Is a New Turbo Six-Cylinder Engine in the Works?

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Ram has been enjoying the view from atop its throne. Throughout the year the automaker has been making headlines with its Ram 1500. Given the capability, durability, and overall ability to get almost any job done, the Ram pickup has rightfully earned its accolades. Some of these include the best light-duty pickup and the Texas Truck of the Year. Now it seems the parent company Stellantis will be aiming for even more recognition. The parent company recently announced its new investment in software. We’ll have to wait for more information to confirm the path Stellantis will take, but given a recent press release, we know Stellantis is working on a new engine. According to the release, Stellantis has a 3.0L GMET6 H0 engine listed on its product list. This leads us to believe that the automaker will launch a new competitive engine that may make its way into vehicles like Ram, Jeep, or Dodge. We’ll dive a bit further, but this bears great news for the automaker.

New 3.0L H0 Engine in the Works?

According to a recent Stellantis news release, the automaker is working on a new 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine nicknamed the Tornado. The new engine showed up on the product list, but since writing, Stellantis updated the press release to remove any indication of the engine. This may be a way to garner more interest and hype, but from what we’ve already seen, the new engine went into production on November 22, 2021. The 3.0L GMET6 HO engine will certainly increase the performance of vehicles like the Ram, Jeep, and Dodge. We’ll have to wait for confirmation from Stellantis, but this is exciting news.

The new 3.0L turbocharged engine uses the acronym GMET6 which stands for ‘Global Medium Engine Turbo 6’. We don’t have much information yet, but looking at the patent applications and figures, it seems this new engine will be a straight-6 orientation gasoline-powered engine. It will have a 3.0L displacement but we’re still not sure of the power figures. The HO designation may leave clues, however. Most likely it stands for high-output. If this engine was designed for the Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee, it will need a lot of power–about 400 horsepower and 500lb-ft of torque. This benchmark has been set by Ford’s EcoBoost 3.5L twin-turbo V6 so Stellantis will have to play catch up or offer something even better. 

There were other engines mentioned in Stellantis’ press release. These included an upgraded 3.6L Pentastar V6 as well as a PHEV version. These bode very well for the automaker, but we’ll have to keep our eyes and ears open for more information. The good news is that Ram may further solidify its status as a top pickup with this new engine upgrade. Of course, only time will tell.

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Some of the Best Ram 1500 Mopar Parts and Accessories

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Ram has been enjoying praise for its pickup all across the country. The 2022 Ram 1500 has been recognized as a top-performing pickup truck that is capable, durable, and practical. The pickup was recently recognized as the Top Truck of Texas as well as the top light-duty pickup in a 2021 APEAL Study. Ram has also been working on high-performance trims like the Ram 1500 TRX. Given the quality and high-performance standards of the Ram 1500, we thought we’d take a look at some of the best accessories for the pickup, courtesy of Mopar. These are accessories and parts that enhance the pickup’s capabilities. Some are mere convenience features, but overall they’re a great selection that any Ram owner would be happy to own.

Mopar Accessories and Parts

  1. Beadlock Capable Wheels

One of the first Mopar parts that would be a great addition to the Ram 1500 is bead-lock capable wheels. These wheels help complete the off-road performance package by increasing the capability and ability of the pickup to better handle off-road terrain. Though it is illegal to drive on public roads with bead-locks on, when going off-road, these wheels help keep the tire attached when air pressure is lowered. This lowered tire pressure can open the way for hazards or debris which can cause the bead to disconnect from the wheel. With these wheels, however, the locking rings keep the bead locked to prevent any accidents.

  1. Heavy Duty Rubber Floor Mats

Another great accessory from Mopar is heavy-duty rubber floor mats. These mats help protect the interior of the Ram 1500 from dirt, debris, and mud. The mats work very well and they provide excellent coverage around the entire cab. They also contour well with the transmission tunnel and floorboards. The rear floor mats also contour well. If going off-roading is a regular thing, Ram 1500 owners will love these protective floor mats.   

