Ram Trucks Start September in a Big Way

The month has certainly started out with good news for the Ram brand. To start with, August was another win for the industry, especially where Chrysler is concerned. Their numbers went up, much higher than what was originally expected. The August figures show a 14 percent increase in sales. That makes the question, what helped drive those numbers up?

Ram is a great place to look for the answer, the Ram had the best August they have ever had for the first time in five years. That’s more than 148,000 trucks moved. It’s expected that big discounts helped spur the sales and that many business and drivers are finding themselves with the need to replace old work trucks.

Following that news, Ram also announced the Warren Truck plant has started production of 2013 Ram 1500. The new Ram 1500 has the same basic design that was launched back in 2009 but has many new features. One is a stronger frame along with a new electronics design layout. The best is a new, powerful V-6 that destroys the competition in gas mileage. The Warren Truck plant has been in charge of making trucks since 1938.

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Ram Considering the Future of Mid-Sized Trucks?

The sales numbers are out for the month of June and they have a very interesting story to tell. It’s a continuing story, showing that the sales increase trend of late is still going strong. It also has a lot to say about the current state of affairs in the auto industry. Specifically about the state of trucks.

Automobilemag.com talks about how the years have not been kind to fans of mid-sized pickup trucks, lamenting the demise of the Dodge Dakota. The sales were up just over 15 percent in 2011. While it’s a very solid offering from the vehicle group, it wasn’t on the same level as full sized pickups. To compare, the numbers of the top six mid-sized trucks sold a combined total of 286,009 units. In the same amount of time, the Ford F-Series sold 886,058 units.

That hasn’t stopped Chrysler from considering a comeback for a mid-size truck. Joe Veltri, Chrysler’s VP, told Detriot News that market research indicates young men coming into the market are looking for pick-up truck conveniences without having to spent big bucks on the purchasing price and with the gas bills. There’s also desire from the baby boomers wanting to downsize their trucks as they get older.

It’s all still in the rumor stage with no confirmation on anything. The article indicates the possibility that the new truck would most definitely be in the Ram brand and may even have a unibody, not a body-on-frame architecture. At this point, anything is possible.

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Ram Truck Sales May Lead to New Third Shift

Ram sales have been seeing a good increase as the rebounding auto industry rolls on. To deal with this current state of demand, Chrysler is looking to increase production by adding a third shift at another plant.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the decision hasn’t been finalized yet, Chrysler is still actively monitoring their truck sales to figure out if the additional shift is worth it. They want to ensure that the demand is going to stay around to justify the increase. As of yet, no official announcement has been made on a deadline for the decision. If the additional shift happens, the plant that will be getting the boost in production will be the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan. The shift would be adding 1,000 workers to the already 2,500 staff.

Ram sales have been enjoying a new and steady growth of sales as the industry as a whole is clawing its way back from bankruptcy. Just this year, the truck maker sold 117,373 year to date, a 20% increase from last year. The strong sales are expected to continue into the second half of this year with 14.2 million vehicles expected to be sold this year.

The reason why Ram’s sales have been coming back are seemingly due to many factors. First, the economy is finally seeing a steady recovery and people are wanting to go out and get themselves a new vehicle. Another reason is that gas prices, just months ago being alarmingly high, have been falling gradually and often. When gas prices are up, people tend to flock to the more fuel efficient models, which explains why many hybrid sales have increased.

Whatever the reason, it’s clear that Rams are a go-to product for people looking for the best quality trucks on the road. Visit us online at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge and take some time to browse the Ram showroom. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on all the Ram Truck news.

Chrysler Rebounding From Struggling Economy

The economy is a hard topic to escape when discussing the auto industry. It wasn’t long ago that the future was so bleak that it took the government to step in to keep a full out collapse from happening. Now, in a Cinderella story, the industry is posting a sharp spike in sales. It’s the comeback story everyone has been waiting for every since the bailout.

It’s no surprise that Chrysler is brimming with joy at the sales figures seeing as how the company has had one of the largest gains. Those sales have thankfully continued not only through January but also February as well. In fact, February had an overall increase of 40 percent. That’s the 23rd consecutive month there’s been in an increase since 2009 when they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Chrysler is making sure that this is the trend for the company. They want to make sure to prove to US buyers that this increase was not some stroke of luck. They have put their full force behind marketing and showing that their vehicles are of the highest quality. People are definitely noticing, especially with the award winning “Imported from Detroit” series receiving huge praises from this years Super Bowl. Chrysler coming back from the brink isn’t luck, it’s completely owed to the hard work and quality of the business.

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