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Texas Auto Writers Award Ram, Jeep and Dodge

Texas Auto Writers Award Ram, Jeep and Dodge

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Texas Auto Writers Award Ram, Jeep and Dodge! Recently Ram, Jeep, and Dodge vehicles earned top honors at the annual Texas Truck Rodeo, hosted by the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA). Collectively, these brands secured the most awards of any manufacturer at the event. A total of 64 commercial vehicles were entered into the competition and were judged by 75 TAWA members after two days of on and off road testing. Consideration for the awards covered exterior/interior styling and off-road capability to the entrant’s overall utility, value and performance.
 
“Once again the Ram, Jeep and Dodge brands from FCA US impressed our TAWA members with an exceptional product lineup at the Texas Truck Rodeo,” said Nic Phillips, TAWA president. “The Jeep brand continues to outshine the competition with Grand Cherokee and Wrangler winning in their respective categories yet again. Receiving the highest overall interior score, our journalists appreciated the luxurious interior of the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork edition, naming it the 2018 Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas. It’s no surprise members particularly enjoyed driving America’s fastest, yet practical three-row SUV, the new Dodge Durango SRT, naming it the winner of the Full-size SUV category.”

Ram, Jeep and Dodge vehicles with top honors include:
 
Ram Brand
Heavy Duty Pickup Truck: 2018 Ram 2500 Limited Tungsten
Luxury Pickup Truck: 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork
Highest Overall Interior Score: 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork

Jeep Brand
Subcompact SUV: 2017 Jeep Renegade
Mid-size SUV: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
Off-road SUV: 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon
 
Dodge Brand
Full-size SUV: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT
Highest Overall Performance Score: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

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Four FCA Vehicles Earn Top Honors in Active Lifestyle Vehicle Competition

Four FCA Vehicles Earn Top Honors in Active Lifestyle Vehicle Competition

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Four FCA Vehicles Earn Top Honors in Active Lifestyle Vehicle Competition! Recently FCA had an amazing showing at the 14th annual Carspondent.com Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards, taking home more than any other manufacturer. The  competition was held in Chandler, Arizona where a panel of automotive journalists and professional athletes evaluated cars, crossovers, SUVS, and trucks in nine categories. Four FCA vehicles earned the top spot in their respective categories:

“FCA US showed up at ALV with a lineup of vehicles geared specifically to the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and as a result, took home more awards than any other manufacturer,” said program co-founder Nina Russin. “The Jeep Compass Trailhawk lived up to its promise of true off-road capability, traversing a challenging course that tested its directional stability and wheel articulation. The Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork edition proved that a vehicle designed to work and play hard can also deliver luxury. Cyclists were impressed with the interior capability of the new Chrysler Pacifica and appreciated its stylish exterior. And everyone loved the Durango SRT’s raw power: a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

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Ram Unveils Two New Models at Texas State Fair

Ram Unveils Two New Models at Texas State Fair

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Ram Unveils Two New Models at Texas State Fair! Last month, Ram unveiled the updated 2018 Laramie Longhorn Southfork and the Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver models at the Texas State Fair in Dallas. The Laramie Longhorn, which is the reigning Texas Auto Writers Association Luxury Pickup of Texas, has added Canyon Brown and Light Frost Beige Natura Plus 100% full-grain leather seats and a walnut-trimmed steering wheel. The media center features Uconnect 4c 8.4-inch touchscreen, which includes navigation, 4G wifi capability, Apple Car Play, and Google’s Android Auto.

“Along with increased capability, technology and efficiency, Ram is constantly looking for ways to create more comfort and refinement for our customers. The new Laramie Longhorn Southfork edition is another example of how we deliver the most luxurious pickups in the industry,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep & Ram Brands, FCA Global. “Additionally, the new Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver edition builds upon the original Texas-only pickup and demonstrates Ram’s commitment to America’s largest truck market.” 

The Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver edition is offered on Ram 2500/3500 4×2 and 4×4 Crew Cab with a choice of 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8, 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 or renowned 6.7-liter Cummins I-6 featuring the highest available torque at 930 lb.-ft. Receiving premium upgrades, the Lone Star Silver edition features a new luxury grille with chrome surround and chrome Wave Mesh inserts, new bright belt moldings, chrome exterior side-view mirrors, chrome wheel-to-wheel side steps, polished 20-inch wheels and front tow hooks. The 2018 Ram Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver edition interior is offered with sporty cloth and vinyl high-back bucket seats in Canyon Brown and Light Frost Beige or Black and Diesel Gray.

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Ram Introduces Harvest Version Truck for Farmers

Ram Introduces Harvest Version Truck for Farmers

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Ram Introduces Harvest Version Truck for Farmers! According to recent reports Ram is offering a new farmer-oriented trim on the 1500, 2500, 3500 adding utilitarian features to help with farm work and a family-friendly interior. Some updates will include a one-inch increase in ride height, wheel flares, aggressive all-terrain tires, a spray-in bedliner, tubular side steps, fold-out bumper step, mud flaps, and skid plates that can accommodate the heavier workload of harvest season.

Two new exterior colors are available for this special edition including New Holland Blue and Case IH Red, which were created so they could help match their trucks to their tractors. Bright Silver wheel flares are also available on the Harvest Edition along with Bright White or Brilliant Black exterior colors. New interior features included rubber floor mats, heated seats and a standard touchscreen infotainment system with navigation 4G Wi-Fi and smartphone connectivity. For heavy-duty additions, a cargo-view camera is included.
 
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The 2018 Ram 3500 Claims Highest-Ever Torque Rating for Pick-Up Truck

The 2018 Ram 3500 Claims Highest-Ever Torque Rating for Pick-Up Trucks

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The 2018 Ram 3500 Claims Highest-Ever Torque Rating for Pick-Up Trucks! The new 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup will arrive at dealerships this month and promises to impress. Getting an impressive 930 pound-feet of torque, the 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup features a Cummins 6.7-liter diesel engine which offers the “exclusive ability to tow 30,000 lbs. with a fifth-wheel hitch.” This makes the new Ram 3500 the recipient of the highest-ever torque rating for a pick-up truck.

“Ram maintains capability leadership by delivering the highest-ever torque rating for a pickup truck and heaviest fifth-wheel trailer towing capacity,” said Mike Manley, head of Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep and Ram brands, said in the release. “We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment; they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability.”

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2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is Most Luxurious Ram Made

2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is Most Luxurious Ram Made

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2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is Most Luxurious Ram Made! If recent reports are to be believed, Ram may have just released their most luxurious model to date. The new Limited Tungsten Edition will be launched sometime this fall with an MSRP of $52,875. As the truck segment continue to grow in sales, consumers have been asking for more designer details, and Ram is delivering on this model which will feature a segment first suede headliner; ultra-premium leather seats, steering wheel, center arm rest, doors and instrument panel; cooling and heating seat settings; rubber floor mats with carpeted inserts; and accent stitching and real wood elements. 

“This is the most luxurious truck we have ever offered, and I would say it is the most luxurious truck in the marketplace today,” said Jim Morrison, head of Ram Trucks North America.

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Ram Sales Beat Silverado Sales For Third Straight Month!

Ram Sales Beat Silverado Sales For Third Straight Month!

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Ram Sales Beat Silverado Sales For Third Straight Month! In the battle to be America’s Favorite Truck, usually Ford tops the list and the Chevy Silverado takes second place, but recently Ram has proven to be a main competitor. Autoweek explains that this could be due to Ram offering significantly higher incentives than Chevy and Ford and pushing dealerships to promote Ram sales. Pickups were one of the best-performing segments in the US last month, with sales up 9.3%. Sales of other light trucks rose 6.2%, but many analysts project sales to come in about 2% below last year’s record.

Ram sales are up 18% and they are just slightly behind Chevy Silverado sales for the year, although Ram sales have outpaced Chevy for the past three months. If Ram surpasses Chevy, it will be the first time that Ram has hit number 2. The Drive explains that Ram’s strategy of picking up non-brand loyal customers by offering better incentives on their trucks, which haven’t been significantly updated in years, is one key that Ram is growing so quickly.

