Tuesday, April 17, 2018

2019 RAM™ 1500 Trucks Are Arriving

The re-engineered 2019 RAM 1500s are arriving at Melloy Dodge in Albuquerque, New Mexico’s #1 selling Dodge and RAM dealership. The newly designed grille sets the stage for the redesign, with active grille shutters to smooth the front-end aerodynamics when it’s at highway speed. Another aerodynamic addition is the front splitter that lowers the truck at speeds over 35mph.

The exterior profile is more streamlined; the redesigned hood pushes air away from the wipers to improve airflow, and a small lip spoiler on the tailgate will reduce drag.

Under the hood, the 2019 RAM 1500 is powered by a 305-hp 3.6-liter V-6 (called Pentastar) or a 395-hp 5.7-liter V-8 (Hemi). Both engines connect to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 brings a hybrid version with an eTorque system, replacing the alternator with a motor/generator unit that can feed energy to a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack. 

Towing and payload capacity have also been increased. The 2019 RAM 1500 is rated to tow up to 12,750 pounds (an increase of 2,130 over previous model years) and a payload of up to 2,320 (an increase of 440 pounds).

For added convenience, the RamBox bedside storage areas are available, perfect for either work tools or tailgating supplies! The lids are better integrated into the truck’s bedsides, and an AC power outlet is tucked inside.

The most popular historic trim and configuration, the RAM 1500 crew cab Big Horn 4x4 with a V8 engine—tips the scales 225 pounds lighter than the previous year’s model. Even though it’s lighter weight, the truck is larger—nearly 4 inches longer and half an inch wider.

To see the new RAM 1500 2019 trucks, visit our website or stop by 9621 Coors Blvd. NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico to test drive one of these new RAM 1500s.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Hellcat-Inspired RAM™ Trucks

If you love the power of the Dodge Charger or Challenger Hellcat, but want the flexibility of a truck, there’s great news ahead from RAM™.

Word from inside the automotive world says that RAM will soon launch a RAM 1500 inspired by the Rebel TRX concept truck from a few years ago. This truck, planned to be the most powerful pickup made, would be offered in a 520hp 7.0-liter V8 engine (“The Banshee”) or the 707hp supercharged V8 engine that’s currently available in the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcats.

The super-powered RAMs are expected to arrive for the 2021 model year (not that far away; we’re already in the 2019 model year for RAM!) It’s expected to take after the RAM Rebel TRX concept truck in its styling.

 As the #1 selling Dodge and RAM dealership in New Mexico, Melloy Dodge will be a source for these Hellcat-inspired RAM trucks. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for updates as we know more, or visit the dealership at 9621 Coors Blvd NW, just north of Paseo del Norte, in Albuquerque to learn more about the upcoming RAM trucks.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

2018 Dodge Durango Available Upgrades

When a plain SUV just won’t do, check out the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT and R/T models at Melloy Dodge and ask about the new available upgrades. New ways to customize your Durango were just unveiled at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show in early February 2018, including performance upgrades and new accessories. For those who prefer unique vehicles, Dodge delivers.

Change the look of the 2018 Dodge Durango by adding racing stripes. The stripes come in bright blue, low gloss gunmetal, flame red, low gloss black and sterling silver. Make it yours by adding carbon fiber accents to the interior.

When you feel the need for speed, swap out the stock exhaust for a high-flow exhaust system. The stainless-steel design allows for better exhaust flow and gives the Durango a little more horsepower. The R/T's engine already makes 360 horsepower and the SRT's engine makes 475 horsepower.

If you really want to be different, or if you have family members who have trouble getting in and out of higher vehicles, add a set of lowering springs. In addition to the more aggressive stance, the lowering springs improve the handling of the Durango since it sits lower to the ground. The lowering springs also improve the performance of the vehicle since it has less rear-end squat and less nose dive. Body roll during cornering is also lessened.

Visit Melloy Dodge

Stop by Melloy Dodge today to test drive the new Dodge Durango R/T or SRT and talk to one of our friendly sales staff to add one or more of these new upgrades.