Ram 1500 Goes Bright at 2017 New York Auto Show

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By Jen Burklow

Ram will brighten up the show floor at the 2017 New York International Auto Show with two new colors for 2017 Ram 1500 pickup trucks. The lime green of the Ram 1500 Sublime Sport and the cool cerulean shade of the Ram 1500 Rebel Blue Streak are sure to attract attention. Both will arrive at dealerships in May.

Ram says it will produce just more than 3,000 of the limited-edition Ram 1500 Sublime Sport, which will feature a performance hood, 22-inch black aluminum wheels (two-wheel drive only; four-wheel-drive trucks get black 20-inch wheels), a black ram's head on the green grille, and black badging on the tailgate and side panels. The Lime Green of the exterior carries over to the interior as an accent color for head restraints, seat inserts and badging. To check out our full photo gallery, click here

Available on crew-cab V-8 models, the Ram 1500 Sublime Sport starts at $47,135 (all prices include destination).

If green isn't your thing, then maybe blue will ring true. For the first time, Ram 1500 Rebels will be offered with the Blue Streak exterior paint along with black anodized bezels on the doors, center control panel, instrument panel and gauge rings. It can be ordered with the Rebel Black Appearance Package, which includes black decals on the hood, and black wheels, grille, brush guard and badging. Other options include two-tone Blue Streak/Black exterior paint and black leather seats with Slate Gray accent stitching. To check out our full photo gallery, click here

The Blue Streak is available at no extra cost on all trim levels and configurations of the Ram 1500 Rebel, which starts at $46,490.

The New York auto show opens to the public Friday and runs through April 23. Can't get to New York to see these trucks? Enjoy video of the two pickups below.

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Comments

Not in my garage. LOL

Great looking colors but that blue is especially impressive!

Nice but people are getting sick and tire of the color and sticker pkgs.

If you can't afford to engineer a replacement use flashy paint and bigger motors.

Nothing new under the sun. Mopar has been doing this stuff ever since the 1960s. They're only making 3000 of the green one because all the puke-green paint makers will be out of stock by then.

Colors loos eye catchy.... But that grille on the blue ram is hideous. Whoever came up with that design needs to be fired. google leafnose bat.

Agree, that grille = toxic projectile vomit. Every time I see one I shiver in horror.

Outdoorsman is what I want!
Bring it back.
Offer it in USA.

Don't like the Rebel Grille but that green is beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma1xyKEpdt0
Now this is a little more different than just paint and grill talk.

Oops wrong link above.
This is the interesting one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJbsmbNiFfQ

3rd time is the charm.
And Lime green too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNBqLfVHGN8

Love the green color, that is sweet!

Well that's nice looking paint!

The bottom line is, we need a new model brought out.

If they don't change it before 2018 that will be 10 years of pretty much the same truck. Although they have made some minor changes along the way.

They really need to pick it up for the sake of the safety ratings and the payload rating.

How many more different colored models are they going to come out with?

Oh, it sure would be nice if they would make the Rebel in a quad cab, and I really wish that they would also give you the option to not have the console.

And it seems we could give Ram all the opinion in the world we want but they seem to want to stick with it ugly grill.

In the past on the SLT 1500s, you could opt to get 17-inch Wheels instead of twenties, save yourself a bundle of money, and also you could get the non console setup, and save more money.

They also used to give you more options even for the gear ratios when buying a 5.7 Hemi. Initially when they came out with the 8-speed you could get 321 gears, 355 gears, and 392 gears. Now, it is only 321 and 392.

I drove a 321 geared crew cab Hemi, and it seemed to me it was rather sluggish. That's with the 8-speed. And that's when compared to my 2010 model with 392 gears and a 5/6 speed older 545-RFE trans.

@AllAmerikan: Here, here! Indeed, bring back the Outdoorsman!

If you can't afford to engineer a replacement use flashy paint and bigger motors.


Posted by: Lou_BC | Apr 10, 2017 1:59:45 PM

What do they need to upgrade? Powerful proven Hemi V8. Better ride with coils. Better handling loaded or unloaded. Air suspension, load leveling. Great looks. Ford has no equal in Rams price range.

ok blue awful green.

What do they need to upgrade? - Um, pretty much everything, you can start with the roof and safety cage, poor crash test ratings, rear floor, cab, fuel economy, power, capability, etc.

