Ram Announces The 2018 Mojave Sand Package And Hints At A New Midsize Pickup Truck

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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 Introduces New 2018 Harvest Edition Chassis Cab Trucks

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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!

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2019 Ram 1500 eTorque Named The Most Efficient Full-Size Pickup Truck

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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.

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Maximize Your Tailgating Experience With These Easy Tips

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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.

Be Prepared

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.

Stay Clean

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.

Tailgating Entertainment

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!