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Ram Truck Sales Bolstering Chrysler Group Profits

Brand making inroads in full-size pickup segment.

by on Oct.31, 2014

The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the brand's fastest-selling model. Ram is gobbling up marketshare in the full-size pickup segment.

The battle for pickup truck supremacy is getting more intense and Ram is enjoying a run that is not only gaining it a larger marketshare, but also a major contribution to Chrysler Group’s bottom line.

While Ram is still No. 3 on the list of full-size truck sales, it’s an active player in the segment and, perhaps more importantly, the brand’s leadership is ready to jump in and scrap for sales.

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Bob Hegbloom, the new head of the Ram brand, said during a luncheon meeting with reporters that he was both surprised and disappointed with the Chrysler Group’s showing in the Consumer Reports annual quality survey, adding the company was moving to fix the problems cited by he influential magazine. (more…)

First Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty

Powered by Duramax diesel, GM trucks topping the heap.

by on Feb.20, 2014

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LTZ crew cab pickup is half brute, half luxury vehicle.

The top two selling vehicles in the United States are full-size pickups, and while Ford and General Motors are fighting tooth and nail for each sale, the big money profits in the segment lie with the heavy-duty versions of the trucks.

One of every four trucks sold in the United States are of the heavy-duty variety. These big brutes are used for tougher than every day chores like hauling major loads, towing big trailers and plowing snow.

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Moreover, the battle for bragging rights in the highly profitable and uniquely American segment between General Motors and Ford as well as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Ram division, is ferocious with each of the big competitors looking for a technical edge that would allow them to nose out the competition. (more…)

UniBody Pickup Rejected at GM

Magna will supply frames for Chevrolet and GMC models.

by on Nov.24, 2009

Framed again.

Freshened Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks will be framed once again by Cosma.

After toying with the idea of using a unibody for the next iteration of its pickup trucks to improve fuel economy, General Motors Company has decreed the next full-size pickups will continue to be built on a full frame.

Magna International Inc., one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, has announced that one of its units, Cosma International, will supply the frames for GM’s full-size light-duty pickups and SUVs. This is the third generation of frames Cosma has been awarded on this platform by GM, Magna announced.

Framing Issues!

Framing Issues!

Magna did not disclose the timing of the project, deferring to GM, which doesn’t discuss specific, future product plans. However, its now seems likely the first GM vehicles built off the new frame could roll out in about three years in late 2012 as 2013 or even 2014 models.

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