Ram has been rolling out new trims for the 2022 Ram 1500 one after another. With its recent performance, it’s no wonder Ram is working to improve upon the iconic pickup. Having released the 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition in celebration of a decade of success, Ram is now focusing on another trim. This new trim is to be off-road-focused. It makes sense as Ram recently announced a GT upgrade package for the Ram 1500 Laramie and Rebel. Focusing more on off-road capabilities and performance, Ram is releasing the 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry edition later in 2021.
2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition
The all-new 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry edition trim is to be based on the Ram 1500 Big Horn. The new Ram trim will combine Ram’s most popular packages to create a unique off-road pickup. Equipped with a four-wheel drive, the BackCountry trim will add the 4×4 Off-Road Group Package. This will include tow hooks, skid plates, off-road-tuned shocks, hill descent control, all-terrain tires, and a rear electronic locking differential. Ready to tackle any off-road obstacle, the 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry is a tougher pickup than ever before.
Along with the Off-Road Group package, the off-road pickup will include Ram’s Bed Utility Group package. This will include upper adjustable tie-downs, a deployable bed step, a bed extender, in-bed LED lighting, and a spray-in bed liner.
The 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry will come available with either the standard 5.7L Hemi V-8 engine or the 5.7L Hemi V-8 engine with Ram’s eTorque mild hybrid system.
Interior & Exterior of the 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry
What makes the 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry special is the interior and exterior. Inside the off-road pickup is a black interior with bucket seats. A 7-inch infotainment screen is situated in the center console (though an upgradeable 8.4-inch Uconncet screen may be available), and a BackCountry badge is displayed on the instrument panel. The off-road pickup also comes with Mopar all-weather slush mats.
As for the exterior, this is where the 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry pickup really shines. A combination of the Sport Appearance package and Night Edition gives the BackCountry trim a body-colored grille. Along with this are 18-inch black-painted wheels, black badges, black headlight bezels, black mirror caps, and black exhaust tips. The off-road pickup also gets running boards and a tonneau cover.
The 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry edition will start at $41,780 MSRP (plus destination fee). The new off-road pickup will increase the versatility of the Ram 1500 series, furthering its success. It will be available in the fall of 2021.
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Ram is looking to join the EV competition as it focuses on its own electric pickup. Announced for early 2024, Ram is releasing snippets about its all-new all-electric Ram 1500 pickup. Ram has stated that its new electric pickup truck will surpass rivals like Ford and Tesla, but Ram fans will have to wait a little while longer to see the full capabilities of the all-new all-electric Ram 1500. Using information leaks and teaser images, we can speculate on what Ram will have in mind to outpace its competitors.
What to Expect of the All-New All-Electric Ram 1500
Given Ram’s statements and messaging, it’s safe to say that Ram is confident about its upcoming electric pickup. Their new brand statement makes a small change that encapsulates their future vision. Originally just, “Built to serve,” Ram has added an extra part to its slogan, “Built to serve a sustainable planet.” Simple yet effective, Ram’s new brand statement lays a good foundation for its future endeavors. It highlights their goals as they enter the EV sector.
With an idea of Ram’s future plans for their lineup, it leaves fans and consumers wanting a bit more in terms of the pickup’s capabilities. Slow leaks and teaser photos seem to be Ram’s preferred method, however. About this, the senior manager of Ram brand marketing, Carl Lally stated:
“What we’ve heard from our consumers is that they’re not looking for a compromised truck solution, so really, some of the core attributes that we communicate to our customers about our trucks, the capability, and the durability, those aren’t going to change, I think, as you look forward to an EV-oriented truck product.”Carl Lally, Senior Manager of Ram Brand Marketing
This statement may entice Ram fans because it means that Ram is not going for a completely new overhaul for its all-new electric Ram 1500. As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Ram has been rolling out high-performance pickups for years. Their formula for creating a pickup truck that is both durable and capable of getting the job done has proven to be successful, so they won’t be altering it too much. Instead, it seems Ram will focus on bringing consumers an electric pickup truck that is efficient and environmentally friendly. Production of an effective electric vehicle involves good range and adequate charging capabilities. A pickup version includes all this, but it comes with an emphasis on power and performance. Ram seems to be fully aware of this so we’ll have to see what decisions they decide on for the all-new all-electric Ram 1500.
What is Known so Far
What is known about the all-new all-electric Ram 1500 is that it will ride on a newly developed truck platform known as the STLA Frame. This new body-on-frame architecture will be utilized for several other models across the Stellantis brand. The STLA Frame will be able to accommodate battery pack sizes from 159 kWh to 200 kWh. These battery packs will be able to provide a range of up to 500 miles per charge. This platform will also enable e-AWD thanks to front- and rear-axle electric motors.
Ram’s all-new all-electric Ram 1500 will face tough competition. Slated to debut in 2024, the electric pickup will follow the Ford F-150 Lightning, the Chevrolet Silverado Electric, and others like the Tesla Cybertruck. Ram fans will have to wait patiently for more details about the new electric pickup, but from what can be deciphered, Ram has something very special in store for its first all-electric pickup.
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Producer Stellantis has recently announced that its popular Ram 1500 lineup is getting two new powerful additions. Aiming for a combination of performance and luxury, Stellantis will be offering the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T as two new performance-oriented trims.
With so many companies offering new upgrades and special edition vehicles, those seeking to improve their lineup have to go all out. Stellantis certainly understood this as they aimed for the best when making upgrades to the Ram 1500 Laramie and Rebel. Coming with a cold-end exhaust and cold-air intake system, these powerful new trims will feature a 5.7L Hemi V8 engine with eTorque and mild-hybrid assist.
Along with high performance, the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T will focus on bringing luxury to consumers. These new pickups will receive sport performance hoods and unique G/T exterior graphics. On their vision for these new trucks, Ram CEO Mike Koval Jr. says:
“Ram has a strong history of performance trucks, and the Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T models add to that while expanding the light-duty lineup with the segment’s best combination of performance, capability, luxury, and technology,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand chief executive officer-Stellantis. “Ram 1500 G/T buyers will enjoy this combination of performance and luxury that the newest additions to our versatile lineup offer.”
Interior of the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T
The interior of the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie and Rebel G/T pickups will feature updates similar to those found on TRX models. Looking inside, consumers will notice an emphasis on comfort with G/T specific designs such as bucket seats with high bolsters. A unique G/T logo can also be found on the stitching. Additional features include a metal pedal kit, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and a console-mounted performance shift. Another special treat offered inside these new pickups is the addition of performance pages. Ram is connecting these performance pages to the G/T’s Uconnect system. This will allow drivers to view information such as engine performance, 0-60 times, and G-forces.
The luxury look is completed inside the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T with all-weather floor mats from Mopar. As far as technology and infotainment go, the Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T will most likely offer the latest additions and improvements available to Ram. Also available is the addition of a Crew Cab configuration. This means up to 5 people can comfortably sit inside these luxury pickups.
The 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie G/T will come with a starting price of $55,480 MSRP (plus destination fee). The Rebel G/T will start at $55,375 MSRP (plus destination fee). These new pickups will offer the best in performance and luxury. Given the new features and upgrades, both the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T are good options for those needing a work vehicle that doubles as a family car.
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Whoever said a pickup couldn’t compete within the luxury category hasn’t been paying attention, specifically to Ram trucks. After a decade of producing luxury pickups that get the job done, Ram is now commemorating its success with a 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition pickup. The luxury pickup industry has gained a new poster child for refinement and sophistication. The 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition ups the ante by bringing an extra level of comfort and style to fans of the Ram 1500 series.
Interior of the 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition
A record of strong performance, the 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition features several improvements to its interior design. These improvements include a mesh of high-quality materials such as wood, metal, and leather. Stitched throughout the pickup’s interior, these materials come alongside an indigo and sea salt grey color scheme. This color scheme comes with accented aluminum litho bezels. Additional interior features include a metal pedal trim kit, an exclusive graphic displayed on the instrument cluster, an updated rotary shifter center cap, and a 10th-anniversary badge on the center console.
The 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition also features quilted leather seats and door inserts along with a suede headline that extends to the overhead visors. This is all paired with a premium 19-speaker sound system. Drivers will find an interior that radiates luxury not found in just any Ram 1500 series. A succinct description of the refinement added to the 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition comes from Ram Brand Chief Executive Officer Mike Koval Jr.
“The new 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition celebrates 10 years of luxury pickup truck leadership, featuring the ultimate combination of capability, luxury, and refinement…Ram 1500 Limited buyers have enjoyed the highest quality materials for a decade now and the Limited 10th Anniversary Edition is the latest example of how Ram delivers the most luxurious pickups in the industry.” – Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis
Exterior of the 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition
Every 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition comes with an exclusive blue shade paint. Each pickup comes with Ram’s multifunction tailgate, a Mopar center-mounted bed step, and adjustable cargo tie-down hooks. Available with a crew cab configuration, engine options for the 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition will consist of either a 5.7-liter V-8 with eTorque mild-hybrid assist or a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel.
The 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition will start at $61,870 MSRP (plus destination fee). The luxury pickup will go on sale in the third quarter of 2021.
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The 2021 Ram 1500 more than holds its own against its competitors when outshining the competitive full-size pickup segment. Not only is the Ram 1500 an impressive pickup, but it’s also far more modern than the rest — both inside and out. The biggest news about the 2021 Ram 1500 lineup includes the all-new Ram 1500 TRX powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with a whopping 702 horsepower. Designed as a competent off-roader, the Ram 1500 TRX is equipped with a sturdy off-road chassis and suspension, but when it comes to the interior cabin, every single Ram 1500 trim hits it out of the park. Read the rest of this entry »
The days of pickup trucks being solely for work, or be relied on as utilitarian workhorses of the automotive world, are long gone. These days, pickup trucks can sometimes rival luxury vehicles thanks to sumptuous interior cabins and cutting-edge technology. Some, like the all-new Ram 1500 TRX, even have the performance muscles to go head-to-head with muscle cars and the added bonus of being a capable off-roader that’s here to shut down the competition in the off-road segment. In short, pickup trucks quickly became the perfect mix of features that run the gamut from practicality to luxury. Read the rest of this entry »
Stellantis — the new conglomerate formed when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Groupe merged– vowed that by 2030 every nameplate under its umbrella, including Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, Ram, Maserati, and other brands, will offer an electric vehicle. The company plans to fortify its efforts by easing into plug-in hybrid production of most models in the coming years to accelerate its global electrification plan and meet its own 2030 deadline. New platforms are already underway to support electric vehicles, and rumor has it that one of those platforms is destined for body-on-frame pickups and SUVs. If all goes according to plan, Ram Trucks should see its first all-electric offering by 2024. Read the rest of this entry »
In its latest collaboration, Ram Truck is joined by Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters. Ram’s new multimedia campaign titled “Spotlight” gets the job done with three new videos that cover television, digital, and the Ram Truck brand social media channels. The campaign kicks off prior to Mother’s Day and coincides with the release of lead singer Dave Grohl’s “From Cradle to Stage” unscripted series. The spot was inspired by Grohl’s mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, and her critically acclaimed book. “From Cradle to Stage” follows Grohl’s previous directorial efforts with “What Drives Us,” a documentary that Grohl described as “a love letter to every musician that has ever jumped in an old van with their friends and left it all behind for the simple reward of playing music.” Read the rest of this entry »
Spring is in and the commercial truck season is among us. Ram Truck is currently giving commercial truck season its all with special incentives on its commercial lineup of heavy-duty pickups, vans, and even chassis cabs. A new advertising campaign titled “Giants”celebrates everyday American working-class heroes and highlights small businesses currently mobilized in helping their communities. The campaign’s main focus is to showcase the determination of the working class and its role in shaping the nation’s future.
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One of the biggest perks of getting behind the wheel of a new vehicle is the ability to make it one’s own. Plenty of truck buyers love to accessorize their rides once they take the vehicle home, and owners of the latest Ram 1500 are no different. The best accessories and parts for Ram pickups come from Mopar, the brand’s official parts, service and customer care division. With hundreds of parts and accessories, it’s easy to get overwhelmed while sifting through the Mopar catalog. However, new wheels and tires, along with lift kits and light bars, tend to be some of the most common upgrades. Here are five parts and accessories from Mopar that take the 2021 Ram 1500 to new heights. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a new-and-exclusive Mopar ‘21 Ram 1500 Special Edition pickup available from Ram Trucks according to Stellantis (Ram’s new parent company). Built with a unique package of Mopar performance parts and accessories, the Mopar ‘21 Ram 1500 Special Edition is an extremely limited affair with only 250 total units assembled. Of those 250 units, the U.S. will receive 210 of them, while our neighbors up north in Canada will receive the other 40 units. Based on the 2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star Crew Cab 4×4 trim and configuration, the new Mopar ‘21 Ram 1500 offers a variety of Mopar accessories that set it apart from the rest and reinforce the automaker’s no-compromise style. Buyers will have a choice of four exterior shades: Flame Red, Billet Silver, Hydro Blue, and Bright White. Read the rest of this entry »
Once again, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX finds itself a “Truck of the Year” recipient. The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) deemed the new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX its “Truck of the Year.” All in all, especially as it begins rolling out across dealer lots, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX remains the segment disruptor it was designed to be.
