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Ram Trucks was established as its own distinct brand by Chrysler in 2009 when operations of the automaker were taken over by Fiat. Ram-badged trucks have been competing in the American pickup market since 1981, and, before adopting the Ram name, had been sold under the D Series label since 1928. The marque gets its name from the ram head emblem that has been on Dodge vehicles since the 1930s, and all Ram products still feature Dodge logos inside and out. Ram Trucks currently offers the Dakota mid-size pickup and the full-size Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500, as well as various heavy-duty chassis cabs.

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    Video: Ram 2500 HD video shows off new engine, rear suspension
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    We've already had a chance to drive the 2014 Ram 3500 HD, but the big news for the 2014 Ram Heavy Duty lineup might be centered around the three-quarter-ton 2500 model. Chrysler has released a new video highlighting the new features of the 2014 Ram 2500 HD, including its new optional engine and new rear suspension components. The video starts by showing ...

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    Official: Chrysler banks $507 million in Q2, trims 2013 earnings forecast
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    Chrysler has some good news and some bad news. First, profits were up 16 percent over the second quarter of 2012, bringing the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based manufacturer $507 million on the back of strong demand for trucks and SUVs (a recurring theme this quarter, particularly in the US). Q2 revenue was up as well, from $16.8 billion in 2012 to $18 billion ...

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    Official: 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel gets 9,200-pound tow rating
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    The current-generation Ram 1500 is entering its fifth year on the market, but Ram's half-ton truck is not showing its age whatsoever. While we continue to wait for the fuel economy figures for the all-new EcoDiesel V6, Ram has released towing figures for trucks equipped with this new engine, as well as models fitted with the upgraded gasoline-powered ...

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    Watch Ram's Chief Engineer explain the benefits of quarter-ton diesel
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    Well, what we've learned from Ram's new video with chief engineer Mike Cairns showing off the upcoming Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup is that... it looks good in silver. Cairns more or less espoused the virtues of the truck in the two-minute video, commenting on its toughness and saying it'll have the all-important "best-in-class" fuel economy. He added that ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #341
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    Ram 1500 wins Consumer Reports comparo, Lexus RC Coupe spied, Long-Term Garage update Episode #341 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and the crew this week is Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Michael Harley. We cover the Ram 1500 winning a Consumer Reports comparison test, the spy shots of a Lexus RC coupe and what more coupes could mean for Lexus, and we also ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalls 2013 Ram pickups, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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    Chrysler's spate of successful products is about to be marred by a trio of recalls. The Pentastar is recalling 51,477 Ram trucks and Jeep SUVs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there have been no reported accidents, injuries or deaths related to the affected vehicles. The largest action covers the Ram 1500, which is seeing ...

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    2014 Ram ProMaster configurator reporting for heavy duty
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    Ram has brought the configurator online for all sizes of its new ProMaster van, known to the rest of the world as the Fiat Ducato. Destined to take on the new Ford Transit and Nissan NV, the ProMaster is available in three sizes - 1500, 2500, and 3500. Once a size has been chosen, the world is your oyster. We could (probably) spend the rest of our day ...

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    Official: Ram 1500 wins Consumer Reports fullsize truck test
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    Vehicles that perform well in road tests by some of the most popular automotive publications, such as Car and Driver, Motor Trend and Automobile, don't always score well in in Consumer Reports' more regimented, practical test procedures, so the Ram 1500's climb to the top of CR's scoreboard is a boon for the well-received pickup truck, which CR also put ...

