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    A Pickup Specially Designed for Police
    A Pickup Specially Designed for Police

    Since there are no pickups purposely equipped for law enforcement duty, such a major automaker as Dodge decided to offer its Special Services Police Truck. Designed with the unique wiring harness intended to handle the heavy loads of the radar, radio equipment as well as lighting equipment, and computer (which are usually utilized by officers), the truck is based on the 1500 Crew Cab 4x4. Dodge Ram Special Series Police Truck is fitted with 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine making 390 hp and additional door supports to endure the weight of optional ballistic protection.

    What makes this vehicle a pefect choice, when it comes to pursuit is a four-wheel-drive system. Ram Special Series Police Truck is extremely functional featuring a tow rating of 10,000 lbs, meaning that horses or a police boat could also be brought for a ride. The vehicle can be ordered with lockable RamBox storage compartments located in the sides of the beds. They might be fitted with mounts for guns or fishing poles as well. Presenting such an added functionality (equipment carrying specifications, off-road and all-weather capability), the Special Services Police Truck is a real find for such applications as emergency services, airports, and fire departments.

    First 10 Hybrid Rams Will Serve As Patrol Vehicles
    First 10 Hybrid Rams Will Serve As Patrol Vehicles

    Arizona troopers will be the first in the United States to drive Dodge Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid pickups. The city of Yuma, AZ will use the first ten Rams with green Hemi V8 engines at no charge, in exchange for taking part in real world testing of the trucks.

    Eight of the Ram 1500 trucks will be outfitted to be used by the Yuma Police Department. Patrol officers will drive the Rams during their normal course of work, putting the trucks on trial in Arizona’s extreme summer temperatures. The remaining two hybrid pickups will be used by the Utilities Department for customer service, such as water hookups, shutdowns and meter reading.

    Combining plenty of power (the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 and electric motors are rated at combined 399 horsepower) and a respectable fuel efficiency of 32 mpg in the city, the plug-in electric hybrid Rams are welcome in the Yuma city services, according to the YumaSun newspaper.

    Another ten Ram 1500 trucks from the 140 unit test fleet are scheduled for delivery this month to Clark County, Nev. Other locations Chrysler selected for vehicle testing will include San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif.; Austin, Texas; and Kansas City, Mo.; Dodge Ram hybrids will also be delivered in North Dakota, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Arizona.

    RT RAM Life Style Pickup Truck is to replace Dodge Dakota
    RT RAM Life Style Pickup Truck is to replace Dodge Dakota

    Despite the fact that Chrysler Canada representatives are not willing to discuss any future products to be produced at Windsor Plant, Ontario, some insiders are spreading the rumors regarding Chrysler's plans to overtake Honda Ridgeline with new pickup TR Ram Life Style Truck. Chrysler is very interested to start up the manufacturing of this new vehicle as soon as it is possible, so far the rumored date of manufacturing start is autumn 2013.

    It is said that the remarkable side of TR Ram Life Style Truck will be its economy and performance. Being planned as a light duty, front wheel drive pickup, TR Ram Life Style Truck is based on a minivan platform and is not going to provide significant tractive effort capabilities. It is also mentioned that Windsor Plant, Ontario, where the above mentioned pickup will be produced, is planning to initiate the production at full power using all three shifts in order to supply annual demand of 15,000 to 20,000 vehicles.

    TR Ram Life Style Truck is supposed to replace played out Dodge Dakota which is planned to be discontinued by the end of the current year. As for the design and functionality Ram Life Style Truck is going to be very much similar to Dodge Rampage concept, presented in 2006.