“There was some really great competition this year for ‘Truck of the Year’ in the Denver region. However, the Ram 1500 TRX was the run-away winner among the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press group of automotive journalists,” said RMAP President Craig Conover. The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Strikes Again as the “Truck of the Year” Read the rest of this entry »
A promise made is a promise kept for Ram Trucks as the truck maker auctioned off the very first 2021 Ram 1500 TRX VIN 001. The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction raised a whopping $410,000 for The United Way for Southeast Michigan’s 2-1-1 helpline. The organization focuses on providing services for veterans and their families. Singled out to commemorate the launch of the Ram 1500 TRX and its 702 horsepower straight from the factory, Ram made exactly 702 units of the Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition, of which sold out in under three hours. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s no road — paved or not — that the Ram 1500 TRX can’t conquer with its over-the-top supercharged engine, more than 700 horsepower, and a wading depth of 32 inches. Perhaps the fact that the Ram 1500 TRX is pumping out 650 lb-ft of torque has something to do with the fact that it’s such an off-road beast, or maybe it’s the fact that it only needs 4.5 seconds to go from 0 -60 mph — regardless, few vehicles on the current market come close to these performance numbers. Here are four things we love about the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks is on a mission to reinforce just how much its award-winning pickups are “Built to Serve” thanks to a new storytelling ad campaign called “I’m a Ram”. The new campaign features five-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Chris Stapleton. A combination of commercials and long-form content that spans across traditional broadcast, digital, and the truck maker’s social media channels via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The first two spots, titled “Neighbor” and “Provider,” are slated to debut during the NCAA March Madness telecast. Ram Truck is releasing an extended 60-second spot titled “Anthem” on its official Youtube channel. Read the rest of this entry »
Kelley Blue Book (KBB) named the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty pickups to its 2021 Best Resale Value awards. 2021 marks the second consecutive year in which the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500 capture spots on KBB’s Top 10 Vehicles for Best Resale Value list. KBB bases the Best Resale Value Awards on projections that come directly from the publication’s Official Residual Value Guide with a skilled staff of automotive analysts at the helm who get final say. The distinguished awards highlight vehicles that are expected to maintain a large proportion of their original list price even after five years of ownership. Read the rest of this entry »
The Ram 1500 is back and better than ever as it’s now considered the only pickup to earn a 2021 Top Safety Pick Rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Ram 1500 Crew Cab models equipped with the automaker’s Advanced Safety Group qualified for the top rating, also making this pickup the first to achieve such high marks back-to-back (2020 and 2021) from IIHS. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to fleet pickups. Ram Truck announced that a new, more fuel-efficient pickup is joining its half-ton truck lineup. Ram already holds steady in the segment with its fuel-efficient 4x4s along with the quickest, fastest and most powerful pickup straight from the factory — the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. However, the pickup brand’s latest offering — the 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel — is more about efficiency than performance. The 2021 Ram Tradesman HFE (High Fuel Efficiency) EcoDiesel has an unrivaled highway fuel economy rating of up to 33 miles per gallon (mpg), with a city rating of 23 mpg and a combined fuel efficiency rating of 26 mpg. Ram Trucks added the special HFE designation to highlight the new model’s refined fuel efficiency. Read the rest of this entry »
True to its word, the Ram Truck brand will be auctioning the very first (VIN 001) all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition for charity on March 26 (2021). The philanthropic motion is scheduled to take place during the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, with profits benefiting the United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s 2-1-1 helpline that provides much needed services to veterans and their families. Those interested in the auction can bid in person, via the phone, or online by simply going to Barrett-Jackson.com and clicking on the “Bid” link. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks made several changes for its 2021 model year lineup, but it’s the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX that’s really going to revolutionize pickup trucks going forward. The Ram 1500, Ram Heavy Duty, and other vehicles in the truck maker’s lineup received functional and equipment changes only. Here’s what the 2021 Ram Truck lineup looks like: Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Truck recently revealed that production of the highly-anticipated 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is officially underway at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The very first pickup that rolled off the assembly line – VIN Number 001 — is a Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition with an exclusive Anvil exterior paint color that’s bound to be auctioned off for charity. Ram Truck will provide additional auction details and instructions early next year (2021). Read the rest of this entry »
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and Ram 1500 Honored
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and Ram 1500 adds on yet another trophy to their long list of accolades, specifically with their extensive streak with the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards. The Pacifica minivan was honored in the Minivan category for the fifth year in a row, while the Ram 1500 continued to prevail in the Large Pickup segment for the thirteenth consecutive time.
Editors from the online publication choose the 2021 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award Winners after analyzing, comparing, evaluating and extensively testing all of the most important models in North America. Read the rest of this entry »
For the third consecutive year, Car and Driver deemed the 2021 Ram 1500 worthy of a spot on its “10Best Vehicles for 2021” list. Previous winners are forced to defend their crown, while newcomers like the Ram 1500 TRX were also submitted for review. Car and Driver’s award applies to the entire Ram 1500 lineup, regardless of trim. It’s worth noting Ram Trucks boasts the only pickup truck to secure a spot on this year’s list. Each contender is evaluated by Car and Driver using a 100-point scale. Points are awarded based on how well a vehicle meets its intended purpose, its overall value, and how compelling it is to operate. Earning a spot on this highly-coveted list indicates that Ram has one of the smartest and most entertaining vehicles on sale today. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks has dedicated its 2020 model year to various special edition trims, but none are as powerful and as sentimental as the “Built to Serve Edition” pickups that honor the different branches of the armed forces. This marks the fourth time this year that Ram rolls out one of its “Built to Serve” designs, this time inspired by a maritime land force-inspired theme. Tank and Flame Red are the exterior shades chosen and can be complemented with Medium Greystone accent stitching. The fourth installment of the “Built to Serve Edition” Ram pickups open now in December (2020) and is slated for production in early 2021 at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. Read the rest of this entry »
Recognition is in order for the Ram Trucks brand once again as U.S. News & World Report recently named Ram the Best Truck Brand for 2021. This is the second consecutive year that the pickup maker is deemed the Best Truck Brand of the Year. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Vehicle Brand awards take various brands (34 to be exact) into consideration, recognizing industry-wide standards and excellence for cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, and luxury vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks is commemorating Veterans Day the best way it knows how — introducing a 75th Anniversary Power Wagon, a pickup with a heritage that stretches all the way back to World War II. Ram’s 75th Anniversary Power Wagon comes with unique features that celebrate the most iconic heavy-duty pickup in its segment. Read the rest of this entry »
Auto enthusiasts should know it’s within reason to not only call the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX the Hellcat pickup, it’s encouraged! It can also be called the Ford Raptor’s bitter rival as well. Other equally acceptable monikers include: bonkers, monster pickup, and many others. Ram and the team recently showed off the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX during a traveling show that managed to make its way through the Chicago suburbs. Although Ram Trucks was not offering any driving impressions, the brand did agree to a cold-engine start on an icy Chicago morning. The 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 engine found beneath the hoods of the Dodge Challenger, Charger, and even the Dodge Durango, instantly came to life that chilly fall morning. Read the rest of this entry »
The rumor mill has been hard at work for months about Ram Trucks entering the midsize pickup segment, with the intensity rising as other competitors rush to flood that segment. The truck maker acknowledged long ago that the lack of a midsize pickup was a problem in its portfolio. Out of an abundance of caution, Ram Trucks waited for the right moment to strike and not steal some of the Jeep Gladiator’s thunder. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks is all in when it comes to their latest Ram 1500 TRX model. Setting the benchmark for pickup trucks, especially extreme-performance pickup trucks, is nothing new for the truck maker. Now that Ram has the “apex predator” of the pickup world in its lineup, Mopar (the parts, service, and customer care division of parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) is offering over 100 factory-engineered accessories that’ll take the truck to the next level. Whether on the streets or out in the wild, the Ram 1500 TRX is hellbent on outperforming every other single production pickup on the planet. Mopar’s additional accessories are sure to take the Ram 1500 TRX to new heights, breaking the mold for what extreme capability means. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram announced an addition to its 2021 lineup with the commemorative 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition. The Longhorn trim has long been referred to in the industry as the height of southwestern pickup luxury. By joining the lineup, the 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition raises the bar for what it means to be an upscale pickup truck. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks just disclosed that the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX will be the first Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) model to be equipped with the new Know & Go mobile app. Originally pitched by a group of FCA employees when the automaker held its first “Pitch Night”, the app allows consumers to learn more about their vehicle and provides an overall immersive experience via augmented reality. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks is back with its “Built to Serve Edition” pickups, with the third installment honoring the Air Force slate to enter production In October (2020) at the brand’s Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan. This latest launch signifies the continuation of the truck maker’s dedication to celebrating America’s armed forces with five land, sea and air-based themed variants of the brand’s popular Ram 1500 pickup lineup. Inspired by the Air Force, this third iteration of “Built to Serve Edition” trucks feature an aeronautical-inspired theme with Billet Silver and Anvil exterior color options, along with a black interior and black upholstery with Light Diesel Gray accent stitching. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks isn’t in any hurry to get the Ram 1500 Classic out of dealerships anytime soon. Sales remain strong as the truck brand continues to market the Ram 1500 Classic as a lower-cost alternative to the latest-generation Ram 1500. The Classic seems to be unchanged from last year as it heads into the 2021 model year, but there does appear to be one very notable exception. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Truck is expanding its Limited Night Edition lineup, including the Ram 150 and Ram Heavy Duty models for its 2021 lineup. These new Limited Night Edition pickups are based on the top-tier Limited trim and build upon to enhance it, giving prospective buyers a larger selection of exterior accents, along with additional content for even more personalization. Ram 1500 and Ram Heavy Duty Limited Night Editions take what pickup luxury means, redefine it, and push it to the next level. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram recently unveiled its 2021 Ram 1500 model and the exterior of the pickup looks about the same as the 2020 model. The 2021 Ram 1500 sees significant upgrades in the technology department, thanks in large part to the all-new Ram 1500 TRX. Although the model was introduced to the world not too long ago, automotive experts expected for Ram to update its technology across the board to match its newest crown jewel. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Truck revealed that orders for the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition were filled in approximately three hours on Tues., Aug. 18 as Ram opened the order books. Only 702 units – commemorating the TRX’s earth-shattering 702-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 – of the Launch Edition pickups were available for purchase, exclusively for U.S. buyers. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks meant business when its engineers crafted the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. Enthusiasts will refer to it by its three-letter nomenclature, but those that built it prefer to refer to it as the “T. rex” as a nod to the model’s obvious rivalry with the existing Ford F-150 Raptor. When it comes to the dinosaur food chain, it’s safe to say that T. rex trumps raptor, and that’s exactly the same here — the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX blows its competition out of the water. Mike Koval, Head of Ram Trucks, said “T. rex destroys raptors,” referencing not only Jurassic Park and the Jurassic era, but Ram’s hoping that’s the case during the fourth quarter of 2020 when the model goes on sale. All TRX pickups feature a crew-cab, short-bed configuration and have a base price of $71,690 (including the destination fee). Read the rest of this entry »
Ram made it official — the truck maker will officially pull the covers off the hotly-anticipated 2021 Ram 1500 TRX on Monday, August 17 (2020). Ram Trucks will stream one of the year’s most hotly anticipated automotive debuts online across its social media channels. The presentation will be accessible for public viewing as well, meaning both the press and the public will experience the unveiling at the same time. Designed as a response to Ford’s desert-jumping F-150 Raptor model, the Ram TRX is rumored to have a hefty Hellcat V8 engine under its hood, rather than a standard turbo V6. Here’s what else we know before the TRX’s big debut: Read the rest of this entry »
Full-size pickup trucks continue to rise in popularity as of late, largely due to how luxurious and spacious they’ve become. Countless potential buyers out there really need and want the size and capability that comes with a half-ton pickup — especially when the price tag is hard to beat, as is the case with the Ram 1500 Classic. According to automotive experts, this is part of the reasons why Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) continues to sell its last-generation Ram 1500 Classic alongside the significantly new-and-improved Ram 1500 latest-generation that debuted in 2019. By the looks of it, FCA doesn’t seem to have any plans to stop offering both pickups alongside one another anytime soon. In an unsurprising move, the automaker announced that the Ram 1500 Classic model wil; stay in its lineup for the 2021 model year. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Truck announced the arrival of a new Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition. Designed as a sophisticated pickup to appeal to the significant segment of luxury truck buyers, the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition features a monochromatic appearance package. The package is taking the Ram Heavy Duty Limited trim to new heights with its introduction. Some of the luxurious trimmings include black exterior accents, matte black badging, and black aluminum wheels. Ram continues to offer a wide array of truck options to meet the needs of its diverse buyer base — this latest offering, the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black is just another example of that.
