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Off-Road Adventures Magazine named Chrysler Group’s Ram trucks as its “Manufacturer of Year” in its December 2010 issueOff-Road Adventures Magazine stated that “the 2011 Ram carries forward the legacy of innovative upgrades.”

“Today, the new 2011 Ram carries forward the legacy of innovative upgrades, one that the editor and writers of Off-Road Adventures Magazine recognize as a significant achievement in truck design and engineering,” said Off-Road Adventures Editor /Publisher Denis Snow.

The magazine went on to praise Ram Heavy Duty’s 5.7-liter HEMI® and 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel powertrains.

“These proven powertrains are well known for their reliability,” the Off-Road Adventures’ writers said. “The Cummins Turbo Diesel has major overhaul intervals of 350,000 miles. Recall that Ram and Cummins have worked shoulder-to-shoulder for more than 20 years, delivering billions of miles of customer satisfaction. Cummins-equipped Ram trucks exceeding 300,000 miles are common, with some even surpassing the 1 million mark!”

If you haven’t seen one of the new Ram Trucks yet, cruise by your local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealer to take one for a test drive! You too will be a believer!

Check out the cover from the December 2010 Issue of  Off-Road Adventures Magazine below. I’ve also added a new interior photo of the 2011 Ram Laramie Long Horn Edition Truck. Click one of the pictures below to see more!

Off-Road Adventures Magazine-December 2010 Cover

Off-Road Adventures Magazine-December 2010 Cover

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

2011 Ram Outdoorsman

2011 Ram Outdoorsman

The guys over at MotorTrend Magazine finally got their hands on the 2011 Chrysler 300. They took it out and got some nice photos with it, but Chrysler still isn’t revealing what the interior looks like.  The guys at MotorTrend did have this to say about the interior.


“The cabin receives as compelling a treatment as the Charger, including similar HVAC controls and the optional 8.4-inch infotainment screen backed by Garmin’s navigation software. Additional available features include 20-inch wheels, heated and cooled seats and cupholders, and a dual-pane sunroof. The soft-touch dash and higher-quality plastics feel just as good as in the Charger, but are styled differently and trimmed with classy, handsome wood and, of course, that analog clock.


To assist the cool, refined ride, engineers found it necessary to tune the interior cabin noise — not just for overall sound level, but for sound quality as well. The 300 is fitted with two premium-composite underbody panels that are responsible for over 8 feet of acoustic insulation and smoothing lower airflow. Being a flagship has its perks, after all.”


Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealers are anxiously awaiting the 300’s arrival, which won’t be until the first quarter of 2011. Check out more photos of the 300 by clicking on the images below! Also, check out the rest of MotorTrend’s preview of the 2011 Chrysler 300.
2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Chrysler 300

This just in! The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee that arrived at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealers this summer has won the Four Wheeler Magazine‘s coveted “Four Wheeler of the Year” Award. Here’s what the Four Wheeler blog had to say today.

Four Wheeler, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious four-wheel drive publication, has announced that the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been named the winner of its coveted Four Wheeler of the Year award for 2011. The in-depth street and trail test has been held annually since 1974, and the win marks Jeep’s tenth overall in the competition. To qualify for the award, a vehicle must be a four-wheel drive sport-utility model that is either entirely new or sporting substantial mechanical revisions from a previous model year.

This year’s Four Wheeler of the Year competition featured three extremely capable midsize SUVs in head-to-head-competition: the Grand Cherokee Laredo, the Land Rover LR4 HSE, and the Lexus GX 460. The test itself is a week-long evaluation covering over 1,000 miles and a variety of terrain, including pavement, gravel, dirt, sand, rocks, stream crossings and mud, at elevations ranging from sea level to over 9,000 feet.

“The Grand Cherokee continues Jeep’s tradition of building four-wheel drives that excel like few others in harsh backcountry conditions,” said Four Wheeler Editor Douglas McColloch. “The 5.7L Hemi V-8 offers ample horsepower throughout the powerband; its tightly tuned unibody chassis and four-wheel independent suspension give it a sporty on-road ride; and the Jeep’s new Terrain-Select off-road driving mode and class-leading Hill Descent systems virtually eliminate guesswork when crawling through uneven and off-camber terrain. It’s the most street-tuned, pavement-friendly version of this vehicle ever built, yet it’s compromised little if any of its legendary off-pavement prowess. Overall, it’s a highly deserving Four Wheeler of the Year winner for 2011.”

Congratulations Jeep! The full data and specs will be in the April 2011 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine. Below are some pictures that Four Wheeler snapped during testing. Click on either of them to see more pics of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Four Wheeler of the Year

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Four Wheeler of the Year

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Four Wheeler of the Year

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Four Wheeler of the Year

Photographers from the Detroit News have captured the 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible out for a test drive. With the camo it’s still wearing the in front and rear, it pretty much looks like a Sebring, which it’s evolved from.

Seeing the 200 in Convertible form is not much of a surprise, as the Sebring has been very popular in drop top form in years prior.

Sporting a traditional soft top and two fewer doors, the 200 convertible will feature a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. The latest word on transmissions is that a six-speed dual clutch will join the lineup on the upper-end models.

Watch for the Chrysler 200 convertible to hit Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer lots next summer.

I had some unpublished photos of the 200 in its original form that I’ve also added to the gallery, so click the images below to see more!

 

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200

2011 Chrysler 200

Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealers have had 2011 Ram HD Trucks on the ground for a few months now, but the big news with the diesels is what is NOT equipped on the trucks.

The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel meets stringent 50-state emission requirements without the need of diesel exhaust fluid. The 2011 Ram is THE ONLY Diesel truck on the market for 2011 in the US that DOES NOT require DEF. The absence of DEF will undoubtedly save Ram owners time and money throughout the life of the truck. (Trucks equipped with DEF will not run unless there is DEF in the tank.)

To meet such requirements, the 6.7 is equipped with an EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system, a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), and a diesel particulate filter designed to reduce diesel particulate matter by more than 90 percent. A new, higher-pressure version of the Bosch direct injection system is used.

The 6.7 L Cummins is the latest in the B-series engines, introduced mid year in 2007. Rated at 350 HP & 650 lb-ft at only 1500 RPM, it is also the most powerful B-series ever offered. It also includes a segment-exclusive standard exhaust brake.

Cruise by your local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealer to check out the new 2011 Ram Trucks.

As always click on the photos below to see more!

2011 Ram HD Truck Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel

2011 Ram HD Truck Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie Crew Cab

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie Crew Cab

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