You say you want a Ram Revolution? Here it is!

Ram Revolution

The Ram Revolution trademark was explained today when Ram released an insider program with its fans, helping Ram lovers get a closer look at the upcoming Ram 1500 BEV—which is slated for 2024. Ram Revolution (see RamRevolution.com) provides “meaningful updates with unique visuals and content, and an ongoing dialogue that will include the opportunity to … Read more

2.4 oil-drinking fix has spread to Dodge, other years

2.4 liter engine oil drinking

Some people found that their 2.4 liter engines were drinking oil, but most of the engines had no problems, which presented a puzzle. The people in Auburn Hills worked on the problem, and discovered that the problem was not physical, but caused by a programming issue where, when fuel is cut to the engine (as … Read more

Night Tour: Inside the firefighter’s life

Night Tour

For many years, Bob Lincoln provided Allpar readers (and those who came to the Chryslers at Carlisle shows) with step by step guides and advice on their daily-driver Mopars, from little turbo fours to Dodge pickups. His guidance, especially on electronics, was bolstered by his day job working on scientific instruments. Besides these pursuits, Bob … Read more

Diving into the 2023 Renegade

2022 Jeep Renegade - Brazil

So far, there has been no official word on what awaits buyers of the North American version of the 2023 Jeep Renegade. Developed with the Fiat 500X, the Renegade can still take a pounding offroad, even if it’s not going to be winning any contests with Wranglers; for those who scoff at the Italian-made crossover’s … Read more

2024 Charger rendering with its basis

2024 Charger rendering

YBNormal has provided a new speculative rendering of what the 2024 Charger could look like, based on Dodge’s blue image of an EV. It’s meant as a four-door, despite the lack of door lines or handles—this doesn’t have a great deal of detail, and that’s deliberate, “so people realize it’s an educated guess, a rendering … Read more

Ram gets in the C&D Top Ten, Editors’ Choice lists

car and driver awards

The editors of Car and Driver have produced their list of the ten best (sorry, they spell it “10Best”) cars and trucks of 2022. The Ram 1500 came out tops in pickups, America’s largest single vehicle segment, beating the Ford F-series and the GM Silverado and Sierra (as well as the Colorado, Ranger, and such). … Read more

2019-20 Ram drivers, tighten your nuts

2017 Ram 2500 with Cummins diesel

Some 2019-20 Ram trucks, including chassis cabs, may have been made with bad wiper arm head joints, because of a new wiper nut brought into production on April 27, 2019, and withdrawn on March 9, 2020. 107,864 trucks made during that period are subject to the recall (along with 29,830 trucks sold outside the United … Read more

Alfa Romeo Tonale’s unveiling is set

Alfa Romeo Tonale concept

Alfa Romeo has set up a digital unveiling for their long-awaited (pronounced “dih-LAY-d”) Tonale (pronounced “toe-NAHL-a”) for February 8. The concept version debuted in 2019, at the Geneva car show; the main delay was to provide a more powerful plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain than originally planned. The new subcompact crossover will come with front wheel … Read more

Long wheelbase Wagoneer looking more likely

Earlier this month, we reported on a hint from Chrysler that we could see a long wheelbase Wagoneer—the air conditioning sticker, of all things, sent in by reader Matt K. The list of engines here is clearly preceded by “SWB,” which almost invariably means “short wheelbase.” After checking the label’s part number just to be … Read more

How accurate is this 2024 Charger rendering?

blue 2024 dodge charger rendering

Stellantis showed teasers of a Charger and Challenger at late last year. We don’t know if these are just artists’ renditions or if they come from real prototypes; but one can connect the dots, as artist YBNormyl did. In this rendering, YBNormyl overlayed parts from the blue illustration onto the current Charger, reporting that the … Read more

GM to emergency-charge BEVs without diesel

BEV skateboard design for Chrysler Airflow

For years, Toyota has been talking about its plans to make hydrogen fuel-cell cars and, more recently, fuel-cell ships and commercial trucks (big rigs). General Motors has been working on similar lines, and recently announced a new “Hydrotec” line of hydrogen fuel cell products for a wide variety of purposes. The benefits of hydrogen are … Read more

Does GM’s BrightDrop threaten ProMaster BEV?

2021 Fiat e-Ducato

While most automakers are using existing brands for electric vehicles, GM has taken created not one but two new brands—Hummer, which was brought back from the dead, and BrightDrop. Chevrolet is still making battery-electrics, too, including a forthcoming pickup with impressive specs and a dull name. BrightDrop is GM’s new brand for electric light commercial … Read more

Chrysler’s future, from its CEO

Erick Lawrence of the Detroit Free Press, or Freep as it’s commonly known, recently did an interview with Chrysler CEO Christine Feuell. She referred to a future expansion or revitalization of the brand, which dates back to 1924. The original Chrysler car was built off pioneering work by Frederick Zeder, Owen Skelton, and Carl Breer … Read more

Mopar adds WiFi-capable hybrid chargers for 4xe, PHEV

BEV charger

Mopar is now selling WiFi-capable 240-volt chargers for owners of Jeep® 4xe vehicles and the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV; available in plug-in or hardwired versions, they can provide a full charge in a little over two hours, around six times faster than 120V chargers. Adding WiFi gives owners the ability to monitor and control charging via … Read more

2024 Charger sneak peek? (Updated)

2024 Dodge Charger rendering

During Stellantis’ electric car information day, faint line drawings of a Charger and a Ram were shown. We don’t know if these represent actual prototypes or CATIA diagrams, or just artists’ renditions; but if one takes the rear view of the Charger and connects some dots, artist YBNormyl suggests, one can come up with something … Read more