Ram Dakota Definitely in the Works

Last year, Ram confirmed that it is working on a new midsize pickup truck – likely one that’ll revive the old Dakota moniker. The last time the name was used, it was applied to a midsize truck manufactured by Dodge up until the mid-2000s. Now that Ram Trucks is its own brand under Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the Dakota is likely to be revived for the 2021 model year according to experts. This time around the Dakota will be closely related to a not-too-distant cousin, the all-new Jeep Gladiator. The Dakota’s mission will be different from that of the Jeep Gladiator as the Dakota is intended to attract a broader slice of the truck market instead of catering to those who seek a truck with off-roading capability.  [click to continue…]

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2019 Ram 2500 Highlights

The fifth-generation Ram 2500 Heavy-Duty was initially introduced at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. It competes directly with other heavy-duty full-size pickups such as the Ford F-250 Super Duty, the GMC Sierra 2500HD and Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. Here’s a summary of the highlights that make the 2019 Ram 2500 the truck to beat in its segment: [click to continue…]

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Safety Features of the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

America’s continuing love affair with pickup trucks marches onward. The Detroit Three – Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) – continue to focus their attention on outfitting their pickups with the best features, especially the safety systems. Rumor has it that the new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will offer prospective buyers the most desirable safety features that are intended to improve the level of confidence while driving. Ram made a splash when it announced that the EcoDiesel engine was finally making a comeback after being absent for a few model years. In the press release announcing the debut of the new-and-improved EcoDiesel engine, Ram stated: “Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the Ram truck lineup steps forward with the full force of modern capability providing confidence-inspiring features and class-exclusive vehicle safety.” Let’s check out what advanced safety features are expected to be on the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel model. [click to continue…]

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EcoDiesel is Back and Better Than Ever on the 2020 Ram 1500

Great news are in order for all truck fans – Ram just announced that the 2020 Ram 1500 lineup will finally introduce a half-ton pickup powered by an EcoDiesel engine. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel features tech, torque and towing capacity figures that give plenty of other pickups in its segment a run for their money. Ram’s new, 3.0-liter diesel V6 is capable of generating 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. Both figures represent an increase when compared to the last-generation Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, with past figures coming in at 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy estimates are unavailable for the time being, but Ram is confident that the EcoDiesel engine “is expected to lead the segment on fuel economy” according to the brand’s official statement. The last-generation Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was rated at 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. [click to continue…]

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Ram Heavy-Duty: A Refined Workhorse

Ram revised their 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks for the 2019 model year. The brand’s special focus was on making the trucks quieter, more luxurious with smoother riding and handling. Additionally, the Ram Heavy-Duty lineup also offers increased towing and hauling abilities. Traditionally manufactured as extra robust pickups whose main functions are expected to be towing and hauling, the heavy-duty trucks normally use a 2500/3500 or 250/350 nomenclature. The main target client base for these type of trucks are commercial contractors, farmers, ranchers, and on weekends by people who rely on them recreationally – either to haul horses, RV trailers, or even big boats. [click to continue…]

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Ram is Changing Pickup Segment Expectations

Truck makers have to go above and beyond nowadays to stay competitive in the U.S. truck market. Towing capacity accompanied by overwhelming torque figures and brute engines under the hood isn’t enough to sell trucks anymore. The next battleground for truck makers? Dashboard display screens much bigger than the average are what’s winning over truck owners now. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was ahead of the curve with this feature as the automaker provided an Apple iPad-inspired 12-inch touchscreen in the center console on its redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 pickup. [click to continue…]

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2019 Ram 1500 Rebel Gets in on the Action

MLAM 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel

The 2019 Ram 1500 is still collecting accolades and this time around it’s the Ram Rebel who gets to stand in the spotlight. Officially crowned the “Texas Off-road Truck of the Year” title from the Texas Motor Press Association (TxMPA), the Ram 1500 Rebel is the perfect pickup for misfits to venture off the beaten path. The contest took place at the inaugural Texas Off-road Invitational held in Huntsville, Texas where a strong selection of pickup trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles were all welcome to participate. Winners were chosen by TxMPA’s media panel over the course of a few days as the vehicles faced challenges and obstacles, including a mud course designed to test and showcase off-road capability.

Mike Herzing, President of TxMPA, said “The half-ton off-road segment is a competitive arena with a number of players and the 2019 Rebel was up to the challenge. Although well-mannered for on-road, the Rebel also offers great capability, encourages spirited off-road driving and is a great-looking pickup that thrilled the Texas Motor Press Association jurors.”

When it comes to off-road equipment the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel can’t be beaten. Buyers can enjoy features such as 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, a factory suspension lift, Bilstein shocks, 3:92:1 gear sets and a locking rear axle. Buyers also have the option to upgrade to the available 12-inch Uconnect 4C touchscreen display that features customizable content and split-screen capability. Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand, celebrated the win saying “The Ram 1500 Rebel is a tough off-road truck, yet it offers class-leading technology and a great, no-compromise ride. As America’s most awarded pickup, buyers know they’re getting the best truck on the market, and one that’s ready to take roads less traveled.”

This isn’t Ram’s first rodeo in Texas as the brand is the only one in the pickup segment to offer a truck designed and sold with Texans in mind. Ram recently introduced the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Lone Star models at the DFW Auto Show. Exclusively sold in the second largest state in the U.S., the Ram HD Lone Star is here to serve the country’s largest pickup market. At the time of its debut Reid Bigland commented: “First and foremost, the Ram Heavy Duty Lone Star edition is a powerful, hard working truck that meets the demands of Texas truck buyers. Trucks are a big part of life in the Lone Star State, and Ram offers the segment’s best combination of performance, strength, luxury, and technology.”

It’s nice to see Ram earn recognition from a state that truly knows trucks, especially when said recognition is on behalf of the TxMPA whose intent is to create insightful, meaningful, and informed content that serves to influence the public’s buying decisions. Explore the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel inventory at Miami Lakes AutoMall and see what all the fuss is about! Schedule your test drive today and follow Miami Lakes Ram on social media to stay up to date with the latest Ram news.

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Ram 1500 Classic Doesn’t Miss a Beat

Like we’ve mentioned before, yes, Ram does have a midsize pickup coming, though its exact arrival date is unknown for the time being. In the meantime, Ram is hoping to provide buyers with a similar option with its Ram 1500 Classic pickup. Although the Ram 1500 Classic is a full-size pickup, it is essentially priced in the midsize range thanks to the introduction of the all-new 2019 Ram 1500. Ram hasn’t announced when it plans to officially phase out the Ram 1500 Classic, but it’s likely that the upcoming midsize pickup will be its replacement in the distant future. [click to continue…]

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FCA Confirms Midsize Ram Truck in the Near Future

Although Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has declined to comment on recent rumors that have been making the rounds, it appears that there was some truth to one of them. According to Automotive News, Ram is, in fact, considering entering the midsize pickup market. When Jeep introduced its Gladiator midsize pickup, people pretty much assumed that this would be FCA’s only foray into the segment, but according to FCA CEO Mike Manley, nothing could be further from the truth. [click to continue…]

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Ram Releases Kentucky Derby Festivities Schedule

A few weeks ago we announced that the all-new Heavy Duty Ram pickups will be the exclusive automotive partner of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. Initially, Ram announced that it would release an accompanying Kentucky Derby Edition of its Heavy Duty trucks to celebrate the occasion. Now we finally have a full list of all the activities that Ram will be participating in on May 4 as part of the celebration to showcase its pickups packed with capability, power, luxury, and technology. [click to continue…]

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