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Semiconductor Chip Shortage Causes Ram To Repackage Some Options:

Ram 1500 & Ram Heavy Duty Models Are Affected...

Due to the global wide semiconductor chip shortage, the chip-reliant automotive industry has been struggling to make adjustments to its manufacturing operations to ensure that production won’t slow down. Demand for these chips soared during the pandemic as people snapped up game consoles, laptops, and TVs to help get through the lockdowns. But now, several automakers have been scheduling temporary closures of their assembly plants and cutting back production of popular models because of the shortages.

2021 Ram 2500 Big Horn Mega Cab 4×4. (Ram).

Thanks to our dealer sources, we have found out that the Ram Truck brand has been forced to revamp several of its packages on its Ram 1500 and Heavy Duty lineup to keep production moving. Ram has decided to remove the Blind-Spot Monitoring (XAN) option from some of its most popular packages. 

Nameplate Old Package (includes
New Package (excludes
New Package
MSRP Reduction
1500 (DT) Laramie Level 1 (A66) Laramie Level A (A76) $200 USD
Laramie Level 2 (A67) Laramie Level B (A77)
Big Horn/Lone Star
Level 2 (A63)
Big Horn/Lone Star
Level B (A73)
$270 USD
Laramie Level 1 (A66) Laramie Level A (A76)
Laramie Level 2 (A67) Laramie Level B (A77)
Safety Group (AAU) Safety Group B (AAV)*
Tow Tech Group (AAN) Tow Tech Group B
*Available on Big Horn/Lone Star & Laramie only; AAU/AAN is still available on other trims
** Not available with LD Advanced Safety Group (ALP)

The revised packages will save $200 on Ram 1500 and $270 on Ram Heavy Duty models.

2021 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

The standalone XAN option will remain closed across all trim levels (where applicable). The note to dealers stated that Limited Longhorn, Limited, Ram 1500 TRX, and Ram 2500 Power Wagon packages will remain unchanged for the time being.

We will continue to post updates as more information becomes available. For Ram 1500 owners, you can visit the 5thGenRams.com Owners Forums, while Ram Heavy Duty owners can visit HDRams.com Owners Forums.


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