Ram Trucks Headlines May Sales Increase for Chrysler


The month of May was very positive for Ram.  With help from Jeep, Ram was one of the biggest reasons for Chrysler execs to be driving into work with smiles on their faces.  Thanks to Ram sales, Chrysler as a whole posted one of their best May sales in years.

The full gain that Chrysler posted was a 17% increase thanks to Ram Trucks.  On its own, Ram sales were up by 19%.  That number is the truck-maker’s best May sales since 2005.  Heavy-duty truck sales were also up by 34% for the month.

“Our Jeep sport-utility vehicles and Ram pickups continued to do well in May as our dealers reported brisk May sales over five weekends and the Memorial Day holiday,” said Reid Bigland, Head of US Sales for Chrysler, in a statement.

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Ram Power Wagon’s Rich History


When it comes to remembering vehicles for their military history, Jeep is usually the one that first jumps to mind.  Indeed the Jeep is the most notable and recognizable for its extended use during World War 2, but for heavy-duty jobs, a Jeep couldn’t cut it.  The Jeep was needed for its ability to transport soldiers and supplies over extreme terrain for speed, but for more soldiers and more supplies, a truck would be necessary.

The Ram Power Wagon was created back in 1945.  Soldiers returning from the war wrote to Dodge wondering where they could find trucks for civilian life like the ones they had overseas.  In responses to these requests, Dodge put together the first mass-produced four-wheel-drive truck meant for civilians.  This trucks was dubbed the Power Wagon.

Truck Trend has the rich history associated with the Power Wagon name.  It’s been in use since its inception in one way or another.  The Power Wagon name was discontinued in 1980 and reintroduced in 2005 and is still available.

2014 is when the Ram Power Wagon was given a redesign.  An all-new engine, suspension, and tires keeps the truck still capable of being at its best in a much richer competitive area.

The Ram Power Wagon has been and always will be the truck for drivers looking for added edge both on and off the road.

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2014 Ram 1500 Is an American Truck


There are few things that are thought of as truly “American” as a truck.  Heavy Duty, giant, and powerful are just some ways of describing these behemoths.  American auto-makers have a rich history of producing some of the most capable and long-lasting trucks on the market.  With Memorial Day right around the corner, it is time to recognize which trucks are the “most American.”

Edmunds happened to do that this year.  They put together a list of the 8 ‘most American’ trucks.  In order to make the list took more than just being built by an American company.  Edmunds took into account where the components for each truck was produced.  Other things taken into account is where the research and development occurred as well as where the profits for the sale of the truck end up at.

Placing at the number 2 spot on their list is the 2014 Ram 1500.  The 1500 has a rich history of being an American truck and has been a favorite of truck buyers for years.  The 1500 is 66 percent American derived with the final assembly of the truck being in America and Mexico.  The engine is also made here in the states but the transmission is made both here and in Italy.

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