Ram Shows EV Pickup Front End Ahead of January Debut

Ram 1500 Revolution Front End

Stellantis has announced that CEO Carlos Tavares will be giving the keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in January and during the course of that appearance, he will introduce a pair of battery electric vehicle concepts – one of which will be the Ram Revolution. The Ram 1500 Revolution will be the company’s first … Read more

2023 Dodge Challenger Hellcats Can’t Be Ordered with the Manual

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Over the course of the past week or so, a handful of outlets have published articles proclaiming that the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat once again has a manual transmission option. As a result, many prospective Dodge owners have contacted dealers to order a supercharged Challenger with the 6-speed manual. However, upon speaking with salespeople … Read more

All ranges: Hurricane adds power, economy to Wagoneer lineup

Hurricane Twin Turbo Engine

The battery-electric Wagoneer S might be coming, but the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are already on sale. They started out with 5.7 and 6.4 Hemi engines, but these have largely been replaced already by two varieties of the “Hurricane” twin-turbo straight six. The standard output variety produces more power and torque than the 5.7 Hemi … Read more

STLA backing electric van conversions

circular economy (cradle to cradle)

Stellantis has signed a partnership deal with Qinomic to retrofit light commercial vehicles with electric powertrains. Many companies and people who own light commercial vehicles customize them; some put more money into the customizations than the vehicles themselves. Retrofitting these with electric power can give them a new life when the engine or transmission get … Read more

Michigan State Police tested the ’23 Charger, Durango—this is how they stacked up

2022 Dodge Durango police pursuit car (squad)

Once again, the Michigan State Police have tested all the police pursuit and special duty cars they could lay their hands on. The pursuit cars were the Chevy Tahoe and Silverado, Dodge Charger and Durango, and Ford Explorer, F-150, and Mustang Mach E. Surprisingly, given its quick 0-60 acceleration, the Mach-E was not impressive during … Read more

Jeep: “Name the electric Wagoneer for us”

electric jeep wagoneer

Apparently not wanting to go the route of GM (adding “BEV” to the Silverado and calling it quits), Jeep is asking the world to provide a name for the electric Wagoneer — which observant people may have noticed is referred to as just “Wagoneer,” not “Jeep Wagoneer.” The forthcoming battery-electric Wagoneer will not share the … Read more

Resolution? Compass transmission, power mysteries

2023 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Several outlets incorrectly reported that the 2023 Jeep Compass’ 2-liter turbo engine will generate 270 hp. However, Chrysler itself reported, in three places on the press release, that it will actually generate 200 hp, with 221 lb-ft of torque. This would seem to settle the power question, but what would cause such a large difference? … Read more