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Stellantis: Merger of Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot groups – UPDATE

UPDATE, 19 January 2021: It's done! Six months after Stellantis was announced as the name of the merger between Fiat Chrysler Group (FCA) and the Peugeot Group (PSA), the new entity has launched. The merger makes Stellantis one of the largest car companies in the world, with combined annual sales of around 8.1 million vehicles...

Dying breed: Australia's last V8s under $100k

From the first choice of families looking for a torquey, flexible engine to make short work of towing and overtaking, to an endangered species. The V8's fortunes have changed dramatically over the years...

2021 RAM new cars

Ram Trucks Australia has endured 2020. The brand has finished up the year 15 per cent higher year on year, despite the pandemic and bushfire season. The bulk of the brand's sales performance in 2020 comes courtesy of the entry level 1500 Express model. In 2021, Ram Trucks Australia will be offered a new suite of new product – including a 523kW supercharged version of its Ram 1500...

2021 Ram 1500 TRX supercharged V8 is go for Australia!

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX supercharged V8 – one of the world’s fastest and most powerful pick-ups – is coming to Australia, initially as a limited production run from next year. The official importer, Ram Trucks Australia, is in the preliminary stages of an engineering program ahead of showroom arrivals in 2021...

Peugeot Group is technically buying out Fiat-Chrysler, according to Stellantis agreement fine print

Peugeot Group is technically buying out the Fiat-Chrysler Group – not merging with it, as was previously reported – according to fine print analysis of the Stellantis agreement. Stellantis is the name given to the new company which comprises all Peugeot Group (PSA) and Fiat-Chrysler Group (FCA) brands...

Battery Ram! Electric pick-up coming, says boss – report

A fully-electric version of the Ram 1500 pick-up is currently in development, it has been confirmed. Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) boss, Mike Manley, made the announcement during a conference call discussing third-quarter earnings, according to American newspaper Detroit Free Press...

What cars did Aussies buy during the pandemic? Utes, utes and more utes

Australia’s favourite workhorse utes are increasingly being used as weekend getaway cars.  That’s the assessment from industry insiders trying to explain the unexpected surge in the sales of utes such as the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, and full-size US pick-ups such as the Ram 1500...

2021 Ram 1500 TRX supercharged V8 a strong chance for Australia

Ram Trucks in the US has unveiled the world’s most powerful pick-up – the Ram 1500 TRX powered by a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 – and it could be coming to Australia. The monster truck rival to the Ford F-150 Raptor – which established the desert-racer segment of the pick-up class in the US – is powered by a supercharged 6...

2021 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty: Australian debut due next year

UPDATE: The new RAM 2500 Heavy Duty, unveiled in January 2019 and originally expected to hit Australia "sometime" in 2020, is now expected to arrive in either late 2020 or early 2021. News of the model's coming was announced on Ram Trucks Australia's Facebook page in May, but the company has yet to issue a press release...

Now is the time for more full-size US trucks to be made available in Australia

Close your eyes and you can hear it. It’s coming from everywhere. Even the merest mention of a US pick-up and the whining starts. You know what I mean, the high-pitched baying… “They’re too big!” “Who needs one?” “How ridiculous!” “Why would you want to drive something that big?” “Clogging up city streets in your silly big truck...

Sales of US pick-ups surge despite market slowdown 

US pick-up sales in Australia are continuing at record pace, with Ram and Chevrolet posting big gains in the grip of the coronavirus crisis – and now the Melbourne facility that remanufactures them in right-hand-drive is struggling to keep up with demand...