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  1. Mopar / FCA News
    Ram Truck just introduced a new Snow Plow Prep package for the 2021 Ram 1500, at the Work Truck Show® in Indianapolis. Available for just $195, it’s a good deal even if you don’t plan to move snow: it includes a 220-amp alternator, truck-side plow wiring harness, and rear power sliding window...
  2. Mopar / FCA News
    Ram Truck will honor every branch of the United States Armed Forces with a series of "Built to Serve Edition” trucks. Each of the five U.S. military service branches will be honored with two paint colors that evoke the spirit, mission, and history of that service. One of each branch’s “Built to...
  3. Mopar / FCA News
    If you ever wondered just how popular the Ram 1500 diesel was, now you can get a clue from the latest recall: 107,898 2014-19 Ram 1500s have been recalled due to a problem with the diesel’s EGR coolers. What’s more, another 50,159 Ram 1500 diesels in Canada are being recalled, a stunning...
  4. Mopar / FCA News
    GM finally came out with the cost and power ratings for their straight-six diesels for the Silverado 1500; now it’s Ram’s turn to fill in the bottom-line question. The Ram EcoDiesel will be a $4,995 option—costing $3,000 more than the Hemi V8 with eTorque ($3,300 more on the Tradesman, Big...
  5. Auto News & Rumors
    Interesting read: Pickup sales approach new highs However, what that bar chart doesn’t say is that the full-size pickup segment usually was 5th or 6th in sales volume. It is now 2nd in volume in the US and Canada, as sedans wither away and crossovers fragment into multiple segments. Pickups...
  6. Mopar / FCA News
    Jeep finally came out with the pickup truck enthusiasts have wanted for over a decade—the Jeep Gladiator. But what about a more traditional take on it—one with just two doors? The Jeep J-6 has been setting social media buzzing. Is this a test to see if a two-door Jeep pickup would be popular...
  7. Mopar / FCA News
    Ram’s “Texas truck” has returned: the 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Lone Star is now on the Dallas-Fort Worth Auto Show floor. Sold only in Texas, the “Lone Star” is exclusive to the largest pickup truck market in the U.S. Buyers can opt for the highest torque in the class, with a full thousand...
  8. Mopar / FCA News
    After years of rumors, mostly at Allpar , Ram is launching a new and prosaically named “Multifunction Tailgate” on its Ram 1500 pickups. The unique tailgate is the first to let the owner choose, at any time, whether to drop it down like a traditional pickup tailgate, or to swing it open with...
  9. Mopar / FCA News
    The half million. Ram is recalling around 650,000 prior-generation heavy-duty pickups and chassis cabs because the steering linkage  may separate over time. The recall only affects certain configurations, and has been linked to eight crashes and one injury. The vehicles in question are the...
  10. Mopar / FCA News
    Allpar’s David Lantz was in Houston yesterday morning, when the Ram 2500 and 3500 Laramie Longhorn were unveiled in their full, leather-and-wood-trimmed glory. On the same day, the Texas Motor Press Association (not to be confused with the Texas Auto Writers' Association, or TAWA) named the...
  11. Mopar / FCA News
    The return of the Ram Heavy Duty Laramie Longhorn isn’t surprising, but unveiling the 2019 version today was unexpected. The Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas (based on votes from the Texas Auto Writers Association) three years in a row, the Laramie Longhorn 2500 benefits greatly from its unique...
  12. Mopar / FCA News
    You may recently have been stunned by General Motors’ rather tasteless and uglified next-generation Silverado HD. Ram is moving in a somewhat new direction, and is also going for the “our grille is bigger than yours” look, but in a much more dignified, refined manner. These photos reveal a...
  13. Mopar / FCA News
    Green Car Journal has named the Ram 1500 as its 2019 Green Truck of the Year™, based on input from automotive experts and the journal's staff. On the 2019 Ram 1500’s side is the standard engine’s mild-hybrid system, also available with the optional V8. Both are paired with TorqueFlite...
  14. Mopar / FCA News
    The former jeepscramblerforum.com, now dubbed jeepgladiatorforum.com, has released Jeep photos of the Gladiator pickup, from a leaked press kit. The pickup seems to be a bit longer than expected, which suggests that the Toledo plant where it’s made has been renovated to allow for...
  15. Mopar / FCA News
    First, let’s clarify the name — just like the Dodge Dart 440 did not have a 440 engine, the Ram Rebel 12 is not a 2012 Ram Rebel. Instead, it’s the first Ram 1500 Rebel to come with a 12-inch UConnect touch-screen navigation system.  The idea, according to Ram chief Jim Morrison, came from...
  16. Mopar / FCA News
    It seems like just yesterday that FCA leaned on the Mitsubishi L200, once sold as the Dodge Ram 50, to create its new midsize pickups, the Ram 1200 and Fiat Fullback. Almost as soon as production started, though, Nissan/Renault bought a chunk of Mitsubishi, and FCA had to make new plans. We no...
  17. Mopar / FCA News
    The latest salvo in the war on gas guzzling was fired by Ram, the first company to put hybrid-electric powertrains into mainstream pickups. Ram’s move was something of a surprise, since pickup buyers don’t usually seem to like the idea of hybrids, which may explain why GM’s hybrid trucks never...
  18. Mopar / FCA News
    With pickups taking an ever-larger share of the GM, Ford, and FCA sales, and gasoline prices starting to rise, fuel efficiency has become increasingly important. Ram went with a small diesel and eight-speed automatic, then two hybrids; Ford went with aluminum, then added a diesel and ten-speed...
  19. Mopar / FCA News
    Though the 2019 Ram 1500 was unveiled months ago, there are still some unanswered questions. At a recent press event , Allpar was able to either get answers — or at least narrow down the questions. Many buyers want to know when the diesel is coming, and whether it’s a refreshed version, a new...
  20. Mopar / FCA News
    Ford recently announced its triumphant return to the top of the pickup fuel-mileage heap, with a 30 mpg, diesel-powered, rear drive F-150. That’s a full three miles per gallon better than the prior record-holder, the Ram 1500 diesel. 2019 F-150 (not a diesel) If you’re a 4x4 buyer, though...
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