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Detroit Auto Show: 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel is the answer to the Ford F-150 Raptor

As you may know already, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor was unveiled this week at the Detroit Auto Show, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also surprised us with a rival for the new pickup: the 2015 Ram Rebel. The new Ram Rebel can be easily distinguished thanks to the all-new grille featuring prominent billet silver “RAM” letter badge, blacked-out Rebel grille tops, a brand new front bumper with durable powder-coated surface, billet silver skid plate, as well as new front tow hooks and LED fog lamps.

Moreover, the vehicle features black bezel bi-functional projector headlamps with LED market lights and a twin-snorkel sport hood. From the side, we see the wheel-arch moldings, flat-black badge, mirrors and lower body panels, as well as new 17-inch aluminum wheels.

The rear end shows the new “RAM” stamped tailgate, a rear bumper featuring the durable black powder coating with flared cutouts around the dual chrome-tipped tailpipes and new taillights that incorporate black bezels to match the headlights.

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2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 is a high-tech rebel with 12-inch massive touchscreen display

Ram is bringing back its off-road pickup truck monster back for the 2019 model year. This new special edition – the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 – essentially allows its occupants to experience the thrill of the off-road while still enjoying a highly pleasurable cabin.

The brand has always been able to make the Ram 1500 spicy with the Rebel edition. This time, however, the special edition of the Ram luxuriously spicy, thanks to the addition of new technology and premium appointments. Ram was able to give the 1500 a more premium appearance with a higher level of sophistication – resulting to the creation of the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 gets the last part of its name from the fact that it features a large 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display as part of Ram’s Uconnect 4C system. These are just some of the distinct technologies that have never been fitted into a Rebel.

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Aznom Automotive Atulux turns this Ram 1500 into a personal cafe

Nowadays, building luxurious pickup trucks isn’t unusual for automakers. One prime example is the Ford F-150 Limited that costs $62,000. But now, we welcome the arrival of the Atulux, short for All Terrain Utility Luxury by Italian automaker Aznom Automotive. For instance, the previous generation Ram 1500 pickup was converted into an opulent SUV. Though the SUV only fits two passengers in the back, they are surrounded with a posh cabin and they get a Nespresso coffee machine and a milk frother that rises from the center console, making it perfect for those who are addicted to caffeine.

Measuring nearly six meters (19.6 feet) long, the Atuluz still looks the same except that it has almost doubled in size. The extra room allowed the company to install an additional sunroof as well as a more accommodating passenger compartment. To keep it looking like a Ram 1500, Atulux maintains a lot of its design cues like the crosshair grille. At the back, the company fits a tiny truck that boasts a look similar to the recent Mercedes Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept.

Mechanically, the SUV keeps the Ram’s original 5.7 liter V8 that gives an output of 396 horsepower (295 kilowatts) here. When converting, Aznom reinforces the frame and installs bigger brakes, alongside eight piston calipers in front. An air suspension also provides a supple ride, and additional sound proofing to give the passengers peace and silence.

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2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition offers horseracing-inspired luxury

The Ram 1500 Limited is one impressive car already, considering that it is the range-topping model. Now, the automaker has decided to give it more personality and class while getting inspiration from America’s most famous horse race.

2019 Ram 1500 Limited Kentucky Derby Edition gets some extra amenities. There will also be a slight discount that will come with the new 1500 Limited. The Limited’s normal base price is $53,890 (before destination), versus the Kentucky Derby Edition that has a starting price of $53,190 (plus an extra $1,645 destination charge). In fact, only 2,000 units of this horse racing inspired model will be built by the automaker.

To let these trucks stand out from the rest, there are the rose and horseshoe Kentucky Derby logo on each side of the bed near the taillights. These will also be the first Ram 1500s that will be available in the new Ivory White Tri Coat paint. Buyers also have the choice to go for the following shades: Delmonico Red, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal, Max Steel, or Patriot Blue.

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Ram Trucks dropped quite a bomb at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show when it unveiled the all-new 2019 Ram 1500, representing the fifth generation of the light duty pickup truck. Now, the Ram 1500 is making an appearance at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, and this time, the light duty pickup truck is wrapped in Mopar parts and accessories.

A result of a partnership between the Ram Trucks and Mopar brands, a 2019 Ram 1500 modified for outdoor sports is making an appearance in Chicago. It is essentially the Big Horn Sport 4x4 version of the newly unveiled fifth-generation Ram 1500 as wrapped in Flame Red finish and dressed up in a wide array of Mopar products designed especially for this light duty pickup truck. According to Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service at Mopar, the customized truck at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show demonstrates what is possible when accessorizing the all-new Ram 1500.

