In what seems to have become an annual tradition, Ram has once again one-upped its heavy-duty pickup truck competitors in the torque department with 1,075 lb-ft from its 3500 model, which the company claims is the highest-ever torque rating for a diesel pickup.
Ram was the first truck maker to break the 1,000-lb-ft barrier in 2019 when it introduced its current lineup of heavy-duty trucks at that year’s Detroit auto show. Ford answered early in 2020 with a new Super Duty lineup with as much as 1,050 lb-ft, only to be leapfrogged by Ram’s over-the-top offering for the 2021 model year.
Ram says it coaxed the extra 75 lb-ft from the 3500’s 6.7L Cummins straight-six turbodiesel by raising the engine’s fuel flow rate and the turbocharger’s boost level.
Award is fifth straight for Chrysler Pacifica in Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Minivan category
Ram 1500 racks up 13th consecutive award in Large Pickup category
2021 Chrysler Pacifica recognized for its ride quality, family-friendly features and stylish design
2021 Ram 1500 acknowledged for its ride and handling, as well as high level of refinement and unique features
Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy winners chosen by editors after analyzing, comparing, evaluating and extensively testing all major models available in the United States
Chrysler Pacifica and Ram 1500 are adding to their long-running streaks of Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards, with Pacifica taking home honours in the Minivan category for the fifth consecutive year, while Ram 1500 extended its dominance in the Large Pickup segment with a 13th consecutive award. Consumer Guide editors select 2021 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award Winners after analyzing, comparing, evaluating and extensively testing all major models available in the United States.”The Ram 1500 continues to impress for its class-leading ride and handling and upscale cabin experience. The Chrysler Pacifica impresses with its passenger-friendly features and long-trip comfort. The addition of all-wheel drive adds to the Pacifica’s appeal,” said Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive.
The redesigned 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, now offering all-wheel drive, a new top-of-the-line Pinnacle model and the most standard safety features of any vehicle in the industry, was recognized by Consumer Guide editors for its “… class-leading horsepower, excellent road manners and ride quality, and an unmatched array of family-friendly features … all wrapped up in a stylish package.”Ram 1500, the most awarded light-duty truck in America, garnered accolades for its “… unbeatable ride/handling combination along with a high level of refinement, classy interiors and some unique features. Furthermore, the V-6 engine is no slouch and has very respectable EPA fuel-economy ratings too.”Consumer Guide Automotive editors analyze, compare and evaluate numerous vehicles by extensively testing all major models available in the United States. According to Consumer Guide Automotive, a vehicle does not become a Best Buy based solely on objective ratings; Best Buys also distinguish themselves as good values compared to other vehicles in their class.
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology since the company was founded in 1925. The Chrysler Pacifica continues to reinvent the minivan, a segment Chrysler invented, with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves more than 80 MPGe in electric-only mode, has an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. Chrysler Voyager offers families a budget-friendly option while delivering an exceptional driving experience. The Chrysler 300 lineup delivers on the brand’s promise of iconic and elegant design executed with world-class performance, efficiency and quality – all at an attainable value. Chrysler is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Ram Truck Brand
In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles. With a full lineup of trucks, the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab, ProMaster and ProMaster City, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go.Ram continues to outperform the competition and sets the benchmarks for:
1,075 lb.-ft. of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
Towing capacity of 37,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
Segment first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
Payload of 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen
Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
Most awarded light-duty truck in America
Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
An electrifyingly grand adventure begins. Watch the full reveal to get your first look at the modern design and riveting style of the new premium Grand Wagoneer Concept and the groundbreaking 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid.
While the retirement of the Dodge Viper (production for the Gen V model ended in 2017, remember?) means the V10 beast is rarer than it should be, this won’t prevent eccentric enthusiasts from coming up with wild Viper-based builds. However, there’s a long way from this idea to a snake that can tackle rugged terrain and this rendering is here to offer a shortcut.
For starters, we’re not talking about Dodge Viper owners that take their supercars off the beaten path for the fun of it, as this guy did back in 2018.
