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Ram confirms electric Toyota HiLux rival with 800km range

US pick-up maker Ram will expand its portfolio to include a new dual-cab electric ute sized similarly to the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger – underpinned by a car-derived platform shared with everything from large Jeep SUVs to a high-performance Dodge muscle car...

Electric Ram 1500 full-size pick-up confirmed for 2024 with 800km range

US pick-up specialist Ram has confirmed plans to launch an all-electric version of its Ram 1500 pick-up in 2024, promising features that "surpass competitors". Confirmed as part of parent company Stellantis' EV Day event on Thursday night, Ram announced its first battery-electric vehicle would launch in 2024 as a zero-emissions version of its staple Ram 1500 pick-up – currently offered in Australia in petrol-powered 'DS' and 'DT' generation guises...

VFACTS June 2021: Ram and Chevrolet US pick-ups set sales record in Australia

Sales of US pick-ups from Ram and Chevrolet reached a new high in June 2021, with almost 900 examples reported as sold across both brands. The Ram tally of 581 sales in June 2021 was the second highest result for the brand, falling just shy of its record of 604 sales set in June 2020. However, when sales of Ram and Chevrolet are combined, both brands elevated US pick-ups in to a new high...

2021 Ram 1500 DS Series pick-up hit with severe delays, deliveries pushed back to late 2021

Demand for full-size US pick-ups such as the Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 remains at record levels in Australia. However, chronic parts shortages and production delays in the US have pushed back local deliveries until later this year. Ram Trucks Australia was hopeful an interruption to production would only lead to a one-month delay...

Big change coming to Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Peugeot and Ram in Australia

The management of Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Peugeot, and Ram Trucks in Australia is about to come under one umbrella even though the multinational brands are handled by different importers. In January this year, the European Commission approved the merger of two giant automotive groups – FCA which included Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Ram, and PSA which included the struggling French sister brands Peugeot and Citroen and ex-General Motors German brand Opel...

Electric encyclopaedia: Every car brand's electric vehicle plans – Part Four: Ram to Volvo

It's safe to say the automotive industry is currently undergoing the greatest shift since its very inception, with electrification and autonomy widely agreed to form the basis of the future of the new-car market. It can seem almost daily that a major car maker unveils a new electric vehicle, or announces plans to go all-electric in the coming years and decades – so often so that it can be a challenge to keep track of and stay on top of every brand's plans...

2021 Ram 1500 DT price and specs: Mild-hybrid pick-up arrives

2021 Ram 1500 DT pricing and specifications announced Mild-hybrid powertrain Active aero and air suspension helps reduce drag Priced from $114,950 plus on-road costs The 2021 Ram 1500 DT pick-up has finally launched in Australia after months of delays. Priced between $114,950 plus on-road costs and $139,950 plus on-road costs, Ram offers the new 1500 DT series in two variants: the Laramie and the Limited...

Stellantis won’t cull brand line-up until at least 2031, according to CEO

Stellantis – an Amsterdam-based conglomerate comprising the 14 former FCA and PSA marques – has given its subsidiaries 10 years each to prove their viability, according to CEO Carlos Tavares. This is despite persistent rumours Chrysler, Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Vauxhall (among others) could be set for the chopping block as part of a wider plan to reduce operating costs and streamline marketing...

Hennessey Mammoth 1000 SUV: Seven-seat Ram 1500 TRX unveiled with 755kW

US muscle and supercar tuner Hennessey has unveiled the 2021 Hennessey Mammoth 1000 SUV, a seven-seat off-roader based on the dune-jumping Ram 1500 TRX performance pick-up. Powering the Mammoth 1000 is the donor Ram 1500 TRX's 6.2-litre supercharged V8, retuned and reworked by Hennessey to develop 755kW (1012hp) and 1314Nm – significant increases over the 'standard' TRX ute's 523kW and 880Nm...

First 2021 Ram 1500 TRX sells for more than $500,000 in charity auction

The first production example of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has been bought by an unnamed buyer for US$410,000 (AU$540,000) at a charity auction – more than five times higher than its RRP. US car giants Ford, General Motors, Dodge – and now truck subsidiary Ram – have sold the first production vehicles of highly sought-after performance models at auctions in recent years to raise money for worthwhile causes...

Ram 1500 TRX driver charged with 18 criminal offences after YouTube video goes viral

Popular American YouTuber Mike Holt has been hit with 18 criminal charges, after he published footage of his Ram 1500 TRX driving through and jumping over a river. Charges came from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and included two counts of disturbance of waterways and watersheds, six counts of pollution of waters, six counts of littering, and four counts of misuse of property and waters...