Explore the History of Ram Trucks

The Ram trucks that we know and love today have a colorful past. Here is a brief history of Ram to help you get to know this brand better.


This was the beginning for the Ram name. The Dodge trucks at the time were called Dodge Ram pickups for the first time this year. Dodge used a ram’s head hood ornament to help the trucks stand out. The first engine options included a 3.7-liter slant six, a 5.2-liter V8, and a 5.9-liter V8.

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In 1994, Dodge introduced the second-generation of its Ram pickup line. These were bigger and stronger than the previous models. They had rugged exteriors with comfortable, car-like interiors. In fact, the Ram trucks from 1994 had the biggest available cabins on the market. The model designations also got an update this year and were called the 1500, 2500, and 3500.


We got the third-generation of the Dodge Ram pickups in 2002. These trucks boasted an all-new suspension, frame, interior, powertrain options, and design.


This was the first year the Ram brand was officially an independent brand from Dodge. This enabled both brands to focus more on what they do best; Ram trucks have gotten better every year since.

We at Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram are anxiously anticipating the release of the fifth-generation Ram for 2019.

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I am the third-generation owner of Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Walled Lake, MI. After working as a lawyer for 11 years, I took over the dealership my family started in 1955.

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