Is Ram dropping Rebel Hellcat Easter eggs?

A good deal of the styling of the 2019 Ram 1500 comes from the Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX Concept unveiled at the 2016 State Fair of Texas. Could more from the TRX be coming?

On the 2019 Ram 1500, the window on the rear doors has a kink in the bottom, just like the Rebel TRX Concept. The new Sport hood is clearly inspired by the hood on the Rebel TRX Concept.

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Ram makes Best of Show

2019 Ram 1500

Cars.com gave the 2019 Ram 1500 its “best of show” award today, because of “its blend of capability, comfort, technology and efficiency.”

The Ram dropped 225 pounds while becoming stronger and safer, increasing towing to 12,750 pounds and payload to 2,300 pounds; a new mild-hybrid setup is optional on the Hemi and standard on the V6. There is also an optional 12-inch touch-screen, 360° camera,

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New Rams on dealer systems

2019 Ram 1500

The 2019 Ram 1500 is already showing up on dealers’ order screens. Looking at the Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn 4×4, we see that both the V6 is listed as “late availability.”

The Big Horn Level 1 option group includes the 3.5 inch color trip computer, 8.4 inch center display with CarPlay, Class IV hitch, power driver’s seat with lumbar adjustments, power-adjusting pedals, CD player,

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Future of the Caravan: Sergio semi-confirms the rumors

When questioned about the future of the Dodge Grand Caravan at the Windsor Assembly Plant at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne had an interesting answer:

The replacement of the Caravan will be a Caravan-like vehicle. I need another minivan. It’s going to be in line with the Pacifica architecture.

It has been long said that after the end of Grand Caravan production in 2019,

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Gilles on the Cherokee: not as polarizing

With the squinty headlights gone from the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, FCA is about to find out just how polarizing the controversial design of the old model was.

Jeep brand chief Michael Manley rolled out the updated 2019 Cherokee in Detroit this morning; the press generally gave approving nods toward its new fascia, redesigned rear end, and new 2.0-liter turbo option. Gone are the ultra-slim, signature headlights on the fifth-generation design that allegedly turned off some would-be buyers.

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New pickup: more Ram 50 than Dakota

After Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles took the stage to answer the press’ questions during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan; it was clear that there would be a solid history for the truck plant in Saltillo, Mexico.

However, a new Ram Dakota is not part of it. Instead, there is a new Ram metric pickup to be shared with the Fiat brand,

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Marchionne on the money

While most attention was focused on the new Ram pickups, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the company could hit a major milestone by mid-2018.

After years of being heavily debt-laden, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could be net cash positive by June, Marchionne told reporters at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Marchionne added that he still expects the company’s net industrial debt to be mostly eliminated by the end of 2018.

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2019 Jeep Cherokee: New face, turbocharged engine

2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee was introduced today at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a new front end, hatch, and 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The refreshed Cherokee also has a few other refinements that, frankly, don’t matter nearly as much as the new headlights, tailgate, and engine.

Minor Upgrades for the 2019 Cherokee

Before getting into the key improvements made to the 2019 Jeep Cherokee,

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