Is The Ram Rebel TRX Coming?

Is Ram preparing to put out a new truck with a Hellcat engine?

The rumor mill is swirling around the possibility that Ram is getting ready to add a Hellcat-powered truck to its lineup.  This is stemming from a new listing at the Ram Trucks website that features an image of the Ram Rebel TRX concept with the tagline of “Get Ready for the Off-Road King.”

Motor Authority is one of the car blogs to notice this and reach out to Ram for clarification on what is going on with this listing.  They were told that the page in question is a year old and was made to promote the Rebel TRX concept.  This raises the question though, should Ram be giving the Rebel TRX its time in the sun?

There is a scattershot of clues that the continue to lead to speculation of the Rebel’s possible existence and Motor Authority runs through the various ones in their article, so check it out.  So far it seems to be wishful thinking, but that does mean it couldn’t become a reality in the near future.  For now, it seems, that Ram trucks is focused on producing competitive trucks and putting a foothold on the market as it creeps up on competition such as Ford.  Who knows what could happen.

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March Elimination Madness Event – March 20th – 22nd

The Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge March Elimination Madness Event is Running From March 20th to the 22nd!  Stop into the store during that time to enter in person and to play some games!  You can also click this link to sign up for a chance to win either $3,000 Cash or $3,000 Toward a Vehicle!

First Look at the 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

Here’s your look at the exterior and interior of the new 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn.  You can read more information on the features on Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s main site!

New 2019 Ram 1500 Easter Eggs Spotted

The new 2019 Ram 1500 has a lot of new features that are meant to help propel the truck to the head of the segment.  This includes all kinds of new tech including a new hybrid system and additional Uconnect systems.  What is not included in the long list of features being added is all the easter eggs that Ram included in the truck.  Jalopnik managed to break down all the decorative easter eggs they found in the 2019 Ram 1500.

The first is on the center console floor.  On the floor of the 2019 1500 is a parade of trucks engraved in the plastic.  It’s not just any sequence of trucks however, it seems to be a call to the march of progress, but instead of apes evolving into humans, it is the truck evolving into the modern era.  This etching rests on top of a container for more storage.

The next easter egg is on the center console lid which includes geometry tools.  This includes a protractor and conversion table in case you need to do some quick math in your truck without any access to any other tools.  There is even a ruler embedded on the plastic on the floor storage.

The last is a nod to the classic Ramcharger.  On the center console, underneath the CD player, there is a wireless phone charger marked “Ramcharger.” 

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Ram Trucks Has Major Quality Improvement in the 2017 IQS!

Ram Trucks has quite the reason to celebrate!  The new Initial Quality Study from J.D. Power points to Ram Trucks as the industry’s most improved truck brand with an improvement percentage of 24%!

The IQS is an annual report put out from J.D. power that asks over 80,000 buyers of new 2017 model-year vehicles and surveys their new car experience after 90 days of ownership.  The survey asks a series of questions about their feelings on the vehicle’s overall design as well as defects.  Using this information, the IQS then reveals which brands improved the most from the previous survey.

Ram Trucks was the big winner in quality in the 2017 IQS.  Its improved quality was almost 25%.

“We’re pleased to see that all FCA US brands have made improvements in initial quality, especially Ram Truck with its big step up this year,” said Scott Garberding, FCA’s Head of Quality.

If you are interested in learning more about a Ram truck contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

February Special Offers

The President’s Day 2017 Sales Event at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge is now running until February 28th.  That’s more days for amazing savings on new cars such as a 2017 Ram Quad Cab Expres 4WD for $225 a month for 36 months!  

Contact a sales rep at the dealership to learn more about this special savings offer and for full detail and restrictions.

 

 

 

New Ram 1500 Rebel Black Special Edition!

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The 2017 North American International Auto Show has given us a new special edition Ram Truck; the Ram 1500 Rebel Black.

The Ram Rebel Black special edition is a new package that builds on the truck brand’s fastest-selling off-road truck and giving it some impressive dark features as part of its design.  In keeping with the name, the Rebel Black is all about a black color design.  In the interior, the Rebel Black will have black anodized bezels on the doors, instrument panel, center console, and gauge cluster trim rings.  The heated seats will have All-black embroidery that is highlighted by a Light Slate Grey accent stitching.  This same accent color also traces the instrument panel, center console lid, doors, and seat. 

