Will ‘Ram’ Trucks Become ‘Dodge Ram’ Trucks Again? No… Will Ram 1500 Trucks Have a Twin Turbo Hurricane Engine? Yes…

It all has to do with a leaked VIN.

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There is a recent report that the “Ram” truck brand may be combined with the “Dodge” brand and return to the “Dodge Ram” naming convention. This originated from a recent lead via the Pickup Truck SUV Talk outlet. It appears that somebody leaked a VIN for an upcoming 2025 Ram 1500 pickup truck. This information reveals the engine choice for this upcoming Ram 1500 truck, but it does NOT have anything to do with the Dodge brand.

Dodge Ram Brand Is Coming Back?

Stellantis (the parent company of Dodge and Ram) has a publicly available only lookup service for vehicle build sheet/equipment listing based on the VIN. This service is accessible from any of the Stellantis brand websites.

Here is the same link via Dodge.com, RamTrucks.com, or via Jeep.com. You can look up a VIN for nearly every new or used Stellantis vehicle using this link. I think we can put this question to rest. The Ram and Dodge brand are NOT merging back together, at least not until Stellantis executives tell us otherwise.

Hurricane High-Output Turbo Engine in a Ram 1500?

This information is still unofficial, but the leaked VIN is listed as a 2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten Crew Cab 4×4. This appears to be a top-of-the-line model after looking at the build sheet. It rides on 22-inch wheels. It has a hands-free Active Driving Assist system, and it is listed to have a 3.0L Hurricane I6 high-output twin-turbo engine with Engine Start Stop (ESS) system.

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Once again, Ram has not confirmed this officially. This is based on the VIN lookup system with a leaked VIN. Does this mean the Ram 1500 lineup is being refreshed with a new engine lineup for the 2025 model year and not for the 2024 model year? No. It simply means that we have one interesting data point.

I think that Ram must hurry up and make some updates and changes to their 1500 and HD truck lineups. Their sales numbers have been slipping lately, and their competition from Ford, GM, and Toyota made significant updates recently.

Here are latest thoughts on the matter in the video below.