As for the wicked real-life projects mentioned in the intro, here’s an example as good as any: dubbed Highway Star, this build, which was supposed to debut at the now-cancelled 2020 SEMA show, sees a second-gen Viper chassis (think: 1996-2002) animated by a Hellcat motor and wrapped in the body of a 1970 Dodge Challenger.
Returning to the rendering sitting before us, the work mixes the Gen V Viper (here’s our review, by the way) with the Local Motors Rally Fighter. Come to think about it, the melange isn’t all that strange. After all, Arizona-based Local Motors was open to any possibility when coming up with the Rally Fighter back in 2009.
First of all, the styling was selected via crowdsourcing (the winner was Sangho Kim of Pasadena, California, whose design was inspired by a P-51 Mustang fighter plane).
Secondly, the front-mid mounted 6.2-litre GM LS3 V8, which delivers 430 hp, works with a four-speed GM tranny and a four-link Ford 9-inch rear axle.
And, until we get to see a Viper actually taken down the off-roading path, this shenanigan, which comes from digital label Car Front Swaps, will have to suffice. For the record, we’re talking about an Instagram page that pixel-builds such toys while accepting proposals from users. So, if the idea floats your boat, feel free to drop a suggestion.
Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be joined by new Wagoneer and go on sale next year
New grille will keep include retro touches as a reference to the first Grand Wagoneer
The new Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be unveiled on September 3. Jeep made the announcement by once again teasing its new flagship SUV.
The latest Grand Wagoneer teaser pics show a retro chrome grille that has a clear resemblance with the first-generation Grand Wagoneer. It is complemented by an illuminated “Grand Wagoneer” emblem. The second pic shows what appears to be a rotary dial for the gearbox with quite a bit of detailing around the edge.
The new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be Jeep’s answer to the Ford Expedition and recent Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon duo. It has often been described as a luxury SUV and rumours suggest the top-level trim could top $100k in Canada. Both will offer three rows of seats.
Last week, Jeep teased the emblem and the interior push-start button, both once again showing quite a bit of detail. The emblem is complemented by an engraved American flag while the start/stop button looks to protrude from somewhere on the dashboard.
Jeep has big plans for the upcoming year with a redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee coming in 2021 as well.
Stay tuned on September 3 for the reveal of the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer models.
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Stylish and ready to serve, the limited edition “Built To Serve” Ram 1500 enters its second phase
This is the second installment of the “Built To Serve” truck series.
The trucks will be offered in a variety of limited exterior colours.
All of them will include the 4×4 Off-Road Group.
The folks at FCA and Ram have announced that the production of the second installment of their “Built To Serve” limited edition truck is underway. These specific pickups will be available with Technical Grey 20-inch wheels, body-colour fender flares, an all-black grille, bumpers and light bezels, dual 4-inch black tailpipes, and more.
As Mike Koval, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – North America, puts it: “Ram truck owners, whether civilian or military, are familiar with the ‘Built to Serve’ adage as it’s something we strive to build into every truck and van we produce. Ram honours those who serve or have served with distinction.
These limited-run trucks are more than simply an appearance package. Each truck will feature the 4×4 Off-Road Group which includes: All-terrain tires, an electronic-locking rear differential, skid plates for the front suspension, fuel tank and transfer case, tow hooks, and heavy-duty off-road-calibrated front and rear shock absorbers.
Each Ram 1500 will also be available with low-volume paint options, including Ceramic Grey and Patriot Blue exterior colours along with a black interior with Light Ambassador Blue accent stitching. Other cabin enhancements will include a “Built to Serve” instrument panel badge, a lockable console storage, deeply bolstered cloth and vinyl Sport seats, and more.
The Ram “Built to Serve” edition packages can be fitted on all body styles and with all powertrains. As well, a new “Built to Serve Edition” model will launch approximately every three months.
Nowadays, when new-age muscle cars are at least as exuberant and their retro siblings, it might seem odd to think that an icon like the Dodge Charger was once an experiment. Well, there’s no better way of illustrating this than talking about the first generation of the Mopar machine. And the example we have here is ready to take that legacy further.