Automotive technology does not only refer to improvements automakers make over time, these days it’s much more common that automotive tech is being discussed in terms of ease of connectivity and accessibility. Today’s on-the-go world demands that vehicles rise up to the challenge of hyper-connectivity, and it turns out that the 2020 Ram 1500 is the best to do it, according to U.S. News and World Report. Navigation assistance, specially-curated playlists, and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and more contribute to the fact that the 2020 Ram 1500 is one of 22 best cars that seamlessly sync a user’s phone via Apple CarPlay. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram just announced that the second installment of the “Built to Serve Edition” trucks went into production at the truck maker’s Sterling Heights, Michigan Assembly Plant. The brand announced earlier in the year that it was celebrating America’s armed forces with special editions of the popular Ram 1500 half-ton pickup truck, with a total of five special edition pickups, each one honoring a different branch of the military. The second installment of the “Built to Serve” pickups is a nautical inspired pickup with both Patriot Blue and Ceramic Gray exterior shades, along with a black interior and Light Ambassador Blue accent stitching. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram took the pickup world by storm when it debuted the all-new Ram 1500 thanks to the model’s perfect balance of style and substance. There’s one subtle feature that might’ve intrigued new Ram 1500 owners — a collection of mathematical tables and charts below the center console lid. Hidden away on the underside of the console lid, slotted between the driver and front passenger, is a wrench, a right angle, trigonometry formulas, a protractor, several rulers, the Pythagorean theorem — and even fraction/decimal conversion charts! What’s all this math about? Ram explained what the significance of the console lid as follows: Read the rest of this entry »
Easter eggs, no, not the traditional ones you’re thinking of, are all the rage right now with brands like Jeep experiencing a wave of popularity online over a few viral Tik Tok videos. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), parent company of both Jeep and Ram Trucks, has been known to insert cheeky Easter eggs in its vehicles for its enthusiasts to enjoy for years. With the upcoming debut and long-awaited reveal of the Ram Rebel TRX, the truck maker looks like it’s ready for another cheeky Easter egg inclusion. Since the TRX model is naturally designed as an answer to Ford’s Raptor model, Ram thought they’d have a little fun at the competition’s expense. Even though leaked images have popped up in online forums, the pickup is usually covered in very heavy camouflage to keep that element of surprise alive. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s a new world for Ram Trucks employees as they return to manufacturing plants to build 2020 Ram 1500 pickups. The plants just reopened post-quarantine, but the employees have plenty of new rules to abide by as they work to build new vehicles and stay safe from Coronavirus at the same time. Open for one shift daily, the truck plants in Warren and Sterling Heights, Michigan, are seeing a slow-but-firm revamp of manufacturing. If the virus can be kept at bay, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is programming to add other shifts in a couple of weeks — only time will tell. Despite all the changes, FCA remains focused on manufacturing and assembling more Ram 1500 pickups to avoid a shortage in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »
The Ford F-150 has sat idle for over a decade waiting on a real competitor. Sure, the other big pickup manufacturers like GMC and Ram have off-road packages and aftermarket accessories available for owners, but no other manufacturer has gone as all-in as Ford has — until now that is. That’s all going to change very soon when Ram introduces the upcoming Ram Rebel TRX model. Ever since Ram first introduced the Rebel TRX concept in 2016, enthusiasts have been eagerly waiting for a Hellcat-powered truck. To some, the concept sounded too absurd, but Ram knows what its base wants and the brand is willing to deliver. By 2018, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), announced in its five-year plan that a production model of the TRX was coming. Here’s what we think we know so far about the upcoming Ram 1500 Rebel TRX: Read the rest of this entry »
Detroit’s Big Three automakers ditched the midsize pickup truck long ago in the early 2010s, largely letting foreign automakers such as Toyota and Nissan fill that segment. But all of that’s changing now, as midsize trucks have seen an uptick in popularity these past few years. While Ford revived its Ranger model and Chevrolet brought back the Colorado, Ram has remained noticeably absent from the midsize pickup segment. All that’s about to change though, as Ram featured a midsize pickup addition to its lineup in the brand’s five-year plan back in 2018. We just discovered the latest bit of evidence that Ram’s midsize pickup in question is likely to enter the segment soon. Read the rest of this entry »
The Ram Truck brand has quite a storied past, with its humble beginnings as part of the Dodge D-Series pickup lineup. It wasn’t until the beginning of the last decade when Ram spun off and became its own brand apart from Dodge. Given its meteoric rise in the past ten years, other automakers are closely studying Ram’s process to see if any of their vehicles can be turned into their own brand, like the Chevy Corvette for example. The pickup segment is more popular than ever, and Ram’s sales have been skyrocketing every year since its spin-off, with a worldwide 2019 total of 730,457 units. Here’s how Ram and its lineup has changed and affected the market over its 35 years (and counting) of existence. Read the rest of this entry »
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) occupies quite a space on the global stage and its specialty lies in dispersing a very varied lineup across the globe. In fact, FCA recently introduced the new Fiat Strada in South America, but rumor has it that the very same model may debut in nearby Mexico — with a possible arrival in the U.S. — as the Ram 700. A smaller Ram pickup coming to the U.S. sounds like a promising addition to the existing Ram Trucks lineup. Some enthusiasts used the debut of the Fiat Strada, a vehicle that will likely serve as the blueprint for a possible Ram 700, to make a few renderings of a possible compact Ram pickup. Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to vehicles that get work done, buyers often flock to full-size pickup trucks. Typically, once the workday is over, pickup trucks are forgotten, but that’s not the case with the 2020 Ram 1500. No other pickup truck can provide the off-duty comfort that the 2020 Ram 1500 does. Whether owners want to go to work and relax on their way back home, or enjoy a weekend night out on the town, the new Ram 1500 can do it all. Beyond the supportive seats and high-quality materials, here are a host of other innovative features that make the 2020 Ram 1500 the pickup to beat. Read the rest of this entry »
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) Ram Truck division is readying the stage for the debut of its Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX model. Ram is determined to compete directly against the Ford F-150 Raptor and new details have emerged as to how exactly Ram plans to do that. FCA insiders shared some tidbits under the condition of anonymity with the Allpar publication. Ram plans to make the play for off-road dominance with the high-performance pickup’s adjustable suspension and traction management system. Read the rest of this entry »
The Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat brought us an engine that’s nothing to scoff at, the 6.2-liter HEMI Supercharged V8. How does this 707 horsepower beast relate to Ram Trucks? Well, the upcoming Ram 1500 rebel TRX will feature this engine under the hood, along with four-wheel drive. For a long time, this engine selection was just a rumor, but the folks over at The Fast Lane Truck got a glimpse of the VIN plate and confirmed it’s a 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8 under the hood. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram unveiled its next best pickup, the 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Southwest Edition. The new luxury trim was designed with the largest truck-buying region in the world in mind. Designed to be exclusively sold in Texas and other neighboring states, the 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Southwest Edition not only adds luxury features but popular appearance features as well. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve known for quite some time that Ram Truck is gearing up to launch the Ram 1500 Rebel TRX to compete directly with the Ford F-150 Raptor. Recent reports from Allpar and Mopar Insiders indicate that the debut and launch date of the TRX is closer than ever. Here’s what else we know about the upcoming Ram 1500 Rebel TRX. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram debuted its 2021 Ram ProMaster model at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) “The Work Truck Show” in Indianapolis, Indiana. The truckmaker revealed the 2021 Ram ProMaster model is set to launch later this year (2020). As one of the most hardworking full-size vans designed for businesses, the Ram ProMaster is easily the standard for commercial fleets and construction job sites. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2020 Ram 1500 earned a spot on Autotrader’s 10 Best Car Interiors Under $50,000 for 2020 list. Every year, the editors from Autotrader are tasked with reviewing the latest models and nominating 10 different vehicles to the annual 10 Best Car Interiors Under $50,000 list. The Ram 1500 was named to the highly-coveted list three years in a row, while its sister brand midsize pickup, the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, earned a spot on the list in its first year of availability. The pair of pickups are the only trucks to earn a spot on Autotrader’s list for 2020. Read the rest of this entry »
Kelley Blue Book (KBB) just named the Ram 1500 and Ram Heavy Duty models as winners of its Best Resale Value Awards. This marks the ninth consecutive year where a vehicle from parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) earns a nod on KBB’s prestigious list. Three FCA vehicles made the cut on the 10 Best Resale Value Awards list, tying the most spots of any other automaker. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve known for a while that the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX is well on its way to production. Since the concept debuted at the 2016 State Fair of Texas, enthusiasts have been counting down the days until the powerful off-road pickup is available for sale. According to MotorTrend, the upcoming Rebel TRX model will be powered by the same 707-horsepower engine that’s currently powering the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Here’s what else we know about the upcoming 2021 Ram Rebel TRX off-roader: Read the rest of this entry »
Cars.com rattled the automotive world recently when it named the Ram 1500 model its prestigious recipient of its 2020 Luxury Car of the Year award. The editors over at Cars.com are responsible for choosing a vehicle that embodies absolute luxury in its segment — a vehicle that’s not only incredibly well-rounded, but that also features exceptional usability and drivability. 2020 marks the first time that a pickup truck wins the Luxury Car of the Year distinction from Cars.com. Read the rest of this entry »
Every year, Cars.com nominates numerous vehicles for a series of awards, including a Pickup Truck of the Year and Luxury Car of the Year award. Although the Ram 1500 is a given nominee for the Pickup Truck of the Year award, it also managed to earn a nomination in the Luxury Car of the Year segment. Additionally, even though Ford kept its title by having the best-selling pickup truck of 2019, the real race was between Chevy and Ram for second place. Ram turned out to be the overwhelming victor in that case, surpassing Chevy’s sales for the first time in its history. Read the rest of this entry »
A decade ago, as the U.S. automotive industry was in mid-collapse, a new leadership team embarked on an unthinkable mission — the launch of a new brand. That’s how Ram was born, as the Dodge brand announced in October of 2009 that it would be unbundled from its truck division. Now, ten years later, the Ram brand reported record sales of 703,023 vehicles in total for 2019. An 18 percent increase when compared to 2018 figures, these latest numbers mark the highest level of full-year sales achieved in Ram’s history. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2020 Ram 1500 is the diamond of the existing Ram lineup, plain and simple. From the humble entry-level Tradesman trim to the top-tier Limited trim and every other trim in-between, the thoughtfully designed pickup truck impresses buyers like no others. Sales figures can certainly attest to that, given that Ram has completely taken over the second best-selling truck spot from Chevy. With capabilities that go above and beyond what buyers expect from a pickup truck, the Ram 1500 delivers thanks to its strong fuel economy numbers and its array of engine options. Those not behind the wheel of a 2020 Ram 1500 are doing themselves a disservice and here’s why: Read the rest of this entry »
The fuel-saving 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque strikes again, as the engine was just named to the list of Wards 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems for the second consecutive year. Rated at 305 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, the Pentastar with electrification is the standard powertrain on the popular Ram 1500 model. The Pentastar is paired with a TorqueFlite 850RE eight-speed automatic transmission.
“The Pentastar V6 with eTorque is a great example of giving consumers electrified powertrain technology that seamlessly works with their daily lives. The standard eTorque system delivers better fuel economy without compromising power or capability,” said Micky Bly, Head of Global Propulsion Systems.
With its main function as a replacement to a traditional alternator, the eTorque system features a belt-driven motor generator unit that’s responsible for several functions on the pickup truck. There’s a 48-volt battery pack that’s powering the motor generator unit and enables the system to improve fuel efficiency, performance, value, and drivability. There are six different modes of operation available, including: quick and seamless stop-start functions and energy recovery with brake regeneration that supports increased towing capacity and payload figures.
The eTorque system sends up to 90 lb-ft of supplemental torque to the engine crankshaft, helping the vehicle restart seamlessly during stop-start maneuvers such as when waiting at a red light. During this function, torque travels to the wheels within 400 milliseconds — that’s more than twice as fast as traditional stop-start systems.
“There are lots of drivers who dislike stop-start systems because the engine may turn back on with a shudder, or they might think the engine won’t restart at all. But the Ram 1500’s 48-volt eTorque system is so smooth, quiet and consistently reliable that truck owners will appreciate the technology – and the money they can save at the pump,” said Tom Murphy, WardsAuto managing editor.
The 2020 Ram 1500 model powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway when equipped with rear-wheel-drive, while the four-wheel-drive models are rated at 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. When compared to the previous-generation model, the all-new Ram 1500 boasts an 18 percent improvement in city mpg and a 10 percent improvement on the combined mpg figures. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque is also offered in the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Sahara four-door model.
While the engine’s running, the eTorque system feeds a 48-volt current to a cobalt-graphite battery. The battery pack even includes a DC-to-DC converter that helps not only maintain the battery’s state of charge, but it also converts the 48 volts to 12 volts so that the Ram’s accessories and its conventional 12-volt lead-acid battery can be charged as well. The eTorque system even offers regenerative braking, which recaptures energy during deceleration and braking to charge the existing battery pack. Additionally, eTorque helps reduce noise, vibration and harshness by enhancing the driving experience and adding torque to the crankshaft during gear changes.
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Edmunds named the Ram 1500 the Top Rated Truck for 2020. Editors show love to the full-size pickup in its Top Rated awards that span over seven categories and are seen as recognizing excellence in today’s automotive market. The winner of each category represents the best of each respective segment because Edmunds tests each and every competitive vehicle on the market. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s usually the Ram 1500 model that’s always on the receiving end of awards and accolades, but this time it’s the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty’s turn at bat. The Ram 2500 Heavy Duty was named the winner of Popular Science magazine’s 2020 Best of What’s New award. Every year, Popular Science enthusiastically reviews thousands of new products — and innovations — and subsequently awards the top 100 winners across 11 different categories. In order for any product or technology to be deemed a winner, it has to represent a significant step forward in its respective category.
“The Ram 2500 Heavy Duty is among the Best of What’s New because its unique blend of tech makes it tough yet sophisticated,” stated Joe Brown, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “That’s a tough balance to strike, especially in a field crowded with so much innovation.”
The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty model offers buyers a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds and an impressive towing capacity of 35,100 pounds. Additionally, this model sets benchmarks thanks to its luxury materials, comfort, innovation, and technology that exceed expectations and topple competitive offerings. The exclusive Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen infotainment display marks an industry first and features SiriusXM’s new “Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora.” Said radio stations combine a format of rich music curation paired with industry-leading personalization that isn’t found on any other infotainment devices.
As we mentioned earlier, each year the editors of the publication are responsible for reviewing thousands of products while searching for the top 100 tech innovations of the year. Breakthrough products and technologies take center stage as they usually represent significant leaps in their respective categories. Winners of the Best of What’s New designation are included in the hotly-anticipated December (2020) issue of Popular Science. Since the Best of What’s New feature debuted in 1988, December issues of the publication are usually the most widely read of the year. The 11 categories that make up the Best of What’s New awards include: Automotive, Aerospace, Engineering, Entertainment, Gadgets, General Innovation, Security, Software, Home, Health and Recreation.
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Extreme performance and towing capability is the Ram Heavy Duty’s bread and butter, combined with the most refinement and comfort features. The pickup is the segments first pickup to offer 1,000 lb-ft of torque thanks to the optional Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel. Class-leading ride and handling is top-notch on the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty thanks to a class-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system — there’s even an optional rear air suspension to sweeten the ride. Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks tackle modern life with the full force of modern capability.
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The 2020 Ram 1500 has barely rolled out at dealer lots across the nation, but its accolades keep on piling up. At the annual Texas Truck Rodeo, hosted by the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA), the 2020 Ram 1500 was the star. To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Ram brand won every category it entered, securing a total of eight awards — the most awards earned by any brand at the event. Sister brand vehicle, the Jeep Wrangler, has won the Off-Road SUV of Texas prize for 10 consecutive years as well. Read the rest of this entry »
U.S. News & World Report has handed Ram Truck its latest accolade — it named the pickup maker as the Best Truck Brand for 2020. The award, aptly titled “Best Vehicle Brand Awards” evaluates 35 different brands with the aim of recognizing industry-wide excellence in every segment, including cars, SUVs, trucks and other luxury vehicles.
“At Ram, we’re focused solely on building the best trucks and commercial vehicles in the market. This award from U.S. News & World Report acknowledges that effort. In a highly competitive segment, Ram is committed to innovation and powertrain leadership. By offering more content, more comfort and segment-leading features Ram is building trucks that meet and exceed the needs of the widest range of buyers,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand.
Reliability, safety data, test drives, and credible published reviews are all taken into account by U.S. News & World Report. A subsequent in-depth analysis follows so that the publication can issue its rankings. “The Ram 1500 has the capability of a work truck with the interior of a luxury SUV. It’s one of the few trucks that can do almost everything you ask of it, and do it all well,” said Jamie Page Deaton, Executive editor — U.S. News Best Cars.
U.S. News Best Cars determined award winners by averaging the overall score of individual automakers’ products in each award segment. Once the tallies were complete, the brand with the highest overall average score was named the immediate winner in the segment. Where do the overall scores come from? From the publication’s Best Cars rankings which are based on a combination of reliability data, consensus of the automotive press, and awarded safety scores.
Ram recently celebrated its first decade as a standalone brand, with numerous accolades under its belt, such as being named MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year five times. The brand’s powerful lineup includes the Ram 1500, Ram Heavy Duty, Ram Chassis Cab, and the ProMaster and ProMaster City vans. All models have one goal in mind: to get hard work done and to take families where they need to go.
Some Ram benchmarks include:
- Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
- Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
- Segment first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
- Payload of 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
- Towing capacity of 35,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
- Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
- Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen
- Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
- Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
- Most-awarded light-duty truck in America
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Ram Trucks are officially back-to-back champs as MotorTrend named the Ram Heavy Duty the 2020 Truck of the Year. The 2019 Ram 1500 was the winner of the title last year, as voted on by the editors of the publication. Ram Truck only became a standalone brand ten years ago, after splitting off from Dodge, and it’s won MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year honor five times: 2010, 2013, 2014, 2019, and 2020. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram celebrated the Veteran’s Day holiday with the introduction of its “Built to Serve” series of trucks that honor the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Ram decided to honor each branch with two specially selected paint colors, designed to match the spirit of each branch and its respective mission. “Ram wants to honor those who are serving or have served the United States with distinction,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand.
