Ram Brand

Your favorite pickup -- with a woman's touch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Pickup trucks are still seen as a stronghold of the industry's testosterone-laden, good-old-boy past. But now, women do pickups, too. Next month Becky Blanchard will take over as director of Chrysler Group's Ram brand.... Read More »

Chrysler and Ford expand regional airbag recalls

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2014

Chrysler Group says it will expand its recall of about 149,000 pickup trucks in 12 states and territories to include passenger-side airbag inflators, made by supplier Takata. But hours after the announcement, the nation's top vehicle safety agency called the expansion "insufficient."... Read More »

NOVEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

Light trucks, holiday discounts drive volume up 5%

8:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Spurred by a 20 percent gain at Chrysler Group and aided by Black Friday discounts and light-truck demand, U.S. light-vehicle sales jumped 5 percent last month, pushing the annualized pace of deliveries above 17 million for the second time this year. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17.2 million fell shy of August's 17.5 million. But it showed that demand remains robust as the industry winds up its fifth year of recovery since the recession.... Read More »

No letup in pickup wars among Big 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014

Officially, Ford's two fiercest truck competitors had little to say about the fuel economy ratings for the new aluminum-body F-150 that underwhelmed some pundits. But behind the scenes, rivals' wheels are in motion.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Ford’s payoff from aluminum bet still years away

11:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014

Investors might be a little concerned at how Ford is spending its money. Ford dropped billions of dollars redesigning the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. Then it spent at least a billion more perfecting a high-speed aluminum riveting and bonding production system, and retooling its plants.... Read More »

Ford F-150 rivals: Let's rumble

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

Ford Motor Co. began shipping finished 2015 F-150 pickups to dealers last week as it announced the new aluminum-body truck will get up to 29 percent better fuel economy than the outgoing steel-body F-150. But the Ford numbers fell short of taking the overall mpg title for full-size pickups. Ford's two biggest rivals said the 2015 F-150's mpg numbers leave plenty of room for competition in the hotly contested full-size pickup segment.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Ford F-150 mpg for 2015 is a mixed bag

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2014

In round one of aluminum vs. diesel, diesel wins. Ford's new F-150 failed to knock off the pickup fuel economy champ, the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.... Read More »

Ram prices ProMaster City at $24,125

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2014

Ram has released pricing and fuel economy ratings for the 2015 ProMaster City commercial van, scheduled to arrive in the United States early next year. The cargo version will start at $24,125 and the five-seat wagon version will start at $25,125. Prices include shipping.... Read More »

Chrysler Group Q3 profits rise 32% to $611 million on Jeep, Ram gains

10:38 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2014

Chrysler Group today reported net income rose 32 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier to $611 million as strong sales of its Jeep and Ram lines bolstered profits. Chrysler gained just over one point of market share in the United States over the same period a year ago to 12.3 percent on sales of 1,556,059 vehicles.... Read More »

Jeep, Ram carry Chrysler to another stellar month

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Jeep sales continue to defy gravity, with older models even posting strong gains, and helping drive Chrysler Group to another monthly volume increase. Chrysler Group deliveries rose 22 percent in October, giving the company its 55th straight monthly gain.... Read More »

Ram chief: No one's asking for an aluminum pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

The buzz in Detroit is that the lightweight aluminum body of the upcoming 2015 F-150 pickup will give Ford a significant advantage.... Read More »

Ram quality, reliability dragged down by technology, new boss says

12:01 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Ram brand chief says cockpit technology was partly responsible for the brand's ranking in the latest Consumer Report's reliability study.... Read More »

Ram chief says consumers aren't clamoring for aluminum pickup

5:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2014

Bob Hegbloom, chief of the Ram brand, isn't buying the buzz that the lightweight aluminum body of the upcoming 2015 F-150 pickup will give Ford a significant advantage.... Read More »

Chrysler recalls 33,443 light trucks in U.S. for tire pressure issues

9:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2014

Chrysler Group said that it was recalling 33,443 light trucks in two separate campaigns to prevent false warnings from the tire pressure monitor systems.... Read More »

2 Chrysler recalls involve more than 566,000 vehicles

8:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2014

Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 381,876 Ram trucks equipped with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines globally to upgrade wiring harness terminals and replace their fuel-heater housings, if needed. Separately, it is recalling an estimated 184,186 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokees to update the vehicles' electronic stability control software.... Read More »

U.S. safety regulators probe Chrysler process on Ram pickup recalls

1:55 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014

Federal safety regulators have opened an investigation of Chrysler Group's handling of two recalls for potential steering issues affecting nearly 1 million Dodge Ram pickup trucks in the United States.... Read More »

Chrysler recalls 21,470 Ram ProMaster vans to fix head restraints

9:46 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 21,470 commercial full-sized vans in the United States and Canada to replace their head restraints.... Read More »

Chrysler recalls 21,470 commercial vans to replace head restraints

10:51 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 31,497 commercial full-size vans in the United States to replace their head restraints.... Read More »

Ram to produce more diesel-powered pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Chrysler says it will produce more light-duty, diesel-powered Ram pickups to meet strong demand. The company said the optional diesel engine will account for 20 percent of the Ram 1500 pickup's annual production, an estimated 70,000 vehicles, up from 10 percent today.... Read More »

Chrysler Group gains on Jeep, Ram volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

Chrysler Group sold 169,890 vehicles in September, a 19 percent increase from September 2013, with every brand but Dodge contributing to the company's gains. It was the group's 54th consecutive month of year-over-year increases.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Will aluminum Ford F-150 be mpg king? Let's do the (fuzzy) math

11:27 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

Ford looks poised to reclaim at least part of the pickup fuel economy crown from Chrysler's hard-charging Ram 1500 with the new aluminum bodied 2015 F-150. Buried in a statement Monday on the redesigned F-150 was the first clue to how the truck will perform on the EPA's mileage tests.... Read More »

Chrysler to hike output of Ram diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

Chrysler Group, struggling to keep pace with demand for one of its newest products, plans to boost output of light-duty Ram pickups equipped with diesel engines. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will account for 20 percent of the light-duty Ram pickup's annual production volume, up from 10 percent now, Chrysler said today, without giving details.... Read More »

Chrysler revamps line to boost pickup output

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

With thousands of suggestions from line workers, Chrysler Group modified the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit to build about 100 additional Ram 1500s each production day or 28,500 per year.... Read More »

Ram 1500 wins top tailgate vehicle status

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2014

With football season well underway, the CarGurus Blog this month ranked the top 10 vehicles for tailgating, dubbing the Ram 1500 No. 1.... Read More »

Chrysler's revamped line to build about 100 more Ram 1500s a day

3:05 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2014

Chrysler Group says its Warren Truck Assembly Plant will build about 100 additional Ram 1500s each production day, or 28,565 per year, to meet demand.... Read More »

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