2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition

2019-ram-1500-laramie-longhorn-Miami-Lakes-AutomallIn the market for upscale, luxurious trucks there are options, then there’s the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition. There’s no comparison between the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition to any other truck on the market when you count the rich durability, fine features and efficiency this 2019 Ram 1500 has to offer.

Recently awarded by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) for the second year in a row,
the redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition is the luxury pickup truck that showcases the precise craftsmanship and reliable performance.

Unique Laramie Longhorn Interior

With a defining two-tone color and embossed alligator skin pattern leather covers that run throughout the cabin, owners will embrace the truck’s new southwestern feel. The instrument panel ties together well with the full-grain leather dashboard and steel trim creating a luxury inspired design that runs through the entire vehicle.

“Laramie Longhorn Edition” is embroidered on the truck’s dashboard, two front seats, above the glove box and it is engraved on a metal plate on the middle console. The mountain brown, light tan color theme pairs with the beige panels on the doors. Actual barn-wood accents were also added, creating a very distinct look. All materials are high quality as the Laramie Longhorn provides an authentic, beautiful appeal owners will love.

High Tech Appeal

While the appeal of the 2019 Ram 1500 is the upgraded performance, the technology offered by this edition Ram 1500 is exceptional. From offering a 12-inch touchscreen in the middle console, 4G WiFi hotspot availability, exclusive SiriusXM 360L personalized listening experience, SiriusXM Guardian and a total of five USB ports that link to the latest Uconnect system.

2019 Ram 1500 Upgrades

Shaving 225 pounds off the previous model year’s weight, the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is stronger, faster and delivers better performance. The entire frame is made of 98 percent high-strength steel that has enough capability to tow up to 12,700 pounds. With new 20 or 22 inch wheels, a chrome billet “RAM” grille and premium LED lamps with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS).

Ram 1500 Engines

The engine options for the Ram 1500 include a powerful V6 that produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque and the 5.7L HEMI V8 which cranks out 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.The Ram 1500 has the option of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with a mild-hybrid eTorque system, ideal for fuel conscious owners. The new eTorque mild hybrid system is also an available option on the HEMI V8 engine.

Whole Package

Owners of the all-new 2019 Ram Laramie Longhorn will have the latest powerful, beautiful and trusted Ram 1500 pickup. From the fine details of the interior to the engineering expertise that has made the Ram 1500 the highest percentage of pickups still on the road and the highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup.

To experience driving your own 2019 Ram 1500 or if you want to own an all-new award-winning 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn, check with us at Miami Lakes Automall. We’ll be happy to let you know when they arrive and we have plenty of 2018 Ram 1500 pickups available. We’ll be happy to join you on a test drive.


Ram Truck School of Towing: YouTube How To Towing Videos


Ram trucks are capable of towing just about anything, so to make things even easier, Ram created a how-to-video series on YouTube for Ram owners. The Ram School of Towing videos showcase what owners can do with a Ram truck with a step-by-step guide, we hope it’s easy for you to handle your Ram truck.

How to Connect a Fifth Wheel in 9 Steps
5th wheel hitch is used for towing much heavier loads, Ram has made it easier for owners to enjoy using their horseshoe-shaped hitch on their own without the assistance of anyone else. To learn how you can hitch an RV in 5 easy steps.Though the video lists five steps, there are some details that require their own step; follow this list to succeed at connecting a fifth wheel.

1. Put chock blocks in between your trailer tires, so they don’t move when connecting to your Ram truck.

2. An RV will most likely not weigh more than the Ram 3500’s 30,000 pound towing capabilities.Go right on ahead.

3. Grease the locking plate on the hitch, the black plate on top of the hitch. Lubing this area is important for when the kingpin and patch connect.

4. Unlock the latching mechanism, make sure the trailer is high enough for the hitch plate to slide underneath and catch the kingpin. (You can raise or lower the landing legs on the landing legs control pad if you need)

5. Back up your truck so you can connect with the kingpin. The exclusive Ram cargo camera will make backing up your truck into the kingpin much easier. Once the cage connects with the slot, automatically the device will connect and lock them together.

