The long list of engineering, safety, performance and functional improvements -- a bigger and quieter cabin, a stronger frame, more storage and improved fuel efficiency -- in the next Ram half-ton truck signal that FCA is determined to challenge Chevrolet and Ford like never before.
FCA said it would recall about 1.8 million Ram pickups — 249,520 in Canada — to fix a function that prevents occupants from inadvertently moving the shifter out of the "park" position.
The Chevrolet Silverado will be sleeker, more aerodynamic and available in more trim lines, with expanded powertrain options and functionality, for 2019. GM introduced the 2019 Silverado LT Trailboss on Saturday in Texas.
It's taken a couple months, but EcoDiesel-powered 2017 Ram 1500s have begun to show up on dealership lots for the first time since the U.S. and Canada began questioning the Ram's emissions system.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickups worldwide, including 46,220 in Canada, because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire.
Transport Canada says it has documented 12 complaints of 2013-2017 Ram 1500 and 2014-2016 Durango vehicles rolling away unexpectedly. Four low-speed collisions, two with minor injuries, were reported.
Ram dealers can now offer farmers Harvest Edition pickups the automaker says are specifically designed for the agricultural market and come in colours that match their farm equipment.
Despite ongoing disputes over emissions and software in Canada and the United States, FCA has started assembling diesel Ram 1500 pickups again for the first time in months, according to workers in Michigan.
Fiat Chrysler said it is recalling more than 1.25 million Ram pickups worldwide — 216,007 of those vehicles in Canada — to address a software error linked to reports of one crash death and two injuries.