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It’s that time of the year again, the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show kicks off on November 5th and runs through the 8th. Like every prior year, Mopar will be present to showcase its aftermarket Mopar parts along with other prototype parts and accessories. A total of 14 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles will be showcased at the event and one of those vehicles is a Ram 1500 Rebel OTG (Off The Grid) overlanding concept. As the premier automotive specialty products trade exhibition worldwide, SEMA is the perfect stage for Mopar and FCA vehicles to shine. Read the rest of this entry »
Congratulations are in order for Ram, the truck maker is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a stand-alone brand separate from Dodge. Now that the brand has 10 years of experience under its belt alone, Ram launched a multimedia campaign aimed at celebrating their own “Power of Innovation.” The campaign strategically showcases Ram’s evolution in the pickup segment this past decade, along with its ongoing commitment to innovate and manufacture some of the industry’s best pickups. The “Power of Innovation” campaign is comprised of three new videos, all currently available on the truck maker’s digital and social media outlets. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks is ready to close out 2019 on top; the truck maker is about to dethrone the Chevrolet Silverado from the number two slot officially. Automotive experts believe that once everything is said and done, the truck market will be changed for years to come. Ram sold 461,115 units during the first nine months of the year (2019), averaging about 25.5 percent of the light-duty truck segment. A decade ago, when Ram was branching out as a standalone brand, it barely held 5.9 percent of the entire market. Suffice it to say; Ram certainly can be proud of its accomplishments in the past decade. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram is making a splash in the news with their recent press release announcing that the Ram Rebel TRX is approved for production. While the brand did not announce an official date, experts assume the Rebel TRX will be here in time for the 2021 model year. The Rebel TRX will arrive just in time to outshine the Ford Raptor, and will likely be powered by a 6.2-liter supercharger HEMI V8 with 575 horsepower. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks unveiled a new Ram 1500 Limited Black Edition and Heavy Duty Big Horn and Laramie Night Editions at the ongoing State Fair of Texas. The new models offer Ram buyers an ever larger selection of exterior accents and features, not to mention the ability of even greater personalization. Read the rest of this entry »
Only a few years ago, the midsize pickup segment was starting to feel like a bit of a cemetery. Nowadays new midsize pickup options, such as the Jeep Gladiator and the GMC Canyon, have helped revive interest in the segment. Other truck makers are poised for a comeback with Ford announcing the return of the Ranger, while Toyota updates the Tacoma, but what’s left for Ram Trucks who has a gap in its lineup? The truck maker is rumored to be bringing back the old Dodge Dakota to the market. Read the rest of this entry »
The Ram 2020 models aren’t even available for purchase yet, but the truck maker already has plenty to celebrate before the new model year even begins. The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab model upgraded with optional equipment was just awarded a Top Safety Pick + rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This makes the 2020 Ram 1500 the very first full-size truck achieve such a score. After numerous rigorous tests and evaluations, the 2020 Ram 1500 was awarded the highest rating available. Read the rest of this entry »
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently unveiled all the changes coming to Ram Trucks’ 2020 lineup. A big running theme for all models? Night Editions that add blacked-out trims and wheels. There’s also a new Ram 1500 Rebel Black Edition, and buyers who need a little more power but don’t want to shy away from the menacing looks can also opt for the Ram 2500 Power Wagon as well. The menacing dark designs are popular over at Ram Trucks, but let’s see what else the automaker is offering in its 2020 lineup. Read the rest of this entry »
Pickup trucks have taken over for the Detroit Three in terms of sales. FCA is currently making big strides in sales after dethroning longtime second-place rival Chevrolet, but what exactly is fueling these sales? Well, the product lineup couldn’t possibly be better. The variety of trims available, coupled with its affordability and forward-thinking design make the Ram 1500 one of the best-selling vehicles across the board. To draw in even more customers, Ram is making a few changes to the 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks finally announced the pricing for their 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck that goes on sale this year. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has a starting MSRP of $38,585 — including the destination fee. Buyers will be able to buy a two-wheel drive Tradesman Quad Cab Ram truck model for that starting MSRP, while higher-tier trim levels cost a bit more. Read the rest of this entry »
The Ram Trucks tagline is “Built to Serve,” a direct remark that references the brand’s ongoing dedication to serve and support farms and farm families across the nation. 2019 marks the second annual “Ram Ag Season” and with it comes a new television spot. Titled “Done Right,” the ad celebrates the selfless labor that our nation’s farmers continuously perform to bring food to the tables of all Americans.
“Done Right” features three real-life family-owned-and-operated farms and ranches located in Michigan as it takes viewers on a tour of what daily life consists of for farmers and their families. Ram Trucks are there to support these families and help them get the job right. Although they may not be working under a direct supervisor each morning as the sun rises, Ram is always there for them, from trips to the markets to hauling machinery to draining the topsoil and so much more.
Marissa Hunter, Head of Marketing, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) – North America, had the following to say: “To the farming community, what they do every day is more than just a job, it is a way of life that requires hard work, perseverance and determination. The Ram Truck brand knows and respects this. We work hard to provide the right trucks and proper support to these very people who have dedicated their lives to agriculture, and we are proud to celebrate these shared values in our dedicated Ag Season marketing campaign.”
“Done Right” is slated to air via TV broadcast as a 30-second spot, while a 60-second variant scheduled for a later date. Both versions can be viewed on Ram’s official Youtube channel and feature the following three farms: Na Lar Farms from Hanover, Michigan, Howe Farms from Horton, Michigan, and Trante Farm from Chelsea, Michigan. Each farming family will also have their own unique individual 60-second vignette in the coming weeks via Ram’s social media channels.
The brand continues to grow its support and commitment of farming communities with a schedule of Ram-sponsored events and opportunities that focus on lending efforts for the nation’s farmers. Upcoming events include the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska, the Farm Science Review in London, Ohio, and the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. Ram is also slated to have a strong presence at the upcoming annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) convention as it’s been an active FFA supported for over 60 years.
Farm-owning customers can enjoy unique incentives that the brand offers, including discounts on purchases, often worth thousands of dollars, applicable to farm and ranch equipment and other management tools. Additionally, beginning now through Labor Day 2019, all farm owners are eligible for an incremental $500 rebate on all Ram Trucks.
Check out the revamped Ram lineup — including the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 and Ram Heavy Duty models — at Miami Lakes AutoMall. Follow Miami Lakes Ram on social media for the latest brand news and to be the first to know about any other possible incentives.
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Critics are finally getting their first chance to get up close and personal with the upcoming 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. This isn’t Ram’s first foray into the EcoDiesel trim, but it is the first for the latest-generation model with 80 percent new parts. With 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque, the EcoDiesel engine bests both Ford’s PowerStroke engine and GM’s Duramax engine, effectively leading the half-ton class in torque. Let’s break down what sets the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel apart from the rest of the lineup. Read the rest of this entry »
Sales figures have spoken, and they’ve determined that the Ram 1500 Classic is here to stay — for a little while longer! According to MotorTrend, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Mike Manley stated as much during the automaker’s recent second-quarter conference call of 2019. Sales for the old-generation Ram 1500 continue to be strong, a testament to the brand’s known reliability and fleet-friendly lineup. Read the rest of this entry »
Before Ram Trucks decided to split from Dodge in 2009 to become its own brand, Dodge was the main pickup manufacturer for what came to be known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. In fact, Dodge has been making trucks since 1917, meaning the brand that became Ram has been part of farms, ranches, oil fields, prairies and families has been part of the American landscape for over 100 years. Here are some fun facts about the brand and how it arrived as the pickup truck powerhouse it is today. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks has got potential buyers covered no matter their needs. There’s no better option on the market of half-ton trucks than the 2019 Ram 1500 – notably named MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year. In fact, the Ram 1500 is enjoying so much popularity that it currently ranks as the second most popular option, having dethroned Chevy. Let’s see where Ram Trucks stands today and how it intends to continue its successful run in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram wants to be a star in the work-driven heavy-duty segment. How does the truck maker hope to achieve that? With capability bragging rights of course. Back in January (2019), Ram introduced the revamped heavy-duty lineup at the North American International Auto Show with the main selling point – its 1,000 lb-ft of torque rating. Power doesn’t mean forgoing styling, not for Ram Trucks. According to Mike Gillam, Ram’s exterior design manager, the “visual durability” design team was not at odds with the function of the truck. Gillam spoke to Automotive News and detailed the collaboration between the design and engineering teams, here are a few interesting tidbits that let the public in on the work that goes on behind the scenes. Read the rest of this entry »
Pickup owners are known for their loyalty, but every once in a while a new truck comes into the market that entices diehard devotees to change things up. Not long ago it would’ve been wild if someone mentioned that perpetually third-ranked Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) would pass Chevrolet in full-size pickup sales. It was nearly unthinkable, but the truth is Ram already passed Chevrolet during the first half of 2019 after several years of steady market share gains that were effectively pushed over the edge by the redesigned 2019 Ram 1500. Even Ford, the reigning champ of the pickup market, referred to a “very competitive” market when reporting a slip in F-Series sales after the second quarter of 2019. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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: Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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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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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
2019 marks Ram’s 10th anniversary as the official automotive sponsor of the renowned Kentucky Derby, often referred to as the biggest race in the American thoroughbred horse racing world. Ram usually relies on auto shows across the nation to introduce new trucks in its lineup and the Kentucky Derby edition is no exception. The New York Auto Show served as the backdrop for the debut of their latest pickup. Head of Ram brand, Reid Bigland, was excited to debut the latest darling of the Ram lineup saying “The Kentucky Derby remains one of America’s most recognized sporting events. This hardworking truck is packed with exclusive technology, luxury and good looks that make it fit to wear the Kentucky Derby name.” Read the rest of this entry »
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is often considered by experts as older than new but newer than used and it’s proving to be quite the workhorse across dealer lots. As the earlier-generation model that’s currently being sold alongside the all-new redesigned 2019 Ram 1500, the Ram 1500 Classic is certainly holding its ground as it made up nearly a third of Ram’s pickup sales in the first quarter. Dealers acknowledge that the redesigned 1500 has more bells and whistles than the Classic, but it retains its appeal among consumers that aren’t ready to take the plunge on heftier truck payments and are looking for a durable truck that’ll be reliable in the long run. Read the rest of this entry »
The three traditional American truck makers – Ram, Chevy, and Ford – have been in competition with one another for over a quarter century now. Automotive innovations come and go as the big three attempt to outdo one another and reign supreme. Ram, the truck brand from automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been coming in third place as the third-best seller of full-size pickup trucks in the U.S, behind second-place Chevrolet and industry leader Ford. Until now that is because change has finally come to the pickup segment and Ram is officially in second place. Anchored by its redesigned lineup, Ram can finally celebrate that sales officially surpassed the Chevrolet Silverado during the first quarter of this year (2019), effectively bumping Chevrolet to third place for the first time.
Ram sold 120,026 pickups During the first three months of 2019, a 15.4 percent gain when compared to the same time period a year earlier. Meanwhile, sales of the Silverado dropped 15.9 percent during the same period when compared to the year prior – totaling 114,037 units. Chevrolet now occupies the third place spot thanks to Ram’s latest innovations, while Ford remains king at the top. Ford sold 216,611 F-Series pickups during the first quarter, managing to sell a few hundred more trucks when compared to the same time last year and cementing its status as king of pickups. Full-size pickup sales experienced a 2 percent decline overall when compared to the first quarter of 2018, with a sales total of 523,967 pickup trucks.
Ram and Chevrolet both have recently introduced newly redesigned half-ton trucks to the pickup market during the first quarter of the year. Additionally, each truck maker is expected to roll out new heavy-duty pickups to dealers this year. Meanwhile, Ford is slated to unveil an all-new F-150 model sometime next year, giving both Chevy and Ram a little time to blossom. While we can’t predict the future and see if Ram will maintain its lead for the entire year, it is no small feat that the brand finally topped Chevrolet after getting closer and closer over the past decade. The latest redesigns have proved successful as Ram seems to be the only truck maker dedicated to going above and beyond with its more than generous features. Ram sales grew a whopping 7 percent last year, while Silverado sales remained stagnant.
During a recent interview, Paul Waatti, the manager of product analysis at the AutoPacific consulting firm, stated “It’s also clear that Ram understands what today’s truck buyers are looking for and is gaining momentum by offering the most compelling packaging, tech, and content. Ram offers a mix of luxury and rugged lifestyle that has resonated with an increasingly growing audience of sophisticated pickup truck buyers that want comfort and capability, without compromising on either.”
Automotive industry analysts attribute Ram’s rising stats not only to their recent redesigns but also due to the Silverado’s dwindling popularity and the fact that GM produced lower inventory during the first quarter. The slow ramp-up of the new Silverado benefitted Ram so far, but the fact that Ram is aggressively pricing its trucks with incentives and discounts coupled with the fact that the company has good products to sell has definitely helped as well.
According to experts, Ram is projected to continue widening the sales gap over the Silverado. Explore the all-new 2019 Ram 100 inventory at Miami Lakes AutoMall as the Motor Trend Truck of the Year that’s revolutionizing what it means to drive a pickup. Follow Miami Lakes Ram on social media to be the first to know when the all-new Ram Heavy-Duty pickups arrive.
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It’s no secret that Texas has a long-running love affair with trucks – the state is actually the biggest market in the U.S. for them. Ram recognized this potential gold mine back in 2002 and subsequently introduced the Ram Heavy Duty (HD) Lone Star edition – a truck designed by Texans for Texans. And speaking of Texas, Ram didn’t miss a beat and recently unveiled the all-new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Lone Star editions at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Auto Show.
The 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 HD Lone Star editions stand out from the rest of the Ram lineup thanks to their special tailgate badging and some other unique interior touches. Unlike the Ram Laramie Longhorn designs of the past, Ram is no longer interested in pushing the cowboy aesthetic quite as hard – this means potential buyers should not expect tooled leather and tassels to say the least.
Reid Bigland, head of Ram Trucks, was present at the DFW Auto Show to help reveal the new editions and he had this to say: “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.”
While the Lone Star edition is mainly an appearance package, it also offers a Class V hitch, electronic trailer brake control, and power tow mirrors – all as standard equipment. Besides that, buyers have access to all the redesigned and improved features that we witnessed during the Ram HD debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, including a powerful Cummins diesel engine that produces 1,000 lb-ft of torque. No mention of pricing has been made as of yet, but experts expect that Ram will make the information available closer to launch.
Engine choices on the Ram HD Lone Star include the above-mentioned 6.7-liter inline-six Cummins diesel engine that’s mated to an Aisin six-speed automatic, as well as a lower-output variant of the same engine with 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque. Standard on all Ram HD Lone Star models is a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that’s capable of 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque – all while mated to an eight-speed automatic.
As for the interior of the Lone Star, buyers can choose between two different interior packages and up to four color combinations. Cloth upholstery is standard while a power driver’s seat, an upgraded dash, and a larger touchscreen display are all optional. Buyers also have the option to add other appearance and options packages as well.
