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The Ram brand was established in 2010 when the company that later became Fiat Chrysler separated Dodge’s car and truck lines. Ram is composed of full-size trucks as well as Fiat-derived passenger and cargo vans.
Ram is a truck and van brand, one that previously was a model line under the Dodge marque. The Dodge Ram was established in 1981.
The second-generation Dodge Ram was built through 2001 and featured two-door regular and extended cab body styles, as well as a four-door quad cab model. The heavy-duty lines also included a dual-axle (dually) model. These trucks were powered by a base 3.9-liter V6 engine. A pair of V8 engines and a high performance V10 engine were also available.
Dodge had a contract with Cummins to produce a turbodiesel 6.7-liter six-cylinder engine for Ram. That engine remains in production today.
The full-size Ram was not the only model offered by Dodge. Beginning in 1987, the midsize Dodge Dakota pickup truck arrived on the market and continued for three generations.
Beginning in 2013, a full-size Ram ProMaster van was introduced, based on the Fiat Ducato. It became the first full-size van sold by Chrysler since the Dodge Ram Van was discontinued in 2003. The new van is available in passenger and cargo configurations.
In 2014, a compact Ram ProMaster City van was introduced. ProMaster City includes cargo (van) and passenger (wagon) configurations.