Chrysler is the most product poor of all the U.S. automakers at this point in the game. The company is clinging to life after narrowly escaping death with the help of Italy’s Fiat. In the automotive business, however, product is king. And boy is Chrysler lacking in that department.
Our colleagues at Autoweek recently reported on Chrysler’s frantic efforts to update its lineup in an attempt to stay competitive. Autoweek indicated one such update, slated for the first quarter of this year, was for the chassis cab versions of the Ram pickup. Chrysler released some details late last year regarding the updates it has planned for the Ram chassis cab models.
Chrysler indicated the Ram chassis cab models would see a number of improved standard features including the following. The standard manual transmission grows to six speeds. The models will have an increased GVWR (13,000 lbs. from 12,500 lbs. on 3500 diesel model). They will also have “…an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) integrated into the instrument cluster, four upfitter switches, and an increased alternator size on the diesel model (180-amps). The Ram chassis cab models will also sport automatic headlamps, an upgraded HEMI engine, and interior updates including second-row headrests, rear heating, ventilation and air conditioning ducts.
For additional details on the 2011 Ram chassis cab models, check out Chrysler’s announcement at the link below.