RAM Trucks to arrive Down Under in September this year via Fiat Chrysler New Zealand, with right-hand drive conversion to take place in New Zealand.

FIAT CHRYSLER New Zealand, the joint venture company between former Chrysler Australia boss, Clyde Campbell and Neville Crichton, has announced it will import the RAM Truck range into Australia and New Zealand in September. The importer says it will have full Australian volume compliance standards – this will allow the vehicles to be sold in, ahem, unlimited numbers both here and in New Zealand.

Fiat Chrysler New Zealand has signed a contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to be the official factory-appointed importer and converter of the RAM truck range in Australia and New Zealand. The first products will go on sale in September this year. Details and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

“Clearly there is a demand for this type of vehicle in Australia and New Zealand in both the private and commercial markets with only availability restricting sales,” said Clyde Campbell, who set up Fiat Chrysler New Zealand two years ago to import and distribute Fiat Chrysler products in New Zealand.

“Until now the only way to own one in Australia was through a low volume aftermarket conversion. Our vehicles are being developed with the full blessing of FCA’s RAM division. They have worked closely with our engineers to produce a vehicle that is as close to an official factory right-hand drive vehicle as it can be without it having actually run down the factory production line.”


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