Powerful proven Hemi V8. - Proven as in outdated.

Better ride with coils. - Better handling loaded or unloaded.

Air suspension, load leveling. - all fluff that doesn't help anyone in the real world and is extra.

Great looks. - They were great but are getting dated, and uglier as they keep trying to make changes to the grilles instead of upgrades to the truck.

Ford has no equal in Rams price range. - Yeah they do and they have the TFL Truck of the Year.

Better ride with coils. - Better handling loaded or unloaded. -
HD test:

LD test: According to our judges, there is no denying the tremendous amount of value you get for the money with the Laramie Longhorn interior, but where the Ram lost most of its points was in its limited payload, braking numbers and the ride quality of the air suspension when towing or loaded.

Now you can be ram fan all you want but let’s get a little realistic. Ram needs a major upgrade.

putc ram you are just delusional. for instance, ram is going to TT their 3.6L pentastar. You have seen that on your propagand allpar website. ram currently has the worst crash ratings with an all steel body. Ford has the best with an all aluminum body with some steel in certain places. Fords aluminum is easier to repair in a bodyshop than steel. ram has proved that their multilink suspension is weak and heavy and takes up payload ratings. Every company compares themselves to Ford. You are proof of that. You compare everything to Ford. This easily proves that Ford sets the bench mark. You know this because everything you say, and i mean everything, is something to try and bash ford. when it comes to MPG, ram looses to every truck except the toyota. Empty and towing. and ram is very close in mpg in toyota. The 8 speed that ram buys from ZF is a decent transmission but even having that transmission the ram does not have the performance numbers or mpg or tow ratings for any Ford truck and GM truck. Then you want to talk profit. fiat is in the dumps right now. sure they are loan free but they are in a very bad financial situation with no cash on hand and leveraged out. Just because recalls are public how do you know Ford is struggling with recalls and cost. What about fiats warranty repair cost. Remember fiat products rank the lowest in reliability. This adds up to very high warranty cost that the public does not know about. Why dont you just either go back to putc where the brand bashing is tolerated or maybe just get back on track and having civil conversations about trucks here like everyone else except Mike.

Ram lost most of its points was in its limited payload, braking numbers and the ride quality of the air suspension when towing or loaded.

Posted by: Chris | Apr 11, 2017 11:33:59 AM
2016 Ford F-150 Lariat,
"Trailer and payload issues: Smith didn't like the F-150's "soft rear suspension when towing," and Sundling noted that it "squatted bad with a trailer, which changed the headlight angle." "It doesn't track nicely when loaded on the track," Bruzek said. "It was darting around at highway speeds with the nose pointed high and the rear of the truck squatting."

LOL!

2016 RAM Rebel 4x4 of the year, Four wheeler mag. Top of the food chain.

"Ram plugging along despite both its light-duty and heavy-duty lineup being among the oldest of each segment; its dealers must be doing something right. And it must be highlighted that this is the first time this year that Ram has outsold the Chevy Silverado ."

Ford whiners.

RAM 3500 Golden Hitch Award.

Here is a new Ram product at your local Ram/A.E.V. dealer.

RAM RECRUIT 1500

https://www.aev-conversions.com/vehicles/recruit

Eat your heart out kids. Dodge Demon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vD6A6NxySQ&feature=push-u&attr_tag=Nxxfl-mnju_AilDt-6

I don't care.
Posted by: Lou_BC | Apr 11, 2017 5:49:14 PM

Eat your heart out.

North America's longest lasting trucks.

RAM.

RAM needs a new V8.

They should revive the great old 440. Sure it would take sales away from their diesel upgrades but the 440 would just be a real sweet engine. Rumble!

"How many more different colored models are they going to come out with?"

The more the merrier as far as I'm concerned. Now if only they were all available at the same time, picking a new vehicle would be much, much easier.

"North America's longest lasting trucks.

RAM."

Odd, that one article on % of vehicles over 200,000 didn't even mention Ram.

Odd, that one article on % of vehicles over 200,000 didn't even mention Ram.
Posted by: Lou | Apr 12, 2017 2:18:31 PM

+Based on IHS Automotive VIO registration data for all brands of GVW 1-3 pickup trucks continuously sold in the U.S. since 1988, Dodge and Ram have the highest overall percentage still on the road.

http://www.ramtrucks.com/

The blue yes. That lime-green no!

