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  1. Mopar / FCA News
    Peugeot, in partnership with a Chinese company, has released specs and photos of its new pickup trucks. Running the same class as the current Mitsubishi L200 / Ram 1200 / Fiat Fullback (and the old Dodge Dakota), this pickup looks like a “lifestyle truck” but is designed for commercial use...
  2. Mopar / FCA News
    Buried in the depths of a large press release on Ram’s history as a standalone brand was a golden nugget: the Hellcat-powered Ram TRX pickup has been approved for production. Details are not yet available, but at the time the TRX was shown, FCA sources told Allpar that the plan was to produce...
  3. Mopar / FCA News
    Today, Ram Truck is celebrating a decade as a standalone brand. Since emerging in October 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily increased its leadership in durability, efficiency. and convenience. Ram chief Reid Bigland wrote, “Ram has had the benefit of being able to focus solely on trucks...
  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. Mopar / FCA News
    The official numbers for the first quarter are in, and Ram’s 120,026 U.S. sales easily beat the Chevrolet Silverado’s 114,313. Ah, you ask, but what about the GMC Sierra, which is really just an altered Silverado with different options?  That adds another 40,546 pickups, so that GM easily...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Mopar / FCA News
    Pricing for the Australian version of the 2018 Ram 1500 — the prior generation, which is still being produced — has been announced at last. There are only two varieties, the Express Quad Cab and Laramie Crew Cab, and they are only sold with Hemi V8 engines. Buyers can get rear or four wheel...
  11. 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...
  12. Mopar / FCA News
    Analysis. For years, people speculated about why Ram was split from Dodge. The official explanation, accountability, never made much sense; nor did  “people call it a Ram anyway.” People call it a Charger, but there’s no Charger brand. For that matter, the SRT brand didn’t last long. For...
  13. Mopar / FCA News
    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...
  14. Mopar / FCA News
    We’ve shown numerous spy shots of the 2019 Ram 1500 over the years, but now we have a good, clear, and sharp spy video from the folks at Real Fast Fotography. Several weeks ago, Allpar posted exclusive pictures of the all-new Ram 1500 (DT) which revealed, for the first time, Ram’s updated...
  15. Mopar / FCA News
    Here’s a Ram 1500 caught by KGP Photography, testing out the split tailgate system Allpar reported on quite a while back. KGP wrote, “A few years ago,  Allpar.com  discovered Chrysler/Dodge/Ram patents for a multifunctional tailgate design that is split down the middle, allowing the tailgate...
  16. Mopar / FCA News
    Today, Ram unveiled its new, special-edition 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport — the last special Ram 1500 Sport of 2017. Jeep and Ram brand chief Mike Manley pointed out that both the custom look and high-impact colors had been well received; the Hydro Blue Sport delivers both, as did the prior...
  17. Mopar / FCA News
    A big vertical screen, like the one in the Dodge Charger pursuit cars? It looks as though that’s one of the new additions to the 2019 Ram 1500 , based on the work of spy photographer Brian Williams of SpiedBilde. Although it could be two smaller screens, cleverly styled to look like one, the...
  18. Mopar / FCA News
    A week after Allpar landed an exclusive photo of the 2019 Ram 1500, Automotive News and numerous other sources showed spy shots of a different Ram 1500. Allpar sources say the difference is in the headlights — the newer shot has conventional headlights, while Allpar’s image shows a higher-end...
  19. Mopar / FCA News
    Were you wondering what the 2019 Ram 1500 looks like? We’ve gotten a sneak peek at the grille and interior of what appears to be a fairly high-end model, based on the real wood. That grille seems to be begging for a word in the middle — but isn’t it too large for “RAM”? Perhaps “Ram 1500” or...
  20. Mopar / FCA News
    After forum members started asking about when production of 2018-model-year vehicles would begin.  Allpar was able to obtain a schedule, per plant: Belvidere:2018 Cherokee (KL) orders are open, and production began on July 24, 2017 Brampton: Orders are open for the Challenger (LA), Charger...
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