Ram Black Express debuts

One of Ram’s most popular models has been dressed up, following customers’ requests, with a completely black exterior. The new 2013 Ram Black Express has 20-inch black aluminum wheels, a black front fascia and grille with black hex-link inserts, black rear bumper, and black Ram badges on grille and tailgate; all body side badging has been deleted. The truck comes with amber LEDs for park, turn, and position lamps, and three amber or red LEDs for the side markers; the LED tail-lamps also have black finishes. It is available with a regular, quad, or crew cab, in rear or four wheel drive.

The Ram 1500 Express also has a locking tailgate, cargo lamp, rear-bumper step pad, 6-inch-by-9-inch sideview mirrors, and rear wheel-well liners.

Ram Black Express starts at $27,050, including destination charge, and will reach dealers this month.

“With HEMI® power and sport-truck styling, the Ram 1500 Express has been one of our most popular models,” said Ram CEO Reid Bigland.  The Hemi engine comes with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, and shuts fuel to half its cylinders when they are not needed. The truck has a 160 amp alternator, 26 gallon tank, 3.55 axle ratio, 700 amp battery, trailer harness, full size spare, and heavy duty engine and transmission cooling.

The Ram 1500 Express Crew and Quad Cab include cloth or vinyl 40/20/40 split-bench seats in black or gray, with carpeted or heavy-duty vinyl floor covering. It includes air conditioning, tachometer, six speakers, 5-inch touch screen with audio jack and 1.5-amp USB input, automatic headlamps, tinted windows, and variable intermittent wipers.

Safety features include front-curtain and side air bags, anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes, electronic stability control with roll mitigation, rain brake support, ready alert braking, traction control, hill-start assist, trailer-sway control, height-adjustable shoulder belts, and the Sentry Key® theft deterrent system.


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Jeep is set to launch a new color, “Chief,” according to James Mooney — who backed up his assertion with an image from the Jeep brochure available on-line.

The color hasn’t hit the Build & Price system yet. It seems to hearken back to the popular bright blues of the 1990s, but without the metallic glitter; similar colors were also available in the 1970s, and we have seen a 1920s Chrysler in a slightly more aquamarine,

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Mopar pushes for authentic parts


Mopar has started a campaign to inform owners of their right to request authentic Mopar collision parts.  The “Right to Request” ad is on Mopar’s YouTube page and at www.mopar.com/collision.

Dealers and body shops are being sent guidebooks that show the superior fit, finish, performance, safety, and warranty coverage of OEM Mopar products.

Ross McGinnis, Vice President of Parts Sales and Field Operations,

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FCA inventory under control


FCA has gotten inventory levels under control in the US, according to Automotive News.  The company has 73 days of stock, versus GM’s 79 days and Ford’s 80 days. It’s above any major import’s inventory, but the wide range of pickups tends to swell American lots.

As the car market drops, dealers have 19,900 Chrysler 200s and 16,500 Darts on their lots;

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Rendering the Grand Cherokee

DarkSky envisioned a somewhat Range Rover-influenced 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, keeping roughly the same body shape but altering the front. This design makes the front end both more conventional and more aggressive, while separating it from the Cherokee and Compass alike.

This goes along, somewhat, with the photos recently seen on a Jeep display, assumed by many to be a Wagoneer. Once the size is corrected for,

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Where are Wranglers sold?

2015 Jeep Wrangler Altitude

The Jeep Wrangler is an American staple, but it’s sold around the world. Recently, as part of a recall, FCA revealed the sales distribution of the 2016-17 Wrangler.

The great bulk of vehicles — 182,743 — were sold or distributed to the United States. Around 10% of those, 18,011, were in Canada. Accounting for around 20% of the Canadian number were 3,087 in Mexico. Finally, 20,948 were sold outside North America — a bit over 10%.

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