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2019 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn

2019 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn

A luxurious truck that can also do the heavyweight stuff

Even though Ram is the newest member in the truck segment (if you don’t count the years "Ram" was a model under the Dodge umbrella), it cannot be taken for granted. Given the kind of products it has in its portfolio, you will be surprised to know that the company is just nine years old. Ram is essentially a by-product of Dodge and is a fully-owned subsidiary of the FCA. Don’t mistake it to be a rookie or a newb by any means. The name might be new, but the company has been building trucks since the 1970s under the name ’Fargo trucks’ which was sold outside the United States. The 2019 Ram model sees a few changes. These trucks became an overnight sensation when Ram announced a 1,000 pound-foot of torque figure for the 3500 series. The Ram 2500 doesn’t boast that, but it still has a lot going in its favor to be deemed as a potent threat to the Blue Oval and the Bowtie.

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2019 Ram 2500 Limited

2019 Ram 2500 Limited

An underdog that deserves to be at the pinnacle of the segment

The battle of the trucks is never-ending. We have seen multiple players step in the ring, but none of them could get anywhere close to the products with the Blue Oval logo slapped on them. Ram trucks fall under the same category. These trucks have been a victim to Ford’s dominance for as long as one can remember. In all fairness, Ram is still a baby. The company was spun-off from the Dodge brand in 2010 and is owned by FCA. Even though the company is not as mature and experienced as the Chevy and the Ford, Ram sure has learned how to create quality products that can give the rivals a run for their money. For the 2019 model year, Ram decided to drop a bomb and declare war on the competition by launching a truck with four-digit torque figures! Can things get any crazier?

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2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty By Mopar

2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty By Mopar

Make your truck unique with more than 170 accessories

The 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty by Mopar is a concept truck that showcases Mopar’s new line of accessories for FCA’s latest heavy-duty workhorse. Unveiled at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, it previews already available and upcoming accessories from this iconic customization brand.

The Ram 2500 Heavy Duty is a brand-new truck for the 2020 model year. Unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, it arrived just a month ahead of the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado HD and the facelifted Ford F-Series Super Duty. For the time being, the Ram Heavy Duty is the only truck of its kind offered with factory-installed accessories, a valuable advantage until Chevy and Ford roll out their out features.

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The Mopar-modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Has Everything That You Can Ask For In A Truck

The Mopar-modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Has Everything That You Can Ask For In A Truck

The accessories will cost a bomb, but you can have the truck of your dreams with the available options

Mopar has laid its hands on the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty and has given prospective buyers one more reason to buy this truck as soon as it launches. Actually 170 reasons. Mopar debuted the modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck at the Chicago Auto Show and results are nothing but phenomenal. Mopar offers 170 aftermarket parts for the truck, ranging from lights, to trailer cameras. You name it, and Mopar has it.

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2020 Ram Chassis Cab Brings a New Generation of Work Trucks to Chicago

2020 Ram Chassis Cab Brings a New Generation of Work Trucks to Chicago

Open chassis and class-leading towing

Ram’s latest generation of Heavy Duty truck is already a familiar site and needless to say, it has what it takes to compete with the newer Ford F-Series Super Duty and Chevrolet Silverado HD. At the Chicago Auto Show, the lineup grew bigger with the addition of the Chassis Cab model, which enables you to rebody the truck for many purposes.

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The 2019 RAM 1500 Fires Back at GMC's Multipro Tailgate With Something Simple And Useful

The 2019 RAM 1500 Fires Back at GMC’s Multipro Tailgate With Something Simple And Useful

Is this the new flashpoint in the pickup truck wars?

The more utility you can add to a pickup, the better it becomes. That’s a given, but how do you improve on the formula? It seems as though GMC found a way with its Multipro Tailgate and 2019 Sierra, which offers multiple configurations for improved access to the box, extended holding capacity, and a second-tier loading height. Now Ram is getting in on the action with its own take on the configurable tailgate concept, offering up something it’s calling the Multifunction Tailgate on all seven trim levels of the 2019 Ram 1500. Granted, GMC was the first in this space, but we think Ram might have the better tailgate this time around.

