Ram Truck Rams Fleeing Veloster

A 14 year old kid fleeing the cops in a Veloster he had stolen from his grandparents made several high speed runs though a local park, almost hitting several children in the process. The owner of this Ram truck got tired of it and used his truck to stop the kid in his tracks.

Bryson Rowley was driving the truck, and he said he intentionally used his truck as a ram rod to stop the fleeing vehicle. Rowley provided the picture and videos in this story, and though he did not wish to go on camera he said he acted to end the chase because he was afraid for the safety of his and other children at the park.

“The person driving the truck could see it was turning back into the park, and he did not want the car to hit all of the children, or any of the children, and he actually pulled his truck in the way so the car collided with the truck,” said Officer Erin Behm with the Syracuse Police Department.

Brandy Rowley, Bryson’s wife, spoke about the incident. “My heart dropped,” she said. “I honestly thought one of those kids is going to die.”

Officials said the teen will be taken to a juvenile detention center.

This happened in Utah over the weekend. Watch the video after the jump! Via Fox


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New Build Your Ram App from Mopar

Do you want to personalize your Ram truck with every available Mopar option to decide what works (and looks) best? You can now do so with a new app from Mopar that was introduced recently in Detroit. Using your iPhone or iPad, you can configure your truck from the large list of accessories, view it from different angles and, if you wish, bring it to your dealer and tell them that this is what you want. Get the details at Mopar.


Ram 1500 EcoDiesel MPG Testing

Fuel economy has taken a bit of a back seat in the last few years in the full-size pickup market, with each manufacturer trying to one-up one another with ever higher horsepower, payload and towing numbers. The first fuel economy salvo was fired by Ford with their 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost in their F-150. There were skeptics until it proved to be a big seller. Never one to simply follow, Ram’s response was a return to the diesel. Motor Trend put the new Ram to the mileage test and the results seem to back up Ram’s reasoning. See the entire test at Motor Trend.


Introducing the 2013 Ram 1500 Black Express

Ram just announced the arrival of the new “Black Express” model for 2013, which they are calling the “‘baddest-looking’ factory-built truck on the market.” Pretty much everything on this bad boy is black, from the 20 inch wheels to the black front fascia and black grille surround with black hex-link inserts, all the way to the black rear bumper. All body-side badging has been removed for a clean, menacing look. The Black Express is powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi producing 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. Pricing starts at $26,955, plus the usual $1,095 destination charge. One more pic after the jump, plus the full press release from Ram.


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Superman Ram Power Wagon

Ram has partnered with DC entertainment to create this awesome Superman Ram Power Wagon to help promote the new movie “Man of Steel.” It features Dark Ceramic Gray paint, red accents on the grille and 17-inch satin-black wheels.

“We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. on ‘Man of Steel,’” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, Chrysler Group LLC. “With film alignment we have a fresh consumer engagement opportunity, connecting the heroic character traits of Superman with Ram’s DNA.”

More pics plus video after the jump! Via Chrysler


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