Ram Trucks Launched Heavy Duty Night Models

Ram Trucks revealed both of the Heavy Duty models for the first time at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Based on the Sport appearance package, the Night adds blacked-out features, including wheels, grille surround and badging, to deliver an eye-catching twist on the performance-enthusiast package.

If you’re looking for a way to stand out from the crowd – these Heavy Duty Night models will do just that.

The new Ram Heavy Duty Night package adds:

  • Black grille surround with black billet inserts
  • Bold “RAM” tailgate with blackened-out lettering from Ram Power Wagon®
  • Black Ram’s head grille badge
  • Flat black Ram 2500 or 3500 Heavy Duty door badge
  • Flat black 4×4 tailgate badge (if applicable)
  • Flat black powertrain door badging

The Night package is available on Ram 2500 and 3500 (single-rear-wheel models only) in Crew Cab configurations, 4×2 or 4×4, and any available powertrain combination (5.7L HEMI® V8, 6.4L HEMI V8 or 6.7L Cummins® I-6).

Ram 2500 and 3500 HD Night models are available in Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Brilliant Black Crystal, Delmonico Red Pearl and Granite Crystal Metallic.

Production of the 2017 Ram HD Night models began early February 2017. Ram Heavy Duty Night pricing starts at $45,520 MSRP, plus $1,320 destination.

Introducing the 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport

At this year’s Chicago Auto Show, Ram Trucks introduced a new, bold color to its half-ton Sport trim – the Ram 1500 Copper Sport.

The 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport limited edition joins the 1500 Ignition Orange as the second limited-edition model of standout colors offered on the Ram 1500 Sport.

This limited edition’s head-turning exterior features a body-color grille, a black-decaled Sport performance hood, black Ram’s head grille badge, black tailgate badge and black body-side badges … not to mention 22-inch polished aluminum wheels (available on two-wheel-drive models; 20-inch wheels on four-wheel-drive models).

The interior is just as impressive as the exterior – complete with copper-colored accent stitching throughout the interior, Sport embroidery on the deluxe bucket seats, color-accent Ram’s head embroidery on the head restraints and sport mesh on the seat inserts.

The 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport buzz model is offered on Crew Cab V8 models with a starting MSRP of $45,630, plus $1,320 destination. The trucks are arriving in dealerships later this month. Only 3,000 units of the uniquely colored 2017 Ram 1500 Sports will be produced.

 

 

Introducing the New Ram 1500 Rebel “Black”

You want it, you got it.  Welcome to the dark side, Ram Fans.

At the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Ram Trucks will be introducing a special black-on-black edition of the popular Ram 1500 Rebel – the Rebel Black.

This blacked-out package is the first time the Ram Rebel has offered black wheels, brush guard and all-black interior. The package is offered with all available Rebel Exterior colors.

The Rebel Black interior takes boldness to a new level with all-black heated seats with black “rebel” embroidery, highlighted with Light Slate Gray accent stitching, which traces the instrument panel, center console lid, doors and seats.

The interior also features black anodized bezels on the doors, center console, instrument panel and gauge cluster trim rings. Additional luxury can be had with optional Black leather Katzkin seats.

This special-edition Rebel brings an aggressive, one-of-a-kind attitude to the off-road truck market. It is available in Crew Cab with either the legendary available 5.7-L HEMI® V-8 or standard 3.6-liter Pentastar® V-6 at a starting MSRP of $45,590 plus $1,320 destination. Rebel Black will start arriving in dealerships in March 2017.

* Disclaimer “MSRP excludes taxes, title and registration fees.  Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included.  To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

 

 

 

5 Steps to Prepare your Ram Truck for Winter

 

For those who live in cold-weather climates, the snow may already be flying, adding challenges to outdoor jobs and an element of excitement to outdoor recreation. Fortunately, Ram trucks are built tough-as-nails for work and designed for high performance all year round. Whether you spend your winter hauling equipment to the worksite or towing winter toys into the wilderness, preparation is key for enjoying the season safely.

With dependable, powerful engines, available four-wheel drive and a commitment to safety and security, Ram pickups are built to handle the elements. For drivers, a few easy steps will ensure there are no roadblocks to your winter travels.

Here’s a five-point checklist to get you started.

  1. Keep up on your vehicle maintenance schedule

One of the most important steps you can take before extreme cold weather settles in is to make sure your Ram truck is up to date on service. Start with an oil change, and be sure the fluids are topped off and that you’ve used the proper mix of antifreeze and water for your radiator. Next, check your brakes and battery, and service as needed. By getting under the hood early in the season you can avoid doing routine maintenance when the harsh winter wind is blowing.

  1. Make sure your windshield is clear of snow and ice

Snow and ice stuck to a windshield can be a real driving hazard in the winter months. To keep your load travelling safely down the road, you need a clear line of vision. Check your windshield wipers to make sure they’re in good working order, and test washer nozzles to ensure you’re getting good spray at the right angle. Before you set off on the road, fill your washer fluid reservoir with winter-grade solvent designed to deal specifically with snow, ice and salt residue.

