New Sports Special Editions Being Considered for the Ram 1500


When something succeeds, it only makes sense to keep doing that. In this case, Ram put out a special edition Red Wings variant of the 1500. The truck sold well, very well in fact, selling 3,000 units since it was put on sale in November of 2011. That’s three times the expected amount. The success has gotten the collective heads of Chrysler and Ram thinking, what other hockey teams and cities would this work out for?

Business Week spoke with Fred Diaz, the head of Ram, at the New York Auto Show. He had this to say about the idea of expanding the 1500 for different teams, “It’s actually an experiment that we did with Detroit and it work out so incredibly well, we’re looking at the possibility of doing other things with others sports,” he said. “You have to have a rabid fan base. Then you have to get the rights. We’ve got our feelers out to see what could work.”

The Red Wing 1500 is a $399 option that comes in red, white, or black and has the team’s logo on the headrests of the front-seat. Ram didn’t offer the option this year due to the season being cut short because of the labor dispute, but fully expects to offer it again when the next season begins.

What hockey teams would you like to see Ram have an option for?

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2013 Ram 3500 Has the Best Towing of Any Other Truck

12_HD_photogallery_15If you have a big haul then you will be needing the truck that can handle it. The Ram Heavy Duty truck is just the vehicle for the job. In fact, none of the competition can provide the same capability in 2013 that Ram can.

To prove the point, the 2013 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty truck can deliver 30,000 pounds of trailer capacity. That’s three and a half tons greater than any other truck on the market. The closet the competition can get is 23,100 lbs maximum. That’s not all the 3500 can do. The Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 37,600 pounds is greater than the 30,500 lbs that the competition has. There’s no doubt that the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty is the

That power comes from the upgraded 6.7 liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. It’s also thanks to the Ram 3500’s new high strength steel frame and a higher-load transmission.

“Towing capability, reliability, and engine performance are ranked first through third, respectively with HD customers,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand. “The 2013 Ram Heavy Duty trucks unequivocally deliver all those things, as well as a very low total cost of ownership.”

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2013 Ram 1500 Named Detroit Free Press’ Truck of the Year!

13-ram1500-pv-large-improved-effeciencyI feel like I’ve been making a big deal of late of just how much auto writers are loving the 2013 Ram 1500. That’s when I realize that the only reason why is because it’s in the news cycle so much. So many awards and so many positive reviews, it’s difficult to keep up with them all. This time, however, it’s because the Detroit Free Press has named the new truck as their “Truck of the Year.”

Mark Phelan opens his column with “Chrysler could have gotten away with a mere face-lift for the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup. Instead, it provided a glimpse of the pickup of the future, a truck that combines workhorse capability with fuel efficiency.” He continues on to praise the forward thinking innovation and execution of the new truck.

Phelan notes that the Ram 1500 has a “smooth, comfortable ride” as well as, “structure that’s a pickup’s backbone… a nearly all new frame of high strength steel to save weight inside.” The uConnect system also comes out with high marks, out doing the competition with simplicity and user-friendly controls.

Fred Diaz, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand, was overjoyed to receive news of the 2013 Ram 1500 being named Truck of the Year. “We are honored to have an endorsement from the Detroit Free Press and Mark Phelan. This award will be well-received by our dealers and customers, reiterating the fact that Ram has the best truck on the market.”

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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.

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Ram Crowned Champion in Desert Duel!

Cue up the theme to The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly for this story. There was a duel in the desert. While a tad old-fashioned, the time for the showdown was even at sunrise, it seemed appropriate considering the contestants. On one end, there was the Mopar Ram Runner and on the other, there was the Ford SVT Raptor. What was this fight all about? It was all about which truck was better.

The place was the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area and both trucks were brought there by for the purpose of crowning a champion on that day. They wanted to push both to the limit on a 4.73-mile loop on a desert course. When the dust settled, they were proud to announced that the Ram Runner was the winner!

“I was impressed with the Ram Runner’s extreme off-road capability,” said Chad Ragland, SCORE International Off-Road Racing Series Trophy Truck driver. “We jumped, slammed into mounds, cut through deep sand and it came out like a pro, rarely getting into the bumpstops or touching the skid plates.”

The Ram Runner finished a full 33 seconds faster than the Raptor. The President and CEO of Ram, Fred Diaz, chimed in on the victory, “We’re proud that – under the most punishing real-world test conditions possible – the Mopar Ram Runner takes’s top off-road honors over the Ford Raptor. Whether you’re into desert racing, rock crawling, hunting, and fishing or just need a hard-working dependable work truck, there’s truly a Ram truck for everyone.”

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund Gets A Boost From Ram

Ram knows that higher education is important, and that’s why they are giving back and encouraging Latino students to go to college.

According to Hispanic Business, Ram Truck brand and the Chrysler Foundation have awarded a $50,000 grant to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. The HSF is the largest provider of financial aid for Latino college students. The program supports outstanding Latino undergraduates or graduate students looking for a career in the auto industry.

Fred Diaz, the president and CEO of Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, announced the grant during the International Hispanic Network’s gala and award ceremony. “I believe what has anchored me through the ups and downs at Chrysler are my roots. Despite being somewhat underprivileged in my younger years, I have very fond memories of growing up in a warm, close-knit, densely populated Hispanic community where everyone looked out for each other, respected one another, and where humility was and continues to be a cherished value.”

Diaz continued about his growing up in San Antonio and spoke of how much he appreciated Chrysler’s support of the Latino community. “As a Latino, I am doubly proud that my company has a strong commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.”

Chrysler has a long history of being one of the most diverse companies around. Last year, Chrysler was given a perfect score by the Human Rights Campaign and Hispanic Business magazine included the company on their Diversity Elite 60 list. If you’re still not convinced, Chrysler is on the 2011 list of “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” according to Diversity Inc magazine.

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2013 Ram 1500 Unveiled

The New York Auto Show is starting to really pick up some steam. With just a few days before the event is open to the public, Ram is already teasing with what to expect out of their line up. The Ram 1500 is already one of the most popular and recognizable pickups on the market. That being said, Ram wants to make sure that the truck doesn’t fall out of favor and in order to do that, they have showed off the new features that 2013 Ram 1500 will be getting. Everything from the Powertrain to a new aerodynamic design, Ram has some robust changes coming to the famous truck series.

“The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world and delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency, new technology and new features while upgrading the interior and exterior,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, Chrysler Group LLC. “We changed every area of the truck – from a newly designed frame with air suspension, to a new eight-speed transmission to a new interior with the next-generation Uconnect® system.”

The new 2013 Ram 1500 is definitely getting an exciting array of new features to keep the increasing sales the Ram line has been enjoying up. The pressure is definitely on for the brand to make sure that the recent upswing in the industry isn’t a mistake. The 2013 Ram 1500 is all about proving it isn’t a fluke. Diaz added, ““With best-in-class towing and payload, best-in-class ride and handling and best-in-class aerodynamics, the 2013 Ram 1500 delivers unmatched content, performance and capability to our customers.”

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