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The latest news, rumors and changes in the truck world

The Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport is Makin’ Waves

If you’re lucky enough, you might still have time to cop one of the slickest Rams to come out of San Antonio in recent years, the limited edition Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport.

“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,” said Mike Manley, head of Jeep & Ram Brands. “Enthusiasts demand that their trucks get noticed, and our Ram 1500 Sport lineup delivers a durable, powerful alternative with great visual appeal.”

Ram also launched Sublime (Green) and Copper Sport limited edition trucks in 2017, and an Ignition Orange edition in late 2016.

Special standard features on the Hydro Blue Sport include a Sport performance hood with black decals, new-for-2018 body-colored Sport grille with black billet inserts and black “R-A-M” letter badge, as well as flat black exterior body-side and tailgate badging. Black bezel projector headlamps and LED taillights complement the black body badging.

The Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport ties the monochromatic exterior theme together with body-colored front fascia, rear bumper, side mirrors and door handles. Forged, polished 22-inch aluminum wheels are standard on 4×2 models, and polished 20-inch wheels are standard on 4×4 models.

Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport interior features include blue color-matched highlight stitching on the instrument panel, heated steering wheel and door trim. Blue Sport embroidery accents the deluxe high-back black bucket heated seats with mesh inserts, while blue Ram’s head logos flank the headrests. Blue anodized surfaces cover the instrument panel bezels, center console trim and door spears, as well as a new instrument panel badge. A black headliner completes the interior package. Full leather seating and trim are optional.

Optional features include 22-inch (4×2 only) and 20-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, black tubular side steps, chrome wheel-to-wheel side steps, Active Level air suspension, ParkSense and the RamBox storage system.

Production of the uniquely colored Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport will be limited to 2,000 trucks in the U.S. Base Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price is $46,060, plus $1,395 destination.

The Hydro Blue pearl coat paint option is available on Ram 1500 Sport crew cab, short-bed body styles with the 5.7L HEMI V-8. Both two- and four-wheel-drive models will be available.

River City Bronco

The guys at River City Rods & Fabrication never cease to amaze us with their unique projects. This ’76 Ford Bronco B100 was originally a Mexican market SUV, but it’s been brought stateside for a
wild transformation.

“This ’76 Ford Bronco B100 was originally a Mexican market SUV, but it’s been brought stateside for a wild transformation.”

It will feature a custom chassis with the help of GSI Fabrication and River City Rods & Fabrication, and will get a Coyote engine that will be placed midway on the chassis. Yeah, a mid-engined, Coyote-powered Mexican Bronco. And did we mention that it’s also going to be a dually? The 323 Duallysportz wheels and Falken tires will definitely contribute to the SUV’s amazing look, as will the air suspension from AccuAir. The custom interior duties will be handled by Schober Interiors, with Kicker kicking in with its latest audio products. The awesome rendering was created by Tristan Pengelly of Rendering by Tristan, Renderingsbytristan.com.

The Midnight Titan

Nissan is hoping to attract new full-size truck buyers with its new Midnight Edition package, available on both Titan and Titan XD. The discounted $1,250 package, which was previously already available on Frontier midsize trucks, equips the Titan with a body-color grille with dark inserts, dark headlamps, black fog lamp finishers, black exterior badging, black mirrors, black door handles, 20-inch black wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, black step rails, dark charcoal interior trim and “Midnight Edition” exterior badge. Although final color options were not made public at the time of this writing, we expect the Midnight Edition to be available on Midnight Black, Gun Metallic and Glacier White Titans.

 

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