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Winning Trainer of the Kentucky Derby Set to Receive Special Edition Ram Truck

Winning Trainer of the Kentucky Derby Set to Receive Special Edition Ram Truck

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Winning Trainer of the Kentucky Derby Set to Receive Special Edition Ram Truck! Last weekend, spectators everywhere were excited when Always Dreaming took the top spot at the 143rd Kentucky Derby, held at Churchill Downs in Louisville. This special occasion marked the eighth year where Ram has serviced as the “Official Truck” of the Kentucky Derby. As part of “Official Truck” duties, Ram will be awarding the winning trainer a special Kentucky Derby edition Ram 2500 Limited. 

The custom Ram is featured in a Brilliant Black color scheme with Kentucky Derby logos painted on the rear panels and a hand-painted rose placed on the front grille. Ram had several trucks displayed at the Churchill Downs ground and played four separate television ads featuring footage from Churchill Downs. Ram ProMaster vans delivered “Lilies Garland” and “Roses Garland” flower arrangements worn by the winning horse and a custom pink Ram 3500 Limited vehicle lead the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade, compromised of 143 breast and ovarian cancer survivors.

 

“Ram trucks are the perfect match for horse owners, trainers and riders, and partnering with America’s premiere racing events is a great way to demonstrate our commitment to these customers,” said Mike Manley, Head of the Ram Brand. “With the longest-lasting pickup trucks on the market and class-leading capabilities, Ram trucks are well-deserving of the ‘Official Truck of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby’ status.”

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2017 Ram Heavy Duty Wins Gold Hitch Award

2017 Ram Heavy Duty Wins Gold Hitch Award

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2017 Ram Heavy Duty Wins Gold Hitch Award! Recently The Fast Lane Truck has named the 2017 Ram 3500 a Gold Hitch Award winner for the heavy-duty segment thanks to its amazing pulling power, braking, fuel economy, comfort and handling under extreme towing conditions. The editors at TFLtruck tested the trucks, which must be 2017 model-year pickups or models not significantly changed from last year, by driving the Eisenhower Pass “Ike Gauntlet” located outside Denver with a loaded gooseneck trailer. This infamous pass climbs elevation in excess of 11,000 feet with increasing grade near the peak. The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty was also judged on its overall performance unloaded. 

“The 2015 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty was loaded with a 21,600-pound trailer for Gross Combined Weight of nearly 31,000 pounds,” said Andre Smirnov, technical editor at TFLtruck. “The Ram dually came out on top based on its confident downhill performance, consistent uphill climb and leading observed fuel mileage among the competitors.”

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Ram Debuts 2 New Special Edition Trucks

Ram Debuts 2 New Special Edition Trucks

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Ram Debuts 2 New Special Edition Trucks! According to Autoblog, the Chicago Auto Show has been know as a truck-heavy expo and is a fitting platform for Ram to debut two new versions of its pickup– the Limited Edition Ram 1500 Copper Sport and the Ram Heavy Duty Night edition. Both models will be Crew Cab V8s.

The Ram 1500 Copper Sport will be limited to only 3,000 units and starts for $46,950. The model will feature copper-colored paint on the body, grille, and bumpers as well as black-decaled Sport performance hood, black Ram’s head grille badge, black tailgate badge and black body-side badges. The color scheme follows to the interior where the truck has copper-colored accents on the seat, headrests, and minor trim pieces. The headliner and A-pillars are all black to match the copper and black mesh seats. The Copper Sport will also feature either 20- or 22- inch diameter wheels depending on whether you choose the 4×2 or 4×4. The truck will also feature a nine-speaker Alpine audio system that includes a subwoofer. 

Ram 1500 Copper Sport lead
 
The Ram Heavy Duty Night will be available on both the 2500 and 3500 models and is an expansion on the half-ton Ram 1500 Night edition. The Night is a factory blackout kit, essentially, and adds chrome on the wheels, grille, headlight bezels, and badges are replaced with either a gloss or matte-black finish. The interior features black vinyl and cloth seats. The only body style available is Crew Cab and it won’t be available on Dualie 3500s, although customers can choose from two Hemi V8s or a Cummins diesel inline-six. 
 
Ram Heavy Duty Night Edition lead
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