Ram Commercial Trucks Introduce 2 New Programs to Help Dealers and Buyers

Ram Commercial is introducing a program to aid both dealers and drivers.  The two new programs will help commercial drivers view, certify, and install a wide range of truck-mounted products.  The two program names are Ram Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator and Q Pro.  Both of these programs look to give Ram Commercial Trucks an edge in a crowded and growing market.

The Ram Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator is a new program that as introduced at the end of 2016.  It is a computer-generated visual program that lets dealers and buyers have a virtual look around a truck and view their upgrades.  The program originally was only offered for the ProMaster but it has now been expanded to cover the ProMaster City and the Ram Chassis Cab lineup.

The Q Pro program is a new qualification process for upfitters to certify their product with Ram Engineering.  It provides resources to survey, make recommendations and certify upfitter products.  Once an upfitter gets certified, the Ram Q Pro will then help to market their products to customers all while they know they’re getting products that meet Ram Commercial’s rigorous standards.

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Ram Files Patent for Retractable Ramps for Truck Beds

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A new patent filing by Fiat Chrysler USA may point to Ram trucks getting retractable ramps for the truck bed.

Allpar, being the ever vigilant Chrysler watchers they are, caught a hit today when they came across a patent filling.  The patent is for “ramps that slides into the bed and tailgate for storage.”  If what the patent drawings are showing is true, then Ram owners will possibly be getting an easier way to get heavy objects in and out of their truck beds.

The drawing shows a very simple concept, to have retractable ramps that sit right below the surface of the truck bed and can then be brought out.  I do not doubt that Ram would love to have this be standard issue on all their trucks.  One look at it and it is easy to see the accessibility it provides and how much of a boon it would be to truck owners who need to get something heavy loaded quickly.

While it is an easy thing to make on paper, retractable ramps like this may not be as easily produced.  It is certainly an idea that Ram has had in the past, as Allpar states, but the problem seems to be in being able to make the ramps durable enough to do their job.  This is something that either Ram has overcome and they are staking their claim on it, or they just want to have it available to them to use in the future.  Here’s hoping that they have something in place and ready to go.

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Ram Trucks Headlines May Sales Increase for Chrysler

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The month of May was very positive for Ram.  With help from Jeep, Ram was one of the biggest reasons for Chrysler execs to be driving into work with smiles on their faces.  Thanks to Ram sales, Chrysler as a whole posted one of their best May sales in years.

The full gain that Chrysler posted was a 17% increase thanks to Ram Trucks.  On its own, Ram sales were up by 19%.  That number is the truck-maker’s best May sales since 2005.  Heavy-duty truck sales were also up by 34% for the month.

“Our Jeep sport-utility vehicles and Ram pickups continued to do well in May as our dealers reported brisk May sales over five weekends and the Memorial Day holiday,” said Reid Bigland, Head of US Sales for Chrysler, in a statement.

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Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge – Ram Trucks Line-Up

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Chrysler Adopts New Universal Towing Testing Standard

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Here’s a tidbit about trucks that you may not be aware of, but whenever a truck company talks about towing capability, it’s not a uniformed test amongst the truck makers.  Each company has their own version of the test and that is what they are talking about in the talking points when it comes to towing in vehicles.  That means that consumer doesn’t have a real comparison point between trucks.  That is all changing however, as Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, and Nissan are looking to adopt a universal towing testing system.

Guampdn.com has the full details of what the truck makers are looking to do in the future.  They quote Bill Visni, a senior analyst with Edmunds.com as to why this will be so beneficial to buyers.  “This is good news for car shoppers.  They can compare apples to apples when they buy a new pickup.”

The majority of truck buyers are interested mostly in the towing capability.  It is the number that can really influence an owners buying opinion.  “People buy pickups to tow and haul,” said Bob Hegbloom, head of Chrysler’s Ram trucks. “These vehicles are tools. This brings a standard into place” to ensure all automakers measure their towing capacity the same way.

The Society of Automotive Engineers has already created a standardized test called J2807.  Although the companies agreed to it a few years ago it was only Toyota that used it.  The fallout from the test may explain why truck makers were so cold to using the test after initially agreeing to follow it.  By testing by J2807, the Tundra’s towing capacity dropped 400 pounds.  Moving forward, however, this will be the new standard.

