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 |  Aug 17 2013, 10:47 AM

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Ram has introduced a new sport-truck concept known as the Rumble Bee, a modern take on a classic trim package. 

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 |  Jul 26 2013, 3:16 PM

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RAM has announced that its 2014 1500 EcoDiesel will be able to tow up to 9,200 lbs, as much as most HEMI-powered RAM models.

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 |  Jul 24 2013, 12:15 PM

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Is it any surprise that sex sells? It shouldn’t be and the latest results from J.D. Power’s Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study (APEAL) affirm that. 

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 |  Jul 17 2013, 8:01 AM

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Ram recently announced its new 1500 diesel model, powered by a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6; but the story behind that engine’s development actually involves one of the American automaker’s major competitors.

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 |  Jul 11 2013, 7:32 AM

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Ram has introduced the “Black Express” model for its 2013 1500 pickup, which the American automaker bills as the “baddest-looking factory-built truck on the market.”

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 |  Jul 04 2013, 3:52 PM

Tech in Trucks


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Pickup trucks are tools that need to be durable, dependable, and most of all, useful.

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 |  Jun 29 2013, 12:00 PM

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We are back with this week’s installment of AutoGuide’s newest, interactive weekly feature ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’.

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 |  Jun 28 2013, 11:10 AM

2014 Ram 1500

Ram is aiming straight for the heart of pickup truck buyers everywhere by bringing a new diesel engine to the 1500, which is officially rated at 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  Jun 27 2013, 11:01 AM

Blue-Collar Blues


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Several months back we posted an epic Top 10 list highlighting some of the priciest, most opulent and downright ludicrous pickups available on the market. Vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade EXT and Harley-Davidson F-150 are but a couple of the high-brow haulers we featured. Those vehicles – and we hesitate to call them trucks – are so over the top they spill into luxury-car territory.

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 |  Jun 14 2013, 10:32 AM

2013 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty

Chrysler announced its sixth recall over the last two weeks on Thursday. The most recent involved a software glitch on over 1,200 Ram pickup trucks from the 2013 model year. 

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 |  Jun 13 2013, 6:59 AM

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Chrysler is issuing a recall for 6,900 Ram pickup trucks from the 2012 model year for an issue with the front axle.

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 |  Jun 12 2013, 8:32 AM

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There was a time when the term “luxury pickup truck” seemed like an oxymoron, but premium pickups are in high demand these days.

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 |  Jun 06 2013, 5:15 PM

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Fiat’s dominion over Chrysler will soon send another Italian product to North America.

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 |  Jun 06 2013, 9:02 AM

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Ram and Warner Bros. have collaborated to build a Superman-themed Ram 2500 Power Wagon promoting the upcoming Superman movie.

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 |  May 16 2013, 12:01 PM

Survey Says...


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Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has become the go-to source for shoppers. From new refrigerators to bottles of wine, Blue-ray players to homeowner’s insurance, if it’s on the market it’s likely the non-profit organization has scientifically tested it. Of course the consumer watchdog is probably most famous for its vehicle reliability ratings.

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 |  May 14 2013, 5:42 PM

2013 Ram 1500

Originally revealed in February, RAM has announced that production on the RAM 1500 Diesel will begin September 2013.

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 |  Apr 15 2013, 12:08 PM

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Trucks are big profit generators for automakers. The half-ton and heavy-duty pickup segments are probably the most fiercely competitive categories in the industry. Brands fight tooth and nail for every sale they can make. To move the metal they’re willing to leverage any and every competitive advantage no matter how small. Not surprisingly this winner-take-all mentality is delaying common-sense reform that benefits truck buyers.

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 |  Apr 09 2013, 5:02 PM

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Chrysler announced recalls on several vehicles today across its range of brands totaling over 214,000 vehicles.

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 |  Apr 09 2013, 2:45 PM

2013 Ram 1500

Chrysler is recalling roughly 9,300 Ram 1500 pickup trucks because the parking brakes might be insufficient. The brand is also recalling 7,000 heavy-duty pickups to replace their engine covers.

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 |  Apr 04 2013, 6:32 PM

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The NHL is running a compressed season, but at least one thing is the same as last year: there will be Detroit Red Wings themed Ram trucks again.

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 |  Mar 26 2013, 4:01 PM

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Mopar and Chrysler have been working tightly to offer aftermarket components on factory vehicles, and now the two are considering a production truck that would rival the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.

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 |  Mar 25 2013, 8:31 AM

Cowboy Up


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Once upon a time trucks were built for work. They had manual door locks, crank windows and AM radios, if they had any sound system at all. Leather seats, air conditioning and voice-activated distractions were out of the question. Like a framing hammer, pickups were simple and effective.

For decades they were purpose-made for hard-working men (and women), the kind of folks that make Paul Bunyan look like a dragqueen. But somewhere along the line these roughneck vehicles became cool with the subdivision set. People living in suburbia started to buy them en masse. With sales increasing so did the clarion call for more comfort.

Today it’s easy to push a simple truck’s window sticker well into luxury-car territory… and beyond. Sure, these vehicles can still handle a 14-hour day on the jobsite and are even more capable than their forebears, but more often than not they’re loaded with costly options that appeal to style-conscious shoppers rather than blue-collar workers. Here’s a list of 10 pricey pickups tailor-made for urban cowboys. The MSRPs are listed without incentives, so actual pricing may vary.

 |  Mar 07 2013, 5:00 PM

Ram released pricing for its new work van, the ProMaster, which will start with a base MSRP of $26,030 for a chassis cab model, not including a destination charge of $995.

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 |  Feb 16 2013, 7:29 PM

With more than 61 million YouTube views on the top five Ad Blitz commercials, the Ram Truck brand took home the top ranking with 18 million views on its ‘Farmer” ad.

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