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The MoparInsiders Team Picks Our Favorite Articles Of 2018:

New Vehicles, Awards, Sales, New Plants... Its A Mixed Bag With This List...

With 2018 in the books and 2019 already here, the MoparInsiders team is sharing what our favorite articles were in 2018. While we all pretty much agreed about what we thought was the most news worthy article for the year was, we couldn’t have been more further apart on our favorite articles for 2018.

2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab 4×4. (Ram).

FCA US Sales Were Up 17-Percent For November 2018:

“FCA continues to impress me with their growth compared to other brands who declined in the same period. Jeep has sold more SUVs this year than Toyota or Ford, yet still has critics claiming they can’t maintain that success. These sales reports seem to disagree. Ram is also doing very well and I expect it to eclipse the Silverado next year after that truck’s underwhelming redesign. Despite a few people continuing to shout and whine that FCA has lost its way, the company has outstanding sales numbers to prove them wrong.” – Contributor and In-House Design Artist Ryan Dodd.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. (Jeep).

We Have Your First Look At The 2020 Jeep® Gladiator In Every Trim And Color:

“This was my favorite for a number of reasons. This was (that I know of) the fastest FCA has ever put out a B&P after a new vehicle was released, shocking me like a bolt from the blue when I saw it, then [Jonathan] figuring out how to get it to work (let alone finding out it actually worked), and then MoparInsiders being the first and only outlet to have this kind of information so early. It was just a seriously good day that day, lol! – Contributor Cody Wagner.

Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit, Michigan. (FCA).

FCA To Open Idled Detroit Engine Plant For Production Of New Jeep:

“Certainly it’s something Jeep related. In this case rumors or new about new Jeep assembly plant. In a time when the other two from a Big Three are closing factories opening a new one in Detroit area after 20+ years is a huge news. I don’t know what can be better than this.” – Contributor Ivan Barišić.

Leah Prtichett behind the wheel of her Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. (Mopar).

Pritchett Wins Third Consecutive Win, Wins Factory Stock Showdown Championship:

“My favorite moment he Challenger Drag Pak cleaning house and winning both the NMCA and NHRA championships. Add in Dodge and Mopar going all in to support grassroots drag racing by paying registration fees for Mopar racers and enthusiasts, increasing support and contingency programs, adding more crate engine packages like the Hellephant, the 1320 Club (which shows me as owning the fastest stock Charger SRT 392 in the country 👍), and of course the Challenger 1320 which comes with a NMCA membership.” – Contributor Mike Volkmann. 

2018 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD. (Dodge).

Three FCA US Vehicles Win Strategic Vision’s 24th Annual Total Quality Impact Awards:

“We know that FCA is continuing to focus on vehicle quality and it’s good to see it being noticed. While I think they still have a bit of work to do getting their vehicle launches right, they are a lot better than they were and are definitely taking steps in the right direction. Continuous improvement is the way to to go to prove that to people that you want your image to change.” – Co-Editor Jared Balfour.

2018 Ram 1500 Kryptek Minotaur. (Prefix).

Ram 1500 Minotaur – The Raptor Killer Is Already Here:

“Picking a favorite story was challenging for me. But, I have to say I loved writing about the awesome Ram 1500 Minotaur from Prefix corporation. The vehicle is top notch. However, it was upsetting that Prefix no longer sells the Minotaur due to that of the end of production of the Ram 1500 (DS) Sport. FCA gave Prefix a discount on a specific Sport option package which made the Minotaur affordable.

Not long after writing the article, I actually got to tour one of the Prefix buildings were they actually convert the Minotaur. It was pretty neat seeing that vehicle up close and all the engineering work that went into bring such a product from a third-party to market.” – Co-Editor Robert S. Miller.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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