Is Ram a Dodge?
We’re often asked if Ram is a Dodge vehicle, and it’s not hard to see why since Dodge and Ram are divisions of the same company.
A Brief History of Dodge and Ram
Dodge has been an integral part of the American automotive scene ever since there was one. Founded as the “Dodge Brothers Company” in 1900, it’s one of the oldest surviving American automotive brands, and they started making trucks as early as 1914. It wasn’t until 1928 that Chrysler bought the company, keeping the original brand identity. Fast-forward to 1981 to find the first Dodge Ram. This full-size light-duty pickup truck was a Dodge vehicle that went under the model name “Ram.” There was also the Dodge Ramcharger SUV and Dodge Ram Van.
Are Dodge and Ram the Same Thing?
In 2009, the Chrysler Group restructured the Dodge brand. Cars and minivans went under the Dodge nameplate, while its trucks, the Dodge Ram and Dodge Dakota, became Ram trucks. Since the 2010 model year, Ram has been a separate part of the same company that focuses solely on trucks. If you’re looking at a used truck that comes from an earlier model year, it’s a Dodge Ram.
Why Did Dodge and Ram Split Up?
Dodge and Ram decided to go separate ways so that each brand could focus more heavily on developing new and innovative models to the industry. Once they split up, Dodge dedicated its resources and efforts toward sedans and muscle cars, bringing such classics as the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to life. Likewise, Ram poured time and energy into researching and creating the most advanced and powerful pickup trucks to date, such as the Ram 3500 and more.
The Current Ram Lineup
The Ram lineup has earned its title as something entirely separate from Dodge. The current model lineup provides a truck to meet every need, including:
- Ram 1500 Full-Size Pickup
- Heavy Duty Ram 2500 and 3500
- Ram Chassis Cab
- Ram ProMaster City Light-Duty Van
- Ram ProMaster Heavy-Duty Van
You might find those heavy-duty trucks and vans marketed under the subdivision of “Ram Commercial.” Whether you’re looking for an award-winning half-ton like theRam 1500 or a heavy-duty workhorse, Ram has the answer.
Find the Entire Dodge and Ram Lineup at Nyle Maxwell CDJR
Drivers across the country put their trust in Ram trucks, and drivers across Austin, Round Rock, and Cedar Park look to Nyle Maxwell CDJR for their next model. To find out more or arrange a test drive, contact us today.
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