Check Out a Ram Hellcat Pickup Truck

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It seems that the Dodge Hellcats set a trend that nobody could really anticipate.  Everyone is trying to shove that Hellcat engine into whatever car they can.  Even Jeep is doing that with an upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee.  What else could possibly hold that monstrous engine?  Turns out that it may just be a Ram pickup truck.

Maxim is reporting that prototypes of Ram trucks hosting the Hellcat engine were spotted at the Chrysler proving grounds.  Ram and Chrysler haven’t made any official news that a Ram truck would be having a Hellcat engine, but they said the same thing about the Grand Cherokee until that became a thing.  It could be that the engineers at Chrysler are experimenting with all the popular models of their line-up to see if the Hellcat is viable.

Maxim also covered the fact that one customer wasn’t willing to wait for a Hellcat truck.  Road and Track found a man in Ontario, Canada who really wanted that Hellcat Ram Truck and was able to find someone crazy enough to build it.  Turns out that Midland Chrysler was up to the task.  Check out their article to see what a Hellcat Ram Truck could look like.

Wonder what the next Hellcat vehicle will be.

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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.

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.

Ram Nation Volunteers Aid Residents of Texas Hit by Flooding

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Ram Nation Volunteers have always been ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.  Recently, a group of Ram Nation Volunteers headed to Flint Michigan to help deliver needed drinking water.  The attention of Ram Nation now turns south to help Texas deal with flooding that occurred over the recent Memorial Day weekend.

Ram Nation Volunteers from local dealerships and the Ram Truck brand’s Southwest Business Center teamed up with the First Response Team of America over the weekend to help those in Rosenberg, Texas with the flooding that occurred there.  They delivered supplies and helped clean up homes that were damaged.

Ram brand has been helping with the First Response Team of America since they formed a partnership with them in 2012.  In that time, they’ve donated more than $300,000 to the group and have had numerous operations across the US in areas hit by natural disasters.

Ram Nation was a group formed in 2012 by those that loved the Ram brand and wanted to use their trucks to help out those in need.  Ram Nation consists of volunteers with trucks to dealership employees.  If you want to find out more about Ram Nation and would like to find out how to join, visit here.

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.

Ram Works Hard to Keep Up With ProMaster Demand

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New Yorkers are loving the Ram ProMaster. It seems that Ram just can’t keep up with the demand!

Ram Commercial Truck brand hosted a special one-day dealer drive-away event for truck dealers in the New York Area. The dealers came in to pick up dozens of the ProMaster to get them back to the dealerships in order to meet the high demand. Ram is having trouble keeping up with what can only be described as unprecedented demand and wanted to make a show of their effort to keep up with giving people what they want.

The ProMaster has been having an amazing sale streak for the past few months. Februray, March, and April set records for Ram’s Commercial Trucks and the brand as a whole has been on the rise for demand and popularity.

It’s hard not to see why. The ProMaster is perfectly suited for a city like New York. Many businesses need to be mobile, but also need something that is comfortable to drive in the crowded streets. The ProMaster offers the best of both worlds. It is easy to see why any small, or large, business operating in New York would want to get their hands on one of these.

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.

2017 Ram Power Wagon Feature Shows New Tire-Inspired Interior Design

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The 2017 Ram Truck Power Wagon is one of the most highly anticipated trucks coming out.  Ram announced it at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and since then, people have been ready to see as many pictures and details as they could.  Like many recent products from the Chrysler family line-up, the Power Wagon is a nostalgic look-back at the history of Ram trucks.

The exterior design is a tribute to the 1980 “Macho Power Wagon” which can be seen on all the features of the 2017 Power Wagon.  It is in the wheels, the colors, and even in the new grille on the front.

The interior of the Power Wagon, however, led to a challenge for the design team at Ram.  In a new feature on the upcoming 2017 Ram Power Wagon, the interior design team discusses how they came up with many of the choices that are included in Power Wagon.  Teaming up with Sage Automotive Interiors, the two teamed-up and came up with a solution to the dilemma of what to base the design on.  It’s the tires; the Goodyear DuraTrac Tires.  Check out the video to see how they were able to translate the look of the tires into a unique interior design for the 2017 Power Wagon.

The 2017 Ram Truck Power Wagon is slated to be released in the 4th quarter of 2016.  If you’re interested in learning more about it, then 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.

 

Ram Places 2 Trucks on the Fastest Selling Trucks of September

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September was a good month overall for Fiat-Chrysler.  So many vehicles in various brands did extremely well.  Jeep and Dodge set numerous sales records and helped propel the company to have one great September.  One of the other places where the auto maker did so well was in the truck segment.  Ram trucks continued to have an increase of sales, in so much that two trucks were some of the fastest selling in September.

