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“Under the Pentastar” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Chrysler Group LLC. This week’s stories include: April sales, no summer shutdown for some plants, Chrysler moves in, new Dart building wrap, and Chrysler remembers Dan Knott.

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2011 Ram 1500 Express

2011 Ram 1500 Express

July 18, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – U.S. News & World Report has named the 2011 Ram 1500 the best full-size pickup. In the magazine’s ranking of top vehicle choices, Ram 1500 scored the highest among the eight full-size pickups available to U.S. buyers.

The rankings are based on an in-depth analysis by U.S. News editors of all published vehicle ratings, reviews and test drives.

“This honor recognizes, in aggregate, the consistent, positive reactions we’ve been getting since we launched the current Ram 1500 model. In developing the Ram 1500, our team worked hard to understand what truck customers want. Ram Truck is committed to being the truck technology and innovation leader, and that commitment will guide us as we continue to improve what is already the most awarded Ram truck ever.”

-Fred Diaz, President and CEO
Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico

Ram drew praise for its interior comfort, class-leading handling and HEMI® V-8 performance.

“The 2011 Ram 1500’s smooth, car-like ride, well-designed and comfortable interior and powerful V-8 engines make it a top pick in its class,” said the U.S. News editors.

“When Ram’s designers updated the Ram 1500 for 2011, they managed to make improvements to an already-impressive truck,” the magazine went on to say. “The result is a full-size pickup truck that many in the auto press say is the best in its class.

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman

““Reviewers love the Ram 1500’s ride, handling, power, and interior, even on less expensive trim levels. The Ram 1500 offers many convenient cargo solutions, such as storage cubbies underneath the rear seats on Crew Cab models. Other models offer the RamBox, lockable storage containers built into the truck bed above the wheel housings.”

The magazine cites other third-party accolades in naming the Ram 1500 the best full-size pickup:

“The Ram 1500‘s interior is as good as it gets in the pickup segment.” — Edmunds

“The available V-8s are impressive performers, the chassis is well suited to heavy work and the Ram‘s cabin is a class leader in terms of design, ergonomics and materials.” — Edmunds

Ram earns high marks for ride comfort, creative storage options, and abundant available power. Impressive cabin trappings are a nice bonus as well. Chevy, Ford, and Toyota loyalists would do well to have a look. You may well be won over by this Best Buy.” — Consumer Guide

“When towing various size trailers on a short loop, the HEMI-powered Ram acted as if nothing was attached to the rear. It just chugged along, getting up to 60 mph with ease, even with a 9,000-pound Air Stream attached on a simple hitch” — Detroit News

“There are lots of nooks and crannies (more than 40) to hold cell phones, gloves, tools, folders and just about anything else. There are even two floor storage bins that include removable containers for easy cleaning.” — Detroit News

“Storage spaces abound: under the rear seats; in the doors, the center console, and the dual glove boxes; and within the new drainable, lockable ‘RamBox‘ bins in the bed walls.” — Car and Driver

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman with Chrome Appearance Group

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman with Chrome Appearance Group

About Ram Truck Brand

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer.

As a stand-alone brand, Ram Truck is focused on truck customers – how they use their trucks and what features they’d like to see. Whether it’s a family that drives their half-ton Ram 1500 every day, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles without fail, Ram is going to be there for them.

For 2012, the Ram Truck brand increases the capabilities of its hardest-working trucks – the Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks – and adds a new Ram Cargo Van, which expands Ram’s reach into the Class 1 segment.

Also for 2012, Ram 1500 – the most-awarded Ram truck ever – and Ram 2500 / 3500 Heavy Duty pickups get new safety, fuel efficiency and convenience features.

Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities.

2011 Ram 1500

2011 Ram 1500

Ram trucks now boast these segment exclusives:

• Coil spring rear suspension on Ram 1500 for best-in-class ride and handling

• Available RamBox® lockable and lighted bedside storage

• In-floor storage on all Ram crew cabs

• The largest cab in the market – Ram HD Mega Cab

• Standard six-speed manual transmission on all diesel models

• 3,600-lb. towing for Class 1 cargo vans

The Chassis Cab trucks provide customers with first-time innovations and features along with new standards of strength, utility and driveability. Building on Ram Truck‘s leadership in the heavy-duty pickup segment, Ram’s commercial-grade work trucks are built on proven frames and chassis, and engineered for maximum uptime, low cost of ownership, optimum performance and enhanced commercial capability.

Equipped with a choice of engines, including the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine or the powerful 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel, Ram Trucks offer the best powertrains in the industry and are known for their reliability. The 5.7-liter HEMI engine offers an amazing combination of power and fuel economy with 390 horsepower and 20 mpg highway. The Cummins Turbo Diesel-equipped Ram pickup is the only heavy-duty pickup to meet 2012 EPA compliance rules, without the need for a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

2011 Ram Outdoorsman

2011 Ram Outdoorsman

Truck customers – from half-ton to commercial – have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. The Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 pickups; 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs and Ram Cargo van are designed to deliver a total package.

