New Ram 1500 Rebel Black Special Edition Turns Heads at Auto Show

The Ram 1500 Rebel Black was recently revealed at the North American International Auto Show, one of the largest events in the industry. The Rebel Black special edition offers off-road capabilities, an improved design, and some added performance. This model is truly unique, one reason auto enthusiasts are going wild over it.

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Black

What sets the Rebel Black special edition apart? This truck comes with anodized bezels on doors, special instrument design, all-black and embroidered seating, and more. According to FCA, you also get your choice between the 5.-7liter HEMI V8 or the Pentastar V6. With these, you get impressive performance and fuel economy.

“Adding the Rebel Black package to an already aggressive off-road truck will continue feeding the momentum Rebel is creating for the Ram Truck brand,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand and Ram Brand, FCA – Global. “The Ram Rebel is unique in the full-size truck segment with 33-inch off-road tires, air suspension and custom interior details.”

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Black

Other great features include things like 33-inch all-terrain tires, Bilstein shocks, skid plates, tow hooks, and more. You’ll also find an air suspension to make your ride more comfortable, as well as available 4×4 (standard depending on the wheelbase). When properly equipped, this model generates up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

All of us here at Corwin Dodge Ram can’t wait to see the new Ram Rebel Black in action, as it should be available in March of this year.

New Ram 1500 Special Editions

The Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup known for its intimidating stance and overwhelming strength but now the truck is about to turn even more heads. Fiat Chrysler is adding two new Special Edition models to the popular pickup. While they’re mostly cosmetic, the Ram 1500 Special Editions are certainly a welcome sight in the full-size truck segment.

Ram 1500 Special Editions Rebel Mojave Sand

The Ram 1500 Rebel Mojave Sand edition brings a more refined look to the pickup. The Mojave Sand paint job is exclusive to the package and costs about $600.

The exterior color goes well with the all-black interior that comes with the package. Add in the black hood stripe and gray contrast stitching for a customized look that’s sure to turn heads!

2017 Ram 1500 Special Editions Ignition Orange

Orange trucks are a thing of the past but the Ram 1500 Ignition Orange Sport looks to revitalize the color. The Ignition Orange Sport returns with a, you guessed it, orange paintjob with black hood graphics, black-out exterior trim, and black wheels.

The interior of the Ram 1500 Ignition Sport brings orange stitching, orange-painted trim, and orange ram’s-head logos on the headrests.

Both packages are limited to Ram 1500 models.

We here at Corwin Dodge Ram are pumped for the addition of the new Ram 1500 Special Edition packages!

New Ram Truck Brand Commercial Honors Hard-Working Everyday Heroes

Every year, Thanksgiving Day is a time for being thankful for what you have. For Ram, that means thanking the hardworking people throughout the United States. The American truck-maker showed their appreciation with a new Ram truck brand commercial called “Praise.”

This 90-second advertisement aired on Thanksgiving Day during the traditional holiday NFL football games on CBS and Fox. It honors people from all walks of life, from a single mother of three to a grandfather who has spent his entire life working in a mill. The commercial features a number of occupations and individuals throughout the 90 seconds, showcasing the variety of jobs and people employed in them throughout America.

Beyond the Commercial

At the end of the commercial, Ram encouraged viewers to show their thanks on social media using the hashtag #RamGivesThanks. This new commercial reached over 55 million viewers who watched the Thanksgiving football broadcasts. In addition to this new broadcast, Ram also acted as the Official Truck of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For the second year, more than 25 Ram trucks towed the floats during the parade’s live broadcast on NBC.

So if you’re interested in finding out more about the Ram truck brand, come visit Corwin Dodge Ram and see what our pickup trucks have to offer.

New Ram Truck Brand Commercial

Dodge Viper Ordering to Resume for Final 2017 Models

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We’re going to miss the Viper!

2017 is a somber year for Dodge fans as it marks the final production year of the beloved Viper. The legendary sports supercar has been an icon since it first debuted and was a dream car for many who grew up in the 1990s.

For customers who want a final piece of history before it’s retired, make sure you order the 2017 Dodge Viper as soon as possible.

