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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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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” (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.
Ram Heavy Duty
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.