Tag: Ram

Nearly Dead in the U.S., Fiat Turns to Brazil for Rekindled Love

<img data-attachment-id="1674618" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/31-1979-Fiat-124-Spider-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider in California wrecking yard, front view" data-image-description=" 1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider in California wrecking yard, front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/31-1979-Fiat-124-Spider-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/31-1979-Fiat-124-Spider-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1674618 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/31-1979-Fiat-124-Spider-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider in California wrecking yard, […]

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Recall Redux: Fiat Chrysler Calls Back 600,000 Vehicles for Problems You’ve Already Heard About

Sudden stalls. Tailgates that open on their own. These issues formed the basis of two Fiat Chrysler recalls in 2018, and, one year later, history is repeating itself. On Friday, the automaker called back roughly 600,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Ram pickups for the same ghost-in-the-machine phenomena that led to the earlier recalls. Included in […]

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Thinking Caps On: Before Buyers Get Their Hands on It, Ram’s Midsize Pickup First Needs a Platform

<img data-attachment-id="1663698" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge.jpg" data-orig-size="6000,4000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1549707201","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"112","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.003125","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 RAM 1500 Ram badge" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1663698 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 RAM 1500 Ram badge” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Fiat Chrysler remains adamant […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Expensive Trucks You Won’t Use for Truck Things

Today’s truck trio includes three very expensive rigs that aren’t likely be used for hauling duties or any other truck-type responsibilities. And that’s a good thing, because they’re loaded up on equipment and leather, and covered in nice metallic paint. Which nice truck gets used as kindling? Let’s find out. Today we proceed in order […]

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Cummins Looking Into Ram HD Engine Emissions Certification Process

<img data-attachment-id="1663460" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947.jpg" data-orig-size="3436,2158" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D60","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1550765662","copyright":"","focal_length":"35","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.004","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Ram HD" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Matthew Guy ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-450×283.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-610×383.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1663460 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-610×383.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”383″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-610×383.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-450×283.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-768×482.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-120×75.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Cummins, maker of the beastly 6.7-liter inline-six diesels found beneath the hoods of various […]

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Big, Old, and Cheap Helps Move Metal, Ram Dealers Claim

Fiat Chrysler doesn’t break down its Ram pickup sales figures for us wordy-typey slobs, so it isn’t easy to figure out just how much the held-over 1500 Classic has helped the brand’s soaring sales. FCA decided, last year, that the old-generation half-ton should remain in production, and not just to smooth things over while the […]

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Domestic Truck Wars: No One Wants to Finish Last in Detroit

<img data-attachment-id="1663682" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-front-quarter-e1551720068987.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,2000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1549707087","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"70","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.00625","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 RAM 1500 front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1663682 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 RAM 1500 front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> There’s a chill in the auto industry that wasn’t present a year ago. Sales are down compared to […]

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2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Review – Truck, Perfected?

2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4×4 5.7-liter pushrod hybrid V8 (395 hp @ 5,600 rpm, 410 lb-ft @ 3,950 rpm) Eight-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive 17 city / 22 highway / 19 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 14.3 city / 11.1 highway / 12.9 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 19.8 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: […]

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2019 Ram Heavy Duty First Drive – Torques and Toques

The world is full of surprises. From the Cleveland Browns making it to Week 16 to the continued unpredictability of Elon Musk’s Twitter account, there is no shortage of shock and awe on this planet. Know what else was surprising? Last week, it snowed in Vegas. For once, there were toques aplenty on the Strip. […]

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Fiat Chrysler Goes on a Cash-flinging Spree, Promises $4.5 Billion for Plants, 6,500 Michigan Jobs

Fiat Chrysler’s Tuesday announcement will surely make it the darling among domestic automakers, especially in the eye of a certain American president. To fund the creation of new and next-generation models, most of them Jeeps, FCA is committing $4.6 billion to numerous Michigan plants, $1.6 billion of which will flow to Detroit’s Mack Avenue Engine […]

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2019 Ram HD Pricing: Value and Opulence Collide

When it comes to vastly profitable full-size and heavy duty pickups, there’s few options one can’t tick a box for. The next-generation Ram 2500 and 3500 are no different. Load one up, and you’ll never want for creature comforts. Others prefer getting more for less, and on that score the 2019 Ram HD still holds […]

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QOTD: A Solution for FCA’s Future?

A dated product lineup, questionable fuel economy across the board, a general need for some reworking. These are all issues with Fiat Chrysler’s offerings in North America. Today we’ll try and come up with some solutions. Today’s topic was generated by news yesterday of the $77 million in penalties FCA paid to the NHTSA, as its […]

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Trucks, Trucks, and More Trucks: FCA Boss Has a Midsize on His Mind

Between last month’s Detroit show and the ongoing Chicago vehicle extravaganza, pickups trucks currently occupy about 93.7 percent of the average American’s mind. While your author can easily visualize himself in a 2020 Subaru Legacy, that AWD sedan is certainly not the buzz generator in anyone’s social circle. Mike Manley knows trucks, as his company […]

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C Is for Chassis: Ram’s Biggest Goes to Work

Dropping its third truck shoe for 2019, Ram unveiled its light- and medium-duty chassis cab options at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday. Built to take on whatever application the buyers chooses, the stripped-down trucks offer up the same updates seen on the 2019 Ram HD, including its newly upgraded Cummins inline-six diesel. Offered in […]

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QOTD: Who’s Brave Enough to Challenge the Torque King?

Monday mornings are probably responsible for more murders than infidelity, but yesterday brought a glorious thing: the official launch of the next-generation Ram Heavy Duty. Be still my pounding heart. Sure, I’d seen the embargoed images and even published alluring spy shots taken after the entire product line “accidentally” paraded itself down a known photog […]

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Torque of the Town: 2019 Ram Heavy Duty

Last year was a bountiful season for truck fans, with two of the Detroit Three introducing new iterations of their half-ton pickups. The twelve months ahead promise an equal amount of abundance – except this time, OEMs are doling out treats from the Heavy Duty cupboard. Back in September, your humble author opined on this […]

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Ram and Jeep EcoDiesel Owners Stand to Earn a Nice Little Bonus in Fiat Chrysler Settlement: Report

As we told you yesterday, a settlement in Fiat Chrysler’s diesel quandary could come any day. Today, we’re telling you it could come, well, today. According to sources who spoke to the New York Times, FCA plans to settle a 2017 Justice Department lawsuit by making a collection of 104,000 trucks and SUVs greener, while […]

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