The Latest Updates on the 2013 Ram 1500

Chrysler has recently announced some of the latest updates that were implemented on the 2013 Ram 1500.  This announcement was released a few months before the Ram 1500 hits the US automobile market and this is intended to inform the potential buyers of the upgrades that were currently offered on the vehicle.

Aside from revealing the upgrades that were conducted on the 2013 Ram 1500, Chrysler has also confirmed that the price of this pickup truck as well as those of the other models included in the 2013 lineup have increased. Based on the information provided by the car maker, the price of the upcoming version of the Ram 1500 will start at $23,585. Such figure includes the destination charge of $995.

Given this starting price, it is quite obvious that the upcoming version of the Ram 1500 is about $470 more expensive than the outgoing model. According to the calculations from Chrysler, the latest cost of the new model reflects a 1% increase since the outgoing model which is the base version of the 2012 Ram 1500 SRT is sold at a starting price of $23,115 including the destination charge of $995.

Fortunately, the increase in the price of the 2013 Ram 1500 came along with significant improvements on the vehicle’s fuel consumption. The latest edition of the Ram 1500 which is powered by Chrysler’s 3.6-liter V-6 engine mated to a new and standard 8-speed automatic transmission is expected to obtain the estimated fuel economy ratings of 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. These ratings are approximately 20% higher what the outgoing model has posted.

Thus, Chrysler is quite confident in saying that the version of the upcoming Ram 1500 would most likely become a top option for buyers who are in need of a hardworking yet fuel-efficient truck.

But aside from the improvement in its fuel economy ratings, Chrysler has also stressed out that the 2013 Ram 1500 will also be offering a more lively and comfortable ride. This is because the company’s engineers tweaked the vehicle’s design to reduce the drag produced when the Ram 1500 is running.

In addition to this, the vehicle could also be had with the optional Ram Active Level suspension which is sold at a price of $1,595. This suspension makes the Ram 1500 more agile and resilient in dealing with challenging road conditions.

The updated and improved version of the Ram 1500 is scheduled tO hit the company’s dealerships and showrooms in the last quarter of this year.

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