While most of Dodge’s 2017 lineup is already available for purchase, the Viper was delayed as the automaker struggled to keep up with the overwhelming demand for the final Vipers. This was particularly true for the track-ready ACR models, which suffered a shortage of its carbon-fiber aero wings.

Now that Dodge has a more clear idea of how many vehicles are being ordered and thus how many should be built, Dodge Viper ordering will resume in the next month, most likely by the end of the year.

Unfortunately, if you’re hoping that this “off the charts” demand will mean that the Viper will make a surprise return in 2018, Dodge officials confirm that this is the supercar’s final run.

For information on ordering your Dodge Viper before it’s gone, contact us at Corwin Dodge Ram.

History of the Dodge Durango

Next year marks the twentieth anniversary of the introduction of the Dodge Durango. The model first made its debut in the 1998 lineup as a competitor to the popular Toyota 4Runner and Ford Explorer. In honor of the anniversary and to celebrate the upcoming 2017 model, we thought we’d go over the history of the Dodge Durango.

The Durango was originally created to mirror the Dodge Dakota truck, having a similar front body style but with a covered back, making it a mid-sized SUV. The second generation debuted in 2003 at the North American International Auto Show and was considerably larger, therefore classifying it as a full-sized SUV.

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Since its introduction in 1998 the Durango has been a popular staple in the Dodge lineup.

The third generation of the Dodge Durango received a noticeable facelift and plenty of remarkable features, both inside and out. It was originally thought that the Durango would no longer exist after the 2009 (second generation) model, but Dodge unveiled teasers online that proved otherwise.

With outstanding features on the 2017 Dodge Durango, such as personalized memory seating, an available dual-screen Blu-ray entertainment system, and a customizable digital cluster display, it’s no wonder that this vehicle has been able to last this long in the automotive world.

We’re excited to see what’s to come for the Dodge Durango in the years ahead! Visit us today at Corwin Dodge Ram to test drive the all-new 2017 Dodge Durango.

Diesel vs. Gas: What’s Best for Trucks?

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Every truck owner has to make the decision of whether they prefer diesel or gas.

Power. Durability. Grit. These are common words that are associated with trucks, and that’s for good reason. Trucks are used every day for some of the toughest jobs in the world. In order to keep these beasts running smoothly, some drivers have concerns about which type of fuel to use on a daily basis. The common concern is the battle of diesel vs. gas as the best option.

Fuel Efficiency

Right off the bat, diesel wins in the category of fuel efficiency, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Diesel engines outperform gasoline engines in fuel economy by over thirty percent because diesel engines burn less fuel while operating. Additionally, diesel fuel has a high energy density and therefore less fuel is needed overall to create the same amount of power as gas.

Cost

Next, we get to cost. Unfortunately, everything isn’t perfect for diesel engines. The cost of diesel is usually higher than that of its gasoline counterpart. Although overall gas prices have gone down in recent years, diesel still remains about ten to fifteen cents higher than regular gas.

Environment

Initially, you may think diesel is less environmentally friendly. Historically, this has been true, but thanks to EPA diesel emissions requirements that went into effect in 2010, the emissions of both regular gasoline and diesel have been almost the same since then. This section ends in a tie between the two.

Making the decision between diesel and gas may be something to seriously consider based on what you’ll be doing with your truck, so be sure to keep all factors in mind when choosing. If you have any additional questions, feel free to visit us here at Corwin Dodge Ram.

Dodge Special Editions for Charger and Challenger Revealed

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Dodge has some big plans in store for two of its signature vehicles.

In mid-August, ahead of the legendary Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge paid homage to the vintage muscle cars of past decades by unveiling two new Dodge special editions for the Charger and Challenger. Referred to as the 2017 Charger Daytona and the 2017 Challenger T/A, the two new cars are inspired by the race cars of the 1970s and designed to overlook modern amenities in favor of focusing on one important detail: delivering unparalleled performance.

