In addition to the exterior, the all-new interior of the 2009 Dodge Ram stands out with a renewed emphasis on craftsmanship expressed in premium interior appointments
Breaks from the herd
Dodge has unveiled its 2009 Dodge Ram at the Detroit Motor Show this morning, and it shows off what they call 'get-out-of-the-way' design. Just like Ford, Dodge claims several segment firsts which excited at least some of the cows who were driven into Detroit for the unveiling. For Dodge this includes a coil-spring, multilink rear suspension, RamBox cargo management system and 'store-in-floor' storage bins.
The all-new 2009 Dodge Ram will arrive in dealerships this fall with a diesel version coming in 2009 and a two-mode hybrid in 2010. It truly seems that the pick-up war is in full swing alongside the muscle-car battle. “We put a truck on the market that tripled our market share,” said Ralph Gilles, Vice President – Jeep/Truck Design Studio, Chrysler LLC. “Our design was polarizing — people loved it or hated it.”
The exterior of the 2009 Dodge Ram includes an all new aggressive 'grille forward' design, chrome tipped dual exhaust, redesigned aluminium hood while the truck rides on 20 inch wheels. Under the hood and bodywork plenty is improved upon too, first and foremost the multi-link coil spring rear suspension system and the new-generation 380 hp 5.7 liter HEMI which can launch the truck to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.
The bed also comes with a new feature, the RamBox. The storage system includes a bed divider / 2-foor bed extender for oversized loads and a rail system for adjustable tie-down options. Whether Rambo will be driving this truck in the upcoming movie is highly unlikely though.
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