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Is RAM About to One-Up GMC's MultiPro Tailgate With Something Even Better at the Chicago Auto Show?

Is RAM About to One-Up GMC’s MultiPro Tailgate With Something Even Better at the Chicago Auto Show?

RAM better have a good one up it’s sleeve if it wants to upstage GMC’s new trick tailgate

RAM and GMC have been engaged in friendly bantering over the Twittersphere in the last couple of days, in part due to the latter’s new six-function MultiPro tailgate that’s available on the GMC Sierra. Well, as with Twitter beef goes, RAM is preparing its response to the MultiPro tailgate with the promise of a big reveal on February 7, 2019. What’s so special about that day? It’s the first media day of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show where RAM is expected to unveil its own state-of-the-art, too-clever-for-your-own-good tailgate technology. The full details of RAM’s “new” tailgate are still unclear, but the automaker is confident that it can upstage GMC’s new trick tailgate in front of the entire automotive world. Battle lines are drawn as we wait for RAM’s salvo in two days.

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2019 Ram 1500 By Mopar

2019 Ram 1500 By Mopar

Customize the new Ram 1500 with up to 200 parts and accessories

It’s been just a month since Ram debuted the brand-new 1500 pickup truck at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, and FCA is already offering a wide range of aftermarket parts and accessories. Showcased on a concept truck at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, these new accessories cover everything from the exterior and interior to the drivetrain and the chassis. Most of them will become available in a few months, so you can start planning a Moparized model if you’re not happy with the standard and optional Ram features.

Described as an "outdoor, sport-themed truck," this Mopar-specced vehicle sports a unique, slightly more aggressive exterior, a more upscale interior, and lift kit that turns it into a more capable off-road explorer. The parts and accessories are taken from a list of around 200 items that can be purchased from Mopar via FCA dealerships. That’s quite a big selection, unlike anything you get from the competition. Let’s have a closer look at some of these features in the review below.

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All-New Ram 1500 Gets the Full Mopar Treatment

All-New Ram 1500 Gets the Full Mopar Treatment

You can overdose your 1500 in Mopar parts!

It’s been a busy 2018 for the all-new Ram 1500, hasn’t it? In the six weeks that we’ve had of 2018, we’ve seen the Ram 1500 make its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show, star in the most controversial ad in Super Bowl LII, and get decked out in full Mopar garb. The last of these happenings took place at the Chicago Auto Show where Ram and Mopar showed off the many ways you can customize your Ram 1500. From expected accessories to those that aren’t available on the market yet, there are over 200 Mopar accessories available for the Ram’s new heavy-duty pickup.

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FCA Showcase Mopar Accessories for 2019 Ram 1500 in Chicago

FCA Showcase Mopar Accessories for 2019 Ram 1500 in Chicago

More than 200 dealer-installed parts are offered

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup hasn’t been debuted more than a month but Mopar already has accessories ready for the truck’s launch into showrooms. The long list includes wheels, tires, side steps, bed-mounted storage racks, and even performance accessories.

Mopar, Chrysler’s famed parts and accessories division that dates back to the 1920s, worked in-house with Ram’s engineers and designers to develop the accessories to work with the truck. Customers can buy the parts alongside their pickup at any Ram dealership and have them installed before final delivery with the price rolled into the vehicle financing. Best of all, the parts and accessories are covered under the Ram’s warranty. And since accessories like the high-flow air intake and cat-back exhaust are designed and installed by Ram, they do not void the truck’s warranty.

Of course, we’ve seen Mopar do this before. The most recent example is the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. Mopar showcased over 200 parts at the 2017 SEMA show weeks before Jeep officially debut the Wrangler JL.

Continue reading for info on the Ram’s Mopar accessories.

