Mopar Teases Ram TRX, New and Classic Jeeps Headed for SEMA (Updated)

Ram 1500 TRX

This morning, the folks at Mopar issued five teaser images of vehicles coming to the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. There was no information included, with only this short statement accompanying the teaser images. “Mopar will showcase customized vehicles and hundreds of quality-tested, factory-backed performance parts and accessories in its 15,345-square-foot exhibit in the …

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Be patient: new cars may be years out

stellantis platforms

On various forums, some people are impatient for a Dodge and Chrysler comeback—and they’re starting to get itchy, insisting that nothing is really coming and that the ten years allocated to each brand isn’t real. It’s a bit early to be dismissing Stellantis’ promises, though. Each brand was promised a ten year trial in 2021; …

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Ram beats Chevy in USA; Jeep hits #5 on best sellers

Ram Ignition scoop

Ram beat the Chevrolet Silverado again to be America’s second-best-selling pickup after the wider-ranging Ford F-series, with 434,772 Ram sales year-to-date comfortably above 407,266 Silverados but well below 534,831 Fords. GM still beat Stellantis, overall, given 191,186 GMC Sierra sales; indeed, GM beat Ford, too, if we include both Silverado and Sierra, as we really …

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Hybrid-ready 8-speeds coming to Kokomo

2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition

Stellantis is finally making an eight-speed automatic that can be used in hybrid-electric and gasoline-powered vehicles; at the moment, the “4xe” hybrids use ZF-built transmissions. The changes, which affect three plants near or in Kokomo, Indiana—one casting plant and two transmission plants— will cost around $229 million. The eight-speed transmissions Chrysler builds are modified to …

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New Jeep gets Ward’s Ten Best award

2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Overland features the new Uconnect 5 system and its 10.1-inch touchscreen and an all-new driver control center with metal rotary shifter, ride height and Selec-Terrain switches.

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L has a place on the Ward’s Ten Best Interiors list, a singular honor only partly due to the optional McIntosh audio system. The 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve has a standard 10.25-inch frameless digital cluster with a full-screen, turn-by-turn navigation map. 2021 Overland has a 10.1-inch touchscreen …

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Cherokee, big-car plants down

2019-2021 Jeep Cherokee

Belvidere Assembly Plant will, according to Automotive News, be down until the end up October due to parts shortages. The plant has been slammed before by parts shortages as well, resulting in sharp declines in sales. Brampton (Ontario) is also down for the week; there appears to be demand for Challengers, Chargers, and 300s, but …

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Dodge Charger is Outselling Every Other American Sedan Combined

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

In a time where many automakers are focusing predominantly on ultra-efficient, small crossovers and electric propulsion, the Dodge brand continues to prove that there are plenty of American drivers who want a big, powerful machine. We talked earlier this week about how the Challenger is currently leading the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro in annual …

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Meet the World’s First 9-second Ram 1500 TRX

Weber Ram 1500 TRX

A few weeks back, we discussed Billy Weber’s Ram 1500 TRX, which was the quickest of its kind, setting the quarter mile record with a 10.33 at 133.92 miles per hour. This past weekend, Weber was back at the drag strip with his Hellcat Hemi-powered half-ton and this time, he went even quicker. Not only …

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