NACTOY Announces 2021 Finalists

These are the vehicles that are among the best introduced this past year
#Jeep #Ford #Hyundai

Interiors & Electronics

2021 Ram 1500 TRX Crew Cab 4x4

Big. Powerful. Capable. Crazy?
#chassis #body #Ram


Engineering the Ram TRX

The chief engineer of what is claimed to be the “quickest, fastest and most-powerful mass-produced truck in the world” explains how they did it.
#chassis #Chevrolet #Ford


Ram Goes Raptor Hunting with Off-Road Pickup

It’s the fastest. Most powerful. The Ram 1500 TRX is all truck from top to bottom.
#Fiat #Ford #Dana


Cars Without Coffee: Ralph Gilles’ Alfas

Sixth in a series. Yes, there are FCA vehicles in Ralph Gilles’ garage. But ones you might not think.
#Dodge #Fiat #AlfaRomeo


AutoPacific: What the IVAs Say

  You might be surprised what OEMs aren’t paying attention to
#Toyota #BMW #Nissan

Autonomous Vehicles

Designs Through Time and the C8 Corvette

We get a top car designer on this edition of “Autoline After Hours”
#Fiat #MINI #FiatChryslerAutomobiles


FCA Adds Uconnect Market: Shopping on the Road

While there are several people who are concerned that their car will be hacked in a way analogous to that executed by researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek of a reporter’s Jeep Cherokee for an article in Wired, let’s face it: he was a reporter for Wired who was writing about what those guys could do, not some random person who was on their way to work.
#GeneralMotors #Toyota #FiatChryslerAutomobiles


Steel the One

Last week the Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) conference was held in suburban Detroit.
#ArcelorMittal #Ram #GeneralMotors


How to Keep a Last-gen Truck Current

When Ram Truck launched the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck, the company didn’t want to simply stop building the last-generation vehicle at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant. In order to keep the Classic of interest, the company has gone back to 1976, the year they launched the Dodge Warlock, a “factory-personalized” pickup, and have created the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock.
#Dodge #Ram


FCA to Invest $4.5-billion in Michigan Manufacturing

Although “Detroit” is synonymous with “automotive production,” the only major OEM that actually manufactures vehicles within the city limits is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as it runs the Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit, where the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango are built.
#Fiat #Chrysler #oem


How to Keep a Last-gen Truck Current

In order to keep the Classic of interest, Ram Truck has gone back to 1976, the year they launched the Dodge Warlock, a “factory-personalized” pickup, and have created the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock.
#oem #Dodge #Ram

Ram 1500 Engages the Tailgate Battle

The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup was named the North American Truck of the Year by the NACTOY jury.
#oem #Ram #Chevrolet

2019 NACTOY: How We Got There

The North American International Car, Truck and Utility (NACTOY) Awards were presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit yesterday.
#oem #Ram #Hyundai


NACTOY Finalists Announced

The finalists for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards were announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show today, and because the choices are essentially based on choices predicated on design and engineering (after all, as the jurors drive the vehicles, it isn’t an issue of sales or marketing), the selections of the three finalists in each category can be considered among the best in class when it comes to those two functions.
#oem #Ram #Chevrolet


Engineering the GM Full-Size Truck

Through the third quarter of 2018 General Motor delivered 424,403 Chevrolet Silverados and 152,242 GMC Sierras, for a total of 576,645 pickups, which is a big number, but given that there is another quarter to go before the books are closed on 2018, the numbers are going to end up much, much higher.
#FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Ford #Buick


Post-Florence Vehicle Interest

One of the consequences of a hurricane is that consumers find that their vehicles are kaput, and therefore they have to go shopping for a replacement.
#Ram #oem


Designing the 2019 Ram 1500

Ram Truck chief exterior designer Joe Dehner talks about how they’ve developed the all-new pickup. “We’ve been building trucks for over 100 years,” he says. “Best I could come up with is that this is our 15th-generation truck.”  
#Ford #Honda #Ram


Of Engines and Brakes and Even More

You’ve heard a lot about 48-volt systems for vehicles.
#Fiat #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Ram


The 2019 Ram 1500 Up Close

The pickup-truck segment in the U.S. market is somewhat like the vehicles themselves: big.
#HP #Ram #oem