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Photo Gallery: Dodge Ram Cutaway from the New York Auto Show
Photo Gallery: Dodge Ram Cutaway from the New York Auto Show

While in New York City for the New York Auto Show last week, High Gear Media editor Nelson Ireson stumbled across this cutaway Ram HD 2500 heavy-duty pickup truck. He snapped a few photos and sent them our way. Not much news here, just something fun to look at. Pickup truck enthusiasts might...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Pickup Sales Soar, Implying Brighter Days Ahead

According to the Wall Street Journal, pickups are on a roll. On the sales floor, popular models like Ford's F-Series have seen double-digit improvement over 2009, which is good news for automakers and potentially for the U.S. economy as a whole. In March of this year, sales of F-Series trucks like...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
An Interview With Fred Diaz

NEW YORK--Chrysler isn't showing any new product at the New York Auto Show, but that doesn't mean that they don't have a presence as the Jacob Javits Convention Center on the city's West Side. I spent a few minutes chatting with Fred Diaz, the president and CEO of the Ram brand--remember Ram is now...Read More»

Are these really @CarConnection's Twitter followers?
Our Twitter Crowd Flies Executive, Does Pullups, Doesn't Swear. Who Knew?

Here at High Gear Media's 80 websites, we write about cars and trucks. Once in a while, we touch on social media--especially as it relates to cars and trucks. But we've just gotten a tiny glimpse into the minds and habits of the 18,000 people who follow our account, @CarConnection, on Twitter. It...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

Dodge Compact car preview
New Dodge Compact Previewed, To Use Fiat-Sourced Platform

Last week's Chicago Auto Show didn't hold a lot of surprise concepts or glamorous supercars, but there were a few key developments for car shoppers, including a hint at a new Dodge Compact car. The preview, given at the Economic Club of Chicago toward the end of the media days, reveals a new small...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler, Dodge Minivans Get 60-Day Return Policy

Chrysler has announced that for a limited time it will offer a no-questions-asked return policy on its 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country minivans. From today through March 31, if buyers trade in a competing model (owned or leased), they qualify for the Minivan Pledge, which...Read More»

2010 GMC Sierra 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 153" SLE Front Exterior View
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»

2010 Nissan Frontier
2010 Nissan Frontier: Only Small Pickup With Strong Roof Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated five small and mid-size pickups and found that roof-crush protection isn't so good overall. The only truck of the five tested to earn the top rating of 'good'—just barely—was the 2010 Nissan Frontier (also sold, structurally similar...Read More»

Dodge Viper Red 2003 from ChryslerGroupCollection.com
Chrysler: Sales Slip, Product Offerings For Fans Expand

To put it mildly, Chrysler is having a tough time on the sales front. Despite some incentives added over the last weekend of January to woo safety-concious Toyota owners looking for a trade-in, the company saw an 8% slip in sales compared to January 2009 -- which was itself a dismal month, ringing...Read More»

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