Check Out a Ram Hellcat Pickup Truck

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It seems that the Dodge Hellcats set a trend that nobody could really anticipate.  Everyone is trying to shove that Hellcat engine into whatever car they can.  Even Jeep is doing that with an upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee.  What else could possibly hold that monstrous engine?  Turns out that it may just be a Ram pickup truck.

Maxim is reporting that prototypes of Ram trucks hosting the Hellcat engine were spotted at the Chrysler proving grounds.  Ram and Chrysler haven’t made any official news that a Ram truck would be having a Hellcat engine, but they said the same thing about the Grand Cherokee until that became a thing.  It could be that the engineers at Chrysler are experimenting with all the popular models of their line-up to see if the Hellcat is viable.

Maxim also covered the fact that one customer wasn’t willing to wait for a Hellcat truck.  Road and Track found a man in Ontario, Canada who really wanted that Hellcat Ram Truck and was able to find someone crazy enough to build it.  Turns out that Midland Chrysler was up to the task.  Check out their article to see what a Hellcat Ram Truck could look like.

Wonder what the next Hellcat vehicle will be.

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Is the Ram Dakota Making a Come Back?

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Mike Manley, the head of Ram Trucks, had an interview with USA Today where he dropped a bit of a bombshell for truck lovers.  Here is the line that has many talking.

“You have the opportunity with a new frame for the next-generation Ram.  You have the opportunity to take a large SUV off of it because we already have a very, very capable frame today that is going to be upgraded.”

Auto Evolution latched onto this portion of the interview as a marker of what is to come from the future of Ram.  The future of the FCA has been an interesting one of late.  There have been some major course corrections due to the recent sales trends of Jeep and Ram.  FCA is putting a bigger focus on their SUV and crossover lines due to the uptick Jeep and Ram have been enjoying.

So is this a sign of what to expect from the 2018 Ram 1500?  The 1500 is due for an update according to the 5-year plan that FCA put out, even though much has changed recently so the plan isn’t being kept to exactly.

In other news from the interview, Manley also brought up bringing back the Dakota.  I could see Ram doing that.  For many of the brands, bringing back older and popular vehicles has gone over well enough.  The Chrysler Pacifica is popular so far and Jeep is bringing back the Wagoneer.  The Dakota could be the nostalgic strength for a new Ram Truck that capitalizes on the Ram sales.

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Check Out the New Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel!

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Whenever Mopar gets their hands on a new vehicle and gets to ‘Moparize’ it, that is a call for celebration.  Typically, this upgrade is something truly worth drooling over.  For the past few days, Mopar has been teasing about a new vehicle they’d be showing off and today news drops of what they’ve been piecing together.  It is the Mopar 2016 Ram Rebel and it looks amazing!

“We are excited to team up with our friends at the Ram Truck brand to offer the first limited-edition Mopar vehicle for full-size truck enthusiasts,” said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service at Mopar, FCA Global in a statement.  “The already formidable Ram 1500 Rebel is a perfect canvas for unique Mopar accessories and performance parts developed to reinforce the rugged personality of the Rebel.”

The Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel will have a limited production of only 500 vehicles.  For those lucky enough to get their hands on one of these Rebels, however, will be able to pick and choose from numerous Mopar Custom Shop options.  These features include special exterior designs like an aluminum, dual bezel sport performance hood with a matte-black hood graphic.  There is also a special Mopar blue-and-black graphic stripe accent for both sides of the Mopar Rebel as well as on the tailgate.

The engine that is included is the 5.7-liter HEMI engine with an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission.

This limited edition Ram Rebel will be hitting dealerships this summer and will have a MSRP starting at $52,460.  To find out more about this awesome new Mopar truck, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge!

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Ram Works Hard to Keep Up With ProMaster Demand

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New Yorkers are loving the Ram ProMaster. It seems that Ram just can’t keep up with the demand!

Ram Commercial Truck brand hosted a special one-day dealer drive-away event for truck dealers in the New York Area. The dealers came in to pick up dozens of the ProMaster to get them back to the dealerships in order to meet the high demand. Ram is having trouble keeping up with what can only be described as unprecedented demand and wanted to make a show of their effort to keep up with giving people what they want.

The ProMaster has been having an amazing sale streak for the past few months. Februray, March, and April set records for Ram’s Commercial Trucks and the brand as a whole has been on the rise for demand and popularity.

It’s hard not to see why. The ProMaster is perfectly suited for a city like New York. Many businesses need to be mobile, but also need something that is comfortable to drive in the crowded streets. The ProMaster offers the best of both worlds. It is easy to see why any small, or large, business operating in New York would want to get their hands on one of these.

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New 2016 Ram 1500 Special Edition Announced: The Yellow Rose of Texas Special Edition

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Ram has been the ‘Truck of Texas’ for a while now.  It makes sense that when it comes time to put together a custom truck, that the great state of Texas would be getting its own special edition.

Ram is introducing the Yellow Rose of Texas edition of the 2016 Ram 1500.  It has a Stinger Yellow paint color, not to confuse anyone by NOT having yellow paint to go with its name.  This special edition will be offered on the half-ton 4×2 and 4×4 crew cab versions of the Ram 1500 Lone Star.

The name Yellow Rose of Texas comes from a mid-19th century American folk song.  It was later covered by artist Mitch Miller and was a Billboard Number One hit in 1955.

“Texas is truck country – Ram Truck country – and we’re committed to building products that resonate with our customers,” said Mike Manley, the head of Ram Brand.  “The importance of the Texas truck market cannot be overstated.  That’s why the Ram Truck brand has worked year after year to deliver hard-working trucks that serve the communities across the Lone Star state.”

Texas and Ram trucks have a long history together.  It’s hard not to see Texas as a primary region for trucks.  This is also not the first time that Ram has put together a special edition truck in honor of Texas.  In 2014, they collaborated with the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum with a Ram Texas Ranger concept car.  They’ve also provided much needed aid to residents hit by floods in 2015.

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2016 Ram 3500 Rolls off the Line

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The first 2016 Ram 3500 has rolled off the line at the Saltillo Truck assembly Plant.  In true fashion for this monster of a heavy-duty truck, it is a Mega Cab Laramie Longhorn.

The new 2016 Ram 3500 offers the best towing capacity out there.  It has more torque than any other tuck in its class.  It is a truck center around providing those that need something heavy-duty.

The word first came out about the capability of the 2016 Ram 3500 a few weeks ago in June.  The major advertising point was the massive 900 lb-ft of torque.  That is the most torque ever offered in a mass-production vehicle.  The 3500 accomplishes this with the 2016 Cummins 6.7-liter.  That makes it so the 3500 can tow up to 30,000 pounds.

For the hardcore truck fans out there that want something hardcore, you can start getting excited because the 2016 Ram 3500 is getting out there.

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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 Power Wagon’s Rich History

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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

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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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