The Ram 1500 Rebel Black is available in crew cab with the choice of either the 5.7L Hemi V8 engine or the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine.

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“Adding the Rebel Black package to an already aggressive off-road truck will continue feeding the momentum Rebel is creating for the Ram Truck brand,” said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand in a statement.  “The Ram Rebel is unique in the full-size truck segment with 33-inch off-road tires, air suspension and custom interior details.”

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Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel is voted “Best Off-road Vehicle” by RMAP

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The Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel was named the “Best Off-road Vehicle” by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press at the 10th Annual Mountain Driving Experience.

Every year, more than 30 journalists head to the Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado to spend two days driving and grading various trucks on their capabilities. At the end of this, the journalist then compare notes and votes to showcase which vehicles they believed shone more brightly than the rest.  In this year, the 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Driving Experience, the Mopar 2016 Ram Rebel was the shining star of the truck category.

“For the second consecutive year, RMAP journalists have selected the Ram Rebel because of its combination of off-road capability, power and comfort,” said David Muramoto, President of RMAP in a statement.  “That’s what made it a winner.”

The 2016 Ram Rebel is based on the Ram 1500 4×4 Rebel Crew Cab and is the first time Mopar has modified a vehicle in the truck segment.  It features numerous upgrades, including a skid plate to guard the power steering box and 17-inch satin black wheels.  It’s an eye-catching truck that does not skimp out on capability, as the journalist who could spend time with it found out.  It’s the best of both worlds; visually appealing and keeps the power of a truck.

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How Does The 2016 Ram 1500 Compare to the Competition?

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How does the 2016 Ram 1500 stack up against the competition?  That’s a question that Slashgear wanted answered.  They compared the popular up-and-coming Ram truck to its 3 closest competitors to see where it was better and where it could use improvement.

The Ford F-150 has been the king of the truck segment for a long time now, but the Ram 1500 is starting to make gains as Ram continues to make quality trucks as well as push the knowledge of their capability out into the truck buying world.  A few years ago, no one would’ve thought that Ram would mount the kind of resurgence it has had.  So how does it compare to the competition?

First up is the previously state king; the Ford F-150.  This is the one to be better than to hope to claim the segment.  What the F-150 does better is that it has better towing.  It also offers more gas engine options and has a cheaper base model.  On the flip side, the 1500 has the EcoDiesel engine option, which rivals Ford’s EcoBoost engine in terms of fuel economy.  Ram also features the Uconnect system that is better than the Ford’s SYNC touchscreen system.  The final thing that the 1500 has that the F-150 does not is an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Next up is the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado.  The place where the Silverado offers competition to the 1500 is again in engine options.  It has more V8 engines.  That being said, the 1500 beats it in terms of value.  Six-speed automatic transmission is in the base 1500 with the eight-speed available as an option and standard on most of the models.  You don’t get that without paying a lot more on the Silverado.

Lastly is the 2016 GMC Sierra.  The Sierra is comparable to the 1500 in many of the same ways that the Silverado is.  The Sierra has more power in the engine options and driver safety features such as Driver Alert Seats.  The 1500 wins again with its transmission offerings.  The 1500 also has a better, and more comfortable, interior than the Sierra.

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Is the Ram Dakota Making a Come Back?

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Mike Manley, the head of Ram Trucks, had an interview with USA Today where he dropped a bit of a bombshell for truck lovers.  Here is the line that has many talking.

“You have the opportunity with a new frame for the next-generation Ram.  You have the opportunity to take a large SUV off of it because we already have a very, very capable frame today that is going to be upgraded.”

Auto Evolution latched onto this portion of the interview as a marker of what is to come from the future of Ram.  The future of the FCA has been an interesting one of late.  There have been some major course corrections due to the recent sales trends of Jeep and Ram.  FCA is putting a bigger focus on their SUV and crossover lines due to the uptick Jeep and Ram have been enjoying.

So is this a sign of what to expect from the 2018 Ram 1500?  The 1500 is due for an update according to the 5-year plan that FCA put out, even though much has changed recently so the plan isn’t being kept to exactly.

In other news from the interview, Manley also brought up bringing back the Dakota.  I could see Ram doing that.  For many of the brands, bringing back older and popular vehicles has gone over well enough.  The Chrysler Pacifica is popular so far and Jeep is bringing back the Wagoneer.  The Dakota could be the nostalgic strength for a new Ram Truck that capitalizes on the Ram sales.

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