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More Details on Long-Travel Ram Emerge
More Details on Long-Travel Ram Emerge

Thanks to our friends over at Pickuptrucks.com, we've learned some more details about the long-travel suspension Ram that Chrysler is preparing for the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Pickuptrucks.com has learned that the truck has 15 inches of suspension travel in the front and 14 in the rear...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 4500
Chrysler Announces Pricing on Heavy-Duty Rams

Chrysler has announced pricing for its lineup of heavy-duty 2011 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab models. The trucks, which share interiors and exterior styling with the 2010 Ram Heavy-Duty trucks, are priced starting at $28,550, $37,265 and $38,975, respectively. The Cummins 6.7-liter...Read More»

2007 Dodge Dakota 4WD Club Cab 131" SLT Grille
Rumor Mill Update - Chrysler Dishes on Possible Dakota Replacement

It looks like there is hope for compact pickups after all! Some of the Chrysler brass recently let slip some juicy tidbits on a possible Dakota replacement.   We recently posted [HERE] on some buzz surrounding the expected demise of the Dodge Dakota pickup. At that time there was some additional...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT Front Exterior View
Report: Chrysler Won't Build Hybrid Ram

After promising that a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Hybrid pickup was coming, Chrysler reversed course today and announced that it will not happen. The company was to have borrowed hardware from GM's "Two-Mode" set-up for its own Ram Hybrid. The "Two-Mode" system is used in the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram
Ram Wins New England Writers' Award

Another award was given out to the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500, when it won the New England Motor Press Association "Winter Vehicle Award for Best in Class Pickup Truck." This is the second year in a row in which the truck has won the award, and according to Chrysler, the Ram has won more than 20 awards...Read More»

2009 Dodge Journey AWD 4-door SXT Angular Front Exterior View
Ask TCC: How Can I Empower My 2009 Dodge Journey Keys?

  We're all about empowerment here at TheCarConnection. We give you a voice in the car world by asking you to write for High Gear Media Web sites--and we're also here to answer the questions that come up while you're researching, shopping and driving your new car. Which brings us to the Dodge...Read More»

Mopar sketches preview Jeep Easter Safari in Moab, Utah.
Is Dodge Readying A Raptor Fighter?

We've written about the upcoming Mopar Ram Power Wagon. But Pickuptrucks.com is reporting that there may be another version of the Power Wagon unveiled at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, which runs from March 27 to April 4. Pickuptrucks.com thinks that the Mopar Ram Power Wagon will be a...Read More»

Mopar sketches preview Jeep Easter Safari in Moab, Utah.
Ram Unveils Concept Art For Mopar Trucks and SUVs

Chrysler is showing signs of life as it continues to climb back to competitive relevance. While it awaits an overhaul of most of its mainstream line-up over the next few years as the alliance with Fiat comes to fruition, Chrysler is whetting the appetites of Mopar fans with a series of sketches of...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Ram Power Wagon to Appear in New York?

Pickuptrucks.com has spied the Dodge Ram Power Wagon that the company plans to bring to its Easter Jeep Safari, which takes place in Moab, Utah, later this month. The big question is, will this truck be unveiled as a new Ram model at the New York Auto Show, which takes place at the end of the...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Report: Chrysler, Cummins Still Working On Light-Duty Diesel

A diesel powertrain had been planned for light-duty Rams before Chrysler went into bankruptcy last year, and now it appears the idea may be rekindled. No formal agreement has been made between Chrysler and Cummins--who supplies the diesels in heavy-duty Rams--for a diesel for light-duty trucks, but...Read More»

2007 Dodge Dakota 4WD Club Cab 131" SLT Front Exterior View
Dodge Dakota’s Future: Death or Rebirth?

Recent reports have the Dodge Dakota mid-sized pickup heading toward its doom, but could there be a brighter future for Dodge’s compact truck offering?   Our colleagues at Leftlane News recently reported on leaked details on Chrysler’s 2011 production schedule. The 2011 Ram chassis cab, whose...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Ram Hybrids to Begin Production in November?

It's not a huge secret that Chrysler is planning a hybrid Ram 1500. What wasn't known was when it would hit the road. Well, a leaked Chrysler production schedule hit the Web this week, and the folks at Pickuptrucks.com are noting that a Ram Hybrid will begin production on November 16, according to...Read More»

2011 Ram Chassis Cab - courtesy of Chrysler Media
Ram Chassis Cab Updates Slated for Q1 2010

The heavy duty Ram lineup is about to get some freshening with updates to the Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cab models.   Chrysler is the most product poor of all the U.S. automakers at this point in the game. The company is clinging to life after narrowly escaping death with the help of...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD Crew Cab 169" ST Angular Front Exterior View
Are Heavy-Duty Trucks Still Necessary?

With a constant emphasis on "green" vehicles dominating automotive culture these days--there were even a few hybrid supercars revealed at this week's Geneva Motor Show-- some folks might be wondering what the future holds for heavy-duty full-size pickup trucks. Some might even question whether it's...Read More»

Dodge M80 Concept front - courtesy of Chrysler Media
Is There Still Hope for Compact Pickups?

Reports of plans by all the Big Three U.S. automakers to ditch their compact pickups seems to be painting a bleak portrait for the future of small trucks in the U.S. But has the demise of the compact truck been prematurely predicted? Recently my colleague Tim Healey here at AllPickupTrucks.com...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the year. While it so happens we like both of those models very much (and appreciate the Prius' 51-mpg rating), they definitely...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Dodge Ram Takes Home MotorWeek's Driver's Choice Award

Dodge's Ram pickup has once again taken home the MotorWeek Driver's Choice award for Best Pickup Truck. This marks the second year in a row for the truck earning the award. The award, which is judged from a buyer's point of view--hey, no love for us auto journalists? Oh fine, we give out too many...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD Crew Cab 169" ST Angular Front Exterior View
Dodge to Continue Contract With Cummins

According to Truckblog and Chrysler's own blog, Dodge has extended its contract with diesel-engine manufacturer Cummins. Cummins, who has been making diesel's for Dodge since 1989, will be expected to produce the 6.7-liter diesel that will be featured in upcoming heavy-duty Rams. This engine is...Read More»

Lake Mary High School logo vs. Dodge Ram logo
Chrysler Lawyers Order Takedown Of Florida High School Logo

When lawyers come a-calling, the news is never good. Folks at Florida's Lake Mary High School learned that lesson the hard way when Chrysler's legal team contacted them back in January. The pinstripers insisted that Lake Mary had copied Chrysler's trademarked Ram image and used it as the high...Read More»

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