6. Double check that the kingpin is locked by setting into the drive gear and moving forward slightly, when you’re sure it’s connected, place your Ram in park.

7. Connect the safety chains to the trailer wiring and brake way switch.

8. Raise the trailer bank legs so your truck can support the trailer weight. Then close your tailgate.

9. Make sure your brakes work properly and check the trailer brake is secure from your touchscreen monitor inside your cabin. Move the truck slowly and make sure all lights and brakes work properly.
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How to Connect a Receiver Hitch in 9 easy steps

1. Put chock blocks in between your trailer tires, so they don’t move when connecting to your Ram truck.

2. Insert the draw bar and lock it in place. Just insert the pin and secure it with the counter pin.

3. Back up the truck till the hitchball aligns.

4. Crank the trailer jack down till the ball is covered. You’ll hear a snap once the connection has become stabilized.

5. Continue cranking the jack until the it’s at the up-most position.

6. Now you can release the trailer jack and lock it into place.

7. Connect your safety cables. Make sure your cross the cables under and through the harness and that you only connect them to the safety hooks.

8. Plug in the wires for your lights and brakes.

9. Once everything is connected, make sure your brakes work properly and check the trailer brake is secure from your touchscreen monitor inside your cabin. Move the truck slowly and make sure all lights and brakes work properly.

And if you’re curious about the latest Ram vehicles, look no further than Miami Lakes Automall for the best of Ram trucks. We’ll be happy to help you upgrade, trade in, buy or lease any of our new Ram vehicles. Come for a test-drive today!


Reasons to Ride With Ram

2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel Specs and REviewThere’s always a good reason every Ram owner chose their Ram truck. What will be your reason?

What are your towing needs? You can tow up to 11,000 pounds with a Ram 1500. Maybe you need to tow up something that weighs 18,000 pounds? The Ram 2500 can do that. Or if you need to tow up to 30,000 pounds, like a large boat, R/V or construction equipment, look no further than a heavy duty Ram 3500. If towing is your business, Ram trucks provide the power you need.

 But what separates Ram from the other truck brands? Power matched up with fuel efficiency. Ram trucks were the first truck to ever have been awarded Motor Trend’s illustrious Truck of the Year Award back to back years, as it did in 2013 and again in 2014. A large reason for this award came from the Ram 1500 with 3.0-liter EcoDiesel Engine that provides 20/27 mpg, which is best in class. Diesel is actually more fuel efficient than gasoline and the trucking industry went crazy over this V6 engine that runs on diesel. You’ll love the money you’ll save in fuel costs with a Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel as well.

 Consider that Ram 1500 offers all the requirements truck buyers want in a rig. From torque and power to design and comfort, adding fuel efficiency to top it off; game-changing results.

 If you’re going off-roading – Go with  Ram 1500 Rebel or Ram 2500 Power Wagon as these trucks are built to fulfill the demands of offroad use. The Ram 2500 Power Wagon’s 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine with 410 horsepower is capable of pulling cargo and getting you where you have to go. From the 14.2 inches of clearance to the Bilstein shocks that help stabilize and maintain your drive, Ram trucks deliver.

 The Ram 2500 is spacious from inside and out, the front seat legroom and headspace is a generous 41 inches, with a large cargo bed that is only rivaled by the Ram 3500, which is the biggest cab size with 98.4 inches available. No other truck has more cab space on the market.

 Various trims are available for those who want luxury to go with their Ram power. The Ram 1500, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 are all available in the Ram Limited Tungsten Edition trim, which is decked out with an all leather interior, finely crafted to provide immersive comfort. The Ram Limited Tungsten Edition has an elegant cabin with genuine wood trim, light frost beige and indigo blue accent leather seats, suede headliner and metal interior accents. Available classic black trim and black leather seats is also available.

