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Fiat Chrysler rejected Chinese bid, others interested - report

Fiat Chrysler could be acquired by a Chinese car maker, with reports indicating it has already rejected one offer for no reason other than the size of the offer. According to Automotive News, a large Chinese automaker recently had a bid for the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) turned down...

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Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 recalled for safety fix
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Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 recalled for safety fix

Local importer and conversion company American Special Vehicles (ASV) has issued a recall for six vehicles across its Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 model lines over concerns a faulty occupant sensor could cause the airbags to not deploy in an accident. Affected vehicles were built in 2014, 2015 and 2016...


Ram 2500 Code Black special arrives from $149,500
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Ram 2500 Code Black special arrives from $149,500

Ram Trucks has released its first limited-edition variant of the Ram 2500 truck, named Code Black, bringing an array of dark-themed enhancements. Starting at $149,500 before on-road costs, the Ram 2500 Code Black gets a black finish on the front grille, front and rear bumpers, badging, and side mirrors. There are also new heavy-duty wheel arch flares...


2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled for indicator fix
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2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled for indicator fix

The Ram Trucks range has been recalled by local distributor American Special Vehicles (ASV), over concerns the turn signals may stop working without notification - 450 vehicles are affected. According to the manufacturer, the turn signal speed doesn't change when a globe isn't working...


Towing with the 2017 Ram Laramie 2500

Towing with the 2017 Ram Laramie 2500

These days, it's not uncommon to see dual-cab utes towing all manner of large trailers. Horse floats, cars and boats are common as flies in some parts of this great land of ours. This is their bread and butter, but with all that weight, you have to wonder how the engine copes long term and that's precisely where the American tank-like 2017 Ram Laramie 2500 comes into its own...

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$142,900

2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pricing and specs
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2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pricing and specs

The updated 2017 Ram 2500 and 2017 Ram 3500 have arrived in Australia, and the smaller model has got some clever new tricks to its tray. The revised Ram 2500 on sale now debuts the brand's RamBox tray-side storage system, a vertical area that allows owners to keep items out of sight, safe, dry and secure in the edges of the tub...


2017 Ram Power Wagon: US pricing announced, but not on local radar "at the moment"
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2017 Ram Power Wagon: US pricing announced, but not on local radar "at the moment"

Although US President-elect Donald Trump will have to wait until January 2017 to be officially sworn in as America’s 45th President and move into the White House, American off-road enthusiasts can get their hands on the 2017 Ram Power Wagon later this year...


Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram concepts teased ahead of SEMA debut
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Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram concepts teased ahead of SEMA debut

Fiat Chrysler has released a sample of  Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram sketches, previewing five heavily-modified concept cars bound for the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas next month. This furious (and/or family-friendly) five have been re-imagined with production and concept parts from in-house tuning arm Mopar - a partnership that has created numerous bold concepts over the years...


Ram Rebel TRX concept debuts with detuned Hellcat V8 engine
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Ram Rebel TRX concept debuts with detuned Hellcat V8 engine

The Ram Rebel TRX concept with a supercharged V8 engine has been unveiled at the 2016 State Fair of Texas. Under the bonnet, the Rebel TRX concept uses a version of the company's 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine with 429kW of power, which is down from the 527kW/880Nm it makes in the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Hellcat...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, here’s what’s been making headlines. The latest new car sales figures have been released and the August VFACTS reports shows sales grew by 4.6 per cent with 95,000 new cars sold. The biggest growth segments were SUV’s and light commercials. Toyota was the top selling brand and the Toyota Corolla was the best selling car...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Ram 1500 Night unveiled in America: Big bad truck on local wish list
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2017 Ram 1500 Night unveiled in America: Big bad truck on local wish list

The 2017 Ram 1500 Night has been unveiled in the US, and it's about as American as it gets. Combining a fair number of things we love about America - size, excess, the wildly unnecessary - the special edition Night package adds a touch of ‘gangsta’ to the already-cool 2017 Ram 1500 Sport...


Ram Trucks drive-away deals announced
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Ram Trucks drive-away deals announced

The distributor of the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks has announced limited-time drive-away deals, making one of the market’s more capable commercials more appealing than ever. American Special Vehicles (ASV), a co-operative between Walkinshaw (right-hand drive converter) and Ateco Automotive (distributor), is covering all on-road costs, meaning the Ram 2500 is $139,500 drive-away, and the Ram 3500 is $146,500...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more

Welcome to episode 11 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined again by senior editor Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


Ram Trucks Australian conversion facility, behind-the-scenes tour
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Ram Trucks Australian conversion facility, behind-the-scenes tour

Since it launched in Australia at the end of 2015, startup American Special Vehicles (ASV) has boldly claimed that its right-hand drive Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks were a cut above existing converted US pickups already on sale. For one thing, ASV — a joint-venture between Ateco Automotive as distributor and Walkinshaw as converter — is unique in having direct collaboration with Fiat Chrysler in the US, and acts as a de facto RHD supplier with export potential...


Another US pick-up converter launching in Australia, via the Philippines
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Another US pick-up converter launching in Australia, via the Philippines

Australia’s increasingly crowded market for oversized American pick-ups is about to get a little busier, with a new player receiving the coveted full volume government certification to import, convert and distribute. Shogun Conversions, which has a base in NSW but converts trucks in the Philippines, now has full volume certification for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Ram 3500, 2500 recalled by American Special Vehicles
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2016 Ram 3500, 2500 recalled by American Special Vehicles

Newly launched importer and conversion company, American Special Vehicles, is recalling 152 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks over concerns a worn brake booster hose could cause the braking and steering systems to fail. The distributor reports that the high-pressure brake booster may wear over time, if it comes into contact with the sub-frame near the left engine mount...


Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled by Performax
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Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled by Performax

Queensland-based specialist vehicle importer and converter Performax International has issued a number of recalls on several vehicles in its range of American heavy-duty pick-ups. The company reports that models in the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 ranges, as well as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra lines, are all affected by varying faults...


2016 Ram 2500 Laramie Review
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2016 Ram 2500 Laramie Review

The Ram 2500 Laramie fills a market niche occupied by few.

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