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Ram EV Sees Adjustments Ahead of 2024 Debut

Friday, January 21st, 2022

Ram has made strides with its iconic pickups. The Ram 1500 has earned its fair share of awards and accolades like the best light-duty pickup of 2021. The Ram 1500 TRX has also earned accolades like being the Texas Truck of the Year. With many automakers turning toward EVs and hybrids, Ram is considering jumping into the EV sector as well. The automaker had previously announced plans for its own EV pickup. Now it seems that vision will become a reality. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares recently spoke about the company’s plans for the Ram EV. According to Tavares, the electric pickup will continue to be modified and improved as the company sees fit. With a 2024 launch date, the automaker still has time to improve its EV pickup. One downside to this extra time, however, is that consumers may remain loyal to another EV pickup and they may not consider the Ram EV. Only time will tell. For now, let’s dive into the upcoming Ram EV.

Ram EV On the Way?

Ram has been sitting cozy lately. The automaker’s pickup trucks have been recognized as some of the best available given their performance and capability. Unfortunately, there comes a time when things switch up and those who were on top must conform, or risk losing their spot. This seems to be the case with the new generation of vehicles as many automakers have been turning toward EVs and hybrids. This shift in the auto industry is primarily due to the ongoing global climate crisis. Governments around the globe have acknowledged this persistent threat and, as such, many have started enacting policies and legislation to help reduce carbon emissions. This brings us to Ram and their EV pickup which they teased over a year ago.

The Ram EV is slated for a 2024 release. Stellantis’ CEO Carlos Tavares recently spoke with the financial group Morgan Stanley about the potential features and specs of the all-new all-electric pickup. Tavares stated that his company is gauging consumer interest based on their competitors’ EVs to determine the proper course of their own EV. This is a smart move. Stellantis and Ram can prepare the ultimate EV pickup based on what they feel is most important to consumers. About the company’s decisions, Taveres said,

“We are preparing the EV pickup trucks for 2024, and we are doing it by adjusting the specs and adjusting the performance in function of what we see coming up from our competitors,” said Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares. “It’s a fact that we are coming slightly after them. But it’s also a fact that we have the opportunity to adjust the competitiveness and the appeal of our own trucks to what they are doing, which is a competitive game, which is a fantastic situation for the consumer because the real winner of this competition is the consumer.”

When they last spoke about the Ram EV, Ram had said that the mile range would be around 500 miles. This is a huge leap as Ford’s F-150 Lightning currently gets 300 miles of battery range, and Chevy just announced that their Silverado EV will get 400 miles of battery range. If Ram has the capability, and we’re sure they do, consumers will receive the ultimate Ram EV pickup. They just have to wait patiently until 2024.

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Mopar Teases Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner and Outdoorsman Concepts

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Ram is getting two new concept vehicles courtesy of Mopar. The Stellantis parts, service, and customer care division prepared several vehicles for the 2021 Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 2021 SEMA Show brings manufacturers and buyers from different segments of the automotive industry together to share new parts, accessories, and concept vehicles. The Ram 1500 has done exceptionally well in recent years. The pickup has been highly rated by the Texas Motor Press Association as the Texas Truck of the Year and it has also been awarded the Light-Duty Pickup of the Year in a recent 2021 APEAL study. Now the iconic Ram pickup will be getting two new concepts, the Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner and the Ram 1500 Outdoorsman. We’ll dive into the concept trucks and see what Mopar has to offer for fans of the rough and tough pickup.

Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner

Mopar presented the Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner as one of its concept vehicles at the 2021 SEMA Show. The RexRunner is based on the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX but this pickup gets even more capability and durability. The RexRunner pickup comes equipped with a standard 6.2L Hemi V8 that’s capable of 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The truck features 18×9-inch Black Rhino Chamber wheels wrapped in 37-inch Goodyear tires. These give off a race-inspired look which is further complemented by Ash Gray paint and Mopar Blue accents. 

