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2013 Ram uncovered: no camo

Glenn Paulina wrote:

After a three hour vigil, we managed to catch one of the recently-shot 2013 Dodge Ram prototypes without its frontal camouflage, fully revealing the revamped truck’s new grille and front bumper design. The grille has been reshaped, with angled corners at the top and bottom. The grille’s texture has also been completely reworked, with a bevy of horizontal slats replacing the honeycomb mesh around the familiar crosshair grille bars.

2013 Ram 1500 spy shot

The front bumper is also restyled, with two new air-intakes , and recessed spots that are set wide, which may house fog lamps when the truck is in its finished form. The headlights on this prototype are identical to the current Ram, but we think there may very well be redesigned headlights in the cards for the facelifted model. The headlights in use here do not fit the new body work, especially where the lights should meet the top of the front bumper. The bottom of the headlights are perfectly horizontal, while the bumper is angled downward toward the center, leaving an ill-fitting gap that suggests that new, reshaped lights will also be part of the new Ram’s look.

When the truck photographed here removed his camouflage for one final, hot-weather run up the mountain, the two other Ram prototypes on the scene kept their camo in place. A closer look at the headlights behind that camouflage seems to suggest that they have different internals and lighting elements from the headlights on the uncovered truck. That may be why those two trucks still kept their disguise in place.

Note: [This photo] is a Photoshopped composite which is supplied to provide an accurate, “side-by-side” comparison between the 2011 and 2013 models.

Brenda Priddy also caught the 2013 Ram 1500, apparently the same vehicle, but with the hood open and a clear shot of the Pentastar V6 underneath it.

Fiat 500L recall

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Chrysler Group has announced it will recall an estimated 29,500 2014 and 2015 Fiat 500L vehicles shipped in the U.S. and Canada to replace their knee airbags. Of the total, an estimated 25,500 are in the U.S. with the other 4,000 in Canada. Based on U.S. sales reported through the end of June, the recall appears to cover all of the 500Ls sold or shipped since the model went on the market....

2015 300 spotted

Robert C. Evans wrote, “I caught these right outside my office this morning. It appears to be an updated 2015 Chrysler 300, with a much larger front grill than the current generation. It seems it is almost returning to the original 300 grill and squared off front end. You will also see integrated exhaust in the rear much like the 2015 Chrysler 200.” Most of the sheet metal should be similar to the current version, as the 2015 will be a relatively minor refresh — except for the use of eight-speed automatics across the board and UConnect upgrades....

Hellcat ring-tones

If you can’t afford $60,000 or more for the real thing, or the insurance surcharges for driving a 707 horsepower car (even if you promise to use the 500-hp black fob), Dodge will help out by providing a Hemi Hellcat ring-tone for your phone. The ringtone can be heard and downloaded from  www.drivesrt.com/hellcatringtone. Deeper looks: 2015 Challenger SRT: Hellcat and 392 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat at the track HellCat: supercharged Hemi engines...

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