  1. Rambar with LED Lights

The Ram 1500 gets a sporty look with the Rambar LED lights. The Rambar is easily mounted and it makes it easier to see at night with the lights attached. The Rambar doesn’t work with the in-bed storage compartments so owners should take this into consideration. The lights are for off-road use only, but they’re very bright so they’re perfect for lighting up a trail.

  1. Mopar Performance Intake and Exhaust

The next accessory that comes from Mopar is performance intake and exhaust components. Now, these don’t necessarily improve any of the Ram 1500’s capabilities or fuel-efficiency, but they do enhance the sound of the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine. These components aren’t obnoxiously loud so the neighbors won’t complain too much. There’s also little drone on the highway so these make a great addition purely for the sound quality.

  1. Mopar Cargo Bed Light Kit

One more great accessory for the Ram 1500 is the Mopar cargo bed light kit. This helps owners immensely when they’re searching their truck bed either at night or in poor visibility. The light does away with a need for a flashlight or a smartphone light. The bed light kit may not be the coolest accessory, but it’s surely a practical one.

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Stellantis Looking to Invest in Software Development

Stellantis will be focusing its efforts on software development and subscription services. The automaker conglomerate who owns Ram, Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler will be following in the footsteps of other automakers with services like navigation and entertainment. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares recently spoke during Stellantis’ Software Day event. There, Tavares outlined Stellantis’ future plans concerning connectivity and electric and autonomous vehicles. According to Tavares, Stellantis plans to invest about $34 billion to speed up its software and electrification development through 2025. There have been rumors about an electric Ram pickup in the works, but this investment will boost Stellantis’ capacities. The automaker wants to have 34 million vehicles that are connected and able to receive over-the-air updates by 2030.

Stellantis Eyeing New Development and Software

Stellantis is aiming for a revamp of its software services. During a Software Day event, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares spoke about the company’s future plans. Stellantis wants to invest $34 billion to speed up its software and electrification development. The automaker wants to increase their growth by hiring new software engineers. The goal is to have 4,500 software engineers globally by 2024. Stellantis also plans to build a software academy so that the company can continue to update training and also retrain those already working for the company. About their efforts, Tavares said,

“Our electrification and software strategies will support the shift to become a sustainable mobility tech company to lead the pack, leveraging the associated business growth with over-the-air features and services and delivering the best experience to our customers,” said Carlos Tavares. “With the three all-new, AI-powered, technology platforms to arrive in 2024, deployed across the four STLA vehicle platforms, we will leverage the speed and agility associated with the decoupling of hardware and software cycles.”

Stellantis has high hopes for the future. The company wants to invest in three new AI-powered platforms that will be used in 2024. These are called STLA Brain, STLA SmartCockpit, and STLA AutoDrive. These platforms are expected to transform how drivers connect with vehicles. 

New Partnerships and Improved Connectivity 

Stellantis will also be partnering with several companies including BMW, Foxconn, and Waymo. These new partnerships will help the automaker accelerate its investments into autonomous vehicles and connectivity. What this means is that consumers will have more conveniences than ever before. Improving connectivity will enable over-the-air updates which can consistently update vehicle software like fuel mileage or even horsepower. This saves both the driver and the company money and time as they won’t have to come in for service. 

Stellantis’ new platforms will also make AI-based applications like navigation, voice assistance, and subscription services easier and more manageable. Entertainment will also improve as parents will have greater access to the latest movies to keep their children entertained during long drives. Stellantis wants to improve how drivers interact with their vehicles. This step toward software development will launch the company into a higher echelon. We’ll have to see where Stellantis goes from here, but their future is certainly looking bright.

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Mopar to Offer Consumers Custom Gifts for Holidays

Mopar will be offering consumers a series of gifts and branded merchandise in celebration of the holiday season. Mopar first made its mark in the 1960s offering performance parts for on-road and racing vehicles. Many years later, Mopar is still the world’s leading performance parts service provider. Mopar provides service, customer support, and vehicle parts all to help enhance the customer experience and provide support for dealerships around the world. This holiday season, Mopar will be providing Ram consumers merchandise and vehicle-specific equipment. We’ll dive into their collection, but from a quick glance, they’re got some great options for the Ram enthusiast.

