2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport Set to Make a Splash
Eye-catching limited-production Ram truck will be the last special edition Sport model of 2017.
An all-new Ram 1500 is coming, but the truck maker still found the time to come up with one more special edition version of its light-duty workhorse before 2017 comes to an end: the 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport.
As the truck’s name implies, Hydro Blue is the dominant color. It covers the front end, body, side mirror caps, door handles, and back bumper. Black is used as an accent on the decaled Sport performance hood, billet grille inserts, and exterior badges. Designers also darkened the inserts for the projector headlights and the bezels for the LED tail lights.
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No special edition truck would be complete without some cool wheels. Two-wheel-drive versions of the Hydro Blue Sport come standard with forged and polished 22-inch aluminum wheels while their 4X4 siblings are equipped with polished 20-inch wheels. Optional exterior hardware includes different wheel finishes, black tube steps, full-length chrome side steps, the Active Level air suspension, ParkSense, and the RamBox storage system.
Inside, the Hydro Blue Sport features color-matched blue stitching on the instrument panel, heated steering wheel, and doors. Blue Sport embroidery appears on the heated, mesh-accented seats, whose headrests are decorated with blue Ram’s head logos. A blue anodized finish is applied around the air vents, center stack, and console, as well as on the door panels. That all sits under a black headliner. Customers who want to dress up the cabin even more can opt for full leather seating and trim.
According to Ram, “The Hydro Blue pearl coat paint option is available on Ram 1500 Sport crew cab, short-bed body styles with the 5.7-
liter HEMI V-8. Both two- and four-wheel-drive models will be available.”
Sales of the 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport start this month, but they probably won’t last long. Ram is only making 2,000 Hydro Blue Sports for the U.S. market. Prices start at $46,060 (plus a $1,395 destination charge).