2018 Ram Sport special editions
FCA's Ram division is on a tear and, along with Jeep, has managed most of the heavy lifting in the sales department for the past four years thanks to low interest rates and gas prices. Hoping to continue the momentum and following up on the limited edition Sublime (green) and Copper Sport models introduced in April and the Ignition Orange limited edition it unveiled in November of 2016, Ram has unveiled what it is calling the "final special-edition Sport the Ram brand will offer in the 2017 calendar year."
Referring to the two previous limited edition models, Mike Manley, Head of Jeep & Ram Brands notes that "The custom look and high-impact colors have been well received in the marketplace and this new Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport will surely stand out on dealers' lots and in customers' driveways. Enthusiasts demand that their trucks get noticed and our Ram 1500 Sport lineup delivers a durable, powerful alternative with great visual appeal."
If those enthusiasts are into the color blue, then their ship has come in.
2018 Ram Hydro Blue Sport Edition
Finished in Hydro Blue pearl, the 2018 Ram's latest Sport Edition model is only available on Ram 1500 Sport crew cab, short-bed body styles equipped with the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. Drivetrain choices include both two- and four-wheel-drive.
In addition to the unique paint scheme, Hydro Blue models, like the Sublime and Copper iterations, come with a black-decaled Sport performance hood. In addition, they'll also feature a new-for-2018 Hydro Blue Sport grille with black billet inserts and black R-A-M letter badge and, along the sides, flat black exterior body-side and tailgate badging. A pair of projector headlamps and LED tail lights will feature black bezels that, according to Ram, will "complement the black body badging."
The blue theme continues with a body-colored front fascia, rear bumper, side mirrors and door handles. 4x2 models will feature polished 22-inch aluminum wheels, while polished 20-inch aluminum wheels are standard on 4x4 models.
Inside, Hydro Blue highlight stitching can be found on the instrument panel, heated steering wheel and door trim, a pair of high-back, black, bucket, heated seats (with mesh inserts) sport Blue Sport " embroidery accents," while a pair of blue Ram's head logos can be found on both sides of the front headrests.
But wait, we're not done yet.
The instrument panel bezels – as well as the center console trim, door spears, and new instrument panel badge - feature blue anodized surfaces, while a black headliner completes the look. Leather seating, by the way, will be offered as an option.
Also optional are 22-inch wheels on 4x2 models, 20-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, tubular side steps finished in black, chrome-finished wheel-to-wheel side steps, air suspension, ParkSense, and the RamBox storage system.
2018 Ram Hydro Blue Sport Edition price and availability
Production of the uniquely colored Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport will be limited to 2,000 trucks and will have a base MSRP of $47,455, which includes a $1,395 destination charge.
The Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport will begin arriving in dealer showrooms this month (November 2017).