Portland Ram dealer pleased RamBox Receives Automotive Innovation Award

One of the Ram Truck’s greatest innovations for the pickup truck—RamBox®, has received the Automotive Innovation Award from the Society of Plastics Engineer’s (SPE) (Body Exterior Category) for creative and ingenuous use of plastics in the automotive industry. RamBox is a segment-exclusive cargo management system that includes the following key elements:

  • Two weatherproof, lockable, drainable, lighted storage bins that run the length of the pickup bed and are as wide as the wheel well, creating up to 8.6 cubic feet of space (140 beverage cans with ice). The side bins are large enough to hold items including: a set of golf clubs, helmets, toolboxes, kayak paddles, fishing rods, chainsaws or shovels. RamBox side bins create storage along each side of the pickup bed space previously left untouched due to wheel-well intrusion
  • RamBox bins fit the length of the pickup bed and incorporate the space over each wheel well to secure cargo within a lighted, lockable and drainable container. Lids include swing hinges with full-open position that lifts the lid 100 degrees
  • An adjustable bed divider/extender that fits on the lowered tailgate and adds 2 feet of additional length to secure longer loads. The bed divider creates individual compartments in the pickup bed to separate payload equipment such as tools or equipment. It can be conveniently stowed and locked in the front of the bed when not in use
  • A cargo rail system with sliding, adjustable cleats for infinitely adjustable tie-down versatility

SPE’s Automotive Innovation Awards Program is the oldest and largest competition of its kind in the world the oldest and largest recognition event in the automotive and plastics industries.

You can find the Dodge Ram truck in Portland at Portland Dodge dealer, Dick’s Country Dodge in Hillsboro. We are part of Dick’s Auto Group. When you’re looking for a new or used truck in for sale in Portland, pick Dick’s and save!

New 2010 Models Arrive with Cool Features to Warm up the Automotive Market

Whether you want to keep your soft drinks cold or your hands warm, new 2010 model-year vehicles are arriving to Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Hillsboro with a wide variety of features to make life on the road a little more comfortable.

 “Heated steering wheels and built-in beverage coolers are just a couple of the unique features available on 2010 model-year cars and trucks,” said Mr. Inukai. “While customers aren’t going to choose a certain vehicle just because it has lighted cup holders, they do appreciate the thoughtfulness of the small details – especially it if it eliminates coffee spills during late night driving.

 “Performance, fuel economy, vehicle size and price are still important drivers of buyer decisions,” Mr. Inukai said, “But, often it’s the ‘creature features’ that new vehicle owners like to show off to their friends and neighbors.”

 Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge is replenishing its vehicle inventory as new 2010 model-year Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge Car and Ram Truck vehicles continue to arrive. Some examples of the unique comfort and utility features that can be found on 2010 vehicles follow:

 Chill Zone® acts as a cooled-beverage storage bin holding up to four, 20-ounce bottles or cans. It is available on Dodge Caliber, Avenger and Journey.

 Heated Steering Wheel fights the cold of winter mornings and is activated either by a switch inside the vehicle or by using the remote start function. It is available on the Ram 1500.

 Illuminated front cup holders make it easier to find your drink in the dark. It is available on Dodge Caliber and Journey and Jeep® Patriot and Compass.

MusicGate Power™ speakers swing down from the rear liftgate and face rearward for entertaining at tailgate parties and picnics. It is available on Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass and Patriot.

 Rear Cross Path warns a driver backing out of a parking space that traffic is moving toward his or her vehicle. It is exclusively available on Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan.

 Blind Spot Monitoring notifies the driver using side-view mirror icons and audible charms if a vehicle is in the blind spot when changing lanes. It is available on Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan.

 Integrated child booster seats have a movable seat cushion that can stay in the normal position for older children and adults, or the seat can be raised to accommodate children between four and eight years and 40-80 pounds.  It is available on Dodge Journey and Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country.

 RamBox is an industry-first cargo management system built into the bed rails for versatile, weatherproof, lockable and drainable storage. It is available on Ram 1500.

 “Store-in-the-floor” bins offer versatile, covered storage in the floor of the vehicle. It is available on Chrysler Town & Country, Ram 1500 and Dodge Journey and Grand Caravan.

 Multi-displacement system seamlessly alternates the engine between smooth, fuel-efficient four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is requested. It is available on Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Ram 1500, and Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee.

 Voice Command lets drivers select radio stations, choose satellite radio channels, enter navigation destinations and make phone calls using voice recognition technology. Voice command is standard with the Uconnect phone feature available on Chrysler 300, Sebring, Sebring Convertible and Town & Country; Dodge Avenger, Grand Caravan, Caliber, Challenger, Charger, Dakota, Journey and Nitro; Ram 1500; Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander, Compass, Liberty and Patriot.

Sirius Backseat TV™ is exclusively available on Chrysler Group vehicles and offers commercial-free satellite broadcasts of Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. It is available on Chrysler 300 and Town & Country; Dodge Charger, Grand Caravan, Journey and Nitro; Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee and Liberty; and Ram 1500 and 2500/3500.