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2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Night Package

2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Night Package

Ram rounds out its “custom” truck lineup

Ram has introduced its latest “custom” truck appearance package, and this time, it’s the Ram Heavy Duty trucks getting some love. The new special edition is called the Night Package, and its available for 2500 and 3500 HD Rams with the single rear wheels. The new look includes blacked out exterior trim pieces, black wheels, the massive R-A-M logo on the tailgate, and a murdered out interior with smoked chrome accents.

The Night Package builds of the Sport Appearance Package – an available add-on to the Lone Star, Big Horn, and Laramie trims, which appeals to those wanting a well-equipped, good-looking truck with some unique character. Ram Trucks boss, Mike Manley, put it this way:

“Truck enthusiasts look for ways to stand out from the crowd. The Ram brand understands that it’s important to meet the demands and deliver outstanding, durable products to every type of truck buyer. From the Ram Sport, to the popular Rebel, to the ultimate off-road truck – the Ram Power Wagon – Ram is building the best trucks in the enthusiast segment.”

Of course, those getting a Night Package Ram Heavy Duty will get all the goodies that make the Ram HD one of the most competitive trucks in the segment. This includes three engine options, the segment’s only available manual transmission, available 4WD, a multi-link coil spring suspension on 2500HD models, and the segment’s only solid front axle.

But never mind the standard stuff – let’s dive into what makes the Night Package different.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Night Package.

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2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport

2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport

A limited edition Ram with a hot new color

Ram is introducing a limited edition truck called the Ram 1500 Copper Sport at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. It combines the Crew Cab, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, large wheels, and a new color Ram appropriately calls Copper Pearl. Only 3,000 of the Copper Sport editions will be built and will begin arriving at dealerships in late February. The Copper Sport joins Ram’s other limited edition model, the 2017 Ram 1500 Ignition Orange.

The Ram 1500 Copper Sport is based on the Crew Cab, short bed Ram 1500 in the Sport trim and includes the venerable 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with a respectable 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The ZF eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard, as does rear-wheel drive. Ram’s part-time 4WD system is optional.

“The Ram 1500 Copper Sport builds on the ever-increasing demand for factory-custom trucks,” said Mike Manley, the Head of Ram Brand, FCA Global. “Our customers continue to enjoy the attention to detail and styling our designers put into each trim level, and this new eye-grabbing model will not disappoint.”

So what’s different about the Copper Sport? Keep reading for the full breakdown.

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2017 Ram Power Wagon

2017 Ram Power Wagon

Ram’s go-anywhere HD gets a little Rebelious

The Ram Power Wagon is probably the brawniest truck on the market. It comes built on the Ram 2500 HD Crew Cab and boasts industry-exclusive off-road tech like solid axles, all-terrain tires, a manual transfer case, a disconnecting front sway bar, and a 12,000-pound Warn winch – all from the factory. Now for 2017, Ram is giving the Power Wagon a makeover courtesy of the Ram 1500 Rebel.

The Power Wagon’s front mug now wears a grille first seen on the Rebel, the Ram 1500’s most dedicated off-road trim package. New graphics on the Power Wagon’s sides, tailgate, and interior match the new snout.

While the looks might be different, the Power Wagon’s greasy bits are unchanged. This means the 6.4-liter Hemi V-8, heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission, 4WD system, frame, and suspension carry over from 2016. Of course, no one can complain about that – well, perhaps besides that the Power Wagon doesn’t offer the Cummins turbodiesel as an option. Thanks to the placement of the Warn winch, the Cummins’ intercooler won’t fit behind the bumper. That aside, the Power Wagon’s powertrain lives up to hype, generating impressive horsepower and torque numbers.

Also carrying over unchanged is the Power Wagon Tradesman trim level. The contractor- and feel-oriented truck uses all the same hardware, but foregoes the Rebel grille and showy graphics package. It’s all business with the Tradesman.

So what’s the 2017 Power Wagon all about? Keep reading for the full run-down.

Update 11/10/2016: Ram has released pricing for the 2017 Power Wagon, which goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017. The Tradesman trim starts at $46,995 and the SLT-based trim begins at $51,695. Check out the pricing section below for more details.