 The Ram Limited offers the UConnect infotainment system, available in all Ram trucks, providing accessibility to use WiFi, easy access to reach emergency services and connectivity with Apple’s Carplay and Android Auto. This increased technology makes for yet another reason why Ram is a fantastic choice.

 The only problem you’ll have is deciding which Ram truck to go with. We can help make it easier when you visit Miami Lakes Automall and test drive a Ram with us.



Christmas tree dilemma? Ram 2500 to the rescue!

With Christmas season in full effect, many people are still running around to make sure everything is accounted for before the big day arrives. Christmas shopping is always a big concern and so is the Christmas tree. Do you have a vehicle that can easily (and safely) transport your Christmas tree? Do you have a vehicle to bring home those big and heavy items on your Christmas list? Every driver can do all of that do with ease with a Ram 2500 crew cab.

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One of the biggest conveniences that the 2018 Ram 2500 crew cab offers is the 6’4” truck bed. A 6’4” truck bed has plenty of room for a huge Christmas tree and all of the big presents, like an outdoor grill, bicycle or large tools, that are on your list.

Feeling really festive and going to cut down your own tree like Clark Griswold and his family did in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? You definitely need a Ram 2500 with a 6’4” truck bed as well as four-wheel-drive to track through the snow. You can also use the two built-in storage boxes that are included with the RamBox Cargo Management system to store your saw and other supplies.


Not only does the 2018 Ram 2500 crew cab have a large truck bed, but the interior is very spacious. Standard seating in all 2018 Ram 2500 crew cab trims is 40/20/40 split bench seating, and bucket seats are an available option on all trims except the Tradesman. In terms of storage space, the interior cabin of the Ram 2500 Tradesman and SLT trims are equipped with rear folding seats and all trims have rear under seat storage compartments.

The Ram 2500’s entertainment features are also pretty amazing for Christmas tunes. Standard features on the Ram 2500 Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims are an 8.4-inch touchscreen, nine Alpine speakers with subwoofers, and Apple CarPlay/Android capabilities. Finally, all trim levels, except the Ram 2500 Tradesman, come with a complimentary one-year subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Safety Features

Of course, when transporting a huge Christmas tree or everyday cargo, one of the most important features is safety. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard on all trims and can sense the difference between the driver’s intended path and the actual path the vehicle is traveling, according to Ram. Another standard safety feature is the ParkView rear Backup Camera – because who wouldn’t need additional help when parking this monster of a truck!?

Additional standard safety features include supplemental front seat-mounted and side-curtain airbags and Sentry Key theft deterrent system which allows drivers to protect their vehicle from unauthorized operations. According to Ram, by using an encoded ignition key with an embedded electronic chip programmed to operate the vehicle, the system will shut off the engine in about two seconds if someone attempts to use an invalid key – so you don’t even need to worry about the Grinch trying to ruin your holiday.

Buyers really can’t go wrong with the 2018 Ram 2500 Crew Cab when it comes to space, convenience, and safety. Interested in test driving a 2018 Ram 2500? Come visit the MIami Lakes Automall located in Miami Lakes, FL or visit our website for all available 2018 inventory. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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The 2019 Ram 1500 Pricing Announced

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Ram 1500 Pricing Announced

The 2019 Ram 1500 truck debuted back in January at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, and since then it’s quickly taken over the spotlight for light duty pickup trucks. More news about the truck and its capabilities have come out, and we’ve seen some new high-end and luxury trims, Mopar and Ram teamed up for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, and most recently we got the starting MSRP. Yes, the pricing for the 2019 Ram 1500 has been announced, but before we talk about the affordable price range, let’s remember what Ram is bringing to the table.