  1. Take stock of your tires

You know the saying, where the rubber meets the road? Well, in the winter months it may be more about the rubber meeting the ice, snow and slush. For winter driving, you can’t beat a good pair of tires. Before you take to the icy streets and snow-covered trails, check the tread on your tires and inflate them the recommended pressure. If necessary, install winter tires to your Ram truck, then drive on through even the harshest conditions.

  1. Prepare your truck with necessary gear

The warm cab of a Ram truck is one of winter’s great pleasures. It’s sort of a home away from home, and a place to store all the necessary tools and equipment for the season. Stay prepared with essential items to make your workday as comfortable and convenient as possible. Start with a good insulated coffee mug, for one. Then double-check that you have a working phone charger in the cab of your truck, as well as a flashlight and a tire pressure gauge. An extra pair of gloves and a hat may come in handy on the roadside. You might even consider a sleeping bag, in case you end up snowed in during a storm, and a candle.

  1. Be ready to help your fellow drivers

Ram trucks are built to get the job done, and sometimes that job is helping a fellow motorist. If you come upon another vehicle that’s either stuck or inoperable, it’s good to be prepared to lend a hand. Jumper cables are essential in the winter months, as is a first-aid kit and a snow shovel in case you need to help dig someone out. A tow strap can also come in handy for pulling a buried motorist out of a tough spot. In an emergency, your Ram Truck could be a welcome sight for someone in need. There’s a reason they call it the season of giving.

Are you ready for winter? Consult your owner’s manual for winter prep, and learn more about Ram trucks cold-weather options at ramtrucks.com.

 

Ready for Work | 2017 Ram 2500 Trim Levels | Part 1

Big-time jobs call for heavy-duty capability, and that’s where the 2017 Ram 2500 earns its keep. With a variety of trim levels designed for a variety of trades, America’s longest-lasting pickups1 are engineered to deliver outstanding performance in the toughest of conditions, while providing comfort and workplace durability.

Of course, every job has its own specific needs, and every worker their own tastes and preferences. Thankfully, there’s a Ram truck tailor-made for your worksite. In this first of two installments, RamZone is taking a closer look at the 2017 Ram 2500 Limited, Laramie Longhorn and Laramie, to help give you a better sense of how Ram Trucks are built from the ground up, and designed for heavy lifting and hard work. Check back for part two of our trim-level breakdown for a closer look at the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon®, Big Horn/Lone Star, SLT and Tradesman.

The 2017 Ram 2500 boasts great engine choices in either gas or diesel. The available heavy-duty 6.4L HEMI V8 engine gives Ram 2500 series pickups BIC gas towing of 16, 320 lbs, the kind of impressive power you’ve come to expect from both names.. With the legendary available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I-6 comes max diesel towing of 17,980 pounds. That means you’ll always have the power to pull, to build and to perform, while keeping your fill-ups to a minimum, cutting overhead.

In addition, the 2017 Ram 2500 features a class-exclusive five-link coil rear suspension2 for improved ride, standard Class V hitch receiver and available Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package for pulling the largest loads, available Cargo View Camera to make trailer hookup easier, Tow/Haul Mode select and available class exclusive Auto Level Rear Air Suspension.

Ready for the workday to start? Let’s punch the clock and take a look at some of the standard and available features at each trim level.

2017 Ram 2500 Limited

The 2017 Ram 2500 Limited is built for the person in charge — someone who takes the bull by the horns and doesn’t mind putting in a little sweat equity. This top-aaaof-the-line work truck features available class-exclusive rear auto-level air suspension2 to keep your load balanced, class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System,2 premium heated and ventilated Natura Plus black leather front bucket seats for those cold mornings on the worksite, remote Keyless Enter ’n Go™ with start/stop button, double stacked center console with full leather lid, Limited badging and a wood tambour door.

2017 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn

The 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn builds on the Laramie’s work ethic and tsdfsdfurns it up to thoroughbred levels with premium heated and ventilated Natura Plus leather front bucket seats with laser etching, leather-wrapped steering wheel with real wood accents, double stacked center console with full-leather lid, Longhorn badging, wood tambour door and available Cargo-View Camera,3 and Uconnect® 8.4 NAV with 8.4-inch touchscreen and navigation to help you find your destination and stay connected to the rest of the work crew even when you’re on the move.

2017 Ram 2500 Laramie

The 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie combines heavy-duty capability with heavy-duty luxury, and will help you plow through the workday with available class-exclusive RamBoxscreen-shot-2016-12-20-at-3-32-52-pm® Cargo Management System,2 40/20/40 heated and ventilated leather-trimmed front bench seats, available front bucket seats, seating for up to six people, ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist System,3 Uconnect® 8.4 with 8.4-inch touchscreen and 10-way power driver’s seat with memory and six-way power front-passenger seat with two-way power lumbar adjustment — because when the workday is difficult, your commute home should help lighten the load.

Learn more about standard and optional features at ramtrucks.com, and check out part one of our trim level series here at RamZone.

 

1Based on IHS Automotive VIO registration data for all brands of GVW 1-3 pickup trucks continuously sold in the U.S. since 1988, Dodge and Ram have the highest overall percentage still on the road.

2Based on latest available competitive information. Class based on 250/2500 and 350/3500 pickups.

3Always check entire surroundings visually before proceeding.