Short Take – 2009 Dodge Ram

I have been keeping experience around the developments all around the impending discharge of this year’s Dodge Ram, generation x of the popular pickup. Although the truck is identical size since it’s predecessor, Dodge makes a substantial quantity of enhancements that will definitely help buyers take serious notice.

Looking Back

Once the first Dodge Rams were introduced for that 1981 model year, its simple design fell lacking what Ford and GM were offering using their F Series and Silverado/Sierra models. No good seller, the very first generation truck soldiered on for 13 years prior to being redesigned to imitate a large rig look. That styling change together with numerous engineering and technology updates immediately bending sales for that Ram, offering Ford and GM the stiffest competition up to now.

Since 1994, the Ram has gone through two more updates such as the 4th generation model that is now on purchase. At its peak, greater than 400,000 units were offered yearly, though time has sunk dramatically when confronted with stiffer competition and, most lately, record high gas prices.

This Year’s Dodge Ram

The Ram’s introduction comes at worst time, but parent Chrysler LLC will need to get by with what they’ve. Introduced only at that year’s NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show), I’d the chance to determine a pre-production model close up and that i loved things i saw. In those days, gas prices were hovering around $3 per gallon, but six several weeks later prices capped $4 per gallon. Within the ensuing several weeks, every automaker was scrambling to figure out ways to push out existing products and also to cut production. The Dodge Ram wasn’t any exception.

Though high gas prices will probably adversely impact sales, for those who actually need a brand new pickup (electricians, plumbers, contractors, outdoors enthusiasts, etc.) the Ram may be worth thinking about. The next are the enhancements Chrysler LLC created using this year’s Dodge Ram:

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