These Mopar products include certain parts that enhance the truck’s off-rood capability as well as numerous storage systems, parts and accessories. While the customized 2019 Ram 1500 is already clothed with several Mopar parts and accessories, the menu for the all-new light duty pickup truck actually listed more than 200 available products. That’s pretty extensive.

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We first saw the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck during the recent 2018 Detroit Auto Show where it made its very first debut, and as early as now, it already has a first special edition - the 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition. This version comes loaded with lots of leather to make the largest biker gang jealous with its tan covered cabin.

Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand, said that the all new 2019 Ram Laramie Longhorn luxury truck will not be forced to endure any compromises. It gives customers everything they want, from strength, durability, technology, and efficiency.

When looking at it from the exterior, the luxury pickup now comes with a new grille and wheels, LED headlights and tail lights, and matching paint in Walnut Brown in either two-tone or monotone finish, making it so easy to find your truck in the parking lot.

Read the entire article 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition is for leather lovers

After building more than a thousand units of four-wheeled VelociRaptor modified Raptor trucks in the past years, Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) unveiled the VelociRaptor 6X6 Concept in 2016. Nearly a year after, the company completed the final version and teased the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. Now, HPE is finally letting the VelociRaptor 6X6 out of its cage for a price that starts at $349,000.

The new Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 is basically a Raptor -- in particular a Ford Raptor truck – a transformed six-wheel drive off-road vehicle with more than 600 horsepower of output. HPE aimed to refine the VelociRaptor 6X6 and turn it from being just a concept to a full production unit. However, those wanting to get a piece of this off-road monster need to act fast and contact HPE. This is because the company is building only 50 examples of the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6. HPE is also willing to cater to customers outside the United States. Interested customers could order the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 directly from HPE or through select Hennessey / Ford dealers.

When HPE unveiled the concept version of the VelociRaptor 6X6 truck, it pegged the starting price at $295,000. However, something must have happened between the concept phase and the final production form that moved HPE to increase the base price by $54,000 to $349,000. There could be a number of changes on the parts and components or there could be some tweaks to the cost structure of creating a fully capable VelociRaptor 6X6. Nonetheless, the surge in starting price is understandable, and the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 remains significantly more affordable than the Mercedes-Benz G63 6x6, which is valued at least more than half a million dollars.

Read the entire article 602-hp Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 is now up for grabs at $349,000

This year, Ford will put up for auction another one of its special vehicles to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) youth aviation programs.

The auction will take place at the annual EAA Gathering of Eagles on July 27. This time, the special vehicle that will be put on auction is none other than the F-150 Raptor, which is quite a departure for Ford as they often choose the Mustang to be sold off. Melvin Betancourt, Ford design manager, took inspiration from the famous Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet when he designed the high-performance truck. At the same time, he highlighted the F-150 Raptor's unique style, capabilities, and design.

Not only does this F-150 Raptor look aggressively unique, it also has been given several tweaks on the inside. The truck's performance has been maximized, enabling the 3.5 liter twin-turbo, Whipple inter-cooled V6 engine to produce a total of 545 horsepower, that's 95 hp more than the standard model. Credit goes to the Ford Performance Team for all the work they have put into the Raptor from upgrading the suspension and the brakes, adding a roof mounted light bar to changing the wheels.

Read the entire article Unique F-22 Raptor-inspired 2017 Ford F-150 will be auctioned off to benefit EAA youth programs

As you probably have noticed, the Ram 1500 Rebel is the meaner and more aggressive version of the Ram 1500. But there is a version of the Ram 1500 Rebel that could make the standard Ram 1500 look angelic – the Black Edition. Of course, the Ram 1500 Rebel Black Edition isn’t available yet at your nearest dealership as it is was just unveiled formally at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (also known to many as Detroit Auto Show).

Basically, the Ram 1500 Rebel Black Edition is a more intense version of the mean-looking Ram 1500. There are no improvements or enhancements made on the power levels of this badass pickup truck. It is just that its looks more aggressive both on the exterior and the interior. Just like any Ram 1500 Rebel, the Black Edition comes with a new front grille design – distinctly differently from a typical Ram 1500 – with a prominent billet silver “RAM” letter badge.

Its rear end comes with the “RAM” stamped tailgate, a rear bumper with flared cutouts around the dual chrome-tipped tailpipes, and taillights with black bezels. The off-road capability of the Ram 1500 Rebel Black Edition is highlighted by its 33-inch all-terrain tires, factory lift, skid plates, tow hooks and Bilstein shocks. It also features an exclusive air suspension that allows it to boast of a higher ride.

