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Stellantis working 84 hour weeks to keep up with demand for Ram 1500

Stellantis working 84 hour weeks to keep up with demand for Ram 1500

We know the 2020 Ram 1500 is good but we didn’t know quite how popular it would become. News from Stellantis (formerly FCA), says the automaker is having to work extra shifts to keep up with demand for the truck.

If that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know, we don’t know what will!

The 2021 Ram 1500 is a fantastic evolution of an already excellent truck and takes all that was good about the previous model and made it better.

Then there’s the Ram TRX which deserves a blog post all on its own.

The Ram Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan is now having to work 84 hour weeks to keep up with demand. This has forced 7 days on, 7 days off shift rotations which not everyone likes, but as demand outstripped supply during 2020 and the early part of 2021, it’s unavoidable.

The 2021 Ram 1500

The 2021 Ram 1500 is a superb truck. It looks good, performs even better and is everything you want a truck to be. Pleasing to the eye, comfortable to sit in, easy to drive and stable even when not carrying loads.

The design has evolved into a truly attractive truck. The grille and lights have been refined to look much more mature while simple updates to panels and shapes have kept the character of the truck while keeping it modern at the same time.

The same can be said for the interior. The cabin can be as basic or as luxurious as you like. It’s spacious, can seat people comfortably up front or in back as well as tow and haul.

Seating is very comfortable, the driving position is upright yet relaxed with a nice looking dashboard and all the controls you could need close to hand.

Under the hood

Under the hood of the 2021 Ram 1500 is one of a few engines. The ever reliable 3.6-litre V6 with 305 hp, the 5.7-litre V8 with 395 hp with or without mild hybrid assistance, the 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel and the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 in the TRX.

Each engine has plenty of pull and smooth acceleration through the range. The mild hybrid adds advantages while the diesel is ideal for those trucks that do long journeys.

All engines use an automatic transmission to send power to the rear or all wheels.

The 2021 Ram 1500 is a Top Safety Pick with the US IIHS and got a five star safety score from the NHTSA. Trucks can come with automatic braking, adaptive braking, blind spot monitoring and active lane control to help keep you safe.

If you don’t mind adding to the workload in Michigan, we have some great deals on the 2021 Ram 1500. Visit Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 3V8 to see it up close.

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