New Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 2021: Here’s when you can buy the Ford Ranger Raptor-crushing jumbo truck

Ram Australia has confirmed timing for the new-generation 2500 Heavy Duty full-size pick-up.

Revealed in January 2019, the 2500 Heavy Duty will go on sale locally early next year, with Ram Australia currently asking buyers to register their interest via its website.

When contacted by CarsGuide, a Ram Australia spokesperson wasn’t able to provide any further details on the 2500 Heavy Duty, although they did suggest we “stay tuned”.

Upon its international debut, the 2500 Heavy Duty was expected to launch Down Under in 2020, although those plans have since been pushed back.

At the same time, CarsGuide was told by a Ram Australia spokesperson that the local 2500 Heavy Duty would be exclusively powered by a 298kW/1356Nm Cummins 6.7-litre turbo-diesel inline six-cylinder engine. Time will tell if that’s still the case.

For reference, other engine options for the 2500 Heavy Duty include a 276kW/1152Nm version of the Cummins unit and a 306kW/582Nm Hemi 6.4-litre naturally aspirated V8.

The Cummins engine is mated to a six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, while the Hemi unit has two more gears to play with.

As reported, the new-generation 2500 Heavy Duty’s smaller sibling, the 1500, is expected to enter Australian showrooms by the end of this year. There is no word on when the larger 3500 Heavy Duty will join them, although it was previously confirmed.

As before, the 2500 Heavy Duty and 1500 will be locally remanufactured from left- to right-hand drive by American Special Vehicles (ASV), which sees distributor Ateco and the parent company of Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), Walkinshaw, work together.