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Ford Motor Company revealed that with the full-scale production of its 2017 F-150 Raptor scheduled to start, it has begun to receive orders for this latest model at authorized Ford dealerships.

Team Ford in Las Vegas for example, considered as one of the highly successful North American dealers for the Ford Raptor, revealed that even if its waiting list already has almost 300 customers, the dealership continues to receive inquires every day from across the U.S. on how to place orders for the brand’s latest offering. As of the moment, the three largest markets for the F-150 Raptor appear to be California, Florida, and Texas.

Dealership owner Steve Olliges shared that while this situation is indeed a problem, it is a good kind of problem. Though tough, he continued, it is great in the sense that so many are interested in this new model. Currently Team Ford is doing what it can so that customers will be able to get the new Raptor, be it making calls on their behalf to find the model or referring customers to other dealers, Olliges added.

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Ford Motor Company has partnered with Foutz Motorsports to make sure that the new 2017 F-150 Raptor is ready to participate in the Baja 1000. However, since the base version is already a competent and excellent off-road vehicle, the race-spec variant no longer needed to undergo a lot of upgrades. Among the few improvements done are the use of LED for the lighting and fitting in a full race harness.

The fuel cell has been made puncture-resistant and it now comes with racing seats and the safety cage. While the shocks and the springs are retained, they have been improved to ensure that they would be able to bear the additional weight due to the installation of the new kit. Much like the base version, it will have the 4-wheel drive system which has a torque-on-demand transfer case. Meanwhile, the wheels will be wrapped with BFGoodrich K02 tires.

A significant change is that the 2017 F-150 now has a Baja Mode. Once this mode has been triggered, it ensures that the gear shifts are faster with the throttle response being sharpened.

Read the entire article Ford partners with Foutz to build 2017 F-150 Raptor for Baja 1000

Say hello to the VelociRaptor 6X6 Concept from Hennessey Performance (HPE)! HPE essentially picked out a base 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor truck and transformed it into six-wheel drive off-road vehicle boasting of an output of over 600 horsepower.

The VelociRaptor 6X6 concept – with a starting price of $295,000 – has the base 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor four-door truck, upgraded Fox suspension, 6X6 locking rear axles, special front and rear bumpers, roll bar and LED lights as well as upgraded 20-inch wheels wrapped in off-road tires. For customers seeking a more powerful version, they could avail of HPE’s VelociRaptor 600 twin turbo upgrade, which includes upgraded twin turbochargers, upgraded front mounted air-to-air intercooler and plumbing and stainless steel exhaust modifications, as well as re-tuned factory computer, electronic upgrades and armoring systems.

Moreover, Hennessey's VelociRaptor 6X6 concept is also specified with larger wheels and tires, upgraded Brembo front and rear brake, upgraded LED lighting and customized interiors. This twin turbo upgrade could be availed by new Raptor customers at $22,500. John Hennessey, founder and chief executive of HPE, quipped that the company has built over 800 VelociRaptor modified Raptor trucks for clients around the world in the past five years.

Read the entire article Hennessey Velociraptor 6x6 Concept based on 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

Pricing has been released for Ram’s crew cab-only trucks that debuted earlier this year. The freshened 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited has a starting price of $51,870, while the 2015 Ram Rebel (a new half-ton trim level) is priced from $43,985. The off-road-oriented Rebel had been presented at the Detroit auto show while the Laramie Limited was first seen at the Chicago Auto Show.

They have similar traits, which include huge RAM badges on the nose and tailgate that serve as a replacement for the traditional ram’s head. With a starting price of $43,985, the 1500 Rebel 4x2 is equipped with the 5.7-liter V-8 engine as standard. On the other hand, the 4x4 versions with the 3.6-liter V-6 have a starting price of $45,915.

Delivery costs are included in the price. The chrome-laden 4x2 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited has a starting price of $51,870, powered by the standard 5.7-liter V-8 engine. Meanwhile, 4x4 versions with the optional 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel are priced from $58,495. A Ram spokesman said that the two trim levels will start production this month.

Read the entire article Pricing announced for 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited, Ram Rebel

Ram was to unveil a MY2015 Ram 1500 concept pickup at the Dallas auto show in the honor of the Texas Rangers, featuring distinct exterior badging and bright work draped with the Ranger’s star-and-wheel design. The concept is white with silver trim to evoke the Rangers’ white hats and bright silver badges.

The same treatment can found inside the cabin, featuring special home screens and backgrounds on the 7-inch instrument cluster display and 8.4-inch infotainment system as well as an embedded star-and-wheel badge on the leather center storage console cover and on the canyon brown and tan leather seats.

The concept pickup boasts of four doors with wooden accents made from walnut. The same accents are found on the sliding cover for the smaller center stack storage bin. Likewise, other trim work is done in galvanized metal.

Read the entire article 2015 Ram 1500 Texas Ranger Concept introduced at Dallas Auto Show

Light trucks remain hot sellers in the United States, even hotter than the overall light-vehicle market – which is why automakers like Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota are putting their best foot forward to capture a chunk of this growth. For instance, FCA’s Ram brand, is launching two new packages -- Ram 1500 Ignition Orange Sport and Ram 1500 Black Sport -- to appeal to more consumers as the spring and early-summer selling season starts.

Customers can place their orders this week with production of the trucks set to begin in April at 1,000 trucks under each package. The Ignition Orange Sport 1500 package boasts of a black-striped vented hood, orange interior stitching, embroidered orange logos and orange mesh on the seat inserts.

On the other hand, the Black Sport 1500 package features black 20-inch wheels, an all-black grille, a vented hood and a black interior with leather and light black chrome accents. The packages are priced at $1,595 and are on top of the standard equipment on the 1500 Sport.

Read the entire article 2015 Ram 1500 Ignition Orange Sport, Black Sport launched

Besides the impressive GT supercar, Ford also brought at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The big surprise is found under the hood, where the 2017 F-150 Raptor carries a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine bolted to a 10-speed transmission.

According to Ford the 3.5-liter engine more powerful than the current 6.2-liter V8, which delivers 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the new F-150 Raptor is 6-inches wider than the standard aluminum-bodied F-150 and features its first-ever dual-exhaust and new 17-inch wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires.

Furthermore, the pickup truck uses an all-new four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand transfer case, with an advanced version of off-road mode driver-assist technology. Ford says that the Raptor’s new case capable to manage power distribution between the front and rear wheels.

Read the entire article Detroit Auto Show: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is our kind of truck

The 2015 Detroit Auto Show promises to be a big event, at least for Ford, which will unveil the redesigned F-150 SVT Raptor and the brand new Focus RS. As expected, the new SVT Raptor will use an aluminum body, just like the standard 2015 Ford F-150 and we expect to show the well-known aggressive design, which is perfect for travelling across the desert at high speeds.

There are no details regarding the debut of the new F-150, but according to Raj Nair a.k.a. company’s group vice president and chief technical officer, the cadence is reasonably close to the base vehicle.

The current SVT Raptor is priced at $46,190, including the $1,195 destination charge. We expect the new model not to offer a dramatic price increase.

Read the entire article Aluminum-bodied F-150 SVT Raptor, new Focus RS to debut at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

It’s not a secret that sales of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel are quite impressive, in fact the manufacturer hardly keeps up with the demand. As a result, Chrysler announced today that it will increase production of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by 10 percent and the total numbers will account for 20 percent of the annual production volume.

With this move, Chrysler aims to win customers from Ford and General Motors. If you still, don’t know, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel uses a 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine that generates 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Bolted to an 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, the engine returns an impressive 28 mpg on the highway, a fuel economy comparable to compact crossovers.

The engine is not only fuel-efficient but also powerful as it shows up to 9,200 pounds of towing capability. For those who don’t like diesel engine and prefer the traditional petrol powerplants, Ram offers the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that generates 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.

Read the entire article Chrysler increases production of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickups to meet the demand

Chrysler Group’s Warren Truck Assembly Plant will produce around 100 more Ram 1500s each production day -- 28,565 per year -- to cater to demand. The output surge required several updates like automation modifications in the body shop as well as to improvements to color booths in the paint shop and assembly line.

Chrysler has also developed a process it calls Workplace Integration, in which best practices were assessed and processes were verified on every at each workstation. The process takes place while following the guidelines of Chrysler’s World Class Manufacturing methodology, which aims to cut waste, hike productivity and better quality and safety.

Changes included the moving of nearly 300 parts for better ergonomics for workers. The updates also include redesign of around 353 workstations --- based on nearly 7,000 suggestions submitted by workforce.

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The American pickup war got even tougher as the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel outscored rivals such as the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and Nissan Titan in the latest test conducted by Consumer Reports. According to the well-known magazine, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel received the first spot among full-size light-duty pickups.

First of all, the pickup made by Chrysler impressed with its average fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is far better than its rivals. Consumer Reports said that the fuel economy returned by the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is comparable with a midsized SUV.

For those who don’t know, the vehicle uses a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine supplied by Fiat subsidiary VM Motori SPA, that produces 240 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque. In addition, the turbodiesel engine is bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Read the entire article 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel impresses Consumer Reports, outscores its competitors