USPS Has Gone Ram

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The USPS is all in on with the Ram ProMaster.

Every business loves a big order, so Ram must be feeling pretty darn good right about now, because the USPS has gone Ram.

In late September, the United States Postal Service placed an order for not one, not one thousand, but for 9,113 units of the 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 commercial cargo van.

Each and every unit of the 9,113 Ram ProMasters will be customized for the postal service. They will also feature a 3.6-liter Pentastar, 28-horsepower V6 engine. Who knew you needed so much power for delivering the mail? The vans will also be capable of 260 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission. With the USPS tradition of wind, rain, and snow, all this pick-up will no doubt come in handy.

The USPS has 190,000 vans working across the nation, so comparatively, an order of 9,113 units isn’t all that massive. But, this seems like stage 1 in a long, Ram reprocessing for the USPS. We’re confident when we say that the USPS has gone Ram – it’s only a matter of time until you’re seeing postal ProMasters working on your street!

Super Cop…Car: The New High-Tech Dodge Pursuit

What’s the coolest thing about cops? Impressive uniforms, maybe. Their dramatic authority, maybe. But most would say it’s the cop car that can make law enforcement so appealing, and the new, high-tech Dodge Pursuit is taking that coolness to the tippy-top.

One of the biggest, most noticeable changes to the Dodge Pursuit for 2016 is the removal of those enormous, clunky center-console laptops. Instead, Dodge has outfitted the Pursuit’s interior with a sleek, 12.1-inch screen enabled with Uconnect. Dodge went to the source to figure out the most effective and convenient design for their touchscreen, interviewing police specialists about what works and doesn’t.  Cops can use a keyboard embedded in between the driver’s and front passenger’s seats for ease and simplicity – we all know how hard to is to type out long messages on touch keyboards with one hand.

No word yet on if Dodge plans to incorporate their new 12.1-inch touchscreen into civilian vehicles, but the precedent is there (Tesla’s Model S has a futuristic 17-inch display).

The high-tech Dodge Pursuit is also highly powerful; each unit is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. Corwin Dodge Ram can’t wait to see one of these bad boys on the road (as long as it’s not behind us)!