The original Charger’s production version landed halfway through 1966 and while this could be optioned as a muscle car (think: medium-sized platform, big muscle), it was more of a lavish proposal, one built on the same platform as the Coronet. Perhaps the best clue towards the said nature of the car came from its cabin, which featured four individual seats, a console running the entire length of the interior, as well as a futuristic instrument panel.
With its fastback roof and its luxurious features, the B-body-based Charger came with a hefty $3,100 starting price. As such, Dodge introduced limited changes for the 1967 model year. Instead, the Charger was completely redesigned for the 1968 model year, reaching the form many enthusiasts think of when hearing this name.
The fastback roof and the upper-class image made roof for a sportier image, with a Coke Bottle profile, while the doors and hood were adorned with dual scallops.
Nevertheless, the original Charger remains a dreamer’s car, an image this Copper-finished 1967 example is clearly worthy of. Not only does the said hue match the black vinyl top of the car brilliantly, but the plush cabin of the Mopar machine is also a sweet display of the Copper theme.
Under the hood, we find the base 383ci (5.2-liter) V8, while this is mated to the optional three-speed automatic tranny.
The slab of America is up for grabs and here’s what it’s seller, which can be found in the Instagram post below, had to say about the Dodge: “Completely restored with 4,013 miles on the odometer, which was reset at time of restoration. Runs and drives excellent, with air conditioning,“
Jeep took a great idea from their corporate sister company, Ram, by adding a refined diesel engine to one of its vehicles. The 2020 Wrangler is available with a 3.0-liter Ecodiesel engine, which is mechanically the same as the one we see in the Ram, but it has been altered to help the off-roader maintain its hardcore abilities.
The upgrade to diesel is a significant improvement for the Wrangler, and should be on anyone’s shopping list that is considering buying a Jeep. Here are five things to know about the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Ecodiesel:
It Has Torque To Spare
Off-roading is much more about precision, torque, and low-end power than it is about speed and handling, so the addition of a torque-heavy diesel engine to the Wrangler line makes perfect sense. The power plant’s 442 lb-ft comes on at just 1,400 RPM, which gives the low-down grunt a vehicle needs to be a competent off-road ride. Unfortunately, the extra torque from the diesel didn’t add anything to the Wrangler’s towing rating, as it remains at 3,500 pounds. Today In: Cars & Bikes
It’s More Refined Than Ever Before
It’s a diesel, but it’s not the clunky, rough engine many of us probably remember from decades past. The Wrangler accelerates smoothly and gives little indication that there’s anything other than a gas engine under the hood. Shifts from the eight-speed automatic gearbox are timely and keep the diesel where it needs to be to produce the most power.
It Comes With Big Diesel Sound
In motion, the Ecodiesel-equipped Wrangler is as quiet and compliant as anyone can expect from a rugged Jeep, but cold starts are another story. The sound isn’t all that different than a big diesel truck as the Wrangler is warming up, but the idle calms down once the vehicle is warmed up. Under acceleration, the engine produces a pleasant diesel turbo whine that is just loud enough to make itself known.
This has less to do with the engine and more to do with the fact that Jeep has been hard at work for years to make the Wrangler as comfortable and usable as possible on a daily basis. We tested both the Sahara and Rubicon models, both of which bring several creature comforts, such as a leather upholstery, heated seats, power windows and door locks, and a premium stereo. It’s not a Lincoln, but the Wrangler is more comfortable now than ever before.
The Wrangler doesn’t suffer in the tech and safety departments just because it’s a hardcore off-roader. Jeep, as part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, gets FCA’s crazy-good Uconnect infotainment system. In our Rubicon tester, that system ran on an optional 8.4-inch touchscreen that is both colorful and bright. The system also runs Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Though they’re locked away in added-cost options packages, the Wrangler is available with all of the latest safety tech. The $995 Safety Group brings blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, and a rear parking sensor system, while the $795 Advanced Safety Group brings advanced braking assist, full speed forward collision warnings, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and enhanced adaptive cruise control.
Overall, the diesel engine is just what the doctor ordered for the Wrangler. It’s well-suited for the tasks that makes it a special vehicle and the Jeep’s refinement, comfort, and technology make it one of the most advanced off-roader the company has produced yet.
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