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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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Ram wants to rival Ford’s F-150 SVT Raptor

Ram wants to rival Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor, which is acclaimed for being one mean purpose-built off-roader. Ram has tasked its Mopar performance division to design a high-speed off-roader of its own based on the new Ram 1500 half-ton pickup.

The debut of this car is expected at the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.

PickupTrucks said that the truck hasn't been confirmed to be going into production and that for now, this project vehicle only aims to do some real world research.

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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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Ram has finally announced that they will have a competitor for the Ford F-150 Raptor, and that is the Ram TRX. Since the automaker now has a new Ram 1500 platform available, the company is looking to expand its trim and offerings, hoping to get more market share. To be able to achieve that, and please truck enthusiasts at the same time, is to shift their focus to domestic rival Ford.

This news has been welcomed by many, even on a day filled with a handful of product news from Jeep, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati, we still do not have complete details. Last April, it was reported by 5thGenRams that there will be new versions of the trucks, a TR that’s been toned down, and the performance oriented TRX. However, they did not mention anything about a TR.

Initially, Ram hinted at an off road performance truck back in 2016 with the Ram Rebel TRX Concept. To get the public interested, the concept was given as much as 575 horsepower. Considering that Ram has confirmed we're getting the TRX, interest must have been high. A vehicle like this would also allow the automaker to pad their profit margins.

Read the entire article Ram TRX is happening, takes aim at Ford F-150 Raptor

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

For those of you who are looking to get a new pickup truck, you might want to consider the 2019 Ram 1500, as the facelifted model not only has been made lighter, but is also powerful, safer, and more capable.

First of all, it is now 225 pounds lighter than its predecessor, because the tailgate is now made of aluminum, while the frame is now made of high strength steel. Unlike the Ford F-Series, the Ram is not getting an all aluminum body just yet. That is because steel is still needed for areas that need long term durability, says head of Ram, Jim Morrison.

Another area that has been greatly improved would be the truck’s aerodynamics. Its overall drag coefficient has decreased by nine percent to 0.357. This is the result of the standard active grille shutters, higher bed side rails, and of course, a lower suspension. It even comes with an electrically deployable aero spoiler that extends down from the bumper when the car hits 30-35 miles per hour. If in case the spoiler hits something on the road, there is no need to worry as it has the one-way clutch linkage. Trucks with air suspension also lower about 0.6 inch at higher speeds.

Read the entire article 2019 Ram 1500 is lighter, safer, stronger, and more stylish than predecessor

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

Soon, the current generation of the Ram 1500 will be saying goodbye. Nonetheless, it will all end on a sweet note as the American truck maker wouldn’t let the vaunted full-size pickup truck go without a bang. Thus, Ram is introducing the special-edition 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport.

This isn't the first time the Ram offered a vividly colored special edition of the Ram 1500 Sport pickup truck. In late 2016, the American truck maker created and offered the Ram 1500 Ignition Orange special edition. This year alone, Ram introduced Sublime (Green) and Copper Sport limited-edition trucks. Of course, the Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport won't be the last special edition that Ram would offer, but it would be the final model in the 2017 model year.

Wrapped in water-like blue exterior paint finish, the 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport is laden with a number of special features as standard. These include a black-decaled Sport performance hood, a new body-colored Sport grille with black billet inserts and black R-A-M letter badge. Other special features include the flat black exterior body-side and tailgate badging. This black body badging is complemented elegantly by black bezel projector headlamps up front and tail lights employing LED technology on the rear.

Read the entire article Ram’s aging full-sized pickup bids adieu with 1500 Hydro Blue Sport special edition

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

Nowadays, it is rather inevitable that luxury pickups have been quickly making rounds, and they have served as a significant asset for Ram ever since the brand separated itself from Dodge. Ram presently has various luxury trims including the Long Horn, Laramie and Limited produced among the 1500, 2500 and 3500 models and now it looks like they will introduce another vehicle to their line-up. According to the Fiat-Chrysler owned truck manufacturer, these trucks will be given a new range topping trim labelled the Limited Tungsten Edition.

2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition will be added to the already stellar line-up of Ram. The ultra swanky truck will be offered on the 1500, 2500 and 3500 in the 3rd quarter of this year and it will fetch around $55,120 for the high-end trim on the 1500. The newest edition offers more awesome luxurious novelties onto the recent range-topping Limited trim. We can recognize these premium units by the outer shell that will don a dark chrome grille with RAM engraving. For the trim and badges, there are metallic accents to match them.