Although none of these Ram HD pickups are on the market yet, feel free to explore the all-new Ram 1500 which served as the inspiration for the revamped HD models. Browse the 2019 Ram 1500 inventory at Miami Lakes AutoMall and see what all the fuss is about. Schedule your test drive today and experience what the future of pickups looks like.
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Heavy-duty pickups are recognized for being workhorses and they usually get tasks done while offering little in the way of comfort and luxury. In fact, there haven’t been any major changes to the expectations of heavy-duty pickups on job sites over the years, but Ram is thinking ahead. The truckmaker is attuned to the ever-changing needs of consumers and has decided to forge capability, luxury and comfort to bring the pickup truck (both light-duty and heavy-duty) to the 21st century. Read the rest of this entry »
Innovation is a cornerstone of Ram Trucks. Whether it’s a 12-inch multimedia display, bedside storage bins, or interiors that rival luxury cars, Ram continues to prove itself in the pickup market year after year. As the pickup-focused division that spun off from Dodge in 2009, Ram has been granted more freedom “to carve out our own space, define what we want to be good at and continue to grow,” said Jim Morrison, head of Ram in North America. So how does Ram plan to stay competitive in the cutthroat business that is the pickup truck segment? By listening to its customers and continuously innovating. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups are finally coming to town – and to farms, rodeos, work sites, and RV parks, too! Work trucks from Ram deliver not only when it comes to functionality, but luxury as well. As the most capable and luxurious pickups in the heavy-duty segment, Ram is expected to dominate the truck market, but the brand knows that to retain that top spot it’ll have to continuously outshine crosstown truck manufacturer rivals like Ford and Chevy. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks is poised to have a big year, opting to build on the success they experienced in 2018 when its new 1500 pickup swept a vast majority of the year’s awards and inched closer to being second-place in the prestigious pickup market – a position the brand has yet to occupy. 2019 brings on the all-new Ram Heavy Duty trucks (2500 and 3500) – two trucks seemingly dedicated to pushing the boundaries and expectations of what it means to be heavy-duty. Read the rest of this entry »
Blacked-out trucks often look menacing and tend to come at a price, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently introduced the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock as a no-compromise off-road desert racer that won’t break the bank. The special edition pickup taps into that nostalgia magic that seems to be going around – it’s built to attract the same kind of buyers that Chrysler initially wooed back in 1976 with the Dodge D10 Warlock. As with the past versions, the 2019 Warlock offers an intense appearance and a touch of additional off-road capabilities.
Head of Ram Brand, Reid Bigland, is proud of the Warlock Edition, saying “The Ram 1500 Classic Warlock is proof positive that value never goes out of style. With its sinister monochromatic exterior, award-winning interior and great price, this mean machine is certain to resonate positively with consumers.”
As mentioned above, the 2019 Warlock special edition is available only with the previous generation 2019 Ram 1500 Classic, not with the all-new 2019 Ram 1500. Since the demand for Ram pickups outpaced supply, Ram decided to continue selling the older version of the 1500 as well until all manufacturing facilities switch over to producing the redesigned truck only. Those looking to buy the Warlock Edition will have to stick with the last generation Ram 1500 pickup.
Details on the new Ram Warlock include powder-coated bumpers on the front and rear, Warlock decals, a 1-inch ride lift, and RAM badge lettering on the front grille. There’s also an optional Sport hood available as well. 20-inch semi-gloss black aluminum wheels, heavy-duty rear shocks, dark-bezeled projector headlamps, tow hooks, and LED rear tail lamps complete the Warlock’s sinister look. Those looking to drive off the beaten path will be happy with the shocks and extra inch of clearance, but they’ll also have plenty of FCA options to choose from if they’re looking for something a bit more potent.
Standard on the Warlock 1500 Classic is the brand’s Luxury Group Package which includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an overhead console, 7-inch cluster display, LED bed lighting, and foldaway power mirrors. Diesel Grey cloth upholstery and ParkSense rear park assist are also standard features. Powertrain choices vary from FCA’s classic 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that generates 360 horsepower, while a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 capable of generating 395 horsepower is an available upgrade. Buyers can choose between two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive with quad or crew cab four-door bodies.
Traditionally special edition vehicles are offered in very few coat colors, but FCA is offering a wide array that includes Blue Streak, Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Diamond Black, Delmonico Red, Flame Red, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel, Pearl White, and True Blue. Although some of the color choices don’t score very high on the “sinister Warlock” meter, the fact that this is a style edition makes up for that. According to FCA, the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock will have a starting MSRP of $37,040 (plus destination fee) and will be available during the late first quarter.
Explore the 2019 Ram Classic here at Miami Lakes AutoMall, or if you’re looking for a truck that’s more modernized, look no further than the all-new 2019 Ram 1500. Follow Miami Lakes Ram on social media to stay up to date with all of the Ram brand’s latest news.
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Ram continues its winning streak while innovating across their lineup time and time again. This time it’s the newly-introduced 2019 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cabs that are slated to revolutionize the work truck with “never-before-offered comfort and technology.” Designed for “unforgiving” duty cycles and efficiency, the cab-and-chassis trucks offer segment-leading towing capacity up to 35,220 pounds – and the highest Gross Combined Weight Rating of 43,000 pounds and a payload up to 12,510 pounds. Read the rest of this entry »
Ford and Chevrolet will have to make room – there’s a new champ in town as the 2019 Ram 1500 has been crowned king at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is the latest recipient of top honors at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show as the North American Truck of the Year. Reimagined in 2018 and debuting at last year’s show, the all-new 1500 made its way to dealer lots the past Summer. Consumers have the ability to choose from a vast range of models and trims complete with luxurious interiors, and improved payload and towing capacity when compared to its predecessor. A panel of media jurors from the U.S. and Canada is responsible for determining the winner.
A large part of the Ram 1500’s success can be attributed to its eTorque mild-hybrid system. Standard on all V6 engines, and optional on the V8 HEMI powertrain option, the eTorque system runs from a 48-volt battery that replaces the alternator and is responsible for reducing the burden of running additional electronics from the engine. In fact, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) engineers claim that the all-new Ram 1500 saves 1.7 ounces of fuel at an average 90-second stoplight when options with the V8 engine and eTorque system. Payload and towing capacity remain unchanged regardless of the addition of the system since it weighs about 100 pounds total and the compact batteries reside in the dead space behind the rear seat bench. In the long run, those 1.7 ounces saved add up, making the all-new Ram 1500 one of the most fuel-efficient pickups in the light-duty segment.
The Ram brand sold a total of 537,000 units in 2018, a substantial increase of 7.2 percent when compared with the prior year. Much of its success is largely attributed to its impressive redesign. Thanks to the substantial units gained, FCA and Ram both conquered a considerable share of the pickup segment and now pose as a credible threat to crosstown rivals Chevrolet and Ford. Reid Bigland, head of the Ram brand, is happy to reap the benefits of the Ram’s latest success, stating “It’s great that consumers can see what we see in the Ram 1500.”
Truck buyers who need a pickup for work but would also want a nice interior and advanced tech features are the perfect suitors for Ram. Weekend warriors and commuters alike are poised to benefit from the 1500. As for the brand’s strategy, it’s clear their interest lies in recreating some of the magic of the 1500 and spreading it onto the other pickups in the lineup as evidenced by the latest debut of heavy-duty trucks at the Detroit Auto Show. While the latest heavy-duty trucks from Ram offer serious towing capability and payload capacity, their interiors are outfitted with features intending to make the ride as pleasant as possible.
Check out the extensive inventory of the all-new Ram 1500 here at Miami Lakes AutoMall and experience it for yourself. Schedule a test drive today and follow Miami Lakes Ram on social media to stay up to date with the latest Ram innovations.
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The all-new heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500 were recently unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show and it’s got everyone’s tongues wagging thanks to its promises of industry-leading towing and hauling capabilities. Aiming to win the hearts of truck buyers by emulating the success of the Ram 1500 (whose 2018 redesign earned it plenty Truck of the Year awards), both of these heavy-duty pickups will offer highly-coveted advanced safety features, bigger and beefier design, a world-class cabin, luxurious trims and so much more. With Ram riding the coattails of their own success it’s easy to predict that Detroit truck battles are going to intensify. Here’s what we know so far. Read the rest of this entry »
Motor Trend was onto something when they chose the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 as the Truck of the Year after witnessing how the brand and vehicle managed to carve a significant portion of the pickup segment for themselves when pitted against bitter rivals Chevrolet and Ford. Riding the coattails of that success, it appears that the Ram brand is well on its way to recreating this magic with the programmed introduction of their heavy-duty pickup trucks at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Said to be inspired by the transformation of the 1500, the heavy-duty variants (2500 and 3500) will help Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) kick off the 2019 heavy-duty pickup race with them in the lead. Plenty of prototypes have been seen testing on the outskirts and streets of Detroit by spy photographers for months now, but what can we learn from the latest teaser supplied by the Ram brand itself? Let’s find out. Read the rest of this entry »
2018 is one for the record books over at Ram Trucks thanks to its consistent (nearly non-stop if we’re honest) output of trucks, special edition trims and packages, and even a new engine. As the year comes to a close, Ram is earning top honors and awards from reputable sources that are sure to catapult the brand into a top-seller and help it further expand its vision for the future. Without further ado, here is Ram’s year in review. Read the rest of this entry »
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As Christmas approaches and the holiday season continues, many have gifts they hope to open. Santa Claus is one of those hoping for a brand new gift to use when he’s not in his sleigh. Of all the many vehicles on the market, the vehicle he’s hoping for most is the award-winning all-new 2019 Ram 1500. This light duty pickup truck took home Motor Trend’s 2019 Truck of the Year award,TRUCK TREND’s 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year and Pickup of the Year by Auto123.com. Read the rest of this entry »
The pickup segment is embroiled in a ruthless race to launch the latest heavy-duty (HD) truck, and by the looks of it, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is in the lead. Ford has been busy testing the next generation of its HD trucks, while General Motors recently made their HD truck styling cues a matter of public record before a 2019 debut, but it’s FCA that’s been quietly working in the background to launch an extra-capable truck. The Ram HD is closely related to the light-duty pickup that debuted earlier this year – the all-new Ram 1500. Here’s what we know about the 2020 Ram HD pickup truck so far. Read the rest of this entry »
On any given week we can see a pickup truck hauling a heavy load, commuting like a sedan, towing recreational equipment such as bicycles and jet skis, chewing up muddy ranchland, or even exploring off-road trails. As the automotive landscape changes, we ask more and more of our pickup trucks than we do of any other vehicle – and we buy plenty of them (2.8 million units sold in 2017). Motor Trend, an American automobile magazine, traditionally recognizes a Truck of the Year and this year the honor goes to none other than the 2019 Ram 1500. According to Motor Trend, there isn’t a truck out there that so precisely caters to the diverse and ever-growing needs of the truck segment better than the 2019 Ram 1500. Read the rest of this entry »
As the 2019 Detroit Auto Show nears, it’s not unreasonable to think that automakers are putting the final touches to their latest designs. A new batch of spy photographers recently captured what’s presumed to be the 2020 Ram Power Wagon and lucky for us, it was testing on the open road without any camouflage. Let’s see what industry experts say to expect from the Power Wagon judging by these spy photos. Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks is an automaker that always seems to be presenting something new. Although many consumers out there are fans of the power and capabilities Ram trucks offer, new vehicle concepts have yet to show up. No, what’s been pretty popular for the auto brand in recent years has placed a large focus on appearance packages and option groups that may change the way a consumer shops for a truck. The latest package with a few add-ons is the 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition, and will be made available in Ram dealerships in all 50 states.
Is It Just Skin Deep?
Sometimes, a package for a Ram truck is purely for appearances. Take the 2018 Mojave Sand Package for instance. Initially made available for the Ram 1500 and then the 2500 due to its popularity, the Mojave Sand doesn’t change much. The true performance comes from the trim the appearance package is slapped onto – the Ram 2500 Power Wagon.
Ram trucks have been synonymous with power, reliability, and capability for decades, and the all-new Ram 1500 is no exception. While choosing a truck may seem like a fairly simple decision, deciding on the perfect trim level is where things can get a little tricky. To help narrow down your choices, we’ve compared two trims of the 2019 Ram 1500 – the Limited high-end trim with the Tradesman base trim. Between both models, there’s about an $18,600 difference in price so let’s explore what that contrast offers consumers. Read the rest of this entry »
People aren’t the only ones dressing up for Halloween this year. At the 2018 SEMA auto event, Mopar has “dressed up” two Ram 1500 concept trucks, making one a little taller and one a little shorter. Set to take place from October 30th through November 2nd, Mopar is using SEMA to show off some of their production and prototype parts and accessories to determine which ones should transition from concept to reality.
According to Mopar, the two Ram 1500 truck models that will be modified for the event are the Rebel Concept Ram 1500 and the Big Horn “Low Down” Ram 1500 concept truck. These modified pickup trucks actually only make up a fraction of the 14 customized vehicles that Mopar will show off, but they surely share the spotlight. Both on and off-road models preserve the brands rugged and sturdy spirit while getting a serious facelift with Mopar’s parts and accessories.
“The SEMA Show is truly the greatest stage for our brand to demonstrate what owners and enthusiasts can create with a little imagination and a selection of Mopar parts and accessories,” said Steve Beahm, head of parts & service at Mopar and Passenger Car Brands, FCA – North America. “There is a method to our SEMA madness — we use this show as a venue to gauge enthusiast interest in prototype parts that may become production offerings in the future.”
Beginning with the Ram 1500 Rebel Concept model, that was lifted two-inches by a Mopar lift kit “for enhanced off-road clearance,” was painted in a shade of blue and called the “Rebel Smoke.” Consumers can also take advantage of the black-cast aluminum running boards to alleviate any difficulty when entering the vehicle for the driver and passenger. The Rebel Concept rides on 18-inch x 8-inch cast-aluminum Beadlock wheels wrapped in 35-inch Goodyear DuraTrac tires painted with body-color accents. Furthermore, the custom “Rebel Smoke”-trimmed wheels add traction and tread that is required to tackle those off-road trails.
Aside from giving the Rebel concept a fresh and impressive look, comprised of a new paint job and RAM graphics, Mopar enhanced the nose of the truck with a Mopar conceptual performance hood with “Ram Airflow.” The Ram Airflow system mimics a supercharger, delivering cold air to the engine that, as a result, optimizes horsepower and torque at certain speeds. Meanwhile, the bed of the truck is fitted with five five-inch LED lights that each produces 4,800 lumens and still reserves enough space for a conceptual rear spare tire carrier. The bed also includes a rear bed step and spray-in bed liner to ramp up the functionality of the model.