The Ram RexRunner also features a RamBar and a pair of 14-inch TYRI rectangular LED lights. A Mopar bed extender that flips inward helps secure tools and a bed liner protects cargo. Enhancing the rough and rugged look of the pickup are custom skid plates with Mopar lettering that protect the truck’s underside. These increase the approach angle up to 32.5 degrees while Mopar rock rails protect the side sills. The pickup also gets a custom black flip-top fuel-filler door that accentuates the truck’s toughness. Final additions to the RexRunner concept include 5-inch Mopar exhausts in the rear as well as a Mopar bed step with an articulating arm for easy access to the truck bed. 

Ram 1500 Outdoorsman

For the Ram 1500 Outdoorsman concept pickup, Mopar used the Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4×4 as a base model. The idea around the Outdoorsman concept was that it was to be made for those hard-working consumers that also want an everyday truck. The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman comes with a painted black gloss and custom Mopar blue graphics. Designed for hard work and harder play, the truck comes with a two-height position aluminum Mopar bed rack system that goes the full width of the truck bed. This rack system can hold ladders, plywood, whatever the owner needs. Mounted on the floor of the bed are modified Expertec bed-slides capable of holding 2,000 pounds. These make unloading tools, gear, and equipment much easier. Bed rails are also attached to the inside of the walls of the bed. These come with adjustable cleats that slide to secure loads of all sizes.

The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman comes equipped with all a handyman needs. The pickup features a custom Mopar RamGate workbench on the inside panel of the tailgate. It features conversion charts, an angle finder, and a T-track mounting system that adds additional room for cutting wood, tuning bikes, or sharpening tools. The pickup rides on a 2-inch lift kit with Fox shocks and split six-spoke 20×9-inch Black Rhino wheels wrapped in 35-inch Continental tires. Inside the pickup, owners will note a custom deployable work surface that slides out from the center armrest. It provides 12×14 inches of extra workspace. 

Ram fans are getting two new concept pickups. The RexRunner is a sportier version of the iconic pickup while the Outdoorsman takes outdoor work to another level. These two pickups are still concepts but from what we’ve seen so far, they’re two trucks that Ram owners are sure to love.

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX Receives Top Honor as Texas Truck of the Year

Friday, October 29th, 2021

The Ram 1500 is once again in the spotlight as it takes yet another award. The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX was recently awarded the top honor of Texas Truck of the Year. The pickup was also awarded High-Performance Truck of the Year. These accolades all come soon after the Ram 1500 won first place in the 2021 APEAL study. Here the pickup was designated as the best light-duty pickup based on consumer sentiment and feedback. Truly the Ram 1500 is leagues ahead of the competition. The newest accolades for the pickup come from the Texas Motor Press Association Off-Road Invitational which focuses on bringing automotive industry professionals together to highlight different aspects of the industry. The audience is primarily Texas-based but the membership is made up of automotive journalists who cover a range of vehicles from cars, trucks, and SUVs to ATVs and UTVs. They are all knowledgeable and share key insights into the leading vehicles of the automotive industry. In 2021 they recognized the Ram 1500 for its versatility, capability, and overall high performance as a pickup that can get the job done.

Ram 1500 TRX Recognized as Texas Truck of the Year

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX was recently recognized as the Texas Truck of the Year and the High-Performance Truck of the Year. These accolades come from the 2021 Texas Motor Press Association event that recognizes the best vehicles in the industry. Ram has done a superb job with their Ram 1500. The pickup has served consumers as a powerful and durable vehicle that can handle any job. Towing, hauling, and getting to the destination is what a pickup is about. The Ram does all that and more with the latest technology and safety features. About the Ram 1500, the president of the Texas Motor Press Association Bryan Grant said,

“The challenging off-road trails were no problem for Ram 1500 TRX as it easily trekked over the roads with massive horsepower, multiple drive modes and lofty ground clearance. It was so much fun to experience the truck conquer the trails. We all took notice of the wild animal roar exhaust note off in the distance,” said Bryan Grant, the president of Texas Motor Press Association.

