Back on July 16, FCA quietly made a safety update announcement. The update mostly went unnoticed until news broke five days later on Wired that two hackers were able to access many functions on a 2014 Jeep Cherokee remotely.
Auburn Hills, Mich. – The one millionth TorqueFlite 845RE eight-speed automatic transmission produced at the FCA US LLC Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.) rolled off the assembly line today. The occasion was marked with a celebratory town hall to recognize the nearly 3,000 hourly employees whose commitment made the milestone possible.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – On July 4, Ram Truck will welcome race fans to the Red Bull RedBud National presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, round seven of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship in Buchanan, Mich.
As sponsor of RCH’s Nos. 1 and 20 Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Ram Trucks/Suzuki Factory Racing RM- Z450 of Ken Roczen and Broc Tickle, Ram will bring a truck-load of on-site fan displays to further energize the electric atmosphere that surrounds America’s highest attended motocross round.
Ram Trucks announced the pricing and performance numbers of its 2016 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups, and it’s clear the brand is looking to up the ante to build upon its “best in class” claims for the segment.
Ram engineers went back to the drawing board to recalibrate turbo boost and fuel delivery in its 6.7-liter I-6 Cummins diesel engine, as it will produce an additional 35 lb.-ft. of torque compared to the 2015 version. This will increase the 6.7’s torque output 35 lb.-ft. from 865 to 900, which Ram notes is “a number never achieved in a mass-produced vehicle.” Ram also notes the 2016 Ram 2500 will continue to lead the 3/4-ton towing figures with its 17,980-pound capacity.
The Ram 1500 Rebel brings a one-of-a-kind, off-road design to the full-size truck segment. The Rebel drops right into a core segment of the truck market with unique design cues and mechanical innovation backed by Ram Truck engineering.
CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire North America OE Sales (TNOE) announced today that the new Ram 1500 Rebel pickup will be exclusively outfitted with the brand’s best-selling product, the Toyo Open Country A/T II. Inside the truck’s cab, the tire’s unique tread design is embossed on both the front and rear passenger seats. A favorite among truck enthusiasts, the Open Country A/T II provides long tread life, exceptional all-season performance, an aggressive tread design, and a quiet ride.
These new 4″ lift kits for the 2014-2015 RAM 1500 trucks with air ride are engineered to the highest standard to maximize the truck’s potential. These kits have undergone more than a year of development and testing to ensure they are up to the use and abuse truck owners expect from BDS. Up front this 4″ system include a pair of high clearance lasercut crossmembers, 3-point differential relocation system and differential skid plate creating a stout subframe for the suspension components to be installed. New ductile iron CNC machined steering knuckles are supplied along with heavy duty tie rod ends to keep the steering compatible with OE operating standards. Top mounted strut spacers are supplied to allow the use of the air-ride front air bag struts along with all the necessary air line fittings. A billet aluminum driveshaft spacers is supplied to lengthen the factory front driveline along with extended stainless steel braided brake lines, sway bar link extensions and all the necessary hardware to complete the install.
SAN MARCOS, Texas – On Tuesday, June 2, Ram truck owners will converge on storm-damaged areas in Wimberley and San Marcos, Texas, to deliver supplies and help area residents recover from the devastating flooding.
Tad Agoglia, founder of First Response Team of America, will direct the effort and lead the caravan of Ram trucks into areas where they will distribute supplies. The First Response Team of America will utilize a fleet of Ram vehicles and community restoration equipment to assist residents.
Auburn Hills, Mich. – Ram Truck and the FCA Foundation today announced the donation of $100,000 to the First Response Team of America, a disaster relief organization which is providing recovery and relief support to residents in flood-stricken central-Texas communities.
Auburn Hills, Mich. – On May 16, the new 2015 Ram Rebel will make its first off-road-event appearance since its unveiling at the North American International Auto Show in January. The Ram Truck brand is bringing Rebel — Ram’s new one-off-a-kind half-ton truck — to one of America’s top outdoor adventurer destinations: Overland Expo in Mormon Lake, Ariz.
The Overland Expo draws more than 6,000 explorers, adventurers, off-highway journeyers and their families from around the globe for three days of camping, workshops, classes and outdoor-product demonstrations. Demonstrations and skills challenges are also a part of the Mormon Lake activities.