Dodge showcases HD Ram Crew Cab models

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Dodge’s new 2010 Ram 2500 and 3500 have been redesigned both inside and out. New styling cues have been taken directly from the Ram 1500 redesign and include a rakish front end set apart by the HD models’ distinctive grill, hood and bumpers.

Under the hood, Dodge has equipped the Ram heavy-duty pickup truck with the choice of a 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine rated at 350 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, or a 5.7-liter gas HEMI V-8 rated at 383 horsepower.

Dodge engineers worked hard to improve the trucks’ driving and handling characteristics: re-tuned suspension components combine with new, fluid-filled C-pillar hydromounts smooth out uneven road surfaces and give drivers precise handling even when the truck is fully loaded.

Four-wheel-drive models equipped with the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine now have a higher front gross axle weight rating of 5,500 pounds to allow for more front-weight carrying capacity, including snowplows. At the same time, towing capacity for 3500 models has been boosted 18,500 pounds with a maximum payload of 5,110 pounds. An integrated trailer brake controller is now available as a factory-installed option.

You can also now spec premium cab appointments such as a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. The premium package also includes power, memory front seats, GPS navigation system, adjustable pedals, SIRIUS Backseat entertainment system featuring three channels of live television and 10-speaker surrounds-sound system. Dodge says new Ram 2500 3500 models will be available at dealerships this fall.