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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...

Ram Trucks Executive: First Truck Manufacturer With 30 MPG Wins

Aug 08 2014 09:15 AM | Ram News
The past few years have seen truck manufacturers engage in a war of fuel economy numbers. Using new engines and fuel saving technologies, manufacturers are using fuel economy as a big selling point. Speaking with Automotive News, Ram brand director Bob Hegbloom says there is a big prize that all truck companies are aiming for: 30 MPG.

"The first manufacturer that gets to 30 mpg wins," said Hegbloom. "We are seeing that with our 28 mpg EcoDiesel as well as the 25 mpg on the Pentastar V-6 model that fuel economy is so important. We are seeing it in the share gains and the growth for the brand. That's a number that is out there, but I don't think you can stop there."

Hegbloom didn't comment when or how Ram would achie...

Ram Enters The Compact Commerical Van Market With The 2015 ProMaster City

Jun 26 2014 12:05 PM | Ram News
One of the more notable segments that has been seeing massive growth is the compact commercial van. What used to be a place where the Ford Transit Connect and Ram C/V Tradesman (AKA Dodge Caravan Cargo Van), has now become a battleground. There's the new Ford Transit Connect, the Nissan NV200/Chevrolet City Express twins, and now the 2015 Ram ProMaster City.

The ProMaster City is the Fiat Doblo wearing some new clothes. The front end wears a large Ram grille and restyled headlights. Otherwise, the ProMaster City and Fiat Doblo are the same from the A-Pillar and back. Ram will offer the ProMaster City in one wheelbase (122.4 inches) and two different configurations; the Tradesman cargo van and five-passenger passenger wagon.

Ram Finally Confirms Small Cargo Van, To Be Named ProMaster City

Dec 02 2013 02:25 PM | William Maley in Ram News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com December 2, 2013   We've been reporting for the past few years on Ram getting a version of the Fiat Doblo to compete with the likes of the Ford Transit Connect and Nissan NV200. Well today Ram has fi...

Chrysler Asks Its Dealers What They Think Of The Ram Rumble Bee

Sep 23 2013 07:30 AM | William Maley in Ram News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com September 23, 2013   Chrysler is taking the Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept out to dealer shows to gauge reception and find out from dealers if the concept should become a production model.   "We wi...

Swarming In: Ram Introduces The Rumble Bee Concept

Aug 17 2013 11:30 AM | William Maley in Ram News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com August 17, 2013   Let's go back in time to 2003, when Ram was still part of the Dodge family. It was around that time when a special model of the Ram was introduced. Called the Rumble Bee, this speci...

Ram Pondering A Superluxury Pickup

Jun 13 2013 07:45 AM | William Maley in Ram News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com June 13, 2013   At one time, the term 'luxury pickup truck' was an oxymoron. But now, automakers are churning them out like they're not going out of style. Ford has three different luxury versions of...