Before, it is not the Dodge Power ram 50, it was the Dodge ram 50 also called as the D50. It is a kind of a compact pickup truck that is produced by Mitsubishi Motors and sold by the Chrysler Corporation from 1979 to 1993. This Dodge Power ram 50 is also the same as the basic pickup trucks as before but with all new sheet metal, new cab interiors, new name badges and a new grille. Dodge engineers specified the use of additional galvanize steel body panels to make the pickups last longer and look good even better.
The Ram is a full-size pickup truck from Dodge brand. The name was first used in 1981 on the redesigned D Series, though it came from the hood ornament used in the 1930s and 1940s trucks. The Ram ornament had been pretty much dropped by the mid-fifties. Dodge firm believed that it was time for the Ram to return as a symbol of the Dodge pickups' toughness. A 2WD pickup was designated a Ram and the 4WD pickup was designated a Power Ram. A rather attractive Ram hood ornament was placed on the hood of all pickups and chassis cabs. The four wheel drive was added for 1982, creating the Power Ram 50 according to Dodge's categorization. A turbo diesel engine was available in models between 1983 and 1986.
The first-generation of Ram trucks was introduced in the year 1981. The Power Ram meant four wheel drive. The 4WD Dodge Power ram 50 model was added to the company's import offerings in 1982. An optional 4-cylinder 2.3 liter turbo diesel was new in 1983. The Dodge Power ram 50 was redesigned in 1987, which was the same year Dodge introduced the Ram 50's successor, the Dodge Dakota.
Like its fellow vehicle manufacturers, Dodge also used 150 to mean a half-ton truck, 250 to indicate a ¾-ton, and 350 for one-tons. Standard cab, "Club" extended cab, and crew cab versions were offered along with 6.5 ft and 8 ft bed lengths and "Utiline" and "Sweptline" styled boxes.
Dodge has been making a splash with their vehicle models recently. This Dodge Power ram 50 was recognized as a "Best Buy" in its respective categories in late 1980's. This model was also nominated for the category of the International Car of the Year on that the same year. In addition, Dodge Ram trucks have been named Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year twice. The second-generation Ram won the award in 1994, and the third-generation Ram Heavy Duty won the award for 2003.
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