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Tradesman 1500, 3500 HD debuts at Chicago Auto Show

At the Chicago Auto Show RAM debuted two new trucks: the Tradesman 1500 and the RAM 3500 HD.

The RAM Tradesman 1500 is designed for commercial use and utilizes the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, providing fuel efficiency at 20 mpg. The Tradesman can tow over 10,000 pounds and is available in short or long bed.

The RAM 3500 HD is equipped with a turbo diesel engine, emitting no diesel exhaust fluid, thus reducing cleaning time. It features the largest brakes in class, and its maximum trailer tow rating is 22,700 pounds.

Other pickup trucks showcased at the Chicago Auto Show are:

  • Chevrolet Avalanche
  • Chevrolet Colorado
  • Chevrolet Silverado
  • Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • Ford F-150
  • Ford F-Series Super Duty
  • GMC Canyon
  • GMC Sierra
  • GMC Sierra HD
  • GMC Terrain HD
  • Honda Ridgeline
  • Nissan Titan
  • Ram 3500 Heavy Duty
  • Ram 1500
  • Suzuki Equator
  • Toyota Tacoma
  • Toyota Tundra

Also showcased are electric and hybrid vehicles, including the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid, The 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid and the Ford Transit Connect Electric.

If you live in the Chicago area or are visiting, make sure to go the event and check out the new trucks and AFVs. The Chicago Auto Show is open through Sunday, Feb, 20.