It will definitely aid truck buyers in getting an honest comparison between trucks and their towing capacity.  To find out what the award-winning 2014 Ram 1500’s is, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see more news and monthly specials.

Ram Trucks Heats up the Commercial Truck Segment

ram_promaster_02Trucks have an odd dual life attached to them. Sure everyone likes to drive a car that looks good, but trucks need to be able to do their duty as a heavy duty mover. That’s what commercial vehicles are all about, trading in the frill and good looks for providing the highest quality performance. With the 2013 Ram 1500 being such a success with fans and critics, Ram is setting their sights on providing competition to Ford and General Motors with commercial vehicles.

Currently, both Ford and General Motors dominate in this field. They have almost 90 percent of the market with Ram picking up the rest. The economy is improving and companies are looking at their fleets in need of updating.

Ram is introducing a new commercial truck, a downsized cargo van based off the Fiat Doblo, later next year.

It’s clear for truck sellers that this will be a major market over the course of the next few years. Truck builders are certainly concentrating on providing solid competition amongst themselves. When that happens, the consumer wins.

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2013 Ram 2500, 3500 Heavy Duty & Chassis Cabs Revealed!

As promised, Ram Trucks rolled out the future of the heavy duty truck last week. Surrounded by a range of truck enthusiasts, from journalists to the truck-loving consumer, Fred Diaz, President and CEO of Ram Truck brand, pulled back the curtain and introduced the world to the new 2013 Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 pickups, and the Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cabs.

The 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks come with the promise of the kind of power that truck owners are looking for in the brand. For the first time ever, the 3500 will be offered with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and a Cummins 6.7-liter High-Output diesel as standard.

Both the Heavy duty and Chassis Cab models will come with an electronic stability control to help reduce the loss of traction as standard on all Ram truck models. There will be plenty of colors to choose from, including fresh new ones and material upgrades for the truck’s interior that will be part of a new individualized themes Ram is going for. Also included in the mix will be the 8.4-inch Uconnect system that is so popular in Chrysler vehicles.

The future is bright for truck lovers as Ram aims to offer the best in the business to buyers. If you’re a Ram fan, or someone who has been wondering what all the talk is about, it’s a good time to be on the look out for a truck.

You can view the entire Ram line-up online at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s website as well as see our new and pre-owned inventory. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Ram news.

New Ram Heavy-Duty Trucks About to be Revealed!

Truck fans have been waiting for this news for some time now. After all the leaks and the teases, it’s finally time to take a look at what Ram is planning.

The big reveal hasn’t happened just yet, but the date and the place has been announced. Ram will be pulling back the curtain this upcoming Thursday, the 27th, at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas. As the President and CEO of Ram, Fred Diaz, said it’s time to go big or go home.

The Ram website has a count-down until the big national unveiling of the 2013 Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab trucks. If you’re impatient and just can’t find yourself waiting even another minute to see what Ram’s future looks like, you can view the whole event live online by live streaming thanks to the Chrysler Electronic Communications Team. The whole thing goes down starting at 10 a.m. ET this Thursday, Sept 27.

Definitely something for any heavy-duty truck fan to be excited about. The new 2013 Ram 1500 is already getting lots of love from the public and critics alike. Ram is doing everything they can do to make sure they are the name on everyone’s lips when it comes to trucks.

Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge has our new and pre-owned inventory available online. You can even schedule yourself a test drive. Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for more Ram news and deals that you can redeem at the dealership!

Ram Deals in May!

Ram is Commercial Truck Season for Ram!  Take a look at some of the great deals you can take advantage of!

 

RAM QUAD & CREW

~$1,000 Trade Assistance

~$2,500 Retail Consumer Cash

~$4,500 Total Cash Available

 

RAM HEAVY DUTY

~$2,500 Consumer Cash

~0/1.9/2.9/4.9% APR

~$2,500 Lease Cash

 

RAM CARGO VAN

~$500 Retail Consumer Cash

~$1,000 B/E Bonus Cash

~$1,000 Trade Assistance (Any Vehicle)

~$2,500 Total Cash Available