Power and Capability

The second vehicle to sport it, the 2019 Ram 1500 comes with the option to add the new eTorque system from FCA into its powertrain (standard on the V6 engine). With two engines currently available to the pickup truck, a 305 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and a 395 horsepower 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine, both are able to generate torque at a standstill thanks to the new eTorque system. When revving up, the V6 can deliver 269 lb-ft of torque with an additional 90 lb-ft with the eTorque system. The V8 HEMI on the other hand can generate up to 410 lb-ft of torque, and if opting in for the eTorque system option, the V8 HEMI receives an addition of 120 lb-ft of torque to its threshold.

For the 2019 model year, the Ram 1500 light duty pickup truck has been given a new 4×4 off-road package. Already designed to act as an off-road vehicle thanks to Ram’s four-corner air suspension system and a front and rear stabilizer bar, the 2019 Ram 1500 lineup has even more options. Available on most trims, drivers can now go off-road by opting in for the off-road package that adds a one-inch suspension lift, with or without the available four-corner air suspension, an electronic-locking rear differential, robust skid plate protection (transfer case, steering, engine and gas tank), tow hooks, hill-descent control for added off-road capability, and 32-inch on/off-road tires on (standard) 18- or (available) 20-inch wheels to provide additional grip.

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2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Miami Lakes Automall Ram 1500 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

With the 2019 Ram 1500 coming out soon, and the pricing having been announced, we thought this would be a good time to do a comparison. At Miami Lakes Automall, we sell seven brands, including the top-selling truck brands, Ram and Chevrolet. To keep things fair however, we’ll match up both 2018 models when looking at their power and capacities. After all, we all know the specs to look for are their capabilities.


First things first, let’s clearly define the configuration of each truck. The highest trim on the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a High Country with a crew cab and four-wheel-drive. It is also available with a short truck bed or standard truck bed. To give both trucks the best chance, we’ll go with the standard 178” or 6’5” truck bed. That means for the 2018 Ram 1500, we’ll also go with a crew cab, also available with two truck bed sizes, and the Limited trim (the highest trim level), and we’re hooking it up with a 6’4” truck bed and a 4×4 drivetrain.

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Ram 1500 Engines VS Ford F-150 Engines

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Ram trucks are definitely shaping up to be something else this year. The newly redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck made its first debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show and again showed up with Mopar during a Mopar and Ram webcast presentation at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. There, they talked about the new Mopar catalog featuring over 200 new features for the Ram 1500. Going forward, Ram trucks are set to take on Ford, the world’s leader in light duty and heavy duty trucks in decades. Now, with new engines popping up on both, let’s take a look at both truck brands and do a little comparison of their engines.

2018 Ram 1500

Let’s look at the powertrain lineup of the 2018 Ram 1500 pickup truck, being that the 2019 Ram 1500 won’t be available for awhile. Three engines are available on 2018 Ram 1500 trucks – a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine, and a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. Not too different from its 2019 lineup, aside from the to-be-determined return of the EcoDiesel and a new eTorque system that has been added for additional torque and hybrid capabilities.

The standard engine of the three is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with VVT, able to generate 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. With the eTorque system in the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck, that torque capability comes out to 359 lb-ft of torque. When paired to the eight-speed automatic transmission and a 4×4 drivetrain, this engine on the 2018 Ram 1500 truck can get a fuel economy of 17/25 mpg city/highway. So far, so good.

Next up on the list is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine, able to deliver a total of 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. When paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission, this engine can grant a fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Here’s hoping it returns to the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck lineup.

Returning to the 2019 Ram 1500 light duty truck is the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 (with VVT and MDS), currently found on the 2018 Ram 1500 as well. Able to generate 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, this engine isn’t as strong as the EcoDiesel when it comes to towing. The eTorque system in the 2019 Ram 1500 truck will change that, adding an extra 130 lb-ft of torque. That will give trucks with the HEMI V8 a total of 540 lb-ft of torque! Amazing.