As for the Big Horn “Low Down” Ram 1500 concept truck, Mopar dropped it by two-inches to give it the ultimate street style instead of trail performance. The exterior is painted in a two-tone color scheme, with the lower two-thirds of the model colored in a silvery “Brassphault” shade, and the top painted with a glossy black finish. The horsepower-increasing conceptual hood by Mopar matches the glossy black finish for a perfect blend of color and functionality.
The body was lowered with a “prototype lowering kit, providing a more aggressive stance and appearance.” The Big Horn rides on 22-inch wheels that include the exterior color scheme and are paired to prototypal wheel flares. The bed stays true to the intended street style, and rather than being equipped with LED lights, is equipped with a shiny black Mopar hard tonneau cover and also finished in gloss black paint. All badging has also finished in gloss black, giving the exterior many blacked-out design cues. In addition to the exterior style, the Low Down concept model includes brushed and polished door sill guards accented with the R-A-M logo, along with Mopar all-weather floor mats. Oh, and it’s not all just aesthetics – the “Low Down” also comes with the Ram Airflow system to charge up the 5.7-liter HEMI engine under the hood.
Isn’t it amazing what a few accessories can do? Interested in test driving the all-new 2019 Ram 1500? Stop by the Miami Lakes Automall, located in Miami Lakes, FL, and check out our entire new car inventory selection. Stay tuned for more SEMA news by following us on social media
Pickup trucks continue to make the headlines, and we’re eating up every second of it. Taking place at the annual San Antonio Auto and Truck Show, Green Car Journal announced their finalists for its high-profile Green Car Awards. The list of finalists for the 2019 Green Truck of the Year includes the Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, Ford Ranger, and the Ram 1500. In addition to the Green Truck of the Year award, the Ford Special Service Plug-in Hybrid Sedan, Ford Transit Connect, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Ram ProMaster City, and the Ram 1500 also made the cut as a finalist for the 2019 Commercial Green Car of the Year.
For the 2019 model year, the Chevy Colorado mid-size pickup features an efficient turbo diesel engine that achieves 30 highway mpg, while its sister model, the all-new Silverado, shed a few hundred pounds over the past year and also now offers a new efficient turbo diesel option. In addition to the Ford F-150 adding a new diesel powerplant into the equation, automaker’s are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the all-new mid-size Ford Ranger pickup truck – after taking a seven-year-long sabbatical. Known as the most fuel-efficient pickup truck in its segment, the Ram 1500 features an all-new efficiency-enhancing eTorque mild-hybrid system in its 3.6-liter V6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine options.
“There’s no doubt this is a hot year for pickups and light commercial vehicles,” said Ron Cogan, editor, and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. “With the availability of new-generation pickups and more efficient engine choices, this field of 2019 finalists definitely speaks to pickup and light commercial vehicle buyers who require ‘greener’ vehicles that also deliver high levels of style and functionality.”
In regards to functionality and efficiency during daily commercial operations, the Mercedes-Benz Metris, Ram ProMaster City, and the new-generation Ford Transit Connect were designed with tradesman and delivery service fleets in mind. After initially making its debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford released an all-new Special Service Plug-in Hybrid Sedan. This new model is designed for police and fire chiefs, detectives, and law enforcement personnel who don’t necessarily require a pursuit-rated vehicle. When powered by the 7.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the new police plug-in hybrid sedan has an all-electric driving range of 21 miles that can be achieved at speeds up to 85 mph. Once the battery juice is almost depleted, the gasoline-electric hybrid generates an additional range of more than 500 miles.
“The trend toward higher efficiency and greater environmental performance is reflected by the growing number of ‘greener’ new models shown every year at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show,” said Pam Crail, president of San Antonio Auto Dealers Association. “It’s especially important to recognize these achievements through the Green Truck of the Year™ and Commercial Green Car of the Year™ awards at our show, given South Texas’ reputation as the heart and soul of the truck country.”
Considered to play a significant role of Green Car Journal’s mission, the Green Car Awards showcase the environmental progress and its importance in the automotive industry. Get behind the wheel of the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 at Miami Lakes AutoMall today and see for yourself why it’s considered the most fuel-efficient pickup truck to date. Located in Miami Lakes, FL, visit our website for more information on our entire new car inventory selection or follow us on social media. We look forward to hearing from ya’ll.
Gone are the days when trucks were created for one of two things – off-roading or being put to work, both of which meant a lack of interior comforts. Yet, time’s are a-changin’, and Ram is transforming their workhorses into luxurious pickup trucks, and the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 Special Edition is no exception. Head of the Ram Brand, Jim Morrison, stated: “customers have been asking for additional high-end features on the Rebel, and now we’re delivering with benchmark technology and materials wrapped in off-road capability.”
Beginning with the power underneath the hood, for the 2019 model year, the Ram Rebel 12 Special Edition is offered on the Ram 1500 model with any cab, color, or powertrain configuration. The Ram Rebel 12 is powered by the standard mild-hybrid 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Consumers also have the option to upgrade to a 5.7-liter V8 engine or a mild-hybrid version that both produce 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. All engine options are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, plus a standard four-wheel drive system and an electronic-locking rear differential. Furthermore, the Rebel 12 rides on standard 33-inch Wrangler DuraTrac tires, comes with skid plates that protect the major mechanical components from scraping against the terrain and has Bilstein shocks for improved riding comfort.
When it comes to the infotainment system, Ram spared no expense. The most significant upgrade goes to the 12-inch infotainment system with navigation in comparison to the 8.4-inch display that’s standard on the Rebel trim. “Expanding the availability of the segment-leading Uconnect 4C 12-inch touchscreen is a direct response to market demand,” says Jim Morrison. The fourth generation of Uconnect included in the infotainment system features enhanced processing power, multi-touch gestures, vivid imagery, sharper graphics, and smartphone integrations via Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. Plus, SiriusXM with 360L on-demand content and state-of-the-art listening experience.
Considered by Ram “the finest audio system ever available in a pickup,” the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 Special Edition also features a 19-speaker Harman Kardon system with a 900-watt surround-sound amplifier, 10-inch subwoofer, and active noise cancellation. Similar to the rest of the 2019 Ram pickup truck lineup, the Ram 1500 Rebel 12 delivers an all-new interior cabin with leather-trimmed seating with heated front seats, black and red interior color theme, and notable metal speaker grilles accented with the Rebel’s signature Radar Red metallic-coated finish.
In addition to the amazing features included on the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12, it seems that Ram has also decided to dust itself off and get back into the midsize pickup truck game, especially since Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) discontinued the Dodge Dakota in 2011. According to Automotive News, FCA, Ram Trucks parent company, is doubling down on the midsize market with this as-yet-unnamed body-on-frame truck and the forthcoming Jeep Wrangler pickup. Back in June, Mike Manley, newly-appointed CEO of FCA, promised consumers the truck in a presentation but was very discreet about the details – only mentioning that we should expect to see this new baby Ram sometime in 2020.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 has a starting MSRP of $48,685 (plus destination fee), compared to the standard Rebel that is priced at $44,695. Consumers should expect to see the Rebel 12 in dealerships during the fourth quarter of 2018. Stop by the Miami Lakes AutoMall, located in Miami Lakes, FL, to test drive the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 today! For more information on our entire new car inventory selection, visit our website or follow Miami Lakes Social Media today!
Mike Manley, the successor to the late Sergio Marchionne, released his new executive leadership team in a letter to his employees on October 1st, 2018. Consisting of a diverse mix of American and European executives, Manley is transitioning company veterans into new roles at leading brands – effective immediately.
For starters, Manley stated that Tim Kuniskis, who will continue his role as global head of Alfa Romeo, will also now be in charge of Jeep in North America. Kuniskis, after overseeing the production launch of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon last year, was promoted to the head of Alfa Romeo. Maintaining his role as the lead for Ram, Reid Bigland will also keep his roles for Canadian operations and U.S. sales. Furthermore, Pietro Gorlier was named as the lead for European operations. According to Autotrader Executive Analyst, Michelle Krebs, “The appointment of Kuniskis to Jeep and Bigland to Ram are logical, solid choices. Both brands, particularly Jeep, are critical to FCA’s future success,” she said.
“Having been deeply involved in the development of the plan, I can tell you that it was created with the sure knowledge that we have the depth and breadth of talent and skills we need to meet our objective of becoming one of the world’s most profitable automakers,” Manley said in the letter to his employees. “One key element in the plan is to ensure that our leadership team is best aligned to our objectives going forward.”
Here is the full list of appointments:
- Scott Garberding: Successor to Stefan Ketter, Garberding was named the global chief manufacturing officer. With almost 30 years of industrial experience at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) underneath his belt, Stefan Garberding has also led North American manufacturing and recently led global quality as well.
- Tim Kuniskis: While maintaining his role as global head of Alfa Romeo, Kuniskis will now be head of Jeep brand North America as well.
- Reid Bigland: After previously leading Ram in 2013-2014, Bigland will once again lead the Ram Brand while also keeping his roles in leading Canadian operations and U.S. sales.
- Steve Beahm: While maintaining his role as head of the Chrysler, Dodge, and Fiat Brands in North America, Steve Beahm will now be head of Mopar in North America.
- Pietro Gorlier: Former chief operating officer of FCA business components, Gorlier was named the COO of the company’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa region while maintaining his role as head of Mopar globally.
- Ermanno Ferrari: After recently serving as head of Magneti Marelli’s lighting division, Ferrari will now be the CEO and also join the Group Executive Council (GEC).
- Harald Wester: Will maintain his role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Maserati and also his role as chief technology officer.
- Richard Schwarzwald: After previously leading FCA’s quality organization in Latin America, Schwarzwald is now Scott Garberding’s successor as global head of quality.
- Mark Champine: Head of quality in North America.
- Geraldo Barra: Head of quality in Latin America.
Manley, who has previously led Jeep and Ram globally before succeeding the late Sergio Marchionne, referred to the new management team as an “evolution” and is confident that this will be the best help to execute the newest five-year plan.
“The next five years will continue to be extremely challenging for our industry, with tougher regulations, intense competition and probably slower industry growth around the world. Nevertheless, with a laser focus on execution and a continued flexibility that allows us to adjust as circumstances change — something that has become one of our most unique characteristics and strengths — we have a clear line of sight to achieving our five-year ambitions.” – Mike Manley
The future is looking bright for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Stop by the Miami Lakes Automall and test drive the all-new 2019 Ram 1500. Located in Miami Lakes, FL, for more information on our entire new car inventory selection, visit our website or follow us on social media.
Just in time for the State Fair of Texas, Ram is making headlines once again by debuting the all-new 2018 Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition. Available in the 2500 or 3500 models, the Ram Rodeo Edition builds on the Longhorn’s unique Southwestern theme by featuring a suede headliner that is paired with one-of-a-kind interior colors like Black and Cattle Tan.
Earning the title of “Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas” from the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) for the second year in a row, the 2018 Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition is the world’s benchmark for upscale pickup trucks. Not only does the Ram Rodeo Edition exhume some serious curb appeal, but there’s also no mistaking just what kind of beast the consumer is driving – especially with the notable “LONGHORN” badging that is stretched across the width of the tailgate. Exterior upgrades include body-colored bumpers and side-steps, along with the available six exterior colors that include Walnut Brown, Brilliant Black Crystal, Bright White, Pearl White, Delmonico Red, and Granite Crystal Metallic.
“The 2018 Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition is the ultimate combination of capability, refinement and towing content,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Ram Truck Brand, FCA – North America. “Truck buyers at this level expect to see and feel the highest quality materials. The Ram Rodeo brings together the advanced technology and towing content in America’s longest-lasting truck.”
In addition to the diverse selection of exterior colors, the Ram Rodeo 2500/3500 single-rear-wheel models are stocked with 20-inch aluminum wheels with optional painted pockets, while the Ram 3500 dual-rear-wheel models feature 17-inch polished aluminum wheels. In true Ram fashion, the standard trailering equipment checks all the boxes in the work department. The Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition comes with a fifth-wheel gooseneck trailer prep package and bed-view camera, providing owners a factory solution to view the hitch point for heavy duty trailers during hitching operations. The Longhorn Rodeo Edition also features exclusive rear air suspension technology for expert load leveling for hauling loads or towing trailers.
For the 2018 model year, the Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition offers two engine options – a 6.4-liter V8 engine and the 6.7-liter Cummins I6 diesel engine. Available with a crew cab or mega cab, in addition to all of the top-of-the-line features that the Ram Rodeo Edition has to offer, it is also available in 4×2 and 4×4 configurations. Needless to say, the legendary truck brand is highly preferred by ranchers and farmers in the Lone Star State and across the nation.
The Longhorn trim isn’t the only model gaining a special edition. Ram recently revealed its all-new 2018 Ram Harvest Edition Chassis Cab truck which was designed specifically for those who work on a farm or ranch. Additionally, the Ram 2500 Power Wagon also recently debuted its all-new Mojave Sand Option Package. From farming to luxury, Ram is giving us life with all these new enhancements.
Pricing for the 2500 model starts at $60,790 (plus destination fee) and the 3500 model starts at $71,260 (plus destination fee). Both are expected to arrive in dealerships during the third quarter of 2018. Follow Miami Lakes Automall social media to stay updated on Ram news or visit our website to check out our entire new car inventory selection!
Just last week, Ram announced its all-new Ram 1500 Harvest Edition Chassis Cab pickup truck. For the 2018 model year, Ram has announced that the “tough and capable” Ram 2500 Power Wagon will gain an extra option package consumers can now pick from – the Mojave Sand Package. Not only that, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also hinted at their plans to design an all-new Ram midsize pickup truck named the Scrambler.
2018 Ram Power Wagon Mojave Sand Package
While avoiding the Power Wagon’s mechanical specs for this special edition, the new Mojave Sand option package features an entirely black version of the Power Wagon’s 17-inch wheels, instead of the typical polished aluminum rims. Additionally, the Ram Power Wagon’s Heavy Duty Luxury package includes black upholstery throughout the interior cabin, heated power folding mirrors, LED lighting in the cargo bed, an overhead console, and a universal garage door opener. The Power Wagon will maintain the same 6.4-liter V8 engine that produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. Six-speed automatic transmission with four-wheel-drive (FWD) is matched to the 6.4-liter engine, along with, locking differentials at the front and rear that assist in traction.
In the event of unexpected rough road conditions, the Ram Power Wagon has an electronic disconnecting sway bar that provides up to 26-inches of wheel travel. Sway bars are designed to maintain your vehicle leveled and prevent rolling, which isn’t ideal for off-roading. While disconnecting the sway bars isn’t difficult, it can become a hassle when having to do it manually. This is where an electronic disconnect comes in handy.
The Power Wagon also has 14.3-inches of ground clearance and 30-inches of wading depth, specifically for off-roading through the water. Even with the 12,000-pound Warn brand winch, drivers can get out of pretty much any sticky situation. Lastly, on top of the Power Wagon’s starting price of $52,795 (plus destination fee), the Mojave Sand Option Package will be an additional $795. Said to be released during the fourth quarter of 2018 with limited availability, interested consumers are urged to act fast!
