Not toys: the 2024-2025 Ram electric pickups

Ram BEV cutaway

Ram, probably the main profit driver of Stellantis in North America, has been increasingly popular thanks to its “new-plus-old-generations” sale strategy. In the future, though, electric power may be the key to success; and Ram is apparently set on staying relevant, without losing its character. The cutaway in the Ram EV Day presentation shows a …

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Teased: PHEV 2022 Grand Cherokee

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe PHEV

A plugin-hybrid (PHEV) 2022 Grand Cherokee is being prepared, according to a Jeep release today. The new SUV will bear the 4xe name. No other specs were released, but there is a photo. Current 4xe systems use a turbocharged four-cylinder engine which produces more power than the 3.6 liter V6 used as the Grand Cherokee …

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Stellantis suddenly jumps into electrics with both feet

All of Stellantis’ 14 brands have committed to selling “best-in-class fully electrified solutions,” according to today’s announcement, but Europe will be a more extreme changeover than the US. The target is for 70% of sales in Europe, but just 40% in the U.S., to be low-emission vehicles by 2030. New battery-electrics (BEVs) are to have …

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GME-T6 appears to be on its way again

Four years ago, I wrote about the “Tornado,” as the turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine then being development was coded. Insiders were certain that the 5.7 Hemi would be dropped so Chrysler could boost its fuel economy ratings and drop its lavish support for Tesla. (The project nickname honored the airplane, not the classic Willys-Jeep engine.) The …

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Used Dodge Hellcat Prices Skyrocket amidst Inventory Shortage

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

The reduced production of Dodge Charger and Challenger last year due to production stoppages stemming from the early onset of the Covid-19 pandemic coupled with the ongoing component shortage, most recently pertaining to microchips, has led to an extreme short supply of new Hellcat-powered Dodge cars. That short supply of new models has led to …

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SRT Autoworks is Putting a Hellephant in a Trackhawk

Hellephant Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is one of the world’s most powerful production sport utility vehicles, packing 707 horsepower officially trailing only the Dodge Durango with the same supercharged Hemi at 710 horsepower. The Hellephant is the most powerful crate engine ever offered by Mopar, packing an awesome 1,000 horsepower from the supercharged 7-liter V8. …

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Hot Dodges can be limited to 3 horsepower

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody -

Dodge’s hottest cars, the Charger and Challenger with the 392 (6.4) or Hellcat 6.2 V8s, are getting a software update which will let owners restrict the engine to idle speed—675 rpm—with a peak horsepower of roughly 3. That’s less than 1% of their usual power. The update is available back to model-year 2015, and should …

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Stellantis going all-in on electrics in US

Stellantis is planning to put more effort into battery-electric cars as it sees hybrid powertrains eventually fading out. The automaker, which includes the 14 brands of the former Chrysler, Fiat, and Peugeot groups, is acting like others on the belief that making mass-market internal combustion engines will eventually be banned in Europe and other regions. …

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Simple Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler 2.4L TigerShark Oil Use Fix Available

2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark Engine

If you drive a Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200 or Jeep Cherokee, Renegade or Compass with the 2.4-liter TigerShark 4-cylinder engine, there is a chance that you have oil use issues. Some of these engines burn a significant enough amount of oil that owners find themselves regularly adding oil between changes, which is both costly and …

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American Axle gives some info on the next-gen Rams

2021 Ram 2500 Power Wagon axles

American Axle, one of the largest auto suppliers, will continue to supply Ram heavy duty pickups—that is, the Ram 2500 and 3500—with their axles and driveshafts all the way to 2030. The company’s statement promised that they would provide “our latest and most efficient driveline technologies… for the next-generation of this key vehicle program.” American …

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Addressing Rumors of the SRT Division Being Disbanded

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody -

About a week ago, there were reports from two websites –  Opposite Lock and Grassroots Motorsports – that the SRT Performance division had been disbanded under the new corporate umbrella. Neither of these reports cited any sources, so we reached out to our contacts at Stellantis for the official world. Unfortunately, that word is not …

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