RAM Rebel TRX is coming soon. Poor Ford and Chevy boys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D5dZI1amfM

+Based on IHS Automotive VIO registration data for all brands of GVW 1-3 pickup trucks continuously sold in the U.S. since 1988, Dodge and Ram have the highest overall percentage still on the road.

http://www.ramtrucks.com/
Posted by: RAM TRUCKS ARE #1 | Apr 12, 2017 3:07:42 PM

Class dismissed.

They need to come out with a mid/small pickup, like the Ridgeline, not waste money on hopping up their big trucks....

They need to come out with a mid/small pickup, like the Ridgeline, not waste money on hopping up their big trucks....

"Dodge and Ram have the highest overall percentage still on the road."

That is because their owners are too broke or embarrassed to have them towed off of the road.

" 440 would just be a real sweet engine. Rumble!"


Posted by: papajim | Apr 12, 2017 12:40:23 AM

I smell what your cook'en.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsqKqc3wwVE

http://moparproshop.com/440_stroker_engines

"Dodge and Ram have the highest overall percentage still on the road."

That is because their owners are too broke or embarrassed to have them towed off of the road.
Posted by: Lou | Apr 12, 2017 9:35:00 PM

"continuously sold in the U.S. since 1988"

And it must be a model continuously sold since 1988. Ford and GM didn't have their current trucks in 1988. SuperDuty arrived in 1999 and Silverado was a trim pkg in 1988 and didn't become a truck model until 1999 model. Stupid Dodge fans will believe anything.

"Dodge and Ram have the highest overall percentage still on the road."

That is because their owners are too broke or embarrassed to have them towed off of the road.
Posted by: Lou | Apr 12, 2017 9:35:00 PM

"continuously sold in the U.S. since 1988"

And it must be a model continuously sold since 1988. Ford and GM didn't have their current trucks in 1988. SuperDuty arrived in 1999 and Silverado was a trim pkg in 1988 and didn't become a truck model until 1999 model. Stupid Dodge fans will believe anything.


Posted by: Dave Z. | Apr 13, 2017 1:31:36 AM

I don't give a dam!

@ Roadwhale: I'm good with them adding colors. Great.

But these are models that they are just trying to hype up, because the truck is old.

They have indicated that the next model might be out in January or February of next year, yet they might call it a 2019.

The amusing thing is, Ford with their 5 liter and multiple camshafts, does not better the Hemi when it comes to power or mileage.

The non turbo engines, their 3.5 non-turbo does not better the Ram 3.6.

This is with smaller engines, and aluminum bodies, but they still can't get the better mileage or power.

Their big claim to fame is the twin turbo engines, however I read from Car and Driver, that the twin turbo 3.5 new Ford with the 10 speed came up very short of 22 or 23 miles to the gallon that it was rated at!

I believe they said it was about 18 miles to the gallon!

Not only that, Ford sells you the smallest extended cab truck in the class, the SCAB (Super Cab), which barely has enough room for somebody to sit down in the back. If I was going to buy one of those models I would get either Ram quad cab, Toyota double cab, or the Chevy extended cab, if I could stand looking at the Chevy that is.

So, if you don't want the little cab Ford, this leaves a person spending big money on the crew cab for which is one of the biggest cabs in class. No doubt about it, it is very big and luxurious, more than I need.

But it is very plain to see if Ram were to just come out with, a bit more safety, more payload on the Diesel and Hemi models, and make an Improvement on their quality, GM would not even be close to them.

If they even did two out of three things I mentioned above, they would be far ahead of GM.

"But it is very plain to see if Ram were to just come out with, a bit more safety, more payload on the Diesel and Hemi models, and make an Improvement on their quality, GM would not even be close to them."

@TRX-4 Tom - I'd have to agree. Even though the current Ram is the oldest design out their it still looks better than the new GM trucks and has more option choices. The looks of the Ram have aged very well.

I think that Ram is the class leader pointing the direction all of the automakers will head towards. Posted by: Lou | Apr 13, 2012 3:14:19 PM

MOPAR RULES !

GM/Ford/Import owners are jealous and uneducated !

Why are they saying? "the longest lasting truck in America" because I see a lot in the junk yard, more than ford or Garbage Motor trucks. I don't see too many people driving them this days most of them are fords.

Ram buyers are like cheetopotus supporters. Unskilled mouth breathing mo-rons who's parents are cousins.

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