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Report: Chrysler, Cummins Still Working On Light-Duty Diesel
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»

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»

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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»

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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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GM Says it Will Support B20 Biodiesel

General Motors said at the National Biodiesel Conference that the 6.6-liter turbodiesel engine available in heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverados, 2011 GMC Sierras, 2011 Chevrolet Express and 2011 GMC Savana vans will be compatible with B20 fuel, which is a 20-percent blend of biodiesel. Ford and...Read More»

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Review Recap: 2010 Dodge Ram

Chrysler is still struggling to emerge from last year's bankruptcy, and one of the vehicles it will lean on to do that is the 2010 Dodge Ram. Redesigned for 2009, the Ram is one of Chrysler's strongest-selling vehicles, and our parent Web site, The Car Connection, put the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500...Read More»

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Ram President Says Trucks Are Still Dodges!

If you're wondering whether Ram trucks are still Dodges, the president of the Ram brand says Rams are still Dodges! Last fall the folks at our flagship blog TheCarConnection.com covered the puzzling branding maneuvers at Chrysler, which included segregating Ram trucks as a separate brand from Dodge...Read More»

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler Recalls 24,177 Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler Models

Chrysler has announced a recall of 24,177  Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles, mostly from the 2010 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, certain vehicles "may have been built with an improperly formed or missing brake booster input rod retaining...Read More»

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Recall: 2009 and 2010 Dodge Ram

According to Cars.com, Chrysler is recalling 24,177 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles, including 2009 and 2010 Dodge Ram models. Both light-duty and heavy-duty Rams are part of the recall. The recall involves a brake booster input rod retaining clip that could be missing or improperly formed...Read More»

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Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie: Spring Forward?

Spring Forward: Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie   Dodge's new crew cab 4X4 offers truckers innovative storage compartments called RamBoxes and a new rear coil-spring suspension attached to the vehicle's box-frame with stout car-like control rods.  The result:  side panel and below-the-floor storage...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT Front Exterior View
Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Edition Cowboys Up!

The 2009 V-8 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Edition may have a Wyoming name but it has an honest to Pete Texas accent. Like a Texas cowboy, its bigger, stronger, taller and tougher than just about anybody. And at 14 city, 20 highway, it drinks 91octane faster than J.R. Ewing swigged bourbon at the...Read More»

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Driven: 2010 Dodge 1500 Laramie Crew 4x4

For a very long time in this country, about 20% of all sales came in the form of trucks. Not what the industry calls “trucks” (i.e., SUVs), but actual pickups. That figure always astonished me; we simply don’t have that many contractors, painters and plumbers and there are fewer actual...Read More»

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Chrysler Gets Mobile TV, Again: This Time It's For Grownups

Chrysler announced today that it will be the first automaker to offer in-car mobile TV with a full channel lineup. The new service, FLO TV Auto Entertainment, will bring up to 20 channels for a monthly fee that's low in comparison to existing satellite services. For a couple of years now, Chrysler...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram
Rumor: Chrysler May Launch New 'Ram' Brand For Pickups, SUVs

General Motors came out of bankruptcy swinging, putting Bob Lutz on the front line of a full-court press junket to promote GM's new vehicles and new technology. We haven't heard much from the other restructured kid on the block, Chrysler, or its new Italian spouse; however, some interesting news is...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Genesis
2009 Hyundai Genesis Drives To The Top Of J.D. Power's Heap

The good times for Hyundai keep on rolling: J.D. Power and Associates has given top marks in its Vehicle Launch Index to the 2009 Hyundai Genesis. The Index "quantifies how well new vehicle models -- including new entries to the market and all new redesigned models -- perform during the first eight...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen Ranks Tops In Ownership Experience

Many of Volkswagen's new vehicles continue to be rated worse-than-average by Consumer Reports in reliability, below the industry average in J.D. Power's annual Initial Quality Survey (the latest just released last week), and near the bottom in post-sales service, as gauged by Power's latest annual...Read More»

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Light Duty Diesel Canceled

Since the introduction of their all-new Dodge Ram 1500 last summer, Chrysler made it clear that their 2010 Ram 1500 would have a clean and green diesel option. In January, Chrysler said it was delaying the introduction of the diesel light-duty Ram until at least 2011. Frank Klegon, then Chrysler's...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Corvette
What Cars Couldn't You Do Without? Chevrolet Corvette Tops List!

Hagerty Insurance is among the world's leaders in providing coverage for classic cars, so their customer base skews toward the enthusiast side of the vehicle owning public. In an effort to divine potential classic cars of the future, Hagerty asked customers a simple question: “What American Car...Read More»

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Chrysler May Still Build Nissan's Full-Size Pickup

It's no secret that Chrysler had at least three product deals in the works with Nissan ... at least prior to Chrysler's filing for Chapter 11 and inking a deal with Fiat. The Italian alliance seemingly supersedes the need for Nissan to supply Chrysler with small cars (one based on the Nissan Versa...Read More»

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