May 24, 2013 12:45 PM
When I'm asked, I tell people I'm from Detroit. While I don't live in the city limits, I live close enough that I want to be identified by Detroit and its heritage of hard working people and cultural diversity.
So when the Chrysler Group coined the term "Imported from Detroit," I got it. I didn't even work for the automaker at the time. I was working at the Detroit ABC affiliate as a TV News Producer. So, on Super Bowl Sunday when the "Imported from Detroit" tagline showed up during Super Bowl XLV, I knew right then and there,...
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Jeep Awards 'Sweep' at NEMPA
by Betty Newman
May 10, 2013 11:04 AM
It’s the most awarded SUV ever, and that Jeep® brand distinction just got another big boost from the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA). This week NEMPA singled out not only the Jeep brand, but the man who heads it up … for three of its most prestigious awards.
President and CEO of Jeep Brand Mike Manley was honored with the 2013 NEMPA Executive of the Year” award at the group’s annual industry dinner in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, May 9. (Image above, with Manley accpeting the award from NEMPA President Keith Griffin.)
How Does Ram's Stop-Start Technology Save MPG?
May 9, 2013 9:13 AM
More often than not, it’s the details that make a difference. And the 2013 Ram 1500 has plenty of details. For example, the Stop-Start technology in the 2013 Ram 1500 improves fuel efficiency by 1 mph in city driving.
How does it work?
The new Ram 1500 HFE models, with either the 3.6L V-6 Pentastar or 5.7L V-8 HEMI® engines, come equipped with a high-performance starter built for the Stop-Start system and a high-powered Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) battery. The system stops the engine whenever the truck comes to a complete stop, usually. The...
'Luxury' Honors for Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn
by Betty Newman
April 15, 2013 2:03 PM
What does it take for a vehicle to make Ward’s coveted 10 Best Interiors list?
Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief of WardsAuto World, summed it up this way in welcoming the 2013 Ram Laramie Longhorn to this year’s coveted winning lineup:
“If Bentley made a pickup truck, this is what the cabin would look like.”
From an instrument cluster “that looks like a fine chronograph,” to heated seats all around … even the “natural-looking” wood trim, Winter praised the overall workmanship and quality found throughout the interior of the Ram Laramie Longhorn, also...
Ram adds 'Country Action' to ACMs in Las Vegas
by Betty Newman
April 6, 2013 11:14 AM
The Ram brand came ‘ready to ride’ this weekend in Las Vegas as part of the American Country Music Awards ‘ACM Experience.’
‘The ACM Experience’ offers country music fans the chance to be immersed in the tastes, the sights and sounds of all things country – from cowboy boot displays, to bucking bull contests to country music concerts.
The Ram brand brought its country roots to the Experience with a one-of-a-kind test track where country music fans can see, feel and experience for themselves the capabilities of the 2013 Ram 1500 as it climbs...