2018 Ford F-150

The 2018 Ford F-150 light duty pickup truck is available with four engines at the moment. Six if we count the to-be-released 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine and the Raptor DOHC 24-valve, High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost engine. Comparable to the three Ram 1500 engines above, the 2018 Ford F-150 light duty pickup truck can sport a new 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine. That’s twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT), a variation of variable valve timing (VVT) that alters the open/close valve lift events of an engine’s cylinders, optimizing it to increase the power output of the engine. This engine generates 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.

At this time, Ford has no diesel engine in the F-150 lineup. The EcoBoost engines are not to be mistaken for the same thing. They are turbocharged gasoline engines made to match the same horsepower and torque of engines that receive its air intake via atmospheric pressure, but with better fuel efficiency and fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

A V8 engine is available on the 2018 Ford F-150 lineup and it’s a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine that is able to deliver 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. It claims the “best-in-class” payload, but that’s only if properly equipped. Ford doesn’t go into defining what that means, but one can safely assume it needs a trailering package of some kind if it’s going to beat the payload of the 2018 Ram 1500 truck, touting another 20 lb-ft of torque over the 2018 Ford F-150.

Well there it is. Ford may be ruling the truck industry at the moment, but come 2019 their reign may just come to a final end. What do you think? Does Ram have what it takes to be crowned King of Trucks? Let us know on social media, or shop for a Ram 1500 pickup truck at Miami Lakes Ram and test it out for yourself.

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2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star Trim in Dallas

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Ram 1500 Lone StarThe 2019 Ram 1500 debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2018, and since then has been making headway with a new announcement every few weeks. Just recently, details and media about the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn were released. Now, the original “Texas Truck,” the 2019 Ram 1500 has one more job to do – get work done, so say “hello” to the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star.

Popping up at the 2018 Dallas Auto Show, the new 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star trim received a heart-felt welcome when it debuted. The Ram 1500 Lone Star trim is the brand’s top selling truck in Texas, so it only made sense to make its first stop the heart of Texas. With working hands in mind, the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star comes with a new look and many options for customizing one’s pickup truck to their wants and need.

To stand out from the rest of the 2019 Ram 1500 lineup, the Ram 1500 Lone Star comes standard with bright front and rear bumpers, chrome door handle centers, a bright grille surround with billet inserts, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and fog lamps for the exterior. Consumers have the option of outfitting the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star with a Crew Cab or Quad Cab, and there’s a 5’7” or 6’4” truck bed available Crew Cab configurations; only a 6’4” truck bed can be installed when going for the Quad Cab configuration. Consumers also have the ability to choose a 4×4 or 4×4 drivetrain thanks to the new off-road features available on the new 2019 Ram 1500. When the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star is first made available, it will only be available with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, but there is speculation that the 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine will be made available at a later date.

When it comes to the interior, consumers have a lot more options to configure the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star. For one, consumers may choose the choice of a six-passenger bench in the front or the option of installing five-passenger bucket seats. Has that ever been an option on a Ram light duty pickup truck? It sounds like a blend of the Ram 1500 and a Ram ProMaster City cargo van. Of course, the standard seating option will be the usual 60/40 split rear bench seat.

Then there’s a whole lot of package options available with the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star trim. Many of these include function-specific enhancements to further advance one’s ability to get the job done with the 2019 Ram 1500. Package options include a Bed Utility Group, a 4×4 Off-road Group, a Protection Group, Trailer Tow Mirrors and Brake Group, Max Towing Package, and Premium Lighting Group. There are also several options to further the ability to configure the Lone Star pickup truck with the class-exclusive Active Level Air Suspension, electric-locking rear axle, Blind-spot Monitoring, and 20-inch aluminum wheels.

Keep in mind, all of these options are available on just the Ram 1500 Lone Star trim. The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck still offers many great features even in its raw form. The new 2019 Ram 1500 has the strongest frame of any Ram truck to date. The truck’s frame is made of 98 percent high-strength steel, but somehow the truck managed to shed 225 pounds by making greater use of aluminum on various truck components.