 Rain-sensing wipers automatically detect moisture on the windshield and activate the wipers. It is available on Chrysler 300, Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee.

 emote Start will turn on the vehicle and its automatic climate control (if equipped) to heat or cool the vehicle as needed. The remote start is integrated in the key fob and works up to 300 feet away. It is available on Chrysler 300, Sebring, Sebring Convertible and Town & Country; Dodge Caliber, Charger, Dakota, Grand Caravan and Nitro; Ram 1500; Jeep Patriot, Compass, Commander, Grand Cherokee and Liberty.

 Stow ‘n Go® provides second- and third-row seating that quickly and conveniently folds into the floor for more cargo space when the seating space isn’t required. It is unique to the minivan segment and is available on Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan.

 Swivel ‘n Go™ features second-row seats that swivel 180 degrees to face the third row, a removable table that installs between the two rows, and fold-in-the-floor third-row seating. It is exclusive in the minivan segment and available on Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan.

 About Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge

 Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge is an authorized new vehicle dealer affiliated with Chrysler Group LLC and sells Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge Car and Ram Truck vehicles. Chrysler Group LLC was formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group and produces Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge Car, Ram Truck, Mopar® and Global Electric Motors (GEM) brand vehicles and products. 

 Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge provides warranty service for all Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles.

Dodge Truck Month 2009

March is Dodge Truck month and the all-new Ram is something to celebrate. Although there are some concerns about the financial future of Chrysler Corporation, there is no questin that they are building great products that people like a lot. The 2009 Dodge Ram is one such vehicle. It and its industry first-and-only RamBox™ cargo management system that includes versatile, weatherproof, lockable, illuminated, drainable storage bins continue to win award after award. The list is large but here are some examples:

Automotive Journalist Association of Canada – Best New Pickup Truck
MotorWeek’s Best Pickup Award,
Car and Driver’s Best Full Size Pickup
Consumer Guide – Large Pickup – Best Buy for 2009
Cars.com – Work Truck of the Year
ICOTY – 2009 International Truck of the Year
Truckin’ magazine – Truck of the Year
Texas Auto Writer’s Association (TAWA) – 2009 Full-Size Pickup Truck of Texas
Edmunds.com – Inside Line Editors Most Wanted 2009
Autobytel.com – 2009 MyRide/Autobytel Editors’ Choice Awards – Truck of the Year
Maxim – Achievement in Party-Enabling Technology (RamBox)
Ward’s AutoWorld – Ward’s 10 Best Engines of 2009 (2009 Dodge Ram 5.7-liter HEMI® engine)
Automobile Journalists Association of Canada – Best New Pickup
Sobre Ruedas – Sobre Ruedas Best Pickup Truck for ’08

On top of this Dodge is offering the free upgrade to the hemi during the month. What’s not to lovea bout all that?


By Justin Pritchard
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

After extensive testing and voting by Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) members in October, the 2009 Dodge Ram took first place on Canada’s pickup podium. This left its sole competitor, the ‘also-new-for-2009’ Ford F150 to take a back-seat at second place.

The 2009 Dodge Ram took first place on Canada’s pickup podium.

Faced with die-hard brand devotion and tough competition from offshore products and proven homegrown steel, Dodge decided to step up the Ram for its latest revision in a big way. They’ve spared no expense to do it- and their efforts are very proudly displayed in the Ram’s new sheet-metal.

Slick looks
Two-tone paint, alloy wheels, fog-lamps, fender flares and bountiful chrome jazzed up the “Laramie” tester, which wore a body visually leaps out, even when parked. Factory dual-outlet exhaust looks great, as does the integrated tailgate spoiler and near life-sized Ram-head logo.

Ram’s great new face clears the highway fast lane like a muscle-sedan- though given gas prices lately, this isn’t a major concern for most buyers.

Yep, it’s got a HEMI
The automaker’s range-topping 5.7 liter HEMI V8 powered the tester. It’s been re-tuned and revised this year to develop 390 horsepower while using about 4 percent less fuel than the previous engine.

The HEMI is happy to loaf around under 2000 RPM, with highway mileage averaging about 15L/100km at real-life speeds during winter driving. That’s not exactly thrifty- but within limits for a machine with such intentions.

Just be sure you need the power offered by this engine, as smaller options are available that should turn in less than the 18L / 100km consumption figure I averaged over some 2000 kilometers.

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New for 2009 Dodge Ram 1500

Come see the new Ram at Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We have a huge inventory available.

New for 2009 Dodge Ram 1500

New 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck

The all-new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 features a more aerodynamic design, rear coil-spring suspension and a new 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that delivers 390 horsepower and 407 lb-ft of torque with an estimated 4 percent improvement in fuel economy. The 2009 Ram 1500 is offered in regular cab, Quad Cab and Ram Crew 1500 version with three bed sizes: 8-foot (regular cab), 6-foot 4-inch (regular cab and Quad Cab) and 5-foot 7-inch (Ram Crew 1500). The Ram Crew 1500 offers an available RamBox cargo management system with weatherproof, lockable, illuminated and drainable storage compartments integrated into the cargo-box sides. RamBox also includes a bed-divider/2-foot bed extender and a rail system with adjustable tie-down cleats. The Ram Crew 1500 also offers two “store in the floor” bins with removable liners.
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