Ram 1500 Collection

For the holiday season, Mopar will be offering various parts and pieces for Ram vehicles. Mopar will be offering consumers the opportunity to purchase a bed step for the Ram 1500 TRX trim. This bed step is priced at $414. It has a load rating of up to 350 pounds and it also features an articulating arm that lowers for easier access to the truck bed. Owners can gently push the arm back into its stored position for easy storing. 

Mopar will also be offering consumers a RamBar for the Ram 1500. While the RamBar adds a rugged and sporty design to the pickup, it’s also practical and versatile. The RamBar accessory easily mounts to the truck bed using stake pockets. There are also tie-downs for in-bed storage. 

Mopar General Collection

Mopar will also be offering consumers general merchandise like branded shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies. These come available in a variety of styles and sizes for both men and women and they start at $19.95. Other items available from Mopar include a 20-ounce tundra bottle ($28.95), a Mopar ugly holiday sweater ($66.95), a backpack duffel bag ($149.95), and all-weather floor mats ($170). Consumers interested in any of the aforementioned items will be happy to know that Mopar is offering shoppers free holiday shipping for orders more than $75.00. Shoppers simply have to use the code FREEDEC75 at checkout. 

Mopar will be making its holiday offer available until December 31, 2021. For those with some Christmas shopping still left to do, this may be the perfect opportunity. Ram enthusiasts and car aficionados will be happy to receive these niche items so make sure to get yours while you can. 

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Series of Changes to Come for 2022 Ram Models

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Ram will be updating several vehicles within its lineup for the 2022 model year. The automaker has been on a roll lately with several of its vehicles receiving awards. For one, the 2021 Ram 1500 was rated first among light-duty pickups in a 2021 APEAL Study. The Ram 1500 TRX was also recognized as the Texas Truck of the Year. Ram has been steadily producing pickups and vehicles that outclass the competition. The automaker will now be updating its lineup with new technology like Stellantis’ Uconnect 5 infotainment system as well as some minor exterior style changes. There will also be new color schemes to choose from. We’ll dive into the specific changes, but it looks like Ram will continue to reign on top throughout 2022.

Changes to the 2022 Ram 1500

Ram will be making several changes to the 2022 Ram 1500. One of these is the inclusion of the all-new Uconnect 5 infotainment system provided by Stellantis. This system will be able to be used with the standard 8.4-inch touchscreen. It offers wireless smartphone connectivity as well as off-road and performance pages. It will also be used for over-the-air updates. Other updates to the 2022 Ram 1500 include a standard Ram Clean Air filtration system, a trailer hitch light, and new colors like Harvest Sunrise and Delmonico Red.

Ram will also be rebranding certain trims like the Limited 10th Anniversary Edition. The automaker will use 2021’s Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary trim as 2022’s Longhorn SouthFork trim. It will offer standard features like a multi-function tailgate, a deployable step bed, and a Bed Utility package.

Changes to the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX

Ram will be making slight changes to the TRX. The automaker recently released the Ram 1500 TRX Ignition edition so it already comes equipped with upgraded performance, technology, and design attributes. Ram will be adding the TRX Level 2 equipment group as standard to the TRX Ignition. Ram will also make the 6.2L supercharged Hemi V8 available.  

Changes to the 2022 Ram 2500/3500

Ram will be adding the color scheme ‘Harvest Sunrise’ for its heavier duty pickups. The 2500/3500 models will also come standard with an 8.4-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment screen. A 12-inch system will also be available. The Big Horn trim will receive an updated grille design and heavy-duty Limited trims with black interiors will be accompanied by a Black Onyx finish. One additional change is that the Trailer Tow package will include a hitch light and the tow mode will be available with a digital rearview mirror.

Changes to the 2022 Ram ProMaster

Ram will be upgrading their commercial 2022 Ram ProMaster van with a new drivetrain, a new driver information display, and the next-generation Uconnect infotainment system. Ram will also include additional safety features like retuned steering. For its engine, the ProMaster’s 3.6L V6 will come mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Inside, Ram has configured a new crew van setup that allows up to three passengers to fit in the second row. This adds an extra level of comfort to the commercial van.

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