As always, click any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles! Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

2012 Ram Chassis Cab Truck

2012 Ram Chassis Cab Truck

May 16, 2011 4:11PM– If you’re going to review a truck, you can’t very well do it without experiencing it first-hand.

And, that’s what select journalists have done in recent weeks and will do this spring in checking out the 2012 Ram Chassis Cabs. Ram Truck executives took the new chassis cabs on the road to meet with journalists across the country. After crawling through the cabs and getting the first-hand scoop, many of them will hit the open road in the coming weeks with their own test drive.

2012 Ram Chassis Cab Truck

2012 Ram Chassis Cab Truck

The 2012 Ram Chassis Cabs offer a truckload of best-in-class features, including:

  • Best-in-class standard Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 19,500 lbs.
  • Ram Chassis Cab brakes last twice as long as the competition under severe use
  • Ram Chassis Cab trucks have 160% less brake fade than the competition
  • Ram Chassis cab trucks stop in less distance in both wet and dry conditions when carrying a heavy payload
  • The Ram Chassis Cab’s diesel exhaust brake is more effective than the competition’s
2012 Ram Chassis Cab Truck

2012 Ram Chassis Cab Truck

  • Ram Chassis Cab offers a better turning radius – by 10 feet – than competitors
  • Ram Chassis Cab trucks offer the largest standard fuel tank – 52 gallons for superior operational range
  • Ram Chassis Cabs offer the lowest cost of ownership in the segment, based on significant owner expenses, including fuel economy, brake wear and tire wear
  • Ram Chassis Cab trucks come with the best powertrain warranty in the business: five years / 100,000 mile
Check out the video below to see the overview of the 2011 Ram Chassis Cabs. As always, click any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!
Minivan Month Lives on!

Minivan Month Lives on!

May 11, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC will continue its Minivan Month promotion, and the Ram Truck brand will continue marketing its available class exclusive RamBox and no-charge HEMI® engine promotion through May 31.

Chrysler Group announced in April it is bringing back the 60-day “Minivan Pledge” to launch Minivan Month, and will continue the successful program through the end of May.

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

The pledge allows consumers purchasing a new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge Grand Caravan minivan during May to return the vehicle, no questions asked, within 60 days, subject to certain requirements.

In addition to the pledge, consumers who purchase a 2011 Chrysler Town & Country can choose $750 in Consumer Cash or attractive financing for qualified consumers as low as 2.9 percent for 60 months. An additional $750 in Bonus Cash is available for consumers who purchase the Town & Country.

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

Consumers who purchase the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan can choose $2,000 in Consumer Cash or attractive financing for qualified consumers as low as 0 percent for 60 months on most models. In addition, consumers are eligible for up to $1,500 in trade in support.

The Chrysler Town & Country was the best-selling minivan in the United States during 2010. Both the Chrysler Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan minivans topped 100,000 units in 2010, returning Chrysler Group to dominance in the segment it established. The Dodge Grand Caravan is America’s best-selling minivan ever, based on total U.S. minivan sales, 1984-2010.

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

Consumers should see their participating local Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram Truck dealer for full program rules.

New incentives for May on 2011 models include:

Chrysler Brand

Consumers who purchase a 2011 Chrysler 200 are eligible for $1,250 in Consumer Cash or attractive financing as low as 0 percent for 36 months on most 200 models.

As the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 arrives in dealership showrooms, consumers are eligible this month for attractive financing as low as 1.9 percent for 36 months, and up to 4.9 percent for 72 months.

Attractive lease rates and Lease Bonus Cash are offered on all 2011 Chrysler brand models.

Dodge Brand

Consumers who purchase a 2011 Dodge Avenger are eligible for $1,750 in Consumer Cash, or attractive financing as low as 0 percent for 60 months, excluding the Express model.

Attractive lease rates and Lease Bonus Cash are offered on most 2011 Dodge brand models.

Jeep® Brand

In celebration of the Jeep brand’s 70th Anniversary, the Mopar® brand is offering $500 Mopar Bucks for 2011 Jeep Wrangler accessories. Consumers who purchase a 2011 Wrangler in May are eligible for $500 worth of Jeep accessories.

Attractive lease rates are available on all 2011 Jeep brand models, and Lease Bonus Cash is offered on certain Jeep Compass, Patriot and Liberty models.

Ram Truck

Consumers purchasing a 2011 Ram pickup truck can choose a HEMI engine at no charge or opt for the Engine Bonus Cash that is available on most 2011 Ram Truck models equipped with V-6, V-8 or Cummins diesel engines.

Consumers who purchase a Ram 1500 Crew Cab are eligible for $500 RamBox Bonus Cash.

As always, click any of the photos in the post to see more pictures of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for Checking out Chrysler Catchall!

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