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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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.

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 Trucks Driving the Macys Thanksgiving Parade

macys-thanksgiving-paradeThe Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the time honored traditions in New York. On Thursday, tons of New Yorkers will pack the streets to watch some amazing floats go by before celebrating Thanksgiving in their own way. This year’s holiday parade has named its official truck: Ram Trucks.

Ram is giving 70 of their commercial fans to the event. The trucks will be working hard to give the people of New York a show. Over 50 million viewers, with 3.5 million lining the street, are expected to be watching. The task of making sure the floats get where they need to go, that goes to Ram trucks.

“Being the official truck of the Parade provides an excellent opportunity to showcase the style, innovation, and towing capability of our 2016 Ram 1500 and 2500 trucks.”

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 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 Trucks Brings Ram Rebel to the Red Bull RedBud Motorcross Nationals

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This July 4th, the Red Bull RedBud National will be holding the seventh round of Lucas Oil Motorcross Championship and Ram Trucks will be the one welcome fans to the races.

“There’s just something about Ram Trucks and Pro Motocross that seem to go hand-in-hand,” Carey Hart, RCH co-owner said.  “The fans at RedBud are second to none and its cool for Ram Trucks to have such a great presence in their own backyard.  We’re excited to show off the Rebel and give race fans at RedBud a firsthand look at the best truck on the market.”

Ram is bringing the new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel to show off to race fans at the event.  People will be given the chance to gaze upon its mighty visage from 7am and 5pm and receive a free gift for stopping by.  Fingers crossed that the gift is a 1500 Rebel, but that might be dreaming too big.

Find out more about the Ram 1500 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

Would You Want a Ram 1500 Hellcat?

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The Hellcat is the most talked about thing in the muscle car world.  What it has done to the Charger and Challenger is certainly impressive.  If you’re someone who cares about performance, there is a reason why it is the talk of the auto industry.  That brings a question to mind, however, of just what other vehicles should Dodge be looking to include in the Hellcat name?  Could a Ram 1500 get the Hellcat treatment?

It is something that Pickuptrucks.com certainly wants.  The article makes it clear they love the hell out of the Hellcat (pun intended) and would love to see that engine used in a Ram truck.  “…the Challenger Hellcat starts at just less than $65,000 including destination.  Sure, we’d rather pay that kind of money for a Ram 3500 Longhorn with a Cummins engine, but there are a few things that a Hellcat can do that nothing else can.  Which begs the question: Why is this powertrain not in a Ram 1500 SS yet?”

Why indeed, it would be interesting to see what the engineers at Dodge could come up with if they put their Hellcat knowledge and power into a Ram truck.  The article continues that the parts and pieces are already available to the Ram parent company and it would just take some time and engineering, but it certainly sounds plausible.  I guess the real question is if truck drivers would be interested in having a 1500 Hellcat.  Is it something that sounds good on paper or is there a genuine market for it?

What do you think?  Would you be interested in a Ram 1500 Hellcat?

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New Concept Ram Truck Introduced: The Texas Ranger Concept

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It is a few years too late, but Ram has finally made a Truck for Walker Texas Ranger.

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Ram has introduced a new concept truck.  It goes by the name of Texas Ranger and it is impossible not to envision a marketing campaign consisting only of Chuck Norris standing in front of it while an eagle flies overhead.  Maybe add in a tumbleweed blowing by to complete the image the name alone brings up.

Long hanging fruit aside, the new Texas Ranger truck was unveiled by Ram President and CEO Bob Hegbloom at the 2015 Dallas Auto Show.  “The Ram team developed this commemorative concept truck in order to further highlight our relationship with the Texas Rangers and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.  Although Rangers are well-known horsemen, today Texans drive more pickups than drivers in any other state in the country.”

The exterior design of the Texas Ranger includes a nod to the Texas Ranger star badges.  The unique badging is based on the Mexican five-peso coin which was the basis for the badges used by the first Texas Rangers before it turned into the star-and-wheel design that is known and used today.  This isn’t just featured on the badging, but also on the front driver and passenger-side fenders.  The color scheme used is a bright white and silver metallic, playing to the idea of the white hat and silver badges of the good cowboys.

The interior continues a cowboy aesthetic with leather etching and also having the badging that is a callback to the Ranger badge.  There is even a note on the instrument panel to the founding year of the Texas Rangers in 1823.

Ram trucks have been getting a lot of acclaim from Texas with the 1500 being named the “Truck of Texas.”  It makes sense that the company would be doing what they could to reach out to the cowboy culture associated with Texas and to the iconic Texas Rangers.

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The 2015 Ram 1500 is on Kelley Blue Book’s 15 Best Family Cars of 2015

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Kelly Blue Book has put out their list of the ’15 Best Family Cars 2015’ and one of their choices is quite surprising. They put the 2015 Ram 1500 on the list.

A Ram truck isn’t what many people think about when they think of family cars. Trucks come to mind when you think about needing to haul heavy-duty equipment. But even KBB realizes that the 1500 can still come in handy for families.

They qualify the new 1500 as “the most civilized truck on the market today.” They continue on the reason the truck was chosen for this list is that families may not just be looking for a larger car to hold their kids but may need something more versatile. A truck like the 1500 has a lot of option available to drivers.

The other major reason why KBB chose the new 1500 is because it is made for performance and endurance, but that doesn’t mean it is uncomfortable. “Thanks to a coil-spring rear suspension and available air suspension, a family can enjoy the comfort of a midsize sedan while on a road trip.”

It’s refreshing to see a challenge to the notion of what a family car is. The stereotype is the large minivan, packed with kids. The 1500 certainly is outside the box thinking, but when you really give it a thought, it just makes too much sense. “The Ram is a truck that’s ideal for the great American road trip, that quintessential even that every family really should do. What better way to see America than in comfort, with all of your adventure gear in tow?”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is Esquire’s Truck of the Year!

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The Ram 1500 is leading the charge to being one of the biggest names in trucks this year.  It has already garnered a lot of praise from the critics and numerous awards including being the Truck of Texas.  Now the trophy shelf is getting a little bigger as Esquire magazine has named the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel their Truck of the Year.

In order to come to the conclusion about the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Esquires editors made their way through all the possible truck models available in the US market.  They examined each on such traits as value, efficiency, and functionality.  Considering that the 1500 EcoDiesel has the best-in-class fuel economy, it doesn’t seem like it was a hard choice to make.

“This is where the truck tide turns,” reads Esquire magazine’s article.  “a full-sized American pickup with a just-big-enough diesel V6- the only one of its kind.  You get the fuel economy of a small engine, the pull power of a larger one, and the grumble of a working-class diesel.”

“Recognition from Esquire magazine is proof that pickups have found their way into a variety of lifestyles,” said Bob Hegbloom, Ram’s President and CEO.  “In such a competitive market, we are thrilled to earn a ‘Truck of the Year’ from Esquire.  The Ram 1500 delivers with a winning combination of best-in-class fuel economy and capability and going forward, Ram will continue to set the pace with the best trucks in their segments.”

If you’re interested in the 2014 Ram 1500, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We have new models starting at $25,060. 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.