Ram Tailgate RamBox Party Los Jalops scored a world
exclusive with the 2009 Dodge Ram. They just had
the truck's innaugural tailgate party. If only we
hadn't been sleeping in the bed trying to catch some
Z's after the last few days. More...
Selects Ram as Most Significant Our good friends at Autoblog counted
down the top five most significant vehicles at this year's North
American International Auto Show. Number one on the list is the
Ram 1500. More...
Pontiac Ute Update
Lutz Monthly Ute Update: No Comment We were able to grab two minutes (literally) with Bob Lutz to try and get an update on the Pontiac ST (aka Ute). This time there was no update. Lutz said he couldn't comment on the ST at all. We'll try again in a few weeks at the Chicago Auto Show.
Ram Gets Hybrid Version in 2010 Chrysler and GM partnered on the Two Mode Hybrid technology going in the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado. Look for new Dodge Ram 1500 to get its turn in 2010. It will share the same transmission with the Silverado but conventional power will come from the 5.7L HEMI. More at AutoblogGreen...
Presidential Candidate Checks Out F-150 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, escorted by Ford Executive Vice President Mark Fields, took some time on the campaign trail to tour the new 2009 Ford F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show.
Interview with New Ram's Chief Designer Ralph Gilles, Chrysler's VP of Jeep and Truck Design, talks about designing the all new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 and gives some potential hints about the exterior design direction for the future heavy duty Ram. More...
Ford F-350 Super Duty
Ford F-350 Wins Award Last night '4 Wheel & Off Road Magazine' awarded the Ford F-350 with its 'Ultimate Tow Rig' honor, during a media dinner with Ford's F-Series truck team. It was a surprise for the Blue Oval team. An upcoming issue of 4 Wheel & Off Road will cover the award in detail.
Tundra Diesel a Go
Toyota Announces Diesel for Tundra Katsuaki Watanabe, Toyota Motor Corporation President, announced Sunday night that the Tundra will receive a clean diesel engine in the next few years. We're placing bets on the 4.5-liter D-4D V8 turbodiesel used in the Australian Land Cruiser.
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 B-Roll Just picked this up from the Chrysler booth. It's stock footage from Chrysler of the Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie and Sport models' exteriors, interiors and in motion at Chrysler's Arizona Proving Grounds. More...
2009 Ford F-150 Exclusive Videos We've got 8 videos, including: Q&A with the F-150's Chief Engineer, Matt O'Leary, and Chief Designer, Pat Schiavone. Plus a complete tour of the new, top-of-the-line Platinum Edition F-150. More...
Look: 2009 Ford F-150 Ford has dramatically revised the F-150 with updated engines, an entirely new interior, and many more improvements, to give the truck more capability and luxury than ever before. More...
Look: 2009 Dodge Ram Chrysler
went back to the drawing board creating the all new
2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The result redefines
usability in a light duty pickup. More...
For Other Coverage We Recommend... If you're interested in more than just the pickups (why?) than check out our good friends Autoblog, Jalopnik, Winding Road, and Cars.com for detailed coverage of all the other vehicles.
Grille Pics at Jalopnik and Autoblog This
could be the last of the 2009 Ford F-150 spy photos
we'll see before the show starts on Sunday
and the covers and cammo come off for good. Here
at Jalopnik and Here
News Confirms Ram Rumors Jumping
the gun on the embargo, Automotive
News has confirmed
rumors that the 2009 Ram will indeed get a
coil spring rear suspension (instead of conventional
leaf springs) and that the dry, lockable storage in
the sides of the bed will be called 'RamBox'.
of New F-150 Badge Last
week we saw a CAD rendering of the new, bolder emblem
for the 2009 Ford F-150. Now, here's a close-up of
an actual badge. Dare we call it the A-BADGE for short?
Sorry, a little NAIAS humor there. More...
A-BAT Compact Concept Truck Toyota
thinks there's a market for a smaller hauler and we're in agreement.
Check out the Advanced Breakthrough Aero Truck concept from
Toyota and our exclusive video. More...