Chicago, Jim Morrison, Komo discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
Nick miles. This is KOMO news. How will you know Friday night when all the maybe Friday afternoon when all of the guys from the Chicago show, all the PR representatives, the president's the vice president's the manages the CEO's CFO's and the chief marketing officers a win home. They thought that's it. We're done with the Chicago auto show. We've done all Pau. We've introduced fabulous new product. And we've shown everybody. How amazing we are. And what amazing things we can do little did Jim Morrison? No that I was gonna steal his Sunday back to talk about the new ram trucks. Hey, jim. I'm good. He thought it was over. But it's not. There's a lot of excitement from what went on in Chicago and have to keep that going here this weekend. So it seems to be the Chuck companies a really rampant it up. It's like this. You guys just trying to outdo each other. And I'm seeing things I didn't expect to see first of all let's talk about that new tailgate that you announce the Chicago auto show. I don't think there's ever been a tailgate split sixty forty and swings open has there on a truck that had. No, we we call it the the ram multi-function tailgate. And you know, it's one of those things that when you spend a lot of time putting things in and out of the truck you're always trying to think of how to make it a little bit better and short pulled it off with this new multifunction tailgate. So it works like a normal tailgate would drops down. Stanford feature drops down nearly normal tailgate does two thousand pounds you can drive onto onto it. Whatever you need to do. And then or if you want to you can open it up like barn doors with sixty forty s now that's a great way to access your bid. If you've got a big trailer on the back or if you just want to jump back up. Into it. There's a nice little step, and it makes it really easy to get in and out of the bed. Now with new multifunction tailgate you use these trucks referee life from what I made me smile. An awful lot is really real life examples when you're out on your farm having to load hay bales in the bag and no longer have to drag him over the tailgate. That was exactly my weekend last weekend had to move some. Hey from one side of the farm to the other because of this crazy weather we've had here in Michigan. It's nice to be able to have that extra two feet. You don't have to lift over Bill Hayes only sixty seventy pounds. But you know, you do it ten times. It's nice to be able to the back and not have to lift over. So that's one of those solutions that this new multifunction tailgate helps you survive with a little bit about the enjoyable newness of this tailgate coming to market because we had a lot of people get excited about it. How long are they going to have to wait? And is it going to be an expensive option, or is it going to be a reasonable option really quite reasonable for the and for the ram multifunction tailgate, and we can get it on every trim. So from tradesman straight on through until warns unlimited, and it's it's really easy to access that one eighty nine ninety five crowed into your monthly payment or release which is really good for them from our dealers starting in about three weeks, we expect them to be at dealerships in Q two, and but the customers can Glendower dealerships, we know within just under three weeks in place in order for a new one. So my producer for Fox Sports. Stacey went and bought a ramtruck yesterday at a dealer in Minneapolis. If she wants to fit one she to have to wait for order of the truck or she going to have to she'd have to go and swap it out for another truck to retrofit them to existing two thousand eighteen nineteen months, there were workout solution. I don't know what it's going to be like to be honest because there's some some reinforcements that happened in the in the box itself. I'm sure we'll be able to. But we're still working on that solution to tell you exactly when and our I'd have to get back on. All right. A lot of people who have ram trucks and love daily would like to make sure they can add that to that truck. Let's talk a little bit about the other big news that you had so coming out of Detroit, we had a new twenty five hundred big truck for you best in class towing when you announced it the competition stepped out with two of their new trucks, heavy duty trucks, but you didn't leave it at just having the two thousand five hundred in Detroit. He gave us a thirty five or forty five or fifty five and a limited model at the Chicago auto show. Yeah, you know, a lot. A lot of ram news in Chicago and kind of all year. Shoot with crazy dog looking Jason horse here. A lot of news. We left for cargo was the was the chassis cab. So you're right. We we introduced the the new heavy duty. So it'll it'll out power one thousand pounds of torque brand new Cummins turbo diesel really cranking up. The torch was the the most powerful engine highest torque in the segment, it'll tell everybody in the marketplace here today now thirty five thousand one hundred pounds.