Ram ProMaster Wins Edmund’s 2015 Best Retained Value Award

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Edmunds.com has put out their winners of the 2015 Best Retained Value Award and three vehicles from Fiat-Chrysler made the list.  The winners are the 2015 Jeep Wrangler, the 2015 Dodge Challenger, and the 2015 Ram ProMaster.

The list is put together by Edmunds.com by examining new car models that will have the highest projected residual value after five years based on the average True Market Value price when they are sold as new.  From there the models are broken down into body type segments as well as the size of the model and the pricing.

“A vehicle is expected to hold its value well when it is deemed likely to be desireable to a future buyer,” Jessica Caldwell, Director of Industry Analysis for Edmunds.com.  “The Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger, and Ram ProMaster each has a lot of appeal in the marketplace both new and used, so it’s no surprise that they have earned this meaningful accolade.”

The Wrangler won in the Midsize Traditional SUV category, the Challenger in the Entry Sports Car category, and the RamProMaster in the Large Commercial Van category.

If you want to learn more about the 2015 Wrangler, Challenger, or 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.

Future Ram Truck Spotted?


With Fiat now having the controlling decisions in anything happening to their brands, Ram has had a question of what they will be trying to do in the future.  The influence of the European automaker can be seen blending into various models across the Chrysler family.  So far, that hasn’t really happened to any Ram trucks.  Spy photos of a mysterious prototype, however, seem to show the first combination of the companies.

Pickuptrucks.com has photos of what looks to be a new pickup being tested by Chrysler engineers.  Unlike most spy photos however, this prototype has gone to great lengths to mask its overall look.  Still, no matter how much extra is put on top of the body, it is clear that this is meant to be a new truck.

The spy who took the photos commented that they believe it appears to be based on the Fiat Strada pickup.  They say the headlights are “dead ringers for the headlights found on the Fiat Strada pickup.”  The speculation here is that this new truck could be the Fiat Strada with a Ram grille added to it.

Wild speculation is all that can really be done here.  Until more is known, this is just going to be a weird blocky black truck driving around.

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Ram Trucks Announces Black Express Package for 2500, 3500

2014 Ram Heavy Duty BlackRam Trucks announced this week that the popular Black Express package, which was formerly only available for the Ram 1500 package, will now be available for the Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 SRW.

Some of the features of the 2014 Ram Heavy Duty Black package include an all-black exterior, 20-inch black aluminum wheels, fog lamps, black grille surrounded with black horizontal inserts. The dark front and rear bumpers and the head badges complete the look. Obviously it isn’t called the “Black package” for nothing. Beyond the look, the 2014 Ram Heavy Duty Black Package comes with a cargo-view camera, RamBox, manual transmission for diesel, and link coil rear suspension with air suspension option.

Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand, praised the work on the new Black package, saying, “The Black package on the Ram Heavy Duty is proof that our designers are passionate about trucks and will continue to maintain our trendsetting leadership.”

Buyers interested in the Heavy Duty Black package can order it with the Ram 2500 and 3500 SRW, Crew Cab, Mega Cab, Big Horn/Lone Star, and Laramie models. Pricing starts at $42,140 with an additional $1,195 destination charge.

If you’re interested in learning more about the award-winning Ram 1500 or other Ram trucks, contact a sales rep at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Our new and used line-up is available to browse online on our website. Also, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see our monthly offers and special deals.