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Word is, Ram and Mopar will be putting on a product presentation at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show on Friday, February 9th, 2018. Given Mopar’s history, we think we already know what it is. But first, why is this news? Unless getting into the Chicago Auto Show, then does it really matter? Well that’s why this year, Ram and Mopar will be hosting a webcast live from the Chicago Auto Show at 11 am Eastern/10 am Central.
About the Mopar Brand
Mopar first started out as a custom auto parts business but soon became the one-stop shop for all things performance. Known for their performance parts catalog, Mopar can exchange the exhaust for the cat-back exhaust for a more aggressive sound and less tension, install a cold air intake system for more horsepower, or even trim the interior upholstery with Katzkin leather interior seating for amazing comfort. They’re also known for several vehicle firsts.
For the first time-ever, automobiles came with vehicle-information apps, apps for smartphones that can let drivers know about the condition of their vehicle, even from afar thanks to Mopar’s innovation. Mopar was also the first to market a new interactive vehicle tracking device that sends owner a text when the vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on pre-set parameters; several products and Chevrolet’s Teen Driver surely got the idea from here. Wi-fi was first made possible to consumers with a wireless hotspot by Mopar, and Mopar also started the paperless owner’s manual trend, introducing them as digital forms that one can view on their smartphone. If owning an FCA vehicle and in need of service, Mopar also developed the wiADVISOR, a tablet-based service lane tool for faster service via dealership service departments.
Old trucks are out and new Ram trucks are in. The good news about new Ram trucks in 2016 is all of the different special-edition models. From dark and subtle, to bright and bold, and everything in between, Ram has a truck for all personality types. Aside from offering 31 colors on their line of trucks, Ram also has the Black Express, Outdoorsman, the Ram Rebel, and Yellow Stinger options to satisfy everyone.
The mysterious owners are the ones who are harder to read so they need a truck that is dark, yet loaded with features. The Ram 1500 with the Black Express appearance package is a perfect match for those who like to keep a little mystery in their lives. This package features a “black on black on black” appearance. The special black elements are 20-inch rims, a blacked out grille, black paint, black logos, black front and rear bumpers and a black cloth interior.
Down in South Florida there are a lot outdoorsy folks who love to fish, hunt, and enjoy nature. If that description sounds like you, you are in luck. The Ram Outdoorsman is dedicated to those who like to spend time outdoors. There are several features that make this truck perfect for the “outdoorsy types.” Equipped with tow hooks, an anti-spin rear differential for safety, a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine makes it perfect for towing boats or off-road toys to the wilderness. (more…)
If you purchase a new Ram 1500, there are many features and packages a buyer can add depending on their style and entertainment wants and needs. Some popular features and packages available with a new Ram purchase include UConnect upgrades, the Popular Entertainment group, Luxury group, and Black Appearance package. Each on of these packages are only available on select trims.
Black Appearance Package
The Black Appearance group package, which is optional on the 1500 Express trim, includes lots of features that add darker and a more aggressive look to a new Ram truck. The package includes all black accessories. The appearance package includes 20-inch semi-gloss black aluminum wheels, a 4×4 flat black badge, black headlamp bezels, a black painted honeycomb grille, a black Ram head tailgate badge and a semi-gloss black center cap.
UConnect Upgrades and Systems
UConnect is the entertainment system available on vehicles made by the various brands owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Ram 1500 Tradesman, the base 1500 trim, comes standard with an FM/Am radio, however buyers can upgrade to a 5.0 Uconnect system. The 5.0 Uconnect system includes a 5.0-inch screen with SiriusXM capability, and FM/AM radio. This system comes standard on the 1500 SLT.
There is also an upgraded 8.4 Uconnect system available on other 1500 trims. The biggest difference between the 5.0 Uconnect and the 8.4 Uconnect system is the size, however the 8.4 Uconnect system can also be paired to a backup camera and navigation as well. The UConnect 8.4 system comes optional on the SLT trim, and is standard on both the Lone Star and Big Horn trims. (more…)
From a speculative article published by allpar.com — we see that the future 2018 Ram 1500 is definitely a truck to watch out for. If your truck lease is ending or if you will need a new truck in the next few years, read up on the features a 2018 Ram 1500 could include.
Changes to the 2018 Ram 1500 include interior, exterior, engine, and technology upgrades and basically, the 2018 truck will be bigger and badder than ever. Below are a couple of the highlights from some research we have done online.
