New Ram Pickup to Debut in Chicago

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ram is heading to this year’s Chicago Auto Show with something new.

The American automaker has scheduled a press conference at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, promising to unveil a new model though it isn’t offering any clues about what it will be. Based on the company’s five-year plan, a refreshed Ram 1500 pickup is scheduled to be introduced this year and Chicago might just be the place for it to happen. A complete redesign on the Ram 1500 isn’t expected to arrive until 2017.

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Earlier this year, it was rumored that Ram would debut a new compact pickup called the 700 at the Detroit Auto Show. That did not happen and the company’s CEO Bob Hegbloom said that the Ram 700 is not set up to come to the U.S. The compact 700 is based on the Fiat Strada and is sold in Mexico with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine sporting 115 hp. It is expected that for the U.S. market, the Ram 700 will use a more powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 178 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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