The Ram (formerly the Dodge Ram) is a full-size pickup truck manufactured by the Chrysler Group LLC. As of late 2010, it has been sold under the Ram Trucks brand. Previously, Ram was part of the Dodge lineup of light trucks. The name Ram was first used in 1981 on the redesigned Ram and Power Ram following the retiring and rebadging of the Dodge D Series pickup trucks as well as B-series vans. The truck is named for the Ram hood ornament that first appeared on Dodge vehicles in 1933. The Ram Truck is in its fourth generation as of the 2009 model year. Ram trucks have been named Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year four times; the second-generation Ram won the award in 1994, the third-generation Ram Heavy Duty won the award in 2003, the fourth-generation Ram Heavy Duty won in 2010 and the current Ram 1500 won in 2013. The Ram is currently built at the Saltillo Truck Assembly in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico and at the Warren Truck Assembly in Warren, Michigan, United States.
For 2013, the RAM 1500 gets a minor restyling. It features a new front fascia, new wheels, an all-new interior with new interior fabrics and interior trims, and a new 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with 305 horsepower. An eight-speed Torque-Flite automatic transmission is available with the V6-powered RAMs. The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with 395 horsepower and the 4.7L Power Tech V8 engine with 310 horsepower, both available with a six-speed automatic transmission continue to be offered for 2013. For 2013, the Tradesman Heavy Duty model is dropped, and the base ST model becomes the Tradesman model. All models offered for 2012 continue to be available for 2013 (Tradesman, Express, SLT, Big Horn, Lone Star, Sport, R/T, Laramie, and Laramie Longhorn). A new model offered for 2013 is the HFE. Based on the Tradesman model, the HFE offers 18/25 MPG out of its Pentastar V6 engine and eight-speed Torque-Flite transmission. It is available in the eight-foot bed, two-door, regular cab model with two-wheel-drive 4X2 only. A four-wheel-drive or 4X4 model is not offered in this model, nor is a Quad Cab or Crew Cab model. The Rambox cargo management system continues to be available on most models for 2013.
Founded in Columbus, Indiana, in 1919 as Cummins Engine Company, for its namesake Clessie Lyle Cummins, the fledgling firm was among the first to see the commercial potential of the engine technology invented two decades earlier by Rudolf Diesel. After a decade of fits and starts, in 1933, the company released the Model H, a powerful engine for transportation that launched the company's most successful engine family. J. Irwin Miller, became general manager in 1934 and went on to lead the company to international prominence over the next four decades. By marketing high-quality products through a unique nationwide service organization, the Company earned its first profit in 1937. Three years later, Cummins offered the industry's first 100,000-mile warranty.
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