Standard on the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine and a 3.6L V6 powertrains is an eTorque system that provides hybrid capabilities and additional power. Without the eTorque system, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is capable of generating 410 lb-ft of torque, but with the eTorque system, it gets an additional 130 lb-ft of torque at its disposal.

Don’t forget about all the great tech either. For the first-time ever on a pickup truck, a 12-inch touchscreen is available. The new screen provides access to the Uconnect 4 infotainment system and it is able to display two screens at once with two separate functions or take up the whole screen with navigation. Uconnect on an 8.4-inch touchscreen is of course still available for those that prefer the old cabin setup. The 2019 Ram 1500 will be the first vehicle to host the new Sirius 360L platform, a next-generation Sirius that learns what the user listens to and can be accessed virtually anywhere. Some added safety has also been added, a 360 surround view camera has been added to the truck and it provides the driver with a birds-eye view of the vehicle, and the available blind spot system with trailer coverage helps drivers feel more at ease while on the road.

The 2019 Ram 1500 just keeps getting more exciting. Yee-haw! Tell us what you think about it on Miami Lakes Ram social media.


Mopar and Ram Presentation at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Chicago Auto Show Ram Mopar Webcast Feature

During the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, Ram and Mopar teamed up for an all-new product presentation. Many thought Mopar was going to announce a Mopar ‘18 Ram 1500, but as it turns out, they’ve done something completely different. Instead of creating a whole new Mopar-ized Ram 1500, Mopar has actually gone a pure accessory route, opening a whole new catalog like the ones they have for Jeep and Dodge.

Wrap up

Let’s take a quick look at Mopar over the years. Having hit its 80 Years Anniversary in 2017, a lot of celebrations took place throughout the year. What started out as an automotive products and accessory store, Mopar was simply a combination of “MOtor” and “PARts”. As time went on and technology opened all sorts of new possibilities, Mopar grew and expanded into other industries. Soon enough, Mopar went from a parts and accessories store to a shop that specializes in customizing and modifying automobiles.

Mopar was the first to…

- Develop vehicle-information apps for smartphones that let drivers know about the condition of their vehicle remotely

- Design a new interactive vehicle tracking device that could monitor a vehicle’s speed and location, much like the many copycat products out there today

- Put Wi-fi wireless hotspots in vehicles

- Go paperless with owner’s manuals, introducing a new age of digital forms that one can view on their smartphone

- Create the wiADVISOR, a tablet-based service lane tool for faster automotive service for FCA vehicles via dealership service departments

With all that under their belt, Mopar decided to take one of its most loved car brands and modify it as much as they could for their 80th anniversary. In 2017, Mopar designed and produced two Dodge Challengers with custom two-tone paint jobs done by hand, added on a Mopar 392 logo, 20-inch aluminum wheels, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat black exhaust tips, put a 6.4-liter 392 HEMI under the hood, boosted performance with a cold air intake system, modified strut tower braces and caps for increased rigidity and handling, four-piston Brembo brakes to provide exceptional stopping power, trimmed seats in tungsten leather, and more. Only 80 units were made and all 80 were sold out before the year’s end.

Following this, Mopar opened three new parts distribution centers, two of which were built in the U.S., to provide better service and availability to their many customers. In conjunction with this, Mopar opened their 1300th Mopar Express Lane to provide quick service for consumers of FCA vehicles. Mopar also developed a protection plan, known as the Mopar 360 Protection Plan, and have sold 3.5 million plans in total since its conception.

Over the past 80 years, Mopar has customized over 300,000 vehicles in Mopar Custom Auto Shops. They do this because they know how much it means for people to be able to customize their vehicles. Not only does it add support and add value to automotive brands, but it creates an emotional connection between car and driver. So when their 80th Anniversary rolled around, they went with the most customized vehicle in the Mopar portfolio – a Dodge Challenger. On average, customers have been known to spend over $1k in mods or accessories when customizing their Dodge Challenger muscle car.