Bryan Grant, President of Texas Motor Press Association

Given the Ram 1500’s capabilities, many recognize it as an industry-standard pickup truck. The Ram truck brand was first started in 2009. It began as a stand-alone division focused on meeting the needs and demands of truck buyers. The brand has grown exponentially over the years as it has expanded its lineup with vehicles like the Ram 1500, Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, and 3500/4500/5500 series Chassis Cabs. The brand also offers its ProMaster vans which allow groups to travel together with their equipment. Overall Ram has stayed true to its mission of building trucks that get hard work done and take families where they need to go.

Ram will continue to build on its lineup as it offers higher performance, greater convenience, and lasting durability. The automaker has racked up award after award each year. As the years go by, people will continue to depend on a strong pickup. With their new Know and Go mobile app, Ram is aiming to increase customer satisfaction and deliver more immersive experiences. We’ll have to see where the automaker goes from here, but right now it looks like its lead is stronger than ever. 

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Mopar Teases Potential New Ram Concept at 2021 SEMA Show

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Ram has been making headlines with its Ram 1500 pickup. The pickup truck was recently awarded first place among light-duty pickups in a 2021 APEAL study. The pickup’s versatility, capability, and high performance have made it a top pick for pickup fans. Now for the 2022 model year, the Ram 1500 is once again generating excitement. It looks like Ram will be providing consumers with another Ram 1500 variant based on several teaser images revealed at the 2021 SEMA show. Each year the Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) hosts the show, but it was canceled in 2020 due to Covid-19. This year the 2021 show will run November 2-5 in Las Vegas. It’s here where Mopar Performance will hopefully provide more information about their teaser images. Mopar works under the Stellantis umbrella so although it showcased Ram vehicles, it also showed off some cool Jeep concept images. We’re focusing on the Ram concept images however as they look to point toward either a special heavy-duty edition Ram 1500, or a more powerful variant, though the Ram 1500 TRX is a beast of a pickup already.

2021 SEMA Show Debuts Two Ram Concept Images

Mopar Performance will be showcasing several vehicle concept images at the 2021 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Three of these images depict a Jeep while the other two images showcase a Ram. Not much information can be discerned from the images as they’re taken in low lighting. The vehicles are also shown at side and rear angles which heightens their allure. In one of the first sketch images of the Ram pickup, the grille design and vent on the headlight can be seen. The Ram in question looks to be a 702 horsepower Hellcat-powered TRX. It’s unclear what Ram will improve or adjust for this new TRX, but the image shows blue-painted tow hooks and new badging. Perhaps Ram will improve off-road features and capabilities.

The second teaser image of the Ram 1500 pickup shows a rear backshot. The pickup is parked next to a tent and there looks to be a storage rack in the truck bed. The typical TRX text which is usually emblazoned on the rear fender is missing so it’s uncertain if this is a TRX trim. With teaser images, half the fun is guessing what new features or elements automakers will make. Given all the dirt being kicked up and the rear shot of what looks like a camp outing, the new Ram 1500 may be granted even more off-road capability. The nature of the SEMA show is to highlight new accessories and parts for Jeep and Ram vehicles, so not much should be expected. Still, pickup fans should pay close attention as there may be new concept images released. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like Ram will have something special to debut in the months to come.

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Ram Unveils Ram 1500 TRX Ignition, Longhorn SouthFork, and Ram 1500 (RAM)RED

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Ram has done exceedingly well with its Ram 1500, so much so that the pickup ranked first in 2021’s APEAL study. The 2021 Ram 1500 was found to be most favorable among light-duty pickups. It’s no wonder the Ram 1500 pickup has found so much success given its capability and powerful performance. Ram has been steadily releasing new trims and package upgrades for the pickup like the Ram Back Country. Others include the Ram Laramie/Rebel G/T package upgrades which boost performance even further. These all provide the Ram 1500 with new features both inside and outside. Now Ram is once again releasing several new trims for the iconic Ram 1500. At the 2021 State Fair of Texas, Ram unveiled three new vehicles: the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Ignition, the 2022 Ram 1500 Longhorn SouthFork, and the 2022 Ram 1500 (RAM) Red.

