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Ford abandons practice of removing items to boost heavy-duty pickup payload ratings

9:35 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2014
Ford said it will abandon its practice of stripping removable items from its heavy-duty pickups to boost their payload ratings and will join competitors in using base curb weights. The automaker also said today that it will state the maximum towing rating for the 2015 F-450 using the industry's SAE J2807 towing standard....
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Consumer Reports judges Ram 1500 EcoDiesel tops among half-ton pickups

11:44 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2014
Consumer Reports says the hot-selling Ram 1500 EcoDiesel outscored competitors from Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Nissan to claim the magazine's top spot among full-size light-duty pickups....
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1st brand with 30 mpg pickup wins, Hegbloom says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014
Engineers are not satisfied with the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel's 28 mpg EPA highway rating and are gunning for 30 -- and eventually higher....
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Stocks stay on target -- with help

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
With a little help from increased incentives, automakers kept U.S. inventories at near-ideal levels to start August....
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GM to stop omitting truck-part weights to maximize payload ratings

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2014
GM said today that it will no longer omit the weights of some parts when weighing pickups to boost their maximum payload ratings....
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Q&A

Ram exec says first company with a 30 mpg pickup 'wins'

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2014
Ram launched the 1500 EcoDiesel, the first light-duty diesel pickup in the United States in more than a decade, early this year. Sales are strong, and Ram is working to increase the supply of the 3.0-liter Italian-made turbodiesel....
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PAYLOAD 'GAMESMANSHIP'

Ford, GM play with numbers for bragging rights

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Ford and GM delete the weight of some heavy parts, such as spare tires and rear bumpers, in calculating the maximum payload of some profitable pickups. The practice is raising questions of confidence....
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GM, too, removes parts to weigh pickups, boost payload ratings

7:09 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
GM says it deletes heavy items such as the rear bumper from certain pickups when it weighs them in order to boost the vehicles' maximum payload ratings. GM says it adopted the practice for the 2014 model year in response to competitive pressures as it launched redesigned full-sized pickups....
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CLASS WARFARE

Ford, Ram quarrel over heavy-duty pickup towing title

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Ford Motor Co. is threatening legal action if Ram keeps claiming that its pickups offer "best-in-class" towing. Ram's response? In so many words, it's telling Ford to go pound sand....
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Ford, Ram escalate towing war

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Ford launched a salvo in the escalating heavy-duty pickup towing rivalry last week. And Ram promptly fired right back....
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JUNE U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales advance 1% on Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota gains

8:00 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Light-vehicle sales, led by Chrysler Group, Nissan and Toyota, rose 1 percent last month, exceeding many projections and helping the auto industry end the first half of 2014 on an unexpected upswing. The annualized sales rate surged to 17 million, easily topping forecasts, from 15.9 million a year earlier and just above May's 16.8 million rate....
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Chrysler up 9% on strong Jeep, Ram demand

12:07 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Continued strong demand for SUVs and pickups pushed Chrysler Group sales up 9 percent in June. The company said it sold 171,086 vehicles in the United States last month, for its 51st consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and its best June sales since 2007....
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Chrysler's Ram pickup under U.S. safety investigation for rear axle lockup

1:34 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2014
NHTSA is investigating complaints that rear axles on some 260,000 Dodge Ram pickups have locked up without warning while driving, causing vehicles to spin out at high speeds in some cases....
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DEFINING DODGE

After 100 years, Dodge's identity still tough to pin down

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Dodge's muddled history explains why it's hard today to say clearly what the brand is all about....
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Silverado team throws down at Ram hoedown

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Chevy tacked up a special message on the exterior wall of a building nearby Ram's Downtown Hoedown....
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Older Ram pickups investigated by NHTSA over reports of no-clutch starts

11:44 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 110,000 older-model Dodge Ram pickups over reports that faulty interlocks allowed vehicles to start without the clutch being pressed....
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Chrysler for the masses; Dodge goes performance

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Five years ago, Chrysler Group positioned Dodge to take on Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota and other mass-market brands in the United States. That didn't pan out. So now, it's the Chrysler marque's turn to battle the mass-market brands, while Dodge shifts to a lineup of performance vehicles....
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Marchionne's take on aluminum? Ram not an option

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Marchionne says Chrysler will be watching Ford's rollout of its aluminum 2015 F-150 very closely to gauge market acceptance....
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Chrysler plans new I-4 family, plug-ins, diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, playing catch-up in the U.S. fuel-economy race, will debut a family of advanced four-cylinder gasoline engines in the next five years....
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Tune in for Chrysler's 5-year plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2014
On Tuesday, May 6, a team of Automotive News editors and reporters will provide real-time coverage of Chrysler Group's and Fiat's five-year product and business plan....
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American Axle earnings get boost from Jeep Cherokee, Ram pickup

3:49 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
American Axle & Manufacturing today reported its strongest quarterly earnings in more than a year, crediting strong sales from the new Jeep Cherokee and Ram pickup....
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Canada sales climb 4%; Chrysler, Ford tussle at top

1:02 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Automakers reported solid Canadian vehicle sales in April, with a 4 percent overall gain on a year ago, as demand for truck and luxury brands buoyed the industry....
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Re-engineered Ram Power Wagon gets new frame, bigger tires

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
The re-engineered 2014 Ram Power Wagon will use a new frame, bigger tires and a five-link coil suspension to improve on-road performance and off-road ability....
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Stung by Ram, Chevy steps up truck spiffs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
After the Ram pickup outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in March, a General Motors spokes-man said it was easy for Ram to "buy market share" with incentives....
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Ram pickup outsells Silverado for first time since 1999

4:01 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
It’s no April Fool’s joke, though General Motors may wish it were. The Ram pickup outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in March, the first monthly win by the Ram over Chevrolet’s full-sized pickup in nearly 15 years....
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