Dodge Durango R/T and SRT will be able to get a B5 Blue paint job late 2018. Prices yet to be determined.
Pinky Up for the High-Brow Truck
2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition. The name says it all doesn’t it? We’ll indulge a bit though and give you more information on this beauty.
Starting off with a truck segment-first, the interior features a Light Greystone suede headliner, ultra-premium “Natura Plus” Frost and Indigo-colored premium leather, Indigo-colored carpet with rubber floormats with snap-out Frost and Indigo carpeted inserts, real wood interior components, and unique badges to the luxury trim. On the outside is a chrome grill spelling out “RAM” in large letters; same thing on the truck’s tailgate. If getting this trim on a Ram 1500, the truck will feature a sport hood. All models will get Satin-painted Limited rims.
Plenty of convenient and technological features come with the Limited Tungsten Edition, too. For technology and entertainment, drivers may enjoy an 8.4-inch Uconnect system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM Guardian, and navigation. For convenience, this edition will also come with remote start, a backup camera, power adjustable pedals with memory, a heated steering wheel, front ventilated and heated seats, heated rear seats, and the RamBox Cargo Management System.*
The 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition will be available on the Ram 1500 later this year, with a starting MSRP of $55,120. Release and pricing for the Ram 2500 and 3500 are yet to be determined, but we know the trim will be available on single- and dual-rear-wheel; crew cab and mega cab (*Heavy Duty); four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive; and short- and long-wheelbase models.
Like we said, it’s good news all around for Dodge and Ram this year.