FCA’s American head of passenger cars, Tim Kuniskis, weighed in on the concept behind these new Dodge special editions at their debut, “What these cars are not: They are not autonomous. They are not hybrids. They do not get 50 miles per gallon. And you cannot summon them with your smart phone. But what they can do is maybe remind you of why you fell in love with driving in the first place.”

You will be able to place orders for the Dodge special editions of the Charger and Challenger sometime this month for just under $40,000. Both of them offer customers the choice between a 485-horsepower Hemi V8 or a 375-hp Hemi V8 with an electronic performance exhaust system.

The Woodward Dream Cruise has been an important annual event for Dodge for several years now, and this year they did not disappoint.

Local Fall Festivals in Springfield, Missouri

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Springfield is the place to be every fall!

There’s a lot to do in downtown Springfield. Even as the weather cools off, there are plenty of local fall festivals where you can socialize, play games, and have fun. Check out any of the festivals below, or check town event calendars for more that you may have missed!

Harvest Fest

Held at the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park from September 30th until October 30th, this festival invites attendees to spend weekends at the farm. Loaded with hayrides, a pumpkin patch, carnival games, a corn maze, and even Halloween activities, it’s fun for the whole family.

Cider Days

On September 17th and 18th, Cider Days comes to Historic Walnut Street to provide visitors with over 100 local artists, as well as several other activities such as live performances, food vendors, and a scarecrow village.

Hotel of Terror

Hailed as one of the oldest haunted houses in Springfield, the Hotel of Terror opens for the fall 2016 season on September 9th and continues until October. Don’t forget to check out the Dungeon of Doom, too!

Fall is a time for harvesting ripe crops, warm apple cider, and scary Halloween-themed attractions. Jump right into the action with these local fall festivals in Springfield, Missouri.

Check Out Ram’s New Power Wagon for 2017

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Ram is taking the 2016 Power Wagon to the next level for this upcoming model year.

Are you drawn to the rugged power and capability associated with the Ram name, but want something with top-of-the-line off-roading prowess? The new Power Wagon for 2017 sits on the same platform as the three-quarter-ton Ram 2500 crew cab, but adds on improvements to the powertrain and underpinnings that make it one of the most powerful off-roading trucks available on the market. If you don’t want to sacrifice capability or maneuverability, the 2017 Ram Power Wagon is your guy.

Wherever you look on the new Power Wagon, you’ll be sure to find something that catches your attention in a good way. From the 33-inch off-roading tires from Good Year, to the Bilstein shocks, to the 12,000-lb capacity Warn winch, the Power Wagon is fitted with all the best equipment to help it conquer every obstacle on and off the road. Aggressive styling and a best-in-class 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine tops of the Power Wagon’s unstoppable, bold strength.

With plenty of standard features and electronic systems like Hill Descent Control, the new Power Wagon from Ram for the 2017 model year is designed and built to handle everything you can throw in its path. Coming this fall, this is a pickup truck you won’t want to miss out on thanks to its seamless combination of brute force and smooth driving experience.

2017 Dodge Viper Special Editions Celebrate End of Production

2017 marks the end of an era. As the Dodge Viper comes up on its 25th anniversary, Fiat Chrysler has also announced the nameplate’s end of production; after 2017, the legendary Viper will be no more. The final generation of the Viper, introduced in 2013, will be getting one last upgrade as well as six Viper special editions, in order to commemorate the Dodge Viper’s final year on the market. Get ‘em while you can!

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We’re going to miss the Dodge Viper, but these special editions are a great farewell present!

FCA didn’t cite a reason for ending production of the model, but doing a little research points towards slowing sales numbers and tighter emissions regulations as the underlying cause. When the announcement was made that the Viper would be going into retirement earlier this June, the brand rolled out five special edition models, but enthusiasm for the Viper was so high that Dodge saw fit to add a sixth to the lineup.

For the 2017 model year, Viper special editions include the Viper 1:28 Edition ACR, GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, two Snakeskin Editions (GTC and ACR), VoooDoo II Edition ACR, and Dodge Dealer Edition ACR. These special editions will be sold alongside the standard models, and all will be powered by the same 645-HP V10. Prices have not yet been revealed, but industry insiders speculate the base model will start around $85k.

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