2022 Ram 1500 TRX Ignition

One of the three trims Ram unveiled at the 2021 State Fair of Texas was the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Ignition. This new Ram trim takes the TRX trim to a higher level as it boosts performance and features greater personalization. New features will consist of technology, a new exterior, and graphics. Only 875 units will be available so TRX fans will have to make sure to reserve theirs. The Ram 1500 TRX Ignition will lean toward luxury with its unique ignition exterior, 18-inch black wheels, panoramic sunroof, spray-in bed liner, and LED cab-mounted brake light. Inside the pickup, owners will note Copperhead Orange stitching as well as an embroidered TRX logo. Copper carbon fiber accents, a head-up display, a TRX custom driver’s screen, and an orange center console badge will also be included.

The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX will come equipped with a high-performance 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8 engine. The new pickup will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2021 and will start at an MSRP of $91,585 (plus destination fee).

2022 Ram 1500 Longhorn SouthFork

The second Ram 1500 to debut was the 2022 Ram 1500 Longhorn SouthFork. This pickup will replace the Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary edition. It will improve upon the previous iteration by adding more comfort and luxury. The pickup will still lean toward heavy-duty hauling and the moving of cargo. As such it will include a multi-function tailgate, deployable bed step, spray-in bed liner, and Falken all-terrain tires. Adjustable cargo tie-down hooks, LED box lighting, and a cargo divider will also be included. Inside the Longhorn, owners will note an exclusive Mountain Brown interior color with bucket seats and suede door bolsters. The 2022 Ram 1500 Longhorn SouthFork will also go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2021. It will start at an MSRP of $61,620 (plus the destination fee).

2022 Ram 1500 (RAM) Red

The last pickup to be revealed by Ram was the 2022 Ram 1500 (RAM) Red. This pickup is more of a novelty as it was produced to help aid a commitment to health emergencies. The Ram 1500 RAM Red edition will represent the Global Fund coalition which is made up of Ram, Jeep, and FIAT. This coalition has pledged at least $4 million to help fight health emergencies. The new Ram 1500 Ram Red edition comes available with limited crew cab configurations. Owners will have the choice of a V8 engine or EcoDiesel engine. The pickup will feature a red RAM grille and door badging. A RED badge will also be displayed on the center console lid. This pickup will also be available in the fourth quarter of 2021. It will start at an MSRP of $63,250 (plus destination fee).

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2021 Ram 1500 Ranks First Among Light-Duty Pickups in New APEAL Study

Friday, September 24th, 2021
Ram 1500 TRX

Ram has earned yet another accolade for its Ram 1500 pickup. According to the J.D. Power 2021 Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, the 2021 Ram 1500 ranked first among light-duty pickups. This APEAL study uses consumer sentiment and feedback to gauge which vehicle is more favorable. Overall, the Dodge brand managed to rank first, the second year in a row. For Ram, the automaker took second place, also for the second year in a row. 2021 has been a great year for both automakers. Ram has seen much success with its Ram 1500 with several package options and trims being released like the 2022 Ram 1500 Backcountry. With consumer satisfaction at its highest, the automaker looks to continue to enjoy its success. 

Ram 1500 Ranks First Among Pickups

According to the 2021 APEAL study, the 2021 Ram 1500 ranked first among light-duty pickups. The high-performing pickup has dominated markets for a while now. In 2020 the pickup earned the same first-place ranking, thus solidifying it as an optimal pickup truck. The APEAL study gauges consumer satisfaction by looking at feedback during the first three months of ownership. Vehicle attributes like seating comfort, throttle response, and other key characteristics make up a score based on a 1,000 point scale. About their market success, the Stellantis Head of Customer Experience North America Mark Champine said,

“I said last year that we would keep the throttle wide open, and these various results demonstrate our continuing resolve to do so,” said Mark Champine. “We remain on a mission to do better for our customers, and we know we have more work to do.”

