Ford F series F250, F150 F350
History Of Dodge Ram
The Dodge Ram began life in 1981 so its history compared to the Ford F series is fairly recent.
Currently manufactured out of two plants in the USA and one in Mexico.
Originally the power Ram and the D model began as the four wheel drive and two wheel drive respectfully.
The old saying possibly a urban myth is if you cant Dodge it Ram it began .
Briefly the 81-93 where built on a Dodge AD platform and appeared in a variety of engines. Automatic was the go for these.
For the Australian enthusiast amongst these engine varieties were the famous 225 Hemi and the 318 Chrysler that any person over the age of 40 will remember fondly we hope . relating to the old Valiant of the 60s and early 70s.
The redesign of the 1994 Dodge Ram bought it into a recognized design and the old style was revamped into a modern style of dodge pickup.
Engines here had developed and the V10 and Cummins diesel improved the toughness of this now well established brand.
Talk about fore sight in 1995 the dodge Ram came with a factory natural gas engine,
It was as popular a pork chop and a Jewish BBQ and only sold into fleets at the time.
The sales of this Dodge went through the roof in the mid to late 90s but started to fall by 2001.
The new model came onto the market with a bang and many features including suspension had now been redesigned.
Sales here started to boom in 2002-2004 but could not keep up with the Ford F150. Currently sales are stable and as mentioned earlier in 2009 the Dodge Ram is ready for another redesign.
Years Engine Power Torque
Crash Test Dodge Ram 2009/ 2010
Courier Mail Jan 19 2008 reports that the Dodge Ram is on the verge of a possible launch into Australia This has come about firstly by the Daimler brand now segregating itself from Dodge. Styling here comes under the name Cererbus. As yet the configuration considered for Australia is not yet agreed to................................On to 2012 Dodge Ram
Dodge TV commercial 2006