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2020 Ram 1500 Laramie EcoDiesel review

The RAM 1500 is finally available to Australian buyers with a diesel engine, and while the Hemi V8 is excellent, the diesel promises to be more fuel-efficient and effective as a workhorse.

2019 Ram 1500 Express V8 review: The $79,950 entry into US pick-ups

Our love affair for utes has created a ready market for full-size pick-ups from the US. Little wonder the most affordable of them, the Ram 1500 Express, is a slam dunk.

2019 Ram 1500 Rebel review

The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel is more than just an improved off-road: It's a better pickup overall, with greater refinement and performance.

2018 Ram 1500 Laramie review: Tow test

'Eats utes for breakfast', they say. But does it have the appetite to tow one?

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2019 Ram 1500 features review: RAMBOX!

The big (or 'small' if you're in the US) and badass 2019 Ram 1500 can be had with a very handy feature: the RAMBOX. It ain't a cheap upgrade, but it really makes the most of the space available to the side of the tub by creating a locked and secure space for tools, special equipment, or a few ice-chilled cans for the weekend getaway...

2018 RAM 1500 tow test

If you’re looking to tow something big and heavy, like a big caravan, horse float or boat long distances, you’ll appreciate the effortless nature of this Ram 1500, and be happy to pay for the extra fuel it uses compared to a smaller diesel.

RAM Trucks 1500 : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Ram Trucks officially launched in Australia in November 2015 under new distributor American Special Vehicles, a joint venture between Ateco Automotive and Walkinshaw Automotive. As announced at launch, 2016 will see the company re-engineer Ram trucks to factory standards in Melbourne at a new assembly line belonging to the Walkinshaw Automotive Group...

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Ram 1500 Express Crew launches at $89,950

Ram has emerged as one of the Australian manufacturing industry's recent success stories, and has built on this momentum by expanding its range of full-sized American pickups. That addition, announced today, is the 1500 Express Crew V8 Hemi priced at $89,950 plus on-road costs. It sits between the cheaper 1500 Express Quad and the volume-selling, pricier 1500 Laramie...

Fiat Chrysler's Google-based Uconnect 5 infotainment: Over-the-air updates, wireless Android/Apple connection

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has revealed the design and features of its new Uconnect 5 infotainment system. As revealed last year, Uconnect 5 is based on the Android mobile operating system. The underlying hardware now includes 6GB of memory, up to 64GB of flash storage, and a faster processor said to make the whole system five times faster than today's iteration...

So, which car brands are growing in Australia?

As you can read in much more detail here, overall new vehicle sales fell nearly 8 per cent in Australia year to their lowest level since 2011. Just one of the top 10 car makers managed to grow its sales - that would be Kia - and some fell away by double digits. Moreover, almost every segment (passenger, SUV and commercial) went backwards...

Ram produces 5000th right-hand drive vehicle in Australia

The Ram pick-up from the USA has passed a major milestone in Australia, with the 5000th example converted to right-hand drive locally in less than four years. Demand for the Ram 1500 – and its bigger Ram 2500 and 3500 siblings – is so strong the Melbourne facility that remanufactures the trucks to right-hand drive has been operating 24 hours a day since the 1500th example was made in middle of 2019 (pictured below)...

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2016 RAM 2500 Laramie (4x4) Review

I've had my RAM for two months and I love it! There are plenty of plusses. Power for towing is awesome. I regularly tow a four-tonne boat and it barely registers on the RAM . The all coil suspension is stiff enough to stop sag in the rear when towing but still soft enough to give a good ride around town...

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