Mark Champine, Stellantis Head of Customer Experience North America

The APEAL study aggregates all the characteristics of each nominated vehicle and gives each a score out of 1,000. For the 2021 Ram 1500, the APEAL score totaled 881. This score was 10 points higher than the 2020 APEAL study which means Ram has managed to raise and solidify the Ram 1500’s status as a great pickup to own. Along with the APEAL score, Ram as a brand managed to place second within the automotive industry. This was a step up from last year as the automaker had placed third among mass markets brands.

The 2021 Ram 1500 has earned Ram a spot among the best automotive companies. The tough pickup managed to raise the automaker to the highest echelons with its high performance, tough durability, and iconic look. The Ram 1500 will continue to play a dominating role within the pickup truck sphere. As automakers move toward electric vehicles, we’ll have to see how consumer satisfaction and sentiment react to changes. It seems automakers have been split between moving toward new innovations like with Tesla’s Cybertruck and keeping to traditional aspects like with Ford’s F-150 Lightning. Either way, the consumers will have the power to choose. We will be looking forward to the 2022 APEAL study and its findings. 

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2022 Ram ProMaster Van Looks to be a Strong Competitor as a Transit Vehicle

Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Ram ProMaster

Ram has updated its ProMaster Van for the 2022 model year. The transit van has served as a utility vehicle carrying supplies, parts, and pieces for several years now. Ram has also utilized the ProMaster van as a traveling vehicle for bands. The transit vehicle offers a lot of versatility and function and now, Ram is making it even better. For the 2022 model year, Ram will be updating the transmission, interior cabin, and infotainment system of the transit van. Ram is hoping the 2022 ProMaster van will trump other transit vehicles like the Ford Transit. From the updates and new interior, it’s looking like the ProMaster will exceed expectations. 

2022 Ram ProMaster Receives Updates

Ram will be updating its ProMaster van for the 2022 model year. Although the transit van has proved to be a reliable and comfortable ride for drivers and passengers, Ram is making sure the riding experience sees several new improvements. For this, Ram is updating the 2022 Ram ProMaster van with a new nine-speed automatic transmission, a new interior look, the Uconnect 5 infotainment system, and some new safety features.

The 2022 Ram ProMaster van will use the same 3.6L V6 engine as the 2021 Ram ProMaster. Currently, the engine is capable of an impressive 280 horsepower and 352lb-ft of torque. With the addition of a new nine-speed automatic transmission, however, it will be much more efficient. Ram will be replacing the previous transmission with a TorqueFlite transmission which will deliver a better final-drive ratio. This will increase performance and pack a little more punch. Along with the new transmission is the addition of a push to start engine function. This comes alongside a push-button electric parking brake. One more helpful feature being added to the transit van is an electric rack and pinion power steering. This will improve fuel economy and aid steering assistance.

The 2022 Ram ProMaster van will also be getting a new interior look. The transit vehicle has a modern and stylish look that’s enhanced by sleek panels and digitized buttons. Leather-trimmed material and black two-tone color also add to the stylish look. For space, Ram will be offering a two-row crew van package that lets three people sit up front. This sets the ProMaster apart from other cargo vans as this additional space provides a lot more comfort for drivers and passengers. For entertainment, Ram ProMaster drivers can utilize the new Uconnect 5 system. A 10-inch touchscreen provides access to smartphone connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and driver-assist features.

The last bit of updates to the 2022 Ram ProMaster van are new driver-assist and safety features. These consist of cornering function, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, lane-keep assist, and a rear camera. These features provide drivers with the assurance that they are safe and secure on the road. Another advanced driver-assist feature is active driving assist which includes level 2 automated driving capability. This uses adaptive cruise control and can even manage the throttle and brakes. Drivers will also have access to a 360-degree side view camera that will help with blind spots. A release date for the 2022 Ram ProMaster van has not yet been confirmed, but the newly updated ProMaster van looks to be a very viable and comfortable transit vehicle, so much so that it seems other transit vehicles may have to look toward the ProMaster van for inspiration.