All-New Ram Midsize Pickup Truck
Since stepping away from the mid-size truck market in 2011, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has decided to make a comeback. This announcement comes as no surprise due to the recent return of the Ford Ranger and the Chevrolet Colorado, that is gaining an all-new diesel engine. Automotive News has recently stated that suppliers are hinting that the new Ram midsize pickup truck will be joining the new Jeep Wrangler truck platform, currently in production. Due to take place at Fiat-Chrysler’s Toledo, Ohio production facility, the all-new Ram will likely be a body-on-frame pickup truck, not to be confused with the Ram unibody Latin American 700 model or Fiat’s Toro. Also, once the rumored Ram midsize pickup truck and Jeep Wrangler pickup variant go on sale, the components shared within each vehicle will assist in keeping FCA costs inline.
According to Automotive News, it is believed that the Jeep pickup truck alone won’t sell enough units initially, so adding an additional truck to the lineup will assist in closing the gap and make sure that the Toledo plant is running at full capacity. Oh! By the way, ever heard of something called Chicken Tax? Imposed in 1964, the Chicken Tax is a ruling that places a 25 percent tariff on small trucks that aren’t built here in the United States. So, to avoid this, FCA will develop the midsize Ram Truck here in the U.S. Aside from Mike Manley’s Capital Markets Day presentation that confirms a midsize or metric ton pickup by 2022, there is no additional information about the supposed Ram.
From an all-new option package to a midsize pickup truck, Ram definitely has their hands full for the years ahead. Interested in test driving the all-new 2019 Ram 1500? Stop by the Miami Lakes Automall located in Miami Lakes, FL or visit our website for more information on our entire new car inventory selection. Stay updated on the all-new Ram midsize pickup truck by following us on social media.
Ram is celebrating those hard-working farmers and it’s just in time for harvest season. Aimed specifically at America’s farm families, Ram launched the all-new 2018 Ram Harvest Edition Chassis Cab Truck. South Florida Dealers take pride in providing farming communities reliable and durable pickup trucks while supporting the future of farming and the evolution of future leaders in agriculture.
“Addressing a direct request from farmers, Ram is the only manufacturer to offer Chassis Cab commercial trucks in colors that match two of the most popular lines of farm equipment in the nation,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Ram Brand – FCA North America. “The Ram Harvest Edition Chassis Cab delivers high capability and gives farming families a way to show their agricultural brand loyalty.”
The 2018 Ram Harvest Edition Chassis Cab was debuted at the Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska earlier this month. The Ram Harvest Edition will be visibly distinguished by two limited-availability colors, Case IH Red and New Holland Blue, while also offering Bright Black and Bright White. The Case IH Red and New Holland Blue mirror the red and blue colors of the Case IH and New Holland tractors plus numerous agricultural equipment that are produced by subdivisions of CNH Industrial. Furthermore, CNH Industrial also shares a common ancestry with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
Offered in either single-rear-wheel (SRW) or dual-rear-wheel (DRW) flavors, the Harvest Edition will also be available cross the Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab lineup, and in all four-door Crew Cabs and two-door Regular Cab configurations. 4×4 variants of the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel or the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 are also available powertrain options. The 2018 Ram Harvest Edition Chassis Cab trucks are equipped with several useful features like sizeable front tow hooks, a transfer case skid plate, side steps, fog lamps, and a rear back-up camera. The Harvest package includes body-color wheel flares and an upper fascia, plus chrome headlights, a grille, side-steps, door handles, and mirrors. Polished aluminum wheels also enhance the exterior style of the Harvest Edition and are available in 18-inches on the 3500 models and 19.5-inches on the 4500 and 5500 models.
In addition to the amazing features that the 2018 Ram Harvest Edition Chassis Cab truck offers their agriculture consumers, through the Ram Certified Agriculture Dealership (RCAD) program, Ram is extending their commitment to the farming community by equipping Ram Truck dealers to properly serve the local farmers and ranchers. Designed to educate dealership staff, RCAD requires them to complete a competency-based training course in order for Ram truck dealers to gain a better understanding of the exact needs of the farming and ranching communities. Furthermore, Certified Agricultural Dealerships assist farmers and ranchers in getting the right Ram light-duty, heavy-duty, and commercial trucks for their specific needs while helping them benefit from incentives and bonus offers.
Those dealers that are Certified Agriculturally allow for farm and ranch families to build a close relationship with the dealership staff who have a strong understanding of the farming business. Not only that, but it also indicates the dealership’s commitment to several activities like cherry harvest season, cow-milking schedules, and calving season – all done by modifying certain parts of its operations in order to accommodate the demands of every product during specific seasons.
Ram’s dedication to supporting the future of farming, while paving the way for the next generation of farmers, will continue to be the foundation of the brand’s success. Expected to go on sale towards the end of 2018, the Ram Harvest Edition Chassis Cab is priced depending on the model. The Ram 3500 MSRP starts at $43,990, Ram 4400 starts at $48,140, and the Ram 5500 starts at $49,240 – excluding the destination fee. Stay updated with all things Ram by following us on social media. We look forward to hearing from ya’ll!
Purchasing a pickup truck can sometimes be a tricky process, specifically concerning how big the bed is, its towing capabilities, and engine power, among other things. Unfortunately, when buying a pickup truck, fuel efficiency usually isn’t at the top of the priority list. Today, as modern technology evolves, fortunately, so does engine technology. Currently, a lot of trucks offer impressive horsepower, plenty of torque, high payload ratings, and all while saving consumers a few bucks at the pump. And so, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has launched a new eTorque 48-volt mild hybrid system on its all-new 2019 Ram 1500 V8 and V6 engines – prompting some impressive MPG figures.
When equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine, 4×2 configuration, and the new eTorque technology, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the 2019 Ram 1500 can deliver 20 mpg in the city, 25 on the highway, and 22 mpg combined (with real-wheel drivetrain). Additionally, once the pickup truck has the four-wheel drive added, all three MPG numbers drop by one number – 19 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. Those are significant improvements in comparison to last year, which without the eTorque system, the Ram 1500 had a maximum fuel efficiency of 17 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined.
Furthermore, when the 2019 Ram 1500 is loaded by the more powerful 5.7-liter V8 eTorque system, the EPA figures show 17 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined – once in two-wheel-drive. Clearly, the numbers decrease a little bit and are still good. Fortunately, because of the mild-hybrid capabilities of the 48-volt system, the 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque system essentially combines the advantages of idling on battery power when the engine is on and the effortless acceleration of an electric motor before slowly transitioning to all-gas power.
In taking the place of the standard alternator, the 2018 Ram 1500’s eTorque system offers a ten-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack, along with the conventional lead-acid battery. For the 2019 model year, the body of the Ram 1500 is the model for efficiency through engineering. Due to the Ram’s innovative multi-link coil and solid-rear axle arrangement, frequency response damping shock absorbers, and the enhanced aerodynamics, the smaller electric motor delivers more refined and smoother gear shifts. Also, the Ram 1500 sheds about 225 pounds thanks to those improved aerodynamics, and with a towing capacity of nearly 13,000 pounds, the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 certainly doesn’t sacrifice capabilities either. All-in-all, it’s clear why the 2019 Ram 1500 wins the title as the most efficient full-size pickup truck on the market.
As the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 continues to make headlines, we look forward to whatever else the Ram brand throws our way. Here at the Miami Lakes AutoMall , we have the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 in stock and waiting for a new home. Stop by for a test drive at our location in Miami Lakes, FL or visit our website for more information on our entire new car inventory selection. If you are on Florida’s west coast, stop by our sister Ram dealership in Cape Coral.
Ah, yes…Football season is upon us and we all know what that means – TAILGATING! Usually consisting of eating and drinking before a big game event, tailgating is truly a uniquely American tradition. According to the American Tailgaters Association, the first occurrence of tailgating occurred in mid-summer of 1861—a full eight years before the first football game—in Manassas, Virginia, before Confederate forces and Union soldiers met in the First Battle of Bull Run on—you guessed it—a Sunday. Today, tailgating has gotten pretty involved. What used to be a six pack of beer and sitting on the back of your buddies pickup truck has now turned into an elaborate party. So, to ensure you’re prepared for gameday, we’ve put together some tips to maximize your tailgating experience.
It’s super important to be as prepared as possible, especially if you’re hosting a huge tailgate party. We recommend making a list of all the necessities and then some. Also, visit the stadium website for rules and regulations on tailgating and take advantage of the apps specifically made for tailgating prep. Cook as much as possible before arriving at the stadium, and for those using a grill, cook in large quantities before guests arrive to avoid spending the whole time parked behind the grill. Additionally, get creative with food while sticking to the classics (homemade buffalo chicken dip, yummy). Did you know if you throw some sage and rosemary on bbq charcoals, it acts as a natural mosquito repellent? You’re welcome.
As exciting as tailgating can be, it’s important to stay mindful of your area and clean up after yourself. Fortunately, football stadiums typically have dumpsters located throughout the property and trash bins at just about every corner in the parking lot. An awesome tip in creating your own garbage bin is using a pop-up and folding hamper. Additionally, using a cardboard six-pack container works great to store condiments and utensils – which also makes for an easy pass around. Also, by filling an empty industrial-sized laundry detergent container, you can create a convenient hand-washing station for guests.
Rain or Shine
If you’re a South Florida resident or have previously visited, it’s no secret that South Florida is notorious for random thunderstorms happening at any given moment of the day. So in order to be prepared for whatever mother nature throws your way, it’s essential to not only be aware of any potential passing rain clouds but also have necessary rain supplies readily available. Also, pop-up tents make for perfect shelter during rainy weather, and just in case it gets a little windy, bring something heavy to weigh down the legs.
As previously mentioned, Tailgating usually consists of drinking and eating, but why not mix things up a bit? There are plenty of tailgating games that get everyone involved and even some neighboring tailgaters too. Sure, tailgaters can always opt for the classic back and forth football toss, but tailgate games like bean bag toss, ladder golf, and washer pitching are also big hits.
Tailgate Not Required
Pickup trucks are usually the initial go-to for tailgating, but SUVs and minivans are great alternatives for those pregame festivities. In fact, a van or SUV can provide for a very usable space that can quickly be closed in the event of poor weather. And, the back hatch can serve as a bit of protection from the weather.” Pre-gamers should consider packing plastic storage containers that are clearly labeled to keep those tailgating supplies organized.
Please keep in mind that tailgating is an all-day event, hydration is key! Packing frozen bottles of water will not only keep things in the cooler cold, but ice-cold water will be readily available once that hot weather kicks in. Here at Miami Lakes Auto Mall, we offer plenty of trucks and SUVs that are perfect for any tailgating experience. Stop by our store located in Davie, FL or follow us on social media for more tailgating tips!
While any Ram pickup truck, used for personal or commercial use, offers premium capabilities to take on any job – sometimes hard-working truck owners require additional storage and organizational options. The 2019 Ram 1500 is equipped with a Best-in-Class interior storage volume, in-floor storage, and a RamBox Cargo Management System among other cargo compartments that are available.
RamBox Cargo Management System
Available in either 6-foot-4-inch (quad cab) or 5-foot-7-inch (crew cab) truck beds, the Class-Exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System is a secure storage compartment that can be installed into the side rails of a light-duty or heavy-duty truck. Durable and efficient, the RamBox system allows truck owners to have an additional place to store tools and other items. Not only does the RamBox offer a convenient location for more massive objects, but it can also be locked for additional security by utilizing the remote keyless entry, class-exclusive all-secure central locking system. The RamBox includes cargo box lighting, cargo bed extender and divider, and car bed rails with four adjustable tie-down cleats.
As previously mentioned, the RamBox is available on either 6-foot-4-inch or 5-foot-7-inch truck beds. To give consumers a better idea of just how much the Rambox is capable of, it can hold about 140 standard beverage cans. Furthermore, the maximum cargo bed volume for the 2019 Ram 1500 is 61.5 cubic feet and has the ability to hold a significant amount of 4×8 sheets of plywood.
Hidden Storage Compartments
Along with the RamBox Cargo System, the interior cabin of the 2019 Ram 1500 also includes some hidden storage compartments. Beginning with the rear flat-load floor, this hidden storage compartment, according to Ram, provides additional passenger comfort, usability, and extra cargo storage. The under-seat storage is another concealed cargo compartment. The Class-Exclusive under-storage can be located after folding up the rear bench seat and is capable of storing up to 40 liters using the fold out feature. Lastly, 5.5-inches more extended than the previous Ram models, the Ram Bins can fit up to a 4-inch drop hitch with integrated tie downs for added assistance in securing extra cargo.
The 2019 Ram 1500 also features a class-exclusive reconfigurable center console. Yes, a center console isn’t necessarily hidden, but the amount of storage space is surprising. The center console can charge up to five cell phones, hang file folders, has space for a 15-inch laptop, and also includes Type-C USB high-speed charging ports.
The under-seat storage feature is optional on the Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, and Rebel crew cab models only and the floor console is standard only on the Rebel trim.
Mopar Cargo Accessories
For the 2019 Ram model year, the folks at Mopar decided the all-new pickup truck would not be complete without some sweet accessories.
Some of those optional accessories include:
- Class four hitch receiver – tow rating of 12,750 lbs
- Ball mount adapter kit – three drop sizes available
- Pickup box adjustable utility rails
- Cleats that slide along the rail system to secure cargo of just about any size
- Cargo bed divider
- Bed sliding toolbox
- Bed mount cargo carrier
- Ski and snowboard carrier
Along with all the previously named storage options, it’s definitely safe to say that consumers can pack their Ram 1500 in full, stay organized, and not waste any space. Interested in test driving the all-new 2019 Ram 1500? Visit the Miami Lakes Automall located in Miami Lakes, FL or visit our website for more information on our entire new car inventory lineup. Stay updated with all things Ram by following us on social media.
We’ve all heard the common phrase “The Seven-Year Itch.” You know, the supposed decline of happiness in a marriage after (you guessed it) seven years. Fortunately for Ram enthusiasts, this won’t be an issue. According to a study administered by iSeeCars.com, Ram 1500 owners are more inclined to keep their pickup trucks over seven years. Here’s why…
The survey consists of analyzing over six million used vehicles that are at least five-years-old or older. Researchers only examined vehicles that were owned for more than five years and in production for more than nine years, in order to avoid effects from short-term leases. The average age of each vehicle was determined when they were first listed for sale. The study discovered that pickup trucks, as a segment, are owned longer than the overall average of 7.4 to 7.7 years. Comparatively, there is little difference in ownership within the pickup truck segment as it ranges from 7.2 to 7.8 years.
“Pickup trucks are often used as work vehicles and are known for their durability,” said iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly. “Pickup truck drivers are likely to place more value on function and reliability rather than keeping up with modern design and technology trends.”