PickupTrucks.com highlights the ten fastest and slowest pickups sold in the month of September.  The way to find out which truck is the fastest is done by seeing the supply of the truck.  If a pickup has less than a 30-day supply, which means it’s on the fastest list.  Without further suspense, the trucks in question were the 2016 Ram 1500 and Ram 2500.

The 2016 Ram 1500 has been one of the more popular trucks being produced at the moment and has been making a slow and steady march to being one of the dominant forces in its segment.  It has been continuously awarded by numerous critics and drivers are catching on to why.  As for the 2500, it was the only heavy-duty model to break into the top 10.

The ProMaster serious of commercial trucks also had great sales.  Their sales were up 4 percent, making it the brand’s best September since 1996.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Ram 1500 or other Ram trucks, 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.

Ram Trucks Donates to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

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Ram trucks have always been supporters of the Texas Rangers.  They’ve put out models of the 1500 that has honored the Rangers.  They plan to continue their support by donating $100,000 to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.

This donation is happening almost a year since they last partnered with the Texas Rangers and also donated $100,000 to help the legendary law enforcers.

“Texas Rangers epitomize all of the great qualities of the Lone Star State,” said Beck Blanchard, Director of Ram Truck Brand.  “Ram has deep ties to Texas.  Reinforcing Ram’s commitment to the Texas Ranger Division and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is a significant way to be engaged with the people and communities in which we do business.”

The money being donated will go to help make improvements at the museum.  A portion of the donation will also goto the Texas Ranger Association Foundation’s scholarship program.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Ram 1500 or other Ram trucks, 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.

Ram ProMaster Takes on the Ike Gauntlet

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The Ram ProMaster is Ram’s newest entry into one of the hottest markets in cars right now; the commercial truck segment. The ProMaster City is designed to be a smaller van for smaller businesses that need large amounts of equipment or product trucked across a busy city like New York. The ProMaster City also has been chosen by The Fast Lane Truck to tackle their Ike Gauntlet extreme towing test. It is the first commercial van to attempt this, so let’s see how it turned out.

In a video uploaded to their YouTube channel, they run their viewers through the engine and drive of the ProMaster City. Of note in their drive on the route, the ProMaster City easily handled with the towing cart hooked up behind it and offered amazing visibility with its mirrors, being able to see all around comfortably while keeping eyes on the trailer.

All along the route, the drivers were impressed with what the ProMaster City had to offer. With the size and the weight, they weren’t sure what to expect. It is clear by the end, however, that Ram had convinced them of the quality of their commercial cargo van. Be sure to check out the full video to see how the ProMaster City handles itself.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Ram ProMaster, by contacting 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.

2016 Ram 3500 Rolls off the Line

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The first 2016 Ram 3500 has rolled off the line at the Saltillo Truck assembly Plant.  In true fashion for this monster of a heavy-duty truck, it is a Mega Cab Laramie Longhorn.

The new 2016 Ram 3500 offers the best towing capacity out there.  It has more torque than any other tuck in its class.  It is a truck center around providing those that need something heavy-duty.

The word first came out about the capability of the 2016 Ram 3500 a few weeks ago in June.  The major advertising point was the massive 900 lb-ft of torque.  That is the most torque ever offered in a mass-production vehicle.  The 3500 accomplishes this with the 2016 Cummins 6.7-liter.  That makes it so the 3500 can tow up to 30,000 pounds.

For the hardcore truck fans out there that want something hardcore, you can start getting excited because the 2016 Ram 3500 is getting out there.

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Ram Extends Partnership With Easton Corbin

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Ram has been having a lot of luck with their country stars.  The recent partnership with Miranda Lambert has delivered a smash hit with her song “Roots and Wings.”  It’s clear they’ve found an audience for their trucks and it is in the form of a country audience.  It doesn’t come as any surprise that Ram is extending their partnership with country star Easton Corbin.

Easton and Ram have been collaborating since 2012.  This extension of their relationship is going to produce a whole new song titled “Let’s Ride.”  Like Lambert’s “Roots and Wings” the song is inspired by Ram trucks.  The song will be featured across a slew of media spectrums, from commercials to its own music video.

“We continue to look for unique ways to creatively show how Ram trucks are an integral part of our culture and the everyday lives of our customers,” said Oliver Francois, Chief Marketing Officer of FCA.  “It is rewarding to know that Easton, one of the hottest young artists in country music today, wrote the song inspired by his ongoing experiences behind the wheel of our Ram trucks.”

The music video of “Let’s Ride” will be available on YouTube and other digital services.

Find out more about the Ram trucks by contacting 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