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Ram to Update 2022 Lineup with Uconnect 5

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Ram is bringing the award-winning Uconnect 5 infotainment system to its lineup. The automaker will be updating its 2022 lineup of pickup trucks and commercial vehicles with the new technology. The Uconnect 5 system will help deliver faster operating speeds, provide owners with new content, and give owners access to new convenient features like voice recognition. Ram is upgrading its latest vehicle models like the 2022 Ram 1500 with new technology that will aid consumers. This will also help future vehicles like the all-electric Ram pickup. As the automaker moves toward the future, it looks as though it will continue to provide its consumers with the toughest of vehicles and the latest features and technology.

Benefits of the Uconnect 5 System

Ram will be updating its 2022 pickups and commercial vehicles with the new Uconnect 5 system. This system will offer new convenience and connectivity services that will help keep Ram owners better engaged and informed while driving. Stellantis head of software business and product development Mamatha Charmarthi speaks further on the new capabilities of the Uconnect 5 system.

“A competitive advantage of our Uconnect 5 system lies in its ability to align with customer needs using personalization and unique content for each brand,” said Mamatha Chamarthi. “The features and user experience are tailor-made for Ram trucks and Ram commercial vehicles, and will continue to expand with the digitalization of mobility.”

Mamatha Charmarthi, Stellantis Head of Software Business and Product Development

The new Uconnect 5 system will offer more customization options for Ram pickup and commercial vehicle owners. Ram owners will be able to personalize their Uconnect home screen with their favorite apps and features. They will also be able to customize their cluster screen and head-up display to help provide information directly to them. If a Ram driver is towing a heavy load up a steep grade, for instance, they will be able to view and monitor the truck’s powertrain temperatures on their cluster screen. Additional customization options include the ability to create personal profiles. This will help commercial vehicle drivers who may share or switch positions with other drivers. Each driver will be able to customize their profile to match their preferred seat position, mirror placement, and music selection. 

Additional benefits of the new Uconnect 5 system include the ability to receive over-the-air updates, use voice recognition, and use the mobile Uconnect app. Over-the-air updates are part of a new feature that automakers have been installing in their new vehicles. Ram will be using the Uconnect 5 system to provide its drivers with Maps over the air and last-mile navigation. These two features will provide drivers with relevant map updates and provide walking directions to their vehicle. It will also enable vehicles to receive updates and notifications about new software updates and services. 

Voice recognition and use of the mobile Uconnect app will be enabled by the Uconnect 5 system. Ram owners will be able to communicate with their advanced voice recognition system to help with convenience. Finding nearby stores or rest stops will become much easier. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Alexa will be able to be used with the voice recognition system as well. The Uconnect mobile app will allow drivers to use their smartphones to start the engine, lock and unlock doors, and receive notifications. It will also allow drivers to use an assistance feature that will sense if a crash has taken place. Drivers will also have access to vehicle location and family driver alerts. Concerned parents will be able to monitor their child’s location and speed. With the new Uconnect 5 system, Ram owners will be able to have more control over their vehicle. This new feature makes it clear that Ram is prioritizing convenience and aiming to provide the best available for their consumers.

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2022 Ram ProMaster Van Receives New Transmission and Technology

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Ram is bringing music to fans around the country with the return of the Ram BandVan. Ram first launched its BandVan program back in 2018 as a way to help up-and-coming artists and bands by supplying them with a ProMaster van. The automaker partnered with SiriusXM and Pandora to give fans an opportunity to hear their favorite bands live as they toured in the full-sized van. The Back to Live Tour will be launching with the Foo Fighters heading the first act. They will be traveling inside the 2022 Ram ProMaster Van which Ram has recently updated. The van features a new transmission and updated technology and safety features. Artists will be able to enjoy the comfortable and tuned-up BandVan as they travel the country touring.

New Technology Inside the ProMaster Van

The 2022 Ram ProMaster Van has gotten a new interior upgrade. Ram has updated the transmission, infotainment system, and safety features. Each van is powered by a transverse-mounted 3.6L V6 engine capable of 280 horsepower and 260lb-ft of torque. The addition of a new nine-speed automatic transmission has allowed the front wheels to be utilized more. Ram has stated that this new automatic transmission will help improve fuel efficiency and deliver smoother gear changes. 

