2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger, electrical Jeep Wrangler, Audi R8: The Week In Reverse

The 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger debuted, the way forward for the Jeep Wrangler got here into focus, and a road-going R8 race automobile underwent testing. It is the Week in Reverse, proper right here at Motor Authority.

The 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger debuted with a collection plug-in hybrid powertrain. Set to be the companion to the electrical 2025 Ram 1500 REV, the Ramcharger options an electrical powertrain plus a V-6 engine that acts as a generator to increase the vary of an onboard 92-kwh battery pack, giving the truck a complete vary of 690 miles.

The 2024 Lexus LX was introduced with zero modifications over the earlier yr apart from the value, which will increase $10 to $90,515. The 2024 mannequin will arrive at dealerships earlier than the tip of the calendar yr with the only real powertrain consisting of a twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6. The hybrid LX 700h mannequin stays lacking.

The following-generation Jeep Wrangler, recognized internally because the J70 collection, will likely be powered by electrified powertrains. The current UAW settlement with Stellantis resulted in a doc outlining the automaker’s future. Buried in it got here information that the J70 collection will debut in 2028 with the selection of electrical and collection plug-in hybrid powertrains solely.

A Toyota Crown SUV will debut on Nov. 14 forward of a exhibiting on the 2023 Los Angeles auto present that very same week. The automaker teased the U.S. model of the crossover SUV whereas concurrently confirming it’s going to both characteristic, or a minimum of provide, a hybrid powertrain mixed with all-wheel drive.

A road-going model of the Audi R8 LMS GT2 underwent some observe growth this week. Noticed testing within the rain, the street-legal race automobile could be a remaining hurrah for the R8 earlier than an electrical alternative arrives.