When it comes to brand names, the Ram 1500 offers long-lasting durability and affordable parts. A common misconception is that older cars are less reliable, but when properly cared for, Ram trucks can hit over 200,000 miles with minimal maintenance issues. That means any truck developed by the legendary Ram brand can still be found in phenomenal condition. Not only that, but parts are affordable and easy to find. For example, consumers can find a part that once belonged to a 2014 or 2015 Ram 1500 model, and chances are, there won’t be an issue installing it into a more recent model.
Aside from durability and affordability, the Ram 1500 also has great overall safety and a plethora of standard safety features onboard. Some of those safety features include:
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Traction Control
- Driver Airbag
- Passenger Airbag
- Front and Rear Head Airbag
- Brake Assist
- Child Safety Locks
Additionally, any model that is equipped with Uconnect has the ability to immediately connect to 911 in the event of an emergency situation. So, whether consumers prefer a new or used Ram 1500, there is little room for disappointment. Come test drive the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 today at the Miami Lakes Automall. Located in Miami Lakes, FL, we offer a huge variety of new and used cars. For more information, visit our website or follow us on social media.
All good things must come to an end – General Motors announced their decision to discontinue their small work van, the Chevrolet City Express. But fret not, there are still plenty of work van options to choose from. Final orders were taken in September of 2017, so this will be its last production year. Since its debut in 2014, General Motors partnered with Nissan Motor Company to develop the City Express – a spin-off of the Nissan NV200.
At the time of its release, the Chevrolet City Express was set to be a direct competitor to the Ford Transit Connect and the Ram ProMaster City. According to the U.S. Vice President of GM fleet and commercial sales, Ed Peper, he stated that the company saw “tons of opportunity” in the small commercial van market. Yet, with what seemed like a promising future, where did the City Express go wrong?
Since its initial debut in February of 2014, the Chevrolet City Express gained little traction from the public in the emerging segment. The only time sales peaked (at 10,283 units sold) was in 2015, which was also its first full year on the market. To date, less than 30,000 City Express units have been sold since its official release in November 2014. Contrary to the City Express, its direct competitor, the Ram ProMaster City was also released in 2015. However, their sales did significantly better – more than 11,000 units to be exact. Furthermore, Nissan sold more than 17,300 NV200s and Ford also sold more than 52,200 Transit Connects.
Fortunately, the discontinuation of the Chevrolet City Express will not affect the sales of the Chevrolet Express. Since its launch in 1995, the Chevrolet Express has received minimal updates including a small facelift in 2003 and occasional engine updates. The traditional commercial style and truck-like construction of the Chevrolet Express is ideal for workers on the move. Moreover, for those consumers interested in looking outside of the Chevrolet box, the Ram ProMaster City is another quintessential option for commercial workers.
The 2018 Ram ProMaster City is a smart choice for fleet operators, due to its low price and high functionality. Considered the most capable work van in America, this commercial van offers plenty of capability for small-business consumers. All variants of the Ram ProMaster City are offered standard with a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I4 engine and a class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4-liter engine delivers a best-in-class 178 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. The ProMaster City provides two configurations – the Tradesman Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon; each offer their own trim levels as well.
In order to provide commercial works a reliable work van, the Ram ProMaster City offers a best-in-class 131.7 cubic feet cargo capacity paired with a best-in-class 28 highway mpg. Due to this, workers are able to transport more, use less gas, and save money on maintenance costs. According to Ram, due to the front-wheel-drive configuration, the ProMaster City has fewer mechanical parts than rear-wheel-drive system that requires a rear differential. As a result, maintenance costs are significantly lower. Furthermore, servicing the ProMaster City isn’t required as often, due to the 10,000 mile oil change intervals.
Some additional standard features include, 60/40 split rear doors, a Parkview rear backup camera, 5-year/unlimited-mile rust through limited warranty, and dual sliding doors that open up to 26-inches. Lastly, the Ram ProMaster City has a starting MSRP of $23,995 (plus destination fee). Here at the Miami Lakes Automall, we offer plenty of 2018 Ram ProMaster City work vans. Located in Miami Lakes, FL, consumers can also visit our website for more information on our entire new car inventory selection. Keep up with the conversations and follow us on social media!
“Out with the old and in with the new” – or in Rams case, in with the old and in with the new. What Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is now referring to as the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic actually launched back in 2012. While gradual improvements were made to the Ram over the years, surprisingly the basic design has actually been on the market for the past six years.
“As we launch the all-new 2019 Ram 1500, we didn’t want to walk away from a key part of the light-duty truck market,” explains Mike Manley, head of Ram Brand — FCA. “Ram will continue to produce the 1500 Classic targeted at entry and commercial buyers.”
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic will feature three cabs and three bed lengths, plus 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains. Available engine options include a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and an optional 5.7-liter V8 engine. Later on this year, a 3.0-liter V6 engine will be available as well. Lastly, a new “Classic” badge will be the cherry on the Ram cake and will set it apart from the rest. Pricing for the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic has yet to be announced, however, it will be sold simultaneously with the next-generation 2019 Ram 1500 – its replacement. Consumers can expect pricing towards the fourth-quarter launch of the truck.
For those consumers interested in a more economical option, the 2019 Ram 1500 is the perfect choice. For the 2019 model year, the Ram 1500 will be available in two flavors – 4×2 and 4×4. The Ram 1500 will also be available in four trim levels – Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star, and Special Services Vehicle (SSV). The standard engine is a 3.6-liter V6 24-valve (that generates 305 hp and 269 lb-ft torque) and an optional 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine (that generates 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. The V6 and V8 engines are paired to an eight-speed 850RE automatic transmission, with the V6 able to opt-in for an eight-speed 8HP75 transmission.The interior cabin has also been enhanced, and one of the most popular optional upgrades is the 12-inch touchscreen display. Also, there are five USB ports in the center console and a wider docking area available for optional wireless charging of a small tablet, 15-inch laptop, or smartphone.
However, besides the amazing features included, the 2019 Ram 1500 is actually longer, lighter, and wider than the Ram 1500 Classic. Depending on the body style, the 2019 Ram 1500 wheelbase and cab increase by 4-inches and the truck itself is 0.5-inches wider. Additionally, if consumers prefer the popular crew cab 4×4 variant, they might notice a change in the weight of the truck – 225 lbs to be exact. Not to worry, other versions have also dropped a few pounds as well.
When asked about the potential confusion that consumers may have between the Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 Classic, head of Ram Brand FCA-North America, Jim Morrison had this to say, “One of the things that clearly delineates it is the new trucks all have the new body style and the R – A – M grilles,” he said. “The old trucks are the old body style with the crosshair grille, so at 50 feet you can tell them apart.”
As previously mentioned, pricing for the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic has not been announced so follow us on social media for all the latest updates on everything Ram. Interested in test driving the all-new 2019 Ram 1500? Stop by the Miami Lakes Automall located in Miami Lakes, FL or visit our website for more information on our entire new car inventory selection..
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There seems to be a three-way-tug-of-war between Google, Apple, and car companies on who can take over your entertainment system the fastest. While most automotive companies prefer drivers use the standard infotainment included in the vehicle, rivaling techies offer a change of pace with a more intuitive and better packaged option – Google’s Android Auto.
So what exactly is Android Auto? Basically, it’s a way to encourage drivers to focus on the road by minimizing distractions. By taking the features Android users know and love, Android Auto puts them directly into the vehicles infotainment display. Pretty cool, huh? Not only that, the information is displayed on an easy-to-use interface that includes legible menus, large icons, and apps you can swipe out of the way. Another really cool feature is the Google Maps-powered navigation system. This feature provides a step-by-step GPS while automatically finding alternative routes if necessary. As part of the minimizing distractions premise, drivers aren’t required to manually type in their “home” or “work” address – if it’s saved, Android Auto has got you covered.
Additionally, all previously mentioned features respond to basic voice commands as well. Drivers can ask anything from “Hey Google, is it going to rain today?” to “Hey Google, what is Android Auto?” Drivers can also reply to text messages using the speech-to-text technology. Don’t have voice-recognition technology in your car? No big deal, Android Auto’s features are accessible using the touchscreen. However, keep in mind that once Android Auto is active, the smartphone’s screen will be locked. Lastly, specific apps like Pandora, iHeartRadio, Skype, WhatsApp, and Spotify are also included.
While most new cars are compatible with Android Auto, there are some manufacturers that charge consumers more for the feature and some that choose not to offer it even on the base trim levels. Some of those compatible vehicles include, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Kia, Maserati, Mitsubishi, and Ram. Interestingly enough, Hyundai, Kia and Chevy were actually one of the first companies to develop Android Auto-compatible cars back in 2015. Unfortunately, Toyota has continued to go against Android Auto for unknown reasons. Oh well!
For those consumers who have recently purchased an Android Auto compatible vehicle, you’ll need to connect your device. Here’s a step-by-step process to get your device up and running:
- Make sure your phone is running the latest Android system and you’ve already downloaded the Android Auto app.
- After turning on your car, plug-in your device using the USB port and review all the Safety Notice and Terms & Conditions
- Allow Android Auto to access your device’s features and apps.
- Once you see it on your vehicles display, select the Android Auto app, follow the instructions, and you’re all set!
…and please, drive responsibly.
And don’t forget! The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie trim features an incredible 12-inch touchscreen display that comes standard with Google Android Auto. Just imagine how amazing it will look, or the convenience of the split-screen feature to choose what music to listen to while keeping GPS navigation at the forefront. Interested in test driving a 2019 Ram 1500? Stop by the Miami Lakes Automall located in Miami Lakes, FL or visit our website for more information on our entire new car inventory.
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We see it everyday – those typical truck commercials that usually put on a display of trucks cruising on a dirt road while hauling a load of equipment or towing a trailer. Well, that’s what trucks are commonly used for, duh! However, Ram changed things up a bit for the 2018 model year. The 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is the epitome of combining luxury and style into a solid work truck. Available in the Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 lineups, Ram made the initial announcement of their plans to add the Limited Tungsten Edition back in 2017. Considered by Ram to be the most luxurious package offered by the brand, the Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is fitted with all the bells and whistles one can think of when including a gorgeous interior cabin design with exceptional convenience and style.
“The Limited Tungsten Edition is the highest trim level Ram has made available…The new Tungsten Edition is an example of how Ram directly responds to customer input by offering the industry’s most luxurious pickup. Premium truck buyers will recognize the attention to detail, surrounded by quality materials.” – said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – Global.
The 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition really is a step above the rest offering consumers a premium level of sophistication. Featuring a shiny Tungsten Chrome on the wheels, grille, accents, and badging, the Tungsten Edition trim levels are also available in classic but bold colors. Some of those color options include Delmonico Red Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel Metallic, and Pearl White. Additionally, the Tungsten’s chrome grille will feature “RAM” spelled out in huge letters. This branding will also be on the trucks tailgate. Some additional upgrades include black headlight frame, a sportier hood, body-painted bumpers, mirrors, and door handles.
Now for the interior cabin – boy, oh boy! Claimed as a segment-first, a Light Greystone suede headliner is probably one of most significant additions to the 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition. Additionally, “Natura Plus” front and indigo-colored premium leather and carpeting are included with rubber floor mats and carpeted inserts that snap the floor, for added protection. One of the most exceptional enhancements featured on the 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is the-state-of-the-art entertainment system, which provides drivers and passengers with the ultimate listening experience. Equipped with an 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C touchscreen display system, this beauty also comes with smartphone integration and SiriusXM Guardian.
So why the name Tungsten? It’s actually a rare metal that has unique properties as well as an eye-catching shiny silver appearance. Out of all the metals, tungsten has not only the highest melting point, but it’s harder in comparison to most steels. As a result of it’s durability and resistance to heat, tungsten is often used in high energy industries, including the aerospace and automotive industries. Even though, tungsten that is found on trucks like the Ram isn’t necessarily pure, once the metal is combined with other metals, it increases their strength and it looks exceptionally amazing.
The 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition package is expected to arrive by late winter of this year. Here at the Miami Lakes Ram, located in Miami, FL, we offer a huge selection of Ram trucks and vans. For more information on our 2018 Ram inventory, please visit our website or follow us on social media for all Ram updates!
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What makes the upcoming Ram ProMaster lineup special is how innovative their lineup is over other brands. Each year, these vehicles become stronger, lighter and better vehicles to own. Perfect for business owners, the Ram ProMaster is a great choice to help grow your business and handle the work you need done. With more space added and increased options, let’s go over why the newest Ram ProMaster commercial vehicles are better and stronger than ever. The new Ram ProMaster trucks are also looking as sleek as can be. Let’s go over why!
Sleeker and Stronger For a Reason
These new Ram ProMaster vans are lighter and more aerodynamic with an available eTorque small electric assistive motor that is available addition to the 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 and 5.7-Liter HEMI V8 engine options. This torque provides up to 90 lb-ft of torque over last year’s model for the V6 and up to 130 lb-ft of torque in short-term torque, boosting fuel efficiency for the gasoline engines.
More Maximum Payload Means More Results
Have a lot of work to do? Good. The Ram ProMaster is here to help. With a payload increase that allows for more cargo hauling and strength, the jobs will get done fast in the new Ram. 2019 Ram ProMaster 1500 allows up to 4,000 pounds for a maximum payload. The ProMaster 2500 moved up to 4,230 pounds and the newest ProMaster 3500 is up 240 pounds to 4,680 pounds of maximum payload. The Ram ProMaster boasts Best-in-class maximum-payload, way more than the Ford Transit and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
With a greater maximum towing capacity, up to 6,800 pounds for the 1500, the 2019 ProMaster is definitely stronger the previous model year and only costs $30,195 (plus destination fee) for the 2019 base model. The 2019 Ram ProMaster also costs significantly less than rivals Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit. When it comes to adding a new commercial van to your fleet, just know the latest Ram ProMaster now performs with greater strength and payload capacity at a friendly cost for owners.
More Ram, Please
Ram fans can show off their Ram ProMaster like never before with the addition of the RAM script on the front of the grille for certain trims. Already boasting the Best-in-class cargo height, width and lowest floor height, the Ram ProMaster has introduced the 126-inch wheelbase that includes a low roof for the 2500 trim. The 3500 trim can have a low or high roof for the first time ever. Best of all, Ram will include three configurations in this years lineup.
Find Out Why the Ram ProMaster is Ideal With a Test-Drive
If you want to see for yourself, stop by Miami Lakes Automall and we’ll help you with any buying, selling, leasing or trade-in offers. We’re proud of the Ram ProMaster and will help you find any option you need for your business. Come back for any maintenance work on any vehicle you go with or your current vehicle.
Our professional staff will be able to do your repairs, oil changes and other upkeep all at the same place. With an appointment, you’re on your way to having your vehicle running in top shape again. We look forward to providing a wonderful customer experience for you soon!