FCA US, clearing up legal issues, paying $300 million for EcoDiesel cheats

VM diesel (Ram)

With Stellantis in charge and apparently eager to move beyond past mistakes, FCA US entered a guilty plea to conspiracy charges in federal court last two months ago. Today, the sentence came down: the company must pay $300 million for misleading federal regulators about the diesel emissions systems on 101,000 vehicles (Ram 1500s and Jeep … Read more

We know when the 2.4 is leaving—but what’s the replacement? (updated)

2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark Engine

When the 2022 Jeep Cherokee eliminated the 2.4 liter four-cylinder, the writing on the wall became easier to read. The old “Tigershark” version of DaimlerChrysler’s World Gasoline Engine was now only used in the Jeep Compass and Ram ProMaster City. When we first wrote about this, weeks ago, we believed the 2.4 had around one or … Read more

When will we know? STLA releases the dates

future product releases

Three events are being planned to release new “electrified” cars, which may include both hybrids and battery-electrics. It is clear now that Dodge is bringing back the fratzog, at least for electric vehicles; it will have two previously announced releases in August. Sometime in September, there will be a new Jeep 4xe day showing off … Read more

HEMI’nsanity is a Must for the Ultimate Woodward Dream Cruise Experience

Dodge Challenger Hellcat

The Woodward Dream Cruise is an amazing event, with tens of thousands of muscle cars cruising up and down Woodward Avenue in Metro Detroit and all sorts of displays in the parking lots along the way. For Mopar fans, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout parking area in Pontiac, along the Dream Cruise route, has been … Read more

Nissan van drop may help ProMaster

2023 Ram ProMaster

The Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City may gain some sales as Nissan stopped making its NV cargo and passenger vans last month. The NV was made in Mississippi and Mexico; sales were fairly marginal, though versions were sold by General Motors. GM will continue to make the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, despite marginal sales, … Read more

Refilling the Cummins “hydrogen diesel” (possibly coming to Ram)

Some time ago, we posted a story on Stellantis’ hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). That is one path forward for areas where battery-electric vehicles aren’t practical, but it’s likely Ram heavy duty pickups will have another option: Cummins 6.7 liter B-type diesels hydrogen engines. Cummins, a pioneer in diesel engines (having run them at the Indy 500), … Read more

Recall Monday hits Ram, Jeep

2022 Ram 1500 Built to Serve firefighters

The NHTSA announced three new Ram and Jeep recalls today. None have caused crashes to date, but all have the potential to do so. The numbers reported below are all for United States sales only, but recalls are generally global. Recall 22V407 affects around 120,000 Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups and Ram 3500 chassis cabs … Read more

Ram TRX Sandblast Production Numbers Revealed by Dealer Document

2022 Ram 1500 TRX Sandblast Edition

Yesterday, we brought you the formal introduction of the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Sandblast Edition, with all but one key detail. The Ram Trucks website states that the Sandblast Edition will be available in limited quantities, but the press release doesn’t state just how many. The limited production Ignition Edition earlier this year was held … Read more