Dodge now has commercial truck offerings in the Class 4 and 5 segments with its unveiling on Wednesday, Feb. 7, of the Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs. Dodge says the trucks — which will be built at Chrysler Group’s Saltillo plant in Coahuila, Mexico — target small-business tradesmen and other traditional chassis cab users.
The 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs will be outfitted with a standard 6.7-liter Cummins High Output turbodiesel that delivers 305 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. The engine has B5 biodiesel compatibility. The powertrain package includes a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual.
The cabins can be decked out with upscale features, including bucket seats with leather trim and an optional floor section under the backseat that folds open to form a flat load floor, with additional storage in the footwells.
Dodge last year introduced its first chassis cab, the Dodge Ram 3500.