The bumpers, door handles, mirror caps and running boards reflect the body color while its headlights flaunt the black surrounds from the Sport unit. Adding a final touch to the exterior enhancements are the satin-finish variants of the Limited wheels. Buyers can choose to have the Tungsten Edition in Bright White, Bright Silver Metallic, Delmonico Red Pearl, Brilliant Black Crystal, Granite Crystal Metallic, True Blue Pearl or Pearl White. However, the Maximum Steel Metallic will only be offered on the 1500. The Tungsten Edition's interior is where the magic begins.

Read the entire article 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is the most luxurious pickup ever

If the RAM 1500 Sport and 1500 Rebel are not enough to grab anyone’s attention, then surely, its new colors will get everyone to drop everything and just stare.

Yes, you read it right. There are two new eye-catching color options to choose from for all you Ram truck shoppers out there. Named “Sublime Sport” and “Rebel Blue Streak”, these new packages for the Ram 1500 Sport and 1500 Rebel scream “Eyes here!” These color schemes will grace the 2017 New York International Auto Show, one of the most perfect venues for its debut.

According to Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand, FCA-Global, the Ram 1500 Sublime Sport and Rebel Blue Streak will expand the market for factory-custom trucks and will offer a more extensive color palette for customers who prefer a unique “taste” for added punch.

Read the entire article 2017 New York Auto Show: Ram gets two new Sublime Sport and Rebel Blue Streak appearance packages

The Ram 1500 pickup truck and its heavy duty siblings Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 are all hardworking mobile machines. However, this doesn’t mean they can’t be dressed up for the prom. In fact, Ram is now showing the stylish sides of these hardworking pickup trucks at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

First up is the 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport Limited Edition. This limited edition is wrapped in Copper Pearl paint finish, a deep-orange color that is very visually enticing. A double stripe (in black) adorns the center of the hood of the 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport limited edition, running from the nose to the border of the windshield. Likewise, the badges on the 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport limited edition are also specified in black. Depending on the wheel drive system employed, the Copper Sport limited edition rides on either 20-inch or 22-inch polished aluminum wheels.

Meanwhile, the interior of the 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport limited edition complements the color scheme on the exterior.

Read the entire article Ram shows off stylish versions of its 1500 pickup and 2500, 3500 Heavy Duty trucks

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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Back in February of this year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) introduced a new and improved 2017 Ram Power Wagon. The current version of the Power Wagon is snout-faced and looks nothing like its labelmates but the upcoming version is a different story and is, take note, a tad more expensive.

Based off the same 2500 model as that of the outgoing car, the 2017 Ram Power Wagon looks more appealing than ever before. The upcoming version will receive various interior and exterior trim changes that will surely attract off-roading enthusiasts.

For a $51,695 MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) – excluding the $1,320 destination fee – the 2017 Ram Power Wagon will receive a redesigned grille, front and rear bumper, wing mirrors and tailgate as well as new seat upholstery with a tire-tread pattern.

Read the entire article 2017 Ram Power Wagon is all suited up and good to go, pricing details released

With the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show just hanging around the corner (scheduled on Nov. 18 to 27), quite a number of carmakers from all over the world are presenting their newest concepts and production vehicles as well as anything that relates to the auto industry. Of course, United States-based auto companies and brands would not let this big event go by without presenting something of their own – and the Ram brand is nonetheless more than eager to show off its offerings.

Just days before the LA Auto Show, Ram is previewing a special pair of its Rebel pickup truck – the Ram 1500 Rebel Ignition Orange Sport as well as the Ram 1500 Mojave Sand. While both the Ignition Orange Sport and Mojave Sand are derived from the 2017 Ram 1500, these special edition trucks can easily be told apart from their conventional counterparts.

This means that apart from some modifications on the exterior and on the interior of the 1500 Orange Sport and the 1500 Mojave Sand, these special editions are basically the same underneath. Available powertrains remain to be the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine providing 305 hp of output and 269 pound-feet of torque and the 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine delivering 375 hp of output and 410 lb-ft of torque.

Read the entire article 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Ignition Orange Sport, Mojave Sand to debut at LA Auto Show

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.

Read the entire article Ford starts accepting orders for 2017 F-150 Raptor

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