The Ram Truck brand today announced it will add “National Fire Safety Lime Yellow” to its paint options for 2011 Ram commercial trucks, including 2500/3500 Heavy Duty pickups and 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab trucks. The color, which has been requested by customers, is generally used on emergency and government agency vehicles. The new color is available for immediate order.
“Commercial truck buyers are at the center of our business,” said Ram Truck Brand President and CEO Fred Diaz. “To be successful in this business, you have to listen to your buyers. Emergency vehicles provide a vital community service. That’s why Ram Trucks offer proven, reliable, durable products that meet the needs of the municipalities that rely on them. Not only are Ram Trucks hard workers, but because our customers asked for a high degree of personalization, they’re also available in thousands of configurations to meet a wide range of uses.”
Ram Truck manufacturing operations can fulfill special paint orders with a minimum batch size of 10 trucks, although any one customer may order as few as a single vehicle (including National Fire Safety Yellow).
Ram Truck offers the following special low-volume paint color options for 2500 through 5500 models:
• Bright Red
• Dark Brown
• Detonator Yellow
• Light Cream
• Light Green
• Omaha Orange
• School Bus Yellow
• Timberline Green Pearl
• National Fire Safety Lime Yellow
The Ram Truck team is also in the process of introducing eight additional colors to the low-volume paint palette in the near future, which will bring the total to 31 available paint colors. The new colors, coming soon on Ram Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab trucks include:
• Case IH Red
• Case Construction Power Tan
• New Holland Agriculture Blue
• New Holland Construction Yellow
• D.T. Green
• Green Angel
• S.R. Green
• Robin Egg Blue
The availability of Ram Trucks in Case and New Holland paint colors provides customers, dealers and service operations with a convenient way to create a visually coordinated vehicle collection
“When a Case IH farmer sees red, he knows he’s getting efficient power and productive comfort – – from his tractor down to his truck.” — Duane Nelson, Case IH Director of Global Brand Management.
“To New Holland Ag farmers, ‘blue’ means smart design and strong-built, qualities they want in all their hard-working vehicles.” — David Greenberg, Senior Marketing Director for New Holland Agriculture, North America.
“To Case Construction Equipment customers, Power Tan means power, productivity and reliability — the same attributes associated with tough and dependable Ram Trucks.” — Ion Warner, Senior Marketing Director, CNH Construction.
“New Holland Construction delivers products that are built around the customer. With a great portfolio of construction equipment, New Holland exceeds customer expectations, just like Ram trucks.” — Ion Warner, Senior Marketing Director, CNH Construction.
Additional special paint colors will be added to the Ram commercial truck palette based on customer demand and 10-order minimum batch size requirements.
Ram Truck specialty paints are a $400 option.
Ram Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab trucks are also available in the following standard and optional colors:
• Bright Silver Metallic
• Bright White
• Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
• Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl ($225 option)
• Hunter Green Pearl
• Deep Water Blue Pearl ($225 option)
• Flame Red
• Mineral Gray Metallic
• Rugged Brown Pearl
• White Gold Metallic
• Saddle Brown Pearl (pickups only)
• Sagebrush (Laramie Longhorn pickups only)
The Ram 1500 faced down the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 and new Chevrolet Silverado in Motor Trend’s half-ton truck shootout. The three contenders were put through a broad array of testing, including a 260-mile drive through California and Arizona. Measurements included: Testing without load: 0-60 mph and 1/4-mile acceleration, 60-0 mph braking, and maximum lateral grip (Ram was Limits-handling without load: closed-course cornering, braking, [...]
The 2015 Dodge Charger squad has been tested in police trim for the first time, but since it kept the five-speed automatic, it has turned in numbers similar to past years. While the eight-speed V6 Charger does 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, the five-speed was timed at 8.05 seconds by the Michigan State Police. The civilian 2015 Charger gained acceleration from the eight-speed, [...]
Months after unconfirmed reports made it to Allpar’s pages, the power of Automotive News, in the person of reporter Larry Vellequette, pried a key fact from Chrysler executives — that they cast and build “Ferrari” engines for Maserati. As our sister site pentastars.com reported, the engines are actually cast in Kokomo, and machined in the Trenton Engine plant, using a mixture of [...]