Small Ram and Jeep Pickup Truck Not Happening

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It's too bad because there simply aren't enough small or mid-size trucks anymore.

Fiat-Chrysler has made public its supposed production plans for the next five years. While a lot of the attention was put on the Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler brands, Ram trucks is also in good shape. An all-new Ram 1500 won't arrive until 2017. What was also interesting was a statement that came from CEO Sergio Marchionne himself in regards to a question about the potential for a new mid-size truck, AKA a Dodge Dakota replacement.

Although he's open to the idea, and there have been internal discussions about it, the response when taken to customer clinics "has been lukewarm." But still, the idea of a Ram 1000 competing against the Chevy Colorado sounds pretty good to us. In regards to that long-rumored Jeep Wrangler pickup, both Marchionne and Jeep boss Michael Manley confirmed that no such variant is being planned, despite plenty of brand enthusiast interest. In other words, it appears that Fiat-Chrysler's smallest truck will continue to be the Ram 1500 for the foreseeable future.

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