2020 Ram 2500 spy shot

Meet the next Ram 2500

November 9, 2018 David Zatz 0

It’s the only heavy duty pickup with an independent rear suspension, giving it the best ride and handling in its class. It has an optional Cummins turbodiesel that many pickup buyers would get no matter what body is wrapped around it. And it’s trying hard to burst out of its […]

Mopar 426 Hellephant crate engine

Mopar wows world with supercharged “Hellephant” 426 Hemi

October 30, 2018 David Zatz 0

You can’t order it in your 2019 Ram or 2018 Charger, and it’s too powerful to have a recommended transmission, but it’s still big news that will reverberate across racing tracks, car shows, and country lanes around the world. It’s the new supecharged 426 Hemi “Hellephant” — named after the […]

2019 chevrolet silverado

Chevy, Ram hit truck conundrum in rather different ways

July 2, 2018 David Zatz 0

Chevrolet, America’s #2 pickup brand, and Ram, the #3 brand, are attacking the same problem in different ways — how to get more cash from luxury-truck buyers without giving up on cash-strapped entry-level buyers. At GM, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will cost the same as the 2018, and will likely […]

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Big Three clobbering each others’ profits?

June 5, 2018 David Zatz 0

The American Big Three — General Motors, Ford, and, yes, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) — have already fled from sedans and coupes into pickup trucks to gain sales. There are a few reasons for that, including an apparent Japanese ineptitude at creating credible full-size pickups and odd American fuel-economy rules that […]

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Comparing the car-show trucks

April 5, 2018 Peter Doll 0

We took the opportunity to compare the major American pickups at the New York Auto Show. These are, by far, the market leaders, accounting for nearly all full-size pickups sold in North America. Ford F-150 The aluminum-bodied Ford F-150, longtime sales champion, has a clean but conservative design. Of the […]

2019 Ram 1500

The second shoe drops: 2019 Ram vs Silverado

January 15, 2018 David Zatz 0

Yesterday, Chevrolet dropped the first shoe — the 2019 Silverado — and today, Ram dropped the second — the 2019 Ram 1500. What’s surprising is how much they have in common. Both extended their length by four inches, used more high-strength steel in their frames, and cut weight — though […]