Ram 1500 Receives Industry-First Feature from SiriusXM
Remember when the all-new next-generation 2019 Ram 1500 first debuted? It was a pretty exciting moment at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, and ever since its release, the new Ram 1500 has won award after award. So far in 2019, the 2019 Ram 1500 has won a total of four awards or recognition by large names in the auto industry. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 powertrain modified with the mild-hybrid system eTorque landed the Ram on the WardsAuto 10 Best Engines List, and the Texas Motor Press Association (TxMPA) named the new 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel as the “Texas Off-road Truck of the Year”. Most recently and most notably, the 2019 Ram 1500 also became the first large pickup truck in history to earn a Top Safety Pick+ from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Another first for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 was the debut of the SiriusXM 360L platform. Now, the partnership between the two has sparked an industry-first – New SiriusXM “Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora”.
Ram and SiriusXM announced their second industry-first feature for Ram truck consumers near the end of September 2019. Because new is always better, this new industry-first feature will only be available on 2020 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 and Chassis Cab models equipped with Ram’s class-leading Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen. Consumers that do purchase or lease one of these models will get to experience a combination of rich music curation and industry-leading personalization with “Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora”. It’s unlike any experience found in any other audio entertainment service.
Ram truck owners will need a SiriusXM All Access subscription to use the SiriusXM with 360L platform and “Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora” on their Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen, but once they do, they will be able to create their own ad-free music stations based on the artists they listen to. In addition, to better curate a personalized channel, subscribers can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, or even skip songs via the touchscreen within the SiriusXM service so that their personal channel plays more of what they want. Oh, and if looking to get a great deal, act fast!
Previous model-year Ram truck owners are getting grand-fathered in. With the use of over-the-air software updates in the fourth quarter of 2019, Ram trucks with Uconnect 12-inch screen will receive updates granting access to these features. If you can’t wait, 2020 Ram trucks equipped with a Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen will receive the update in October 2019.
Looking for more? Well if you’re a sports fan, you’re in luck. Ram customers using SiriusXM with 360L can enable Sports Notifications. This feature is pretty nifty. After selecting their favorite teams, consumers will receive an on-screen notification when their team’s game is on and can then tune into it with the touch of a button. This feature will also be available on 2020 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 and Chassis Cab trucks in October 2019 and on 2019 Ram 1500 models when the fourth-quarter update rolls around.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) released a short video to give consumers a preview of how the feature works. No sound, but check it out below”
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