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    Official: 2013 Ram 1500 Black Express is midnight in the garden of good and evil [UPDATE]
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    Building off of the solid base of its 1500 pickup, Ram has announced a dark horse in its stable, the Ram Black Express, which comes equipped with a bevy of features to distinguish it from the regular Express model. (Just don't call it a black sheep.) The Black Express sets itself apart visually from other 1500s with black 20-inch aluminum wheels, black ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling over 280k minivans because airbags may deploy on wrong side
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    Chrysler has issued a recall for some 2013 Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and Ram C/V Tradesman vans built between May 10, 2012 and June 7, 2013. These vehicles may have a software error that would cause the wrong side (opposite side) airbags to deploy in a crash. With this defect, a left-side impact would cause the right-side airbag to deploy, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #339
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    Farewell, Zach Bowman; Pikes Peak 2013; Datsun; 2014 Ram lineup Episode #339 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and it's the last rodeo for Zach Bowman before he departs for other pastures. The crew this week consists of Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross, who talk about the astounding records set at this year's Pike's Peak hill climb, the return of the ...

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    Official: Ram reveals 2014 truck lineup, EcoDiesel V6 a $2,850 option on 1500 models
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    The fullsize pickup truck market is as competitive now as it's ever been, and with Ford's F-Series line leading the way in sales, GM's Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra twins boasting brand-new designs, you knew Ram wasn't about to rest on its laurels for the 2014 model year. And so we present to you the 2014 Ram lineup, with the biggest change being ...

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    Recalls: Ram recalls 30k trucks over faulty turn signals
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    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler is issuing a recall of 30,197 pickup trucks in the United States, all from the 2013 model year. The affected vehicles are the Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500, all of which were built between September 9, 2012 and March 5, 2013. The problem affects models equipped with "optional premium ...

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    Report: Ram mulling superlux pickup above Laramie Longhorn
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    Looking at the fullsize pickup landscape, automakers are bringing more and more luxury to the mix. Ford has its King Ranch, GMC has the Denali and now Chevrolet is adding a High Country model, but it sounds like Ram might be looking to make a step up from its already posh Laramie Longhorn trim (shown above). Speaking with new Ram boss Reid Bigland, ...

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    Report: Pickup prices rising at 2x industry average
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    We've said it before, but bears repeating: Pickup trucks are the financial engines of America's automakers. Good thing, then, that the segment is in rude health – in fact, Automotive News is suggesting that pickup truck sales are arguably healthier than they were pre-recession, even though the segment's volume is still significantly down from where ...

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    Official: Ram reveals Man of Steel-themed Superman truck [w/video]
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    The new Superman film Man of Steel opens in theaters next Friday, June 14th, and Ram is buddying up with the summer blockbuster for some coattail-riding co-promotions. The partnership includes a new 30-second commercial called "Action" that pairs scenes from the film with footage of Ram trucks and a voiceover that says, "Everyone has the ability to do ...

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    Official: Ram helps power Chrysler to 11% gain in May
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    Increasing consumer demand for Ram pickup trucks and big SUVs has helped to boost May sales for Chrysler. Ram sales were up a total of 24 percent year-over-year for the month of May. In addition, Dodge sales increased by 23 percent in May, with the standout Durango clocking a 24-percent year-over-year improvement (with an updated 2014 model in the wings, ...

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    Official: Chrysler Group moves around execs in wake of recent departure
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    Chrysler is busy shuffling executives around in the wake of Ram head Fred Diaz's departure. The automaker has named Reid Bigland (pictured, right) as Diaz's successor in the role of president and CEO of Ram, though Bigland will continue his duties as the head of US sales and the president and CEO of Chrysler Canada. Bigland first came to Chrysler in 2006 ...

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    Read This: Auto journo learns hard way that new vehicles burn differently than old ones
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    Terry Box, a writer for the Dallas Morning News, was tootling down the Dallas North Tollway in a Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn pickup after work and enjoying the ride. Box thought the $53,335, option-filled press loaner had been "flawless – very serious competition for anything built by Ford or Chevy." And then, for reasons that still aren't clear, ...

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    Official: Ward's 10 Best Interiors released, Asian automakers take 7 of 10 spots
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    Step inside just about any new car these days and you'll quickly see that vehicle interiors have become a pretty nice place to spend some time in. For the third consecutive year, WardsAuto sat in each and every new vehicle that had received redesigned or updated interiors, and it has now named its 10 Best Interiors. Judges look at everything from design ...

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