The new 2016 RAM 3500 HD is ready to assume the leadership position in the fierce competition of Heavy Duty pickup truck models. The improvement of RAM prepared for its pickup models, make it an advantage over the competition. Similar struggles carmaker in 1960s, in the class of “muscle car”, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler lead the “war” for control of the pickup truck market, at the territory of the United States.
On the North American continent, and particularly in the USA, pickup truck models are a symbol of the American way of life and work. Thus, the US carmakers, always, the biggest profit realized by selling these vehicles. Ford pointed out that they have the most powerful diesel engine in the Heavy Duty range. It is a 6.7-liter Powerstroke diesel engine. On the other hand, General Motors claims that its 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine is the most useful in performing everyday tasks. It seems that the RAM models, belonging to the Chrysler Corporation, were somehow in the background. However, RAM has made a big step forward and now 2016 RAM 3500 HD equally compete with Ford’s and GM’s pickup truck models.
2016 RAM 3500 HD Upgrades
With powerful HEMI V8 engine and improved interior, RAM models are recorded remarkable sales growth in 2014. It sold more than 355,000 vehicles, an increase of a staggering 24%. In the class Heavy Duty, 2016 RAM 3500 HD attempting to hijack a leading position in the competition Ford Super Duty (F-250, F-350, F-450) and the Chevrolet Silverado (2500,3500) model.
2016 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity
So far, the Ford F-450 pickup was the highest available towing of over 11 tons. 2016 RAM 3500 HD takes the leading position in this segment, with an impressive 13.7 tonnes tow power. This result was achieved thanks to the new 6.7-liter Cummins I6 turbo-diesel engine. The 2016 RAM 3500 Cummins develops 385 horsepower and 900 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s less power than developing Ford’s 6.7-liter Powerstroke V8 turbo diesel engine, but RAM’s engine has more torque. In addition to this powerful diesel engine 2016 RAM 3500 HD offers a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 petrol engine with 390 horsepower.
A new, powerful engine is not the only thing that raised the quality of the new Ram 3500 pickup models. It has a stronger chassis, upgraded, more durable transmission and the engine is able to exceed 24,000 kilometers, before the necessary oil change. And vehicle design has also been improved. 1500 model is taken front grille and upgraded interior. The interior of the vehicle is one of the best in its class. It offers something for everyone. From the “poor” version, which is intended for customers who use the vehicle exclusively for work, to the most luxurious version, which offers Laramie Longhorn trim level.
We hope that the upward trend pickup truck model does not experience the same fate as “muscle car”, which we mentioned at the beginning of the text. No matter what, we should enjoy the moment as much as it takes. 2016 RAM 3500 HD has set new standards in its class. The customers should give him their trust, and the manufacturer should justify it.