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Ram Debuts 4x4 Off-Road Package for 2500 HD Trucks

Ram Debuts 4x4 Off-Road Package for 2500 HD Trucks

Competes agasint FX4 and Z71 packages

The pickup market is arguably the most competitive auto segment in the U.S., but even then, there’s a clear hierarchy among the top three models. The model that rules the roost is the Ford F-Series, which still holds the title as the best-selling pickup in the States. The consensus second placer is the Chevrolet Silverado, followed by the Ram Truck. Sales figures from January 2016 provides the perfect indication of this hierarchy with the F-Series accounting for 51,540 sold units for the month. That’s followed by the Silverado with 37,863 units and the Ram Truck with 29,938.

So yes, there’s some truth to the perception that the Ram Truck is the perennial third-placer in this three-pickup race. Even when it comes to something as simple as off-road packages, the Ram has been left behind by Ford and Chevrolet and their respective off-road packages, the FX4 and the Z71. But that’s about to change because Ram is finally getting in on the fun with the introduction of its new 4x4 Off-Road Package.

The package will be offered on the 2500 model and will have no restrictions other than the cab size. Ram 2500 owners who opt for the package must have a Crew or Mega Cab to get it. But other than that, the 4x4 Off-Road Package will be available on the 2500 regardless of its engine, trim, or bed length. The package itself isn’t going to be too different from the ones that are used on the F-Series and the Silverado. It’ll have the usual array of mechanical changes to go along with some cosmetic additions, all designed to give the 2500 a fresher look and a more pronounced off-roading capability.

It’s nice to see Ram get in on this game, even if it does feel like it acted a little too slowly to understand the needs of the market. Then again, better late than never, right? Who knows, maybe this package is exactly what Ram needed to close the gap between the F-Series and the Silverado.

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Watch Ram's Official Unveiling At 2016 Chicago Auto Show Live Here

Watch Ram’s Official Unveiling At 2016 Chicago Auto Show Live Here

Is this the updated Ram 1500?

Ram Trucks is gearing up for the 2016 Chicago Auto Show by releasing a link for the live viewing of its on-stage product unveiling that’s scheduled to happen Thursday, February 11 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time.

There is no official word on what Ram will unveil, so we’re left to speculate. Ram and Fiat have been working on a unibody pickup slotted for the global market (read: everywhere but the U.S.), but it’s unlikely Ram would debut such a vehicle at Chicago. More likely is some sort of special edition Ram or a cargo management feature for the ProMaster.

However, Ram could be debuting a refreshed Ram 1500 pickup. According to FCA’s five-year plans, the Ram 1500 is scheduled to have a “major update” for the 2017 model year. That puts Chicago, along with other upcoming auto shows, as prime targets for Ram’s debut.

The next-generation Ram 1500 will likely receive styling updates inside and out, keeping the truck fresh. The current Ram 1500 has been around since 2009 with a refresh in 2013. Don’t expect the Ram to lose its classic crosshair grille and stepped front fenders. The interior should also keep the 8.4-inch Uconnect system, though an updated dashboard would surround it. The optional TFT display in the driver’s gauge cluster will likely grow larger, as well.

Ram may introduce the upgraded 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 into the Ram, while carrying over the 5.7-liter Hemi V-6 and 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6. The ZF-sourced, eight-speed automatic will likely carry over as well.

Stay tuned to TopSpeed for further updates as Ram makes its announcement.

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2016 Ram Laramie Limited

2016 Ram Laramie Limited

The luxury truck market is alive and well, and that’s especially obvious when blinded by the shimmering chrome grille of the new 2016 Ram Trucks Laramie Limited trim level. It may be a rugged truck underneath, but it lacks strength in subtlety. In fact, the new trim level includes chrome accents along the rocker panels on the doors, the side steps, mirror caps, door handles, and 20-inch wheels. For those who are either blind or car ignorant, the designers threw on a massive R-A-M badge along the tailgate. No mistaken identity here.

