February 9, 2005
Chicago auto show
2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab features roomiest pickup cab ever
Chicago, Illinois – Dodge unveiled the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab which features the largest pickup cab ever with class-leading interior room and comfort for six adult passengers and their gear.
“Demand for full-size crew cab pickup trucks in North America has grown about 19 percent in the past five years. Dodge Ram Mega Cab will compliment that segment by delivering the most versatile cab ever created for pickup truck buyers who want more room, comfort and convenience,” said Ron Smith, Vice President – Marketing, DaimlerChrysler Canada.
The Dodge Ram Mega Cab’s 145.2 cubic feet (4.1 cubic metres) of interior space features the first reclining rear seats available in a pickup truck, tilting back from a 22 to 37 degree seatback angle for added comfort. The rear-passenger area of the Dodge Ram Mega Cab offers best-in-class leg room of 44.2 inches (111 centimetres) and the rear seats also split 60/40, fold down and move forward, providing numerous configurations for maximum interior cargo capacity and flexibility.
The starting point for the 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab is the 160.5-inch wheelbase Ram 2500 long box model. Engineers re-proportioned the cab and the pickup box by replacing the eight-foot long box with the Ram 2500’s six-foot, three-inch box, providing an additional 20 inches (50.8 centimetres) for the cab. The result is a cab length of 111.1 inches (282 cm) – more than 12 inches (31 cm) longer than the 2005 Ford F-250 Crew Cab.
Offered in SLT and Laramie trim, premium amenities offered in the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab include a full-screen navigation radio, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, power-sliding rear window, heated front bucket seats, power sunroof and adjustable pedals.
The new interior design of the 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab includes a wide centre console that reinforces its large, interior dimensions. The instrument panel features precise gauges and large, user-friendly buttons and knobs. In addition, generous storage bins and compartments, flexible-sized cup holders, and premium materials create a functional and upscale atmosphere within the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab.
Available in Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 models, all 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cabs are built on the Dodge Ram Heavy Duty structure. Chassis, frame, axles, wheels and signature Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Cummins Turbo Diesel and Hemi engines provide maximum power and payload capability, consistent with all Dodge Ram Heavy Duty trucks.
Built at Chrysler Group’s Saltillo, Mexico assembly plant, the 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab will be available in dealerships in fall of 2005.