The 1500 has three updated engine options, the EcoDiesel, Pentastar, and 5.7-liter “Apache” Hemi. According to allpar.com, the truck’s engine horsepower could reach as high as 400-horsepower for the Hemi engine and up to 300-horsepower for the Pentastar engine. Ram trucks are already known for having reliable engines and with this news, they might be even more trusted and loved after the release of the 2018 models. Another bonus, more powerful engines are likely to improve towing capacity. (more…)
There was a time when trucks were made for one, simple purpose: work. Those days are long gone, however, and now there’s a luxury truck market that’s just as competitive as the luxury sedan market. Now, seeing a luxury-oriented truck like a 2016 Ram 1500 in Miami is just as common as seeing a Mercedes cruising down the beachside. In this new market, companies have adapted their star-child trucks to survive; Ford took their 2016 F-150 truck-line and introduced a Limited edition that is chromed to the max, and Chevy made their 2016 Silverado High Country even more luxurious. So, where does that leave Ram? Well, it appears they decided to jump right over Chevy and butt heads with Ford by releasing the 2016 Ram Laramie Limited.
Lots of Chrome…
There may not be as much chrome as the F-150 Limited, and that’s a good thing. The F-150 has chrome everything (even the paint is a satin chrome) whereas the Laramie has chrome accents just… everywhere. Even the raised RAM letters on the tailgate are chrome; defiantly standing out against the F-150 Limited’s lettering on the front of their truck.
It has chrome accents from the mirror caps to the rocker panels, but it looks good. Even with the abundance of chrome on the Laramie Limited, the chrome isn’t all consuming like on the F-150. The chrome and glossy paint actually work in unison to make each other pop, creating one handsome looking truck.
Sweet, Sweet, Darkness
The Laramie Limited is the definition of night and day. Where the outside is shiny and eye-popping, the inside is dark and relaxing. The primary material on the inside is premium black leather accompanied by a blackish argento wood trim. The chrome accent stays on the outside, unlike with the F-150 Limited. Instead, the Laramie’s interior has silvery highlights that subtly dance across the upholstery, and form pinstripes in the argento wood.
The contrast between the outside and inside is a nice touch, and the interior’s atmosphere is one of relaxation and comfort. Whereas the F-150 Limited’s interior is just as flashy and gaudy as the outside of the vehicle, and provides no relief or relaxation.
It Still Puts Out Ponies!
Even though the Laramie Limited is obviously focused on luxury, it’s still a truck, and performance is important. The 1500 Laramie Limited has a couple engine options: the standard 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. Both these engines put out some serious horsepower, but the HEMI is the one focused on performance. The HEMI puts out 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Where the EcoDiesel provides 240 ponies and 420 pound-feet of torque and focuses more on fuel economy.
The F-150 Limited has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that puts out 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, and since the Limited is only offered in the F-150, that’s the only engine it will have. Unlike the Laramie, which will get more engine options for the Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 trucks.
Ram Just Does it Better
Ram obviously knows the luxury truck market is a lucrative and competitive one, or they wouldn’t have made their Laramie Limited available on the 1500 base and the 2500/3500 Heavy Duty series. This gives Ram more options when it comes to selling their Limited edition, options that Ford is lacking (their Limited is only available for the F-150).
The Laramie Limited starts at $50,675 while the F-150 Limited starts at $58,480. Ram was able to beat the price of the F-150 Limited probably because the Laramie doesn’t have a gaudy and expensive satin-chrome paint job… and the Laramie still looks better.
There are certain names in the automotive industry that stand out as experts in the field. Ward’s is one of those names. Extensively covering the automotive world for over eighty years, Ward’s offers consumers their take on the automotive marketplace through several annual publications. Two of the most widely known publications from the organization are Ward’s AutoWorld, and Ward’s Dealer Business. Aside from these two publications, Ward’s also releases a list every year of their “10 Best Engines.” The best engine list started back in 1994, and has been become an annual report for the organization ever since. On the most recent 10 Best Engines list, Ward’s named awarded the 2016 Ram 1500 in Miami with the prestigious honor. (more…)
Understanding it’s not always easy to find exactly what it is your business needs to complete day to day tasks, the 2016 Ram 1500 in Miami has made it easy for you. Marking the second time in three years that Ram trucks have earned this genuine honor, the 1500 truck was once again named Fleet Truck of the Year by Automotive Fleet and Business Fleet.
Competition in this segment is very tough, but Ram beat out the others by delivering higher standards of capabilities that fleet owners need for their day to day operations. While forty different trucks qualified for this year’s Fleet Truck of the Year ballot, only Ram had everything that owners and drivers of commercial trucks felt were most compatible to their needs.