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Ram trucks and Jeep Wagoneer delayed by FCA

Ram trucks and Jeep Wagoneer delayed by FCA

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We had heard that the long-awaited Jeep Wagoneer has been put on hold for a while and were a little dismayed as we were kind of looking forward to a new model. However, when we heard that the new Ram truck design was also being put on hold by FCA, we were even more disappointed.

The Ram 1500 and larger trucks in the line were due a makeover and a new platform for 2018 but that looks to have been delayed too. Fortunately, the current platform is immensely capable and can easily survive another year. It is one of the bestselling light trucks for very good reason!

Neither of these delays have been officially confirmed, but sources within the supply chain have said it is happening. It’s a shame really and poor timing as low gas prices are seeing SUVs and trucks sell by the dozen each day. Nevertheless, the Ram 1500 is able to weather the storm and we can wait an extra year for the Jeep Wagoneer if we absolutely have to.

2017 Ram 1500
The 2017 Ram 1500 is a top performing truck. The rear coil suspension is a real benefit, offering smooth driving manners either loaded, towing or unloaded. The quality cabin, good engines including the diesel and decent levels of kit all help this truck rise above. Despite being an older design, it has proven its worth time and again.

The design is well established but close to our hearts. The huge hood, big front end and lots of chrome makes a statement but for all the right reasons. The cabin is a real strength of the 2017 Ram 1500. It is well set out, comfortable, full of quality materials and offers excellent visibility all round. It’s certainly a place you could easily spend a work day.

Under the hood is either a 3.6-litre V6 that produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, a 5.7-litre V8 that produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque or a 3.0-litre turbodiesel that produces 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. All use an eight speed automatic transmission to send power to the rear or all wheels. All wheel drive options include a choice of two transfer cases.

With a range of trims that include the most basic truck right up to and including luxury sedan-quality, there is a Ram 1500 for every use and every user. It is a very flexible platform that has proved its worth over millions of miles across North America. While we always like to see new models, when an existing one is as good as this, we can wait another year.

If you’re in the market for a light truck, you had better move fast. As news spreads, stocks of existing Ram 1500 will run out fast. Visit Parkway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Mississauga, 2260 Battleford Road, Mississauga, ON, L5N 3K6 to secure yours!

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