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Update for FCA’s Uconnect Brings Siri Eyes Free

FIAT-Chrysler has updated their Uconnect infotainment system for many Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles made between 2013 and 2015. The new update brings Apple’s Siri Eyes Free to the Uconnect system for nearly two million Uconnect-equipped vehicles! “With the addition of the Siri Eyes Free feature for later model-year vehicles, more customers will have an opportunity to integrate their iPhones with Uconnect while keeping their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road,” says Tricia Hecker, Global Head of Connected Services, FCA. Siri Eyes Free is a component…

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Happy Halloween: The cars with the meanest front end

There are some vehicles out there that come with the scariest and meanest front ends – perfect for a drive during Halloween. While the driver’s of these scary cars may not be asking you to get out of the way, the mean faces on some vehicles are enough to get you to move over and switch lanes. A couple of years ago, I came across a study which found that people in general are more attracted to ‘angry’ looking cars. The study, conducted by EFS Consulting Vienna, asked 40 people…

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2016 Ram Heavy Duty Automotive News 

2016 Ram 3500 now offers 900 lb-ft of torque, more towing capacity

Chrysler’s Ram brand is making sure it’s keeping the title as the “King of the Hill” in the heavy-duty pickup battle with the introduction of the new 2016 model year Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickup trucks. The model continues to be the best in power, towing capacity, and payload capacity. “Ram maintains leadership in all three pickup segments offering best-in-class fuel efficiency, best-in-class towing, best-in-class power and best-in-class payload,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand, FCA US. “Ram continues to break records in the…

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2015 Ram 1500 Test Drive

The 2015 Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup that competes with the likes of the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan. Unique to the 2015 Ram 1500 is a supple rear suspension with coil springs. While competitors’ rear suspensions rely on leaf springs, the Ram 1500’s coil spring setup provides ride and handling characteristics that rival many mid-size SUVs. Despite the Ram’s commitment to ride quality, the big truck remains incredibly capable and is able to tow as much 10,650 lbs. With a…

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Official: Chrysler celebrates outstanding preorder numbers for diesel Ram 1500

Chrysler apparently hit the sales jackpot recently as the Auburn Hills automaker received overwhelming success for the highly-demanded light-duty diesel-powered Ram 1500. According to Chrysler’s press release, over 8,000 orders were placed in a matter of three days for the new EcoDiesel powered light-duty full-size pickup truck. That is a record number of customer orders placed for a vehicle in such a short period of time for Chrysler. The 2014 Ram 1500 recently received the EcoDiesel treatment by getting an all-new 3.0L V6 compression ignition engine, which produces 240hp and…

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