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Rumorpile: Ram Keeping It Steel Till 2021

Aug 23 2014 01:45 PM | Ram News
With new fuel economy regulations coming around the corner, many automakers are trying a number of things to meet those upcoming standards. Case in point: Ford is using aluminum in the next-generation F-150, and General Motors is reportedly doing the same for their next full-size truck. What about Ram Trucks? A new report says the brand will be sticking with steel for the time being.

Reuters has learned from two sources that when Ram gives their truck a refresh in 2017, aluminum will not be in the picture. The earliest that Ram would add the material is after 2020 when the truck will be redesigned.

This move could either hurt Ram if aluminum proves to be ticket for sales, or could actually help if reports of aluminu...

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Starts At $78,995: $83,995 For The Convertible

Aug 22 2014 08:05 AM | Chevrolet News
General Motors has announced pricing for the most powerful vehicle ever built. The new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will start at $78,995 for the coupe and $83,995 for the convertible. The Z06 will be offered with a 6.2L supercharged V8 with 650 horsepower, a choice of either a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, and three different trim levels. Available options include the Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package with enhanced aero for $2,995, and the Z07 Performance Package with Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, upgraded tires, and improved aero for $7,995.

"The 2015 Corvette Z06's performance and technical capabilities place it in the elite fraternity of supercars. Very few cars in the world deliver 650 horsepower, true ae...

Rumorpile: Ford Plans An Attack On The Prius

Aug 21 2014 09:35 AM | Ford News
A new report from Reuters says the Ford is working on a dedicated hybrid model that will take on the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt. Two sources tell the news service that the new model, codenamed C240, will use Ford's new C2 platform. This new platform will also underpin the next-generation Focus and Escape. C240 will also be more efficient than the blue oval's current hybrids thanks to improved battery technology and and the use of lightweight materials such as aluminum.

The new model is expected to go into production in 2018, with global sales starting a year after.

Source: Reuters

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can...

Rumorpile: Supercharged V10 For The Viper

Aug 20 2014 01:45 PM | William Maley in Dodge News

Currently, the Challenger and Charger Hellcats are basking in the performance spotlight at Chrysler. But before these two models arrived, the model that had the spotlight was the Viper with its 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. But the Viper...

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Gets Eight-Speed Automatic, Rated At 29 MPG Highway

Aug 20 2014 09:05 AM | William Maley in Chevrolet News

2015 brings a big change for the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray as the six-speed automatic transmission says adiós and the eight-speed automatic says hello. The new eight-speed features a more aggressive first gear ratio and lower rear axle ratio. This al...

Chrysler Announces New Heads For Alfa Romeo and Ram

Aug 18 2014 12:15 PM | William Maley in Chrysler News

Chrysler has announced some new appointments to its leader which take effect immediately. Head of the Ram Truck brand Reid Bigland becomes the new head of Alfa Romeo in the North America. Robert Hegbloom, who was the brand director of Ram Trucks become...

Cadillac's Chief Engineer: SRX Redesign and Flagship Coming Next Year

Aug 18 2014 08:45 AM | William Maley in Cadillac News

Cadillac has some big things coming in 2015. Dave Leone, Cadillac’s chief engineer told reporters last week in California that 2015 will see the introduction of the long-rumored and speculated flagship. Possibly wearing the name of the LTS, this news s...