Aside from the transmission, Ram has upgraded the interior cabin of the 2022 ProMaster Van. The van’s center stack has been redesigned with a new 7.0-inch touchscreen. An optional 10-inch touchscreen is also available. The touchscreen systems feature Uconnect5 software which enables over-the-air updates. It also enables wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Amazon Alexa voice assist. Additional upgrades include more charging ports, two USB and USB Type-C ports, and a 115-volt outlet. The 2022 Ram ProMaster Van also includes a revised center stack that features HVAC controls that replace older rotary knobs. A new panel of switches replaces hazard lights, traction control, and more. The steering wheel comes with more controls and the driver has a more modern instrument panel.

The last change to the 2022 ProMaster Van is a multitude of driver and safety assist technologies. The previous year’s model introduced new active safety features like automated emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring. Now, the full-sized van has a 360-degree camera, automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, and lane-keeping assist. Bands and artists can rest easy knowing they’re safe on the road in the Ram BandVan. Ram hasn’t announced pricing for the 2022 ProMaster Van yet, but prices aren’t likely to be too much higher from previous years. The full-sized commercial van will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Ram BandVan Returns with Back to Live Tour

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
Ram Band Van

Ram is getting ready to relaunch its Ram BandVan program. Due to the global pandemic, most things have had to be canceled or postponed. Ram first initiated its BandVan program back in 2018 as a way to help emerging bands by providing them with a ProMaster BandVan. At the time, Ram partnered with SiriusXM and Pandora to give fans an opportunity to hear their favorite bands live. Ram had become the first automaker to offer SiriusXM with 360L and it was also the first to feature personalized stations powered by Pandora. Now all three companies are working together again to promote new and upcoming artists as well as iconic bands like the Foo Fighters. This fall, look out for the Ram BandVan as it crosses state lines bringing music everywhere it goes.

Ram is Hitting the Road

Ram is launching its Ram BandVan once again. The first group to be featured in the Back to Live Tour will be the Foo Fighters. They will be joined by Radkey. In addition to the Foo Fighters and Radkey, Ram will be supporting at least five other emerging artists. New content will be viewable at RamBandVan.com and on social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. The punk band Radkey will be the first act of the year. Speaking about the tour Radkey said,

“This has been a year like no other, and now to finally be back on the road rocking with fans in real life, is an incredible feeling,” said Radkey. “We are so thankful to Ram Truck, SiriusXM, and Pandora for our Ram BandVan, enabling us and fellow musicians alike to hit the road running and tour once again.”

Radkey

Ram will be providing the touring artists with the ProMaster Ram BandVan. It will be equipped with SiriusXM so that the artists themselves can also enjoy a variety of ad-free music. Along with music, artists will be able to enjoy sports, talk, comedy, and other radio genres. The Back to Live Tour will use Ram’s recent ad campaign “Spotlight” with Dave Grohl as well as a feature-film documentary called “What Drives Us,” to start the musical journey off. Ram is excited to offer fans a return to normalcy. The automaker is also excited to help artists get on their feet and reconnect with their fans. As the vice president of Stellantis Marissa Hunter said,

“Our Ram BandVan program first launched in 2018 and we are thrilled to activate the next phase of the initiative to help support musicians doing what they love and bringing their fans the performances that they have missed,” said North America Stellantis Vice President Marissa Hunter. “As the brand that is ‘Built to Serve,’ we share mutual values of hard work and dedication with these talented artists, and it is our pleasure to provide them reliable, comfortable, and spacious ProMaster vans, supporting their careers and helping them to reconnect with friends and fans across the country.” 

Stellantis Vice President Marissa Hunter

Be sure to catch the Foo Fighters as they tour this fall inside the Ram BandVan. Alongside them will be at least five other musicians and groups so stay tuned for more details.

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