Ram Truck Off-road Experience Gets Down at Detroit's Downtown Hoedown

May 30, 2013, 15:00 ET from Chrysler Group LLC

DETROIT, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The best viewing area at Detroit's largest country music festival, the Downtown Hoedown, is reserved for those who first experience the power, capabilities and performance of the award-winning Ram trucks at the Ram Off-road Experience. Trucks are available for test drives during all three days of the festival, May 31- June 2, making Ram's off-road test track one of the many attractions for concert goers at the 31st WYCD Downtown Hoedown.

The Downtown Hoedown is a three-day festival of country music on the grounds of Comerica Park featuring entertainment by more than 40 artists on three stages, including headliners Uncle Kracker, Jake Owen and Joe Nichols.

"We are proud to showcase the most innovative lineup of full-size pickup trucks on the market at the Downtown Hoedown," said Mike Dragojevic, Director of the Great Lakes Business Center - Chrysler Group, LLC. "Ram trucks and country music have always gone hand in hand. Bringing them together in our hometown is a recipe for a great time."

Participants in the Ram Off-road Experience will be given rides with a performance driver through an obstacle course that demonstrates the truck's capabilities including: 30 degree wedge to demonstrate traction, rocks and logs to demonstrate articulation and stability, bumps to demonstrate suspension and a Ram Mountain to demonstrate the ground clearance, approach and departure angles.

There is no additional fee for Hoedown attendees to enjoy the experience. Upon completion of their test drive,participants will receive a Ram t-shirt that gives them exclusive access to one of the Hoedown's best viewing areas.

The Ram Off-road Experience can be found on the Comerica Park grounds and will be open during the following dates and times:

Friday, May 31 5:00pm - sundown
Saturday, June 1 2:00pm - sundown
Sunday, June 2 2:00pm - sundown

For more information about the Downtown Hoedown visit http://wycd.cbslocal.com/2013-downtown-hoedown-lineup/

About Ram Truck Brand
The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they'd like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.

The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities. Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

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SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC