The new look 2019 Ram truck is getting a lot of attention, not only for its striking redesign, but for its smooth, luxurious ride.
At press time, a 2019 Ram 1500 Limited was the focal point in the Stephens Auto Center showroom, which is short drive from the Charleston area down Corridor G, near Danville and Madison.
Stephens Auto Center is a full-service dealer for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and also Ford.
Stephens Auto Center Executive Sales Manager Travis Fair can attest to the new Ram truck’s great ride, looks and handling.
Fair, who has been the executive sales manager at Stephens Auto Center for the past 18 years, led a visitor on a tour of the Ram 1500 Limited, pointing out its many features.
“This one has all the bells and whistles,” Fair said, as he opened the driver’s and passenger side doors. “And it has all the safety features.”
Those safety features include blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.
The top-of-the-line Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab in the Stephens Auto Center showroom also has power running boards that automatically slide out to accommodate drivers and passengers alike.
The Ram 1500 Limited’s interior also features a largest-in-class 12-inch touch screen.
It’s a customizable home screen with split-screen capability, pinch-and-zoom technology and physical controls for key features that makes it easy to access what matters.
Fair had a chance to take the Ram 1500 Limited on a demo ride and was impressed with the truck’s ride and comfort.
“I demoed one for an evening. The ride in this vehicle and the way it drove and handled the road – it blew my mind. It was unbelievable,” Fair said. “It was as smooth as a luxury sedan.”
The 2019 Ram 1500 Limited also had an optional “air ride suspension.”
“The suspension can go up or down,” he said.
Fair said Stephens Auto Center has a “great selection” of 2019 Ram trucks in stock, as well as 2018 models. Customers can save up to $12,500 on remaining 2018 models and save up to $15,000 on remaining 2017 Rams.
For Jeep enthusiasts, Stephens Auto Center also has in stock the redesigned for 2018 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Compass.
Fair said Jeeps are big sellers at Stephens Auto Center, particularly the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler model also lends itself to customization, which Stephens Auto Center can do on site.
“We like to spruce them up a little bit. We like to put lift kits on them and put some different wheels and tires on them, also,” he said.
“Wrangler is one of the most accessorized vehicles out there.”
Among other changes for 2018, the redesigned Jeep Wrangler has a beefier front bumper and a windshield that’s more sloped than on previous models. The sloped windshields will reduce the chances of cracks and other damage from road debris, Fair said.
An improvement on the 2018 Wrangler soft-top version is that the roof can be folded back in one, easy motion.
“It’s much easier now — it’s one step to let the soft-top go back and all the way forward.”
Fair said the Jeep Wrangler also has a feature that controls hill descent without having to use the brakes. This is especially useful on gravel or snowy slopes.
Stephens Auto Center also has the new body-style Jeep Compass in stock.
“It’s a totally redesigned Compass,” Fair said. “It has the look of the Grand Cherokee.”
Stephens Auto Center offers plenty of reasons to make the short trip down Corridor G. One of those reasons is the 10-Year/Million-Mile limited powertrain warranty on all of the new vehicles at no charge, excluding diesel, high-performance engines and commercial use vehicles.
“We offer a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty on the pre-owned vehicles, also at no charge. This warranty is like no other in the industry. This gives the customer peace of mind if they decide to keep their vehicle for an extended time that they will be covered if something happens to their vehicle down the road.
“With this warranty, you get one-year roadside assistance and one-year trip interruption. The best part of this warranty, I think, is that there is no cost to the customer, and they get coverage for 10 years/one million miles on the new vehicles that qualify for the warranty,” Fair said.
For more information about Stephens Auto Center, call 304-369-2411 or visit www.stephensautocenter.com