Will Ram HD keep Hemis? and will there be a 2024 Ram 1500 Classic?

2024 Ram 1500 Classic

As time goes on, some have noticed that the Ram 1500 Classic only shows up as a 2023 model in the RamTrucks.com Build & Price section. However, a bit of quick detective work shows that the 2024 Ram 1500 Classic is indeed on the site, just not in Build & Price yet. That is one mystery solved, but then there’s another question that keeps popping up—what happens to the Ram 2500, 3500, and chassis cabs after the 2024 model-year? And will the first-year 2025 Ram 1500 have Hemi V8s after all?

…As for the Ram Heavy Duty series,…

STLA Large Compared With 2023 Challenger, Charger, and Wagoneer

STLA Large

Today, we look at a short list of specifications of the STLA Large chassis platform, relative to the current Dodge Challenger and Charger and the Jeep Wagoneer.

STLA Large will support front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations, with combustion engines in both transverse and longitudinal layouts…

Proving that STLA Large is indeed set up for gasoline power (updated)

STLA Large with gasoline engine (ICE)

Every sales figure, product release, and rumor from Dodge and Ram seem to bring forth disparaging remarks from people who insist that the company is “digging its own graves by making nothing but BEVs.” Yet, even before the first battery-electric Dodge has been put up for sale, before the Hemi V8 stopped being optional, people … Read more

New Dodge Charger EV Platform Information Hints at 2-Second 0-60 Times

Preproduction Next Generation Dodge Charger

Earlier today, Stellantis issued a press release on the STLA Large vehicle platform that is to underpin the Dodge Charger Daytona, Jeep Wagoneer S, and other vehicles. Their objective was to highlight the versatility of this platform, which handles both gasoline and battery electric vehicles (BEV), but what caught our attention was a performance figure … Read more

Next Dodge Charger Revealed – 2025? shown front and back

Preproduction Next Generation Dodge Charger

Shortly after 10am on the morning of January 12, 2024, social media posts from the Dodge brand fully revealed the exterior of next generation Dodge Charger. There is no other information – no guaranteed indicators of whether this is powered by gasoline or electricity – and no interior shots, but these are, without question, the … Read more

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Final Edition Leaked (Updated)

Wrangler Rubicon 392

2023 was the “Last Call” for the Hemi-powered Dodge Challenger and Charger. Just this week, Dodge launched the first Last Call Hemi-powered 2024 Durango. Based on information posted on JLWranglerForums.com, 2024 will also be the final model year for the 392 Hemi-powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.A user named 7.62×392 shared a screenshot of the “Jeep January … Read more

Virtual cars, QNX, and Mopars

Wagoneer rear vent-seat screen

Yesterday, Stellantis, BlackBerry, and Amazon announced a virtual cockpit to “transform vehicle software engineering.” The combination uses QNX’s hypervisor (virtualization software, which creates a virtual computer) delivered on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide a virtual cockpit, claimed to be the first of its kind. Stellantis claimed that this would speed up development cycles by … Read more

Renegade, dropped from USA, has tenth EU anniversary

Renegade (RED)

Jeep is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Jeep Renegade, which they say is “renowned for its distinctive and cool factor,” and has had almost 2 million sales worldwide.The “road champion” Renegade was sold in over 100 markets, but the 2024 version did not come to the United States, Jeep’s home.  The 2024 Renegade is … Read more

Jeep Patriot, Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart and Viper: Who Bought the Last New Cars in 2023?

2013 dodge dart

Every time a year’s worth of sales are released, there are some oddball orphans in there—in 2022, for example, dealers sold four Dodge Darts, which ended production in 2016, not to mention a lone Dodge Viper and Alfa Romeo 4C. They even sold four Jeep Patriots, which you may recall as looking like an original … Read more

GiddyUpz! Ram owner’s new product takes off

Giddyupz started out as a smarter way for shorter people to haul themselves up into pickup cabs. Automakers have grab handles in the cab, but they’re not enough for many people, because pickups—especially 4x4s—have gotten almost comically high off the ground.Who’s behind this invention, whose seeming simplicity comes after 200 varying prototypes and thousands of … Read more

Who was #1 in 2023? Trucks, vans, and minivans in the USA

2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger Tradesman

In the all-important pickup category, Ram lost some ground to Ford and GM. Ford sold 750,789 F-series pickups and chassis cabs, across all size and weight classes; GM sold 555,148 Silverados and 295,737 Sierras. As happens so often, GM handily out-sold Ford in full-size pickups, but the F-series wins the title since GM split their sales across the Chevrolet and GMC brands…

More Dodge than Ford cars sold in 2023

Dodge Charger Daytona Banshee BEV spoiler and engine bay

In 2023, Dodge sold more cars than Ford, if one defines “cars”  in the traditional manner as sedans and coupes. Ford sold two types of car, the GT (31 of them) and the Mustang (48,605). Dodge, meanwhile, sold 75,920 sedans (Chargers) and 44,960 coupes (Challengers).The Mustang did beat the Challenger in sales, though not by … Read more

FCA Canada sales plummet 24% in Q4, fall 6% in 2023

FCA Canada 2023

2023 was not a good year for the former Chrysler Canada, other than Dodge; with Jeep, Chrysler, and Ram sales all dropping, the company dropped by 6% for the full year vs 2022, and by 24% in the fourth quarter.

Despite making a special Chrysler Grand Caravan for Canada, Chrysler saw sales drop by 23% from 2022 and by 74% compared to the fourth quarter of 2022. Chrysler ended up with 10,529 sales for the year—1,522 300s, 6,994 Pacificas, and 2,013 bargain Grand Caravans. The brighter side is that the cheaper minivans took more of a hit (down 45%) than the pricier ones (down 9%).