On a global scale, the most customized vehicle is the Jeep Wrangler, named the hottest 4×4 SUV at SEMA for the past 8 years. 98% of Jeep Wranglers are customized with at least one Mopar accessory, and recently, Mopar launched a new portfolio with 200 accessories for the Jeep Wrangler. Many of those accessories showed up on the Wrangler at the Chicago Auto Show (seen below).

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What’s Ram Have to Do with It?

By the end of 2017, Ram had its best year ever, in sales and market share. When the 2019 came out, Ram had changed how truck buyers look at strength, performance, efficiency, technology, and luxury. The 2019 Ram 1500:

- Has the strongest frame of any Ram truck before, made with 98% high-strength steel for maximum durability

- Implemented the eTorque system in the V6 and HEMI V8 engines, able to add another 130 lb-ft of torque to the already 410 lb-ft of torque generated by the HEMI V8

- Developed and installed new technology – (1) a 360 surround view camera, and (2) a blind spot system with trailer coverage, able to detect how long and wide one’s trailer is while on the road and around turns

- Installed the 12-inch touchscreen, a first for trucks everywhere, coupled with Sirius 360L on-demand technology that learns what people listen to and makes Sirius available virtually anywhere

- Uses new luxury materials in the interior, specifically for the 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims, made with an extensive use of authentic wood, leather, and metal materials. The interior was said to be the “Best in the Detroit Auto Show”, but no awards showed up for that one

- Has extra wheel base space with 4” added to the cab and more space in the rear. The increased interior cabin space not only improves ride quality, but Ram also added a reclining rear seat in the cab for more leg room

- Is capable of hauling a 2300 lbs payload and/or towing 12,750 lbs when powered by the HEMI V8

- Has a total of six trims in the new 2019 lineup, all of which vary in personality and (optional) looks

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Mopar and Ram

Following its debut, Mopar opened a new catalog featuring 200 plus accessories produced specifically for the Ram 1500. Between the catalog for the Wrangler and the Ram 1500, 200,000 hours were invested into the design, testing, and validation of those 200 new parts. 80,000 hours of the 200,000 was dedicated to the Ram 1500. Going forward, consumers will have over 200 pieces for customizing the new 2019 Ram 1500 to make them unique for different wants, needs, and lifestyles.

To showcase this, Mopar made a 2019 Ram 1500 with an active outdoorsy lifestyle. The new features and capabilities start in the back with an all-new Ram-rack, a fully adjustable system that attaches to rails in the truck bed and can carry oversized cargo that can’t fit with the length of the bed. Mopar also added:

- A Mopar 2” Lift kit

- Beadlock capable wheels

- BFG KO2 35”tires for additional grip

- New truck bed rails

- All new Off-road running boards tucked up close to the body for maximum ground clearance, covered with spray-on bedliner material for extra grip

- Mopar’s Ram airflow cold air intake system under the hood of the 2019 Ram 1500

- A Katback exhaust system with black chrome tips

- Katzkin leather for the upholstery

- Stainless steel door sill guards

- and Bucket style floor mats

That’s all we learned from the webcast this morning, but we’re sure more information will be released as the Chicago Auto Show continues and 2018 keeps chugging along. What do you think of all the new goodness Mopar offers? Let us know on Miami Lakes Automall social media. Interested in getting a new Ram 1500? They’ll be going into production and showing up in our inventory soon enough.

Photo Source/Copyright: Mopar Press Conference/livestream; Shutterstock.com/Steve Lagreca



Ram and Mopar at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Miami Lakes Automall Ram Mopar 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Word is, Ram and Mopar will be putting on a product presentation at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show on Friday, February 9th, 2018. Given Mopar’s history, we think we already know what it is. But first, why is this news? Unless getting into the Chicago Auto Show, then does it really matter? Well that’s why this year, Ram and Mopar will be hosting a webcast live from the Chicago Auto Show at 11 am Eastern/10 am Central.

