The all-new 2021 Ram 1500 Built to Serve Edition is official. Ram introduced a new version earlier this year. The manufacturer will launch a new truck in batches of 1,000 and 2,000 examples. Each edition is decorated in honor of one of the five branches of America’s armed forces. To this date, we’ve seen the 1500 trucks celebrating the Navy and Army.
The third model that will arrive in the coming months is the Air Force. The Ram 1500 Built to Serve Edition will arrive just in time for the branch’s 73rd anniversary. Ram said the arriving pickup will go on sale in the last quarter of 2020 and here’s what you should expect from it.
2021 Ram 1500 Built to Serve Exterior Upgrades and Colors
The upcoming 2021 Ram 1500 Built to Serve Edition will be available in two exclusive paints. You can choose between the Anvil or Billet Silver paints and both colors are “aeronautical.” Ram will make 1,000 examples of each and both versions will be paired with exclusive 20-inch Technical Gray wheels. Moreover, the blacked-out grille and bumpers are also in the offer. The Built to Serve Edition comes with black side steps and black four-inch-diameter exhaust tips.
The manufacturer said the customers should expect a couple of mechanical improvements as well. That includes an electronic locking rear differential. Furthermore, Ram offers all-terrain tires, underbody skid plates, tow hooks, heavy-duty off-road shocks, and a hill-descent control system.
As for the interior, the 2021 Ram 1500 Built to Serve Edition will look incredible. The cabin will host a lot of blacked-out elements with Diesel Gray accent stitching. As with the previous editions, the Air Force models will get Velcro surfaces.
The customers can slap their own service patches, along with the MOLLE webbing for securing items. The “Built to Serve” label is in the instrument panel and even the small U.S. flag motifs are available. Ram will offer a new infotainment system, rubber all-season floor mats, and a couple of driver-assistance aids.
According to Ram, the whole kit can be combined with all body styles and powertrain options. The 2021 Ram 1500 Built to Serve Edition will offer everything from the gasoline V8 to diesel engines. Whatsoever, even the hybrid powertrain could become available. A 3.6-liter V6 remains a standard engine option with 305 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
A 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is optional and it will generate 395 horses and 310 lb-ft of twisting power. There is a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 as well. The diesel powertrain option cranks out 260 horsepower and up to 440 lb-ft of torque. As for the hybrid variant, this powertrain should deliver around 400 horsepower and significantly improved fuel efficiency.
2021 Ram 1500 Built to Serve Edition Price and Release Date
The price of the brand-new 2021 Ram 1500 Built to Serve Edition is not available yet. The manufacturer will launch its “Air Force” special edition in the coming months, before the end of 2020. According to the latest reports, the base trim level will start at $30,000 so this edition will cost a couple of grand above that. Ram also offers a new Limited Night Edition that costs $63,000.