Posts Tagged ‘RAM 1500’

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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Florida Auto Shop Builds Monstrous Ram 1500 TRX 6×6 Pickup

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Florida has always been known for its antics. Whether it’s the infamous ‘Florida Man,’ some exotic reptile escaping, or the creation of something nobody ever knew was needed. Thanks to Apocalypse Manufacturing, we’ve been graced with the third option. The creation of a monstrous pickup truck has been seen with a glint in the eyes of many young children. Those who grow up and still hold fast to the idea continue to envision such a beast. It seems one of those adults finally got their way. The beastly pickup comes to us in the form of the Warlord. This beast of a pickup is a Ram 1500 TRX with one heck of an upgrade. The Warlord as it’s known features an additional axle that supplies it with two extra wheels. The 6×6 pickup doesn’t seem too odd for Florida though. Rather, it is likely the huge Ram pickup was built specifically for the Sunshine State. 

The 6×6 Ram 1500 TRX Dubbed Warlord

So, it seems Apocalypse Manufacturing did what most monster truck fans wish they could do. The Florida-based auto shop built a vehicle that is seemingly unstoppable. They decided to take the already powerful 700 horsepower Ram 1500 TRX and give it another huge upgrade. The addition of two wheels and the sheer size of the pickup display a dominating aura. Indeed, this monstrous pickup does leave quite an image. One can imagine it barreling down the interstate as other Floridians simply stare in awe.

What is most impressive about the Warlord is that the Florida auto shop managed to keep a general stock look for the pickup. It’s as if Ram themselves built the powerful beast. The price tag tells us something different, however. For an entry-level Ram 1500 TRX, consumers are looking at a hefty $72,120 MSRP (plus destination fee). This Hellcat-powered pickup, on the other hand, costs a clean $250,000. Oof. 

The price tag isn’t entirely surprising though. To construct such a monster of a pickup, a lot of resources and money are required. For those critics, we have to agree that it doesn’t seem too feasible to be grocery shopping in this beast. But just the fact that it exists lends itself to Apocalypse Manufacturing’s vision and the child-at-heart spirit that spurs ingenuity. This custom pickup truck has certainly earned its spot among the crazy inventions of Florida. In fact, it really does represent the creative yet wild energy that makes Florida, Florida. A quick word to the wise, make sure to get out of the way when you see this beast in the rearview.

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Photo Credit: Apocalypse Manufacturing

A Breakdown of the 2021 Ram 1500’s Towing Capacities

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Ram has been steadily increasing its presence in the pickup sector with new trim upgrades like the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie and Rebel G/T and talk of its first all-electric pickup. As the auto industry moves toward electric vehicles, Ram is making sure it remains ahead of the competition both with its powerful pickups and its new innovations. Focusing on Ram’s pickups, we can look at the 2021 Ram 1500 to see what sets it apart from its competitors. One area where the 2021 Ram 1500 shines is with its towing capabilities. Depending on the engine and cab choice, 2021 Ram 1500 owners can reach a towing range between 6,290 pounds and 13,330 pounds. 

Minimum Towing Capacity of the 2021 Ram 1500

The 2021 Ram 1500 offers consumers a powerful pickup capable of almost any towing and hauling project. Choices in engine and cab can determine the towing capacity of the pickup. Optional package upgrades can also affect the amount of weight towed. Using base features and selections, the 2021 Ram 1500 can reach a minimum towing capacity of 6,290 pounds.

It should be noted that Ram recommends using a weight-distribution hitch when towing anything greater than 5,000 pounds. With that said, let’s take a look at the powerful 2021 Ram 1500 and how it can manage to tow such impressive amounts of weight.

The 2021 Ram 1500 comes available in several trims: the Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, and the Laramie Longhorn/Limited. Each trim comes with a crew-cab configuration with a 3.21 axle ratio. Additionally, the pickup comes with a 6-ft 4-inch bed, four-wheel drive, and a 3.6L V6 engine. These configurations can be modified and interchanged to increase the towing capacity. Prices for the Tradesman trim starts at $41,000 MSRP (plus destination fee) and $58,000 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the Laramie Longhorn trim. 

Maximum Towing Capacity of the 2021 Ram 1500

The maximum towing capacity of the 2021 Ram 1500 is an impressive 13,300 pounds. This feat of towing strength can be reached with a configuration of four-wheel drive with an eTorque V8 engine alongside a quad cab and 6-ft-4 bed configuration. To reach such feats, the Tradesman and Big Horn/Lone Star trims are recommended. They offer the most powerful range for those looking to haul the heaviest of materials.

The second highest towing capacity for the 2021 Ram 1500 is 12,750 pounds and this can be reached with the Tradesman trim. A quad cab configuration with a 6-ft 4-inch bed, two-wheel drive, and a 5.7L Hemi V8 with eTorque. A max tow package can be included which provides 18-by-8-inch wheels, a 3.92:1 axle ratio, and a trailer-tow group. This trailer-tow group includes a class IV receiver hitch, trailer tow mirrors, and a trailer brake controller. Owners can opt for these packages for a more secure and higher-end tow capacity.

Towing capacity depends on the engine of which Ram offers five. Two transmission options are also available. Alongside the engine, the type of drive affects towing range. Four-wheel drive is the most optimal for those looking for higher-end tow ranges. The 2021 Ram 1500 offers consumers a powerful and versatile pickup. For those looking for a pickup that can haul and tow during just about any job, the 2021 Ram 1500 is the right choice.

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Are you interested in purchasing a Ram 1500? At Miami Lakes Automall, we’re more than excited to help our customers find what they’re looking for. Check out our new vehicle inventory or browse our quality pre-owned vehicles. We offer suggestions like auto financing to help make paying for a vehicle easier. 

If you’re in need of service, schedule an online service appointment with our expert technicians. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work. Stop by today and see what we can do for you right now. 

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Ram to release 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition

Friday, July 30th, 2021

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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Are you excited about getting a Ram 1500? So are we! At Miami Lakes Automall, we’re more than excited to help our customers find what they’re looking for. Reserve your own 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition today or check out our new vehicle inventory. You can also browse our quality pre-owned vehicles. We offer suggestions like auto financing to help make paying for a vehicle easier. 

If you’re in need of service, schedule an online service appointment with our expert technicians. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work. Stop by today and see what we can do for you right now.

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Ram to Compete in EV Sector with its First All-Electric Pickup

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

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. 

Come Test Drive a Brand-New Ram at Miami Lakes Automall!

Are you excited about the all-new all-electric Ram 1500? So are we! At Miami Lakes Automall, we’re more than excited to help our customers find what they’re looking for. Come check out our new vehicle inventory. You can also browse our quality pre-owned vehicles. We offer suggestions like auto financing to help make paying for a vehicle easier. 

If you’re in need of service, schedule an online service appointment with our expert technicians. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work. Stop by today and see what we can do for you right now. 

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Here’s Where the Ram 1500 Really Shines

Friday, June 18th, 2021

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.  (more…)

New Ram 1500 G/T Package Rumored for 2022 Model Year

Friday, May 28th, 2021

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…)

Electrification Efforts Accelerate as a Ram EV Pickup is Planned for 2024

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

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.  (more…)

Ram Trucks, Foo Fighters Shine a “Spotlight” on Everyday Heroes

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

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.” (more…)

Five Parts and Accessories From Mopar That Take the 2021 Ram 1500 to New Heights

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

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…)