Following World War II, GIs returning home asked to Dodge, “Where can we get a truck like the ones we used in the war?” In 1945, Dodge responded by building the Power Wagon, which eventually ended sales in 1968.
Ram Truck today brought back a piece of history by unveiling a new 2012 Ram Power Wagon, which will now be available in two additional models—ST and Laramie. The Ram Power Wagon ST will off off-roading lovers all the legendary capability in a value-oriented package, while Power Wagon Laramie buyers will get more comfort and luxury features.
“When it comes to off-road capability, no other pickup truck compares to the Ram Power Wagon,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico— Chrysler Group LLC. “Expanding the Power Wagon’s availability to ST and Laramie models is not only what our customers have asked for, but also a true measure of the truck’s success and popularity with truck buyers.”
Power for the 2012 Ram Power Wagon comes from a 5.7 liter HEMI V8 engine making 383-hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The Power Wagon is rated to tow up to 10,250 lbs. with a Class 4 trailer hitch, all standard.
Prices start at $42,620 for the Ram Power Wagon ST and $51,995 for the Ram Power Wagon Laramie. The 2012 Ram Power Wagon SLT starts at $46,560. Sales start in Dec. 2011.
– By: Omar Rana