About the Mopar Brand

Mopar first started out as a custom auto parts business but soon became the one-stop shop for all things performance. Known for their performance parts catalog, Mopar can exchange the exhaust for the cat-back exhaust for a more aggressive sound and less tension, install a cold air intake system for more horsepower, or even trim the interior upholstery with Katzkin leather interior seating for amazing comfort. They’re also known for several vehicle firsts.

For the first time-ever, automobiles came with vehicle-information apps, apps for smartphones that can let drivers know about the condition of their vehicle, even from afar thanks to Mopar’s innovation. Mopar was also the first to market a new interactive vehicle tracking device that sends owner a text when the vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on pre-set parameters; several products and Chevrolet’s Teen Driver surely got the idea from here. Wi-fi was first made possible to consumers with a wireless hotspot by Mopar, and Mopar also started the paperless owner’s manual trend, introducing them as digital forms that one can view on their smartphone. If owning an FCA vehicle and in need of service, Mopar also developed the wiADVISOR, a tablet-based service lane tool for faster service via dealership service departments.

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Here’s a Closer Look at the Redesigned 2019 Ram 1500


One of America’s favorite pickup trucks, the Ram 1500, was just completely redesigned. The new Ram 1500 has a lighter frame, more fuel efficient and more powerful engine options, a huge new touchscreen, a ton of new entertainment and tech features, and the truck’s exclusive tailgate storage system, the RamBox Cargo Management System, was also improved. It’s too early to tell now because the truck has only been on display for the public to see at the North American International Auto Show, but all of those new changes may be enough to make it America’s favorite pickup truck.

Improved Exterior and Capabilities

So how does the new 2019 Ram 1500 look? Recently revealed this month at the Detroit Auto Show, the new Ram 1500 is larger, wider, weighs less and it has a higher payload and towing capacity, and all of those features are sure to attract buyers. The 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter and it’s frame is made of 98 percent high-strength steel that has enough capability to tow up to 12,700 pounds.

Though there’s no confirmation whether or not the Ram 1500 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine will be produced, but a new eTorque mild-hybrid system has been announced for both the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and 5.7-liter V-8 engine. Both engines have increased torque along with a maximum payload capacity of 2,200 pounds. Also, engineers worked hard to even improve the amount of exterior noise that can be heard in the cabin. For example, with the V-8 model, engineers worked on reducing outside and engine noise in the cabin by 67 decibels, which is quieter than the sound of a dial tone of a telephone.

All That Leg Room

A great perk of any truck is not only the available space in the truck bed or towing capabilities, but having a spacious truck bed is also important. The 2019 Ram 1500 provides even more cubic space and leg room in both the front seats and second row. Interior storage has never been as plentiful thanks to the re-configurable center console that provides up to 12 storage combinations.

Tech Upgrades For Days

Think Tesla is the only brand producing large navigation infotainment screens? Wrong. Not to be outmatched, the 2019 Ram 1500 has an available 12-inch touchscreen with split-screen feature and great navigation capabilities. A bird’s-eye camera system and Sirius XM’s new 360L service, which enables individual streaming for subscribers, round out some of the new features.

As the updates in the interior go, must noticeable changed are the speakers that now are re-positioned to improve overall sound quality. The new truck is also available with a powerful and crisp 19-speaker, 900-watt Harman Kardon audio system. Additionally, an optional RamBox Cargo Management System comes with a three-prong 115-volt plug.   

The Bottom Line

Ram has been diversifying the number of options on the Ram 1500 lineup for several years, and the new Ram 1500 has features for every type of consumer or business. In addition to style and power, other features like automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and better fuel economy are the perks of bringing in a new 2019 Ram 1500 into your life or business. From luxury upgrades to modern tech to a durable cabin,  the Ram 1500 is more than just a pickup truck.

Check with us at Miami Lakes Automall for when we can help you test-drive and pick up your very own 2019 Ram 1500.