Ram 1500 Getting A Baby Brother?

  • BajaGringo

    Organizer
    March 26, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    I would welcome Dodge into the mid-size pickup truck market as competition is always the best way to improve the overall quality of the products available. I personally am looking forward to see the new Ranger model set to come out for 2023. Keep hearing rumors of a possible turbodiesel V-6 option but read somewhere that won’t be available in the US. Maybe it will be here in Mexico and thus my interest.

    One thing that caught my eye in the article was the reference to “Dodge-Stellantis.”

    So I checked it out on Google and was completely unaware that early last year Dodge entered into a new, multi auto brand conglomerate. For those of you who were in the dark like I was, this new group will operate under the Stellantis brand and together they will now represent a larger market share globally than GM.

    Here are the automakers that joined into this new brand:

    • Abarth
    • Alfa Romeo
    • Chrysler
    • Citroen
    • Dodge
    • DS
    • Fiat
    • Jeep
    • Lancia
    • Maserati
    • Opel
    • Peugeot
    • Ram
    • Vauxhall

    I learn something new everyday…

  • mx-rider

    Member
    March 27, 2022 at 6:14 am

    I heard that the Dakota was coming back and this is probably it although I seem to recall the previous announcement said in 2024. I hope that Dodge follows suit as Ford is doing with the Ranger, beefing up the chassis. That was always the problem with the prior mid-sizes, they were only good for light hauling and mostly on good roads.

  • juansoler

    Member
    March 27, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    My experience with 3 different Dodge trucks over 30 years is that they have good drive trains but over 50,000 km start having problems with electronics, rattles, etc – the stuff that drives you crazy when driving on the highway. We’ll see how they do on this latest remake.

    • BeachBum

      Member
      March 27, 2022 at 4:02 pm

      My exact experience with Dodge trucks. However, that is much preferable over mechanical breakdowns.

  • bajajeepers

    Member
    March 27, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    6 cylinder inline diesels are historically much better engines than the V6 models.

    • BajaGringo

      Organizer
      March 27, 2022 at 8:35 pm

      I think the problem with an inline configuration is the room available under the hood on a mid-sized truck.

    • bajajeepers

      Member
      April 1, 2022 at 4:55 pm

      That makes sense