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    Exclusive: Ram thinks EcoDiesel will lure small-pickup buyers into fullsize 1500
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    One of the more curious developments at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week was the return of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. General Motors ended production of the Colorado and its cousin, the GMC Canyon, early last year. At the time, the decision seemed to be the final curtain for small ...

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    Study: Lack of new midsize pickup models driving strong resale values for older models
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    According to a new study by Black Book, the fact that there are fewer mid-sized pickup truck options on the market is driving up the retail cost of used models. During the month of June, used vehicles from model years 2007-2011 depreciated an average of 1.3 percent across the board, but midsize ...

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    Video: Kentucky couple accused of swapping '99 Dodge Dakota for newborn
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    A Kentucky couple face up to 20 years in jail for trading their used pickup for a baby. The couple, Jeremy and Jamie Brown, pleaded not guilty to human trafficking charges Friday after they allegedly traded a 1999 Dodge Dakota to Heather Kaminsky for her newborn in January. Jamie Brown and ...

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    Report: Marchionne: "Better than 50% chance" next Ram Dakota going unibody, diesel Durango coming
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    Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has big plans for the Ram Dakota. Inside Line spoke with Marchionne at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and the besweatered executive said there is a good chance the next-generation Dakota will likely ride on a unibody chassis. That would mark a serious departure from ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #244
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    Toyota-Ford tie-up, Mazda RX-8 and Dakota cancelled, VW Up!, Cadillac ELR Episode #244 of the Autoblog Podcast is here. This week, Chris and Dan are joined by Zach Bowman, fresh off vacation. Topics we cover include the Ford and Toyota partnership to develop hybrid truck powertrain, the ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #244 LIVE
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    We record Episode #244 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop Chris, Dan and Zach your questions via our Q&A module below. Check out our discussion topics or chime in to help determine what else the crew chats about this evening, too. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if ...

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    Report: Chrysler to end Ram Dakota production on Tuesday
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    Chrysler is officially killing the 2011 Ram Dakota this week, which the UAW fears may lead to nearly 150 hourly positions getting the chop. The move has already spelled the end for 39 temporary positions at Chrysler's Warren Truck Plant. Chrysler brass say they still haven't figured out who's ...

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    Report: Chrysler considering new name for Ram trucks [UPDATE]
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    Chrysler is apparently still trying to iron out some of the kinks in its new pickup naming structure. The company recently decided to separate its popular line of pickups from the rest of the Dodge fleet by putting them under the Ram banner. The only problem is not every vehicle in the Pentastar ...

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    Report: Ram still considering small unibody pickup
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    2008 Dodge Dakota - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Chrysler is dropping more hints about an upcoming unibody pickup that would be positioned below the Dodge Dakota. You may recall that first word of the new small truck came back in November when Fred Diaz, CEO of Chrysler's newly-created ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #156
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    Editor Chris Paukert has apparently been bitten by the podcasting bug, and he once again joins Shunk and Roth for Episode #156 of the Autoblog Podcast. We dive right in to reminiscence about the recently finished Los Angeles ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler still considering unibody Dakota replacement
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    The Dodge Dakota -- as we know it today -- will go away in 2011, but looking at current sales of the mid-size pickup, it may as well be dead already. Chrysler has only sold 10,000 Dakotas this year, with an anemic 663 units cleared in November. But while the Dakota is selling poorly (it's not ...

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    Ram considering new mid-size unibody pickup to replace Dakota
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    2008 Dodge Dakota - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In a rambling presentation that presented almost nothing of any value, Fred Diaz, CEO of Chrysler's newly-created Ram brand, did drop at least one little tidbit in passing. Currently the Dodge truck offerings consist of only two vehicles, ...

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    Chrysler to restart seven North American plants by end of month
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    Hot on the heels of news that the Dodge Viper's Conner Avenue facility would be the first Chrysler plant to fire up after the company's bankruptcy proceedings/Fiat tie-up comes official word that the automaker will resume production at seven plants the week of June 29. In addition, Chrysler will ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2008 Dodge Dakota Sport
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    When we first locked eyes on the 2008 Dodge Dakota at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show, we were breathless. The reason for our inability to process oxygen had everything to do with the ungainly sheet metal that covered the latest iteration of Dodge's midsize truck offering. The new Dakota is boxy with an ...

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    SEMA 2007 Preview: Dodge Dakota MX Warrior
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    Click the Dakota MX Warrior for a high res gallery var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/Dodge_teams_with_motocrosser_to_create_Dakota_MX_Warrior_for_SEMA'; Dodge teamed up motocross racer Scott Waraniak to create the Dakota MX Warrior for this year's SEMA show. Scott races KTM bikes and is ...

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    It's the small things that count - Dodge's new Crate 'N Go storage system
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    Despite "interesting" exterior designs and interiors that feel cheap, Chrysler products have scored many points for incorporating the most innovative interior features. Stow 'N Go seating, the MyGIG entertainment system, heated and cooled cupholders, flip down tailgate speakers... the list goes on. ...

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Dodge Dakota
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    Although Dodge made a few changes to the midsize Dakota pickup for 2007, it looks like bigger changes are in store for '08. With spy shots by Brenda Priddy in hand, Edmund's Straighline is speculating that the recently updated 3.7L V-6 will be replaced by Chrysler's 4.0L unit and that the existing ...

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