According to Autoedizione, the 3-liter VM V6 diesel engine will be used in a new Dodge pickup truck, as well as the European version of the Durango. Autoedizione claimed that this information comes straight from Chrysler-Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne, and that the Durango might be launched in South America as a Fiat. The V6 diesel, developed specifically to meet US emissions standards, will not be used in passenger cars from Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, or Alfa Romeo, but only in pickups and SUVs.
The “new” pickup could be a new midrange model, which has been rumored and can be seen in the Five Year Plan, or, one may speculate, the 2013 Ram, which is “new” in the sense of “a new release of an existing truck.” Rumors continue to swirl around testing of Ram 1500 diesel models, though a Cummins V6 engine has already been packaged for the big Ram. (Thanks, tryphon).
Dodge and SRT are rejoining the Trans Am Series, with Miller Racing fielding two new Dodge Challengers at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 15 and 16. Driving will be four-time series champion Tommy Kendall, making his first Trans Am start since 2004 in the TA2 series class. The cars appear to be driven by 5.7 liter Hemi engines. [...]
Though the Ram 1500 just had major upgrades, another refresh is due in 2017, to deal with the new F-150s and a possible Chevrolet Silverado update. So far not much is known about these trucks, except that they will likely include the Pentastar engine upgrade, might include the rumored 5.7 Hemi V8 upgrade, and are likely to have undergone weight reduction therapy [...]
With the supercharged 6.2 Hemi delivering 707 horsepower to the Dodge Charger and Challenger, the Viper boys are reportedly looking for ways to get back on top. While the Viper may be superior on a tight racing course, the straight-line performance of Charger and Challenger, in five-seaters with all the amenities, large trunks, and automatic or manual transmissions, is a challenge for Team [...]
Artist suzq044 has provided an alternative view of what the 2017 Ram may look like. This refresh will counter new F-150s. The trucks will almost certainly include the V6 engine upgrade, might include the rumored 5.7 Hemi V8 upgrade, and are likely to have more high-strength steel and aluminum to cut weight. The 2017 Ram is also likely to have aerodynamic improvements to increase highway [...]
It has been years since Allpar first reported on the future launch of a new Jeep Wagoneer, and the dropping of the Dodge Caravan. With Wagoneer on the books, Chrysler planners may have had mixed feelings about the sudden success of the Dodge Durango. They wanted to drop the Durango for a more-profitable Wagoneer (essentially a Durango with the Grand Cherokee suspension design [...]