The upscale bling continues inside the truck as well, with real wood accents, French stitching on the authentic leather with accent piping on the seats, and a long list of standard equipment like the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system.

Though the mechanics are all the same, the new trim level brings a newness to the Ram Truck lineup. The Laramie Limited is offered across the non-commercial lineup, meaning well-off cowboys can order a 1500, or the Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 series Ram with the luxury and visual updates.

UPDATE 06/09/2015: Ram has officially announced pricing for the 2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited. The trim level’s starting price begins at $50,675 and grows depending on powertrain configurations. Continue reading for the full pricing list.

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Ram Announces Debut For Chicago Auto Show

Ram Announces Debut For Chicago Auto Show

Ram Trucks has officially announced it will conduct a “product unveiling” at next week’s 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Though the short press release (below the jump) doesn’t offer any clues, it’s a sure bet Ram will bring a revised 2016 Ram Heavy Duty sporting a mid-cycle refresh. This falls perfectly in line with Chrysler’s five-year plan that was announced last year.

Currently the Ram HD trucks are modeled after the 2009-2012 Ram 1500. The light duty truck saw a minor refresh for 2013, bringing an updated front fascia, bumper, and rear taillight assembly. These are the changes likely to transfer onto the 2016 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks. What’s more, the changes will extend to the Ram Commercial side, bringing the refreshed look to Ram 4500 and 5500 series trucks.

According to the five-year plan, 2017 is bringing a major update to the Ram 1500 light duty truck. That’s when we can expect a heavily restyled front end, a new interior, and perhaps some powertrain updates. Following the pattern, the Ram HD trucks will get those updates the next year in 2018.

For now, expect to see a sleeker, more modern Ram HD debut at Chicago. Perhaps the debut will include a more powerful version of the venerable 6.7-liter Cummins inline-six turbodiesel. Currently maxing out at 385 horsepower and 865 pound-feet of torque, the Cummins is out gunned by 55 horsepower compared to Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel.

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2014 RAM ProMaster

2014 RAM ProMaster

Ram has never been an automaker that prided itself on being the fanciest looking in the garage. As its name suggests, the automaker has preferred function over form since its split from Dodge.

And as such, its parent company, Chrysler, has used the 2013 Chicago Auto Show to introduce the newest Ram, the 2014 ProMaster.

With some help from Italian tag-team partner Fiat, Chrysler has come up with a full-sized cargo van that just about boasts of every class-leading category in the market. Or at least that’s what Chrysler claims.

Whether there’s validity to that really depends on what you’re looking for in a cargo van. Fortunately, we found enough things about the ProMaster that we actually like. So much so that we’re not going to brush aside Chrysler’s incessant promotion of it. Maybe they do make a point. Or maybe they’re just drumming up the hype machine.

Either way, the 2014 ProMaster is here and by the looks of things, it’s here to stay.

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2012 Ram Laramie Limited

2012 Ram Laramie Limited

The new Ram Laramie Limited is the kind of gargantuan truck that gets attention wherever it goes. Certainly, it doesn’t hurt that it’s got plenty of new digs to back up its claim as one of the best pick-ups on the market today.

At the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, Ram officially pulled the covers off of the Laramie Limited, giving us a good look at a pick-up that not only offers unmatched performance credentials, but also comes with plenty of plush amenities you rarely see in a pick-up truck like this one.

Should you have any interest in scooping up the Ram Laramie Limited - and really, if you had the purpose for it, why wouldn’t you? - Ram has pegged the pick-up’s arrival in dealerships later this year. The cost of the pick-up is still undetermined, but expect it to catch plenty of interest from a lot of people looking for a comprehensive cocktail of style and power.

UPDATE 03/22/12: Ram has officially announced pricing for the Laramie Limited. Here’s a hint: it’s the most expensive Ram trim yet. Check out the price of the limited edition